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May 26, 2023

My Last Letter From The Editor

By Michael Norton

I have decided that this will be my final year editing for Champion Briefs.

I have loved my time working at Champion Briefs because it has afforded me the opportunity to stay attached to the community that I’ve grown so fond of. Public Forum Debate genuinely changed my life in so many ways, and I am the person that I am today because of the incredible people that I’ve met through debate over the past 14 or so years. That being said, all good things must come to an end, and as my time writing debate arguments comes to an end, I will finally be retiring from debate.

I hope that our work at Champion Briefs has been helpful to those of you who read our products, because we’ve put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into the briefs over the years. I can’t tell you how many hours of sleep I’ve lost editing the briefs over the years, but I’d have to guess it’s at least a few hundred. As a student, my debate team was fairly small, so I always used debate briefs as a way to prepare myself for the arguments I would likely encounter at upcoming tournaments, so I was honored to have the opportunity to provide the same service for today’s debaters.

All of that being said, I will certainly miss debate and writing for the brief. Thankfully, I am leaving the Public Forum brief in capable hands. Our current content editor, Jakob Urda, will be taking over the Editor-in-Chief position starting next season! I have known Jakob for around ten years now, and I am fully confident that he will do an excellent job with the brief. To wrap this up – thanks again for reading for the past decade, it’s been a blast and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.

Goodbye debate, I will miss you; thank you for changing my life.

Michael Norton
Public Forum Editor-in-Chief

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