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interpkid4life:

why am i so shy and socially awkward in person but totally cool with doing forensics in front of tons of people what even is my life

As a sort of factoid, many forensic competitors are introverted.  While introverts are not necessarily shy and socially awkward, they are often compared to extroverts, thus seeming so.  Forensics is often used as a way to fulfill a social need for introverts. These tournaments can be more relaxing to some speakers than day-to-day communication because there are generally well understood boundaries forensic competitors abide by.  This explanation, of course, consists of generalizations and is not true in all cases.  This may not even be relevant in this specific case, but this has played a role for others.

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Meet one of the liveliest members of our team, sophomore Allison Macknick!  People also know her as Allie or Mack.  She’s developed the nickname, “Mack Attack” as well.

Mack is originally from Dallas, but currently resides in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Here’s a picture of Mack with her mother.

Mack has big plans!  Out of Ripon College, she wants to be able to travel a lot and run the social media for theatre companies.  Not to mention, she also wants pugs.  She really loves pugs.

While this dog isn’t a pug, that certainly won’t stop Mack from loving this precious creature.

Of course, small goals are important, too.  Mack’s goals for forensics are to do her best, share her ideas, and (most importantly) find a beautiful coral suit!  Thus, if you know a good place Mack could find her special suit, let her know.  She’ll be extremely grateful.

One of the first aspects people learn about Mack is that she’s an outgoing person.  She loves to explore big cities, watch musicals, ride roller coasters, and (as she says) “be extroverted.”

Here’s Mack in her recent role in the play, Proof.

For her academic interests, Mack is majoring in Theatre and minoring in Communication at Ripon College.

Mack enjoys interpretative categories for forensics, especially Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, and Prose.

That’s Mack in a small nutshell.  Care to learn more about the team?  Visit our links at the top right corner of the page or feel free to submit a question!

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Say hello to the fantastic junior, Ali Finken!

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Ali is also known on the team as Coco.  She got the nickname when she brought a bag of Cocoa Puffs to a tournament and started handing them out to everyone.

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Coco hails from the beautiful land of Wauwatosa, Wisconisn.

Coco has a fascination with European culture, especially German.  Last year, she went on a maymester with fellow teammates Allwin and Connor to Munich and Vienna.  She also plans on going to Bonn, Germany, as a semester abroad program.

Ripon has a lot of opportunities to be involved, and Coco takes full advantage of that.  Besides forensics, she’s involved with Ethics Bowl and works as a college ambassador, Philosophy department assistant, and a tutor.

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Coco is double majoring in Philosophy and German at Ripon College.

This year for forensics, Coco is participating in Communication Analysis and Impromptu.

That’s Coco in a small nutshell.  Care to learn more about the team?  Visit our links at the top right corner of the page or feel free to submit a question!

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Give a hearty greetings to one of our lovely sophomores, Allison Reinhardt!

Allison is is from Nelson, Wisconsin, which is close enough to the Minnesota and Wisconsin border that she considers herself partly Minnesotan.

Here’s Allison with her sister, Megan.

Allison has always enjoyed helping people as much as she can.  She currently has a job as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Allison also enjoys organizing the Miss Ripon Charity Pageant.

Here’s a photo from when Allison worked as staff for the Badger Girl’s State.

The areas of study Allison is interested in are chemistry, biology, and math.

In forensics, Allison does mostly public address: Communication Analysis, Informative, and Persuasion.  However, she is also interested in Program Oral Interpretation, Impromptu, and Extemporaneous Speaking.

That’s Allison in a small nutshell!  Care to learn more about the team?  Visit our links at the top right corner of the page or feel free to submit a question!

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Meet one of our lovely first-years, Joseph Galbreath!

Joseph, as he describes himself, is a “military brat.”  Therefore, he’s been to many places across the globe.

He enjoys spending his time listening to music.

Here’s a photo of Joseph with his high school cheerleader team.

This is Joseph’s first time in forensics, making this a new experience for him!  So far, he seems to be enjoying it.

Also, if you need some money, Joseph has a bounty on his head for 200,000 Russian ruble.

