Congratulations to Ezra Shin and Joshua Bratt for winning the 2017 VBI Philly Camp Tournament […]
Congratulations to Apple Valley’s Kenan Anderson for winning the 2017 VBI Philly Camp Tournament in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. In finals, Kenan defeated Gilmour Academy’s Sebastian Williams on a 5-2 decision (Zhou, Nails, Fahey, Potischman, Boals, Yang*, Massac*). Congratulations to Sebastian for also being top seed. In junior varsity, Tiana Sharpe defeated Mark Ruta on a 3-0 […]
Congratulations to Cornelia Fraser and Rafey Khan of Nova for winning the 2017 National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament. In finals, Nova defeated Horace Mann’s Siddharth Tripathi and Honor McCarthy on a 10-3 decision. Complete results can be found here. Congratulations to all on a wonderful season!
The topics that will be used in Public-Forum debate at VBI 2017 have been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (July 1 – July 14): Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 16 – Aug 5): Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s […]
The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas debate at VBI 2017 have been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (July 1 – July 14): Resolved: The United States ought to provide a universal basic income. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 16 – Aug 5): Resolved: The non-therapeutic use of human enhancement technologies is […]
Congratulations to Liberty Senior High School’s Natalie Schaller for winning the 2017 National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament. In finals, Natalie defeated Savannah High School’s Nathan Davis on a 8-5 decision. Natalie Schaller Nathan Davis Shankar Krishnan Karchen Lhatoo Jackson Deconcini John Michael Magