By: Noah Star I have trouble describing high school debate to those people who are unfamiliar with our bubble of esoteric argumentation. How should I describe an activity too focused on making arguments instead of resolving them? Strategy dominates most debate rounds, and the conventional debate stratagem is to run up the score with voting issues. I will not stand on my soapbox and claim that when I was a debater I avoided this tendency; I am just as vulnerable to my criticisms as every other debater. Yet, I do not see this as an issue with my argument, rather evidence that bolsters my claims. While debate’s impact on me, both in and out of the classroom, is immeasurable—I feel that I could have learned so much more.