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He looks at his laptop, takes a deep breath and starts his timer.

Allen begins speaking at a furious rate, his manner completely changed: He’s intense and stressed. Some words are heard —"anthropological," "economy," "prices,"— but his diction is so fast that his sentences are literally incomprehensible to the average ears. His head shakes back and forth as his eyes move across the laptop screen. He takes only ragged, gasping breaths. Everyone else frantically takes notes, straining to hear every word. For the next nine minutes he continues like this until four timers go off within milliseconds of each other. He stops.

This is collegiate debate.