Just kidding, of course!  Really, though, that’s about $5,053.25.

Joseph is interested in trying interpretative categories for forensics.

At Ripon College, Joseph plans on studying Pre-Med.

That’s Joseph in a small nutshell.  Care to learn more about the team?  Visit our links at the top right corner of the page or feel free to submit a question!

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Meet the ever-so-wonderful sophomore, Valerie Pike!

Valerie, also known as Val for short, is from Stoughton, Wisconsin.

Valerie is a dog lover, having two of her own.  One of them is a tiny, white havanese and the other is a big, black landseer Newfoundland.

One of Valerie’s favorite activities is to read.  Thus, if you have any suggestions or are looking for some good book discussions, Valerie is your girl!

At Ripon College, Valerie is interested in studying English and Sociology.

Valerie is an interp girl through-and-through.  She participates in Program Oral Interpretation, Prose, and Duo.  This year, she’s also interested in trying Poetry and After Dinner Speaking.

That’s Valerie in a small nutshell.  Care to learn more about the team?  Visit our links at the top right corner of the page or feel free to submit a question!

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Welcome to the team the fabulous first-year, Cecelia Ward!

Cecelia lives in Coldwater, Michigan.

Here’s a picture of Cecelia with her mother and grandfather.

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Cecelia has never participated in forensics before this year, so this is an entirely new experience for her!

For forensics, Cecelia is interested in trying Duo, Communication Analysis, and maybe some Poetry, too.

As far as academic studies at Ripon College goes, she’s interested in majoring in Politics and Government.

That’s Cecelia in a small nutshell.  Care to learn more about the team?  Visit our links at the top right corner of the page or feel free to submit a question!

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Meet one of our excitable seniors, Katie Biedler!

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Most team members affectionately call her “Bieds” to avoid confusion with the lovely Katie Warczak.

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Bieds is from Minnesota, originally living in Gilman before moving to Sauk Rapids.

Here she is with her two nieces, Hailey and Lilly.

If you’re looking for something fun to do, just call Bieds!  She’s always willing to go out and seize the day with some friends in any way possible.  Some of the activities she enjoys doing is cooking (for others, specifically), playing video games, hiking, writing, and talking with others.

Meet one of Bieds and fellow teammate Shannon’s late night creations, Fred Rollington!

Bieds is quite the ball of energy, sometimes even referred to last year as “the team’s mascot” due to her crazy antics.

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Bieds is double-majoring in Communication and Politics & Government.

For forensics, she competes in Extemporaneous Speaking, Informative Speaking, Communication Analysis, Persuasive Speaking, After Dinner Speaking, and is also interested in trying Impromptu Speaking and Duo Interpretation.

That’s Bieds in a small nutshell.  Care to learn more about the team?  Visit our links on the top right corner of the page or feel free to submit a question!

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Give a hearty hello to one of our most liveliest juniors, Caroline Lundt!  The team calls her Carly for short.

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Carly hails from Madison, Wisconsin.

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Carly is known for being quite passionate about social and political topics, making debate one of her favorite activities.

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Besides debate, Carly loves theatre, reading, and writing (especially fanfiction).

Here’s a photo of Carly with the cast and crew from two years ago.

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Carly is also a big social butterfly, as she loves spending time with her boyfriend and fellow teammate, Connor Cummiskey, as well as her fraternity, Theta Sigma Tau.  Spending time in the community in general makes her happy.

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Carly is dyslexic, which has unfortunately caused obstacles when it comes to education, but she hasn’t allowed that to stop her studies and takes pride in her accomplishments.  After she graduates from Ripon, Carly intends on continuing her education into graduate school.

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At Ripon, Carly is double majoring in Communication and English, while minoring in theatre.

The categories for forensics Carly enjoys are Duo, After Dinner Speaking, Persuade, Dramatic Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, and Extemporaneous Speaking.

That’s Carly in a small nutshell.  Care to learn more about the team?  Visit our links at the top right corner of the page or feel free to submit a question!

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j3wperman:

 now i really wish i went to ripon college

Here’s your honorary Red Hawk Forensicator membership ribbon!

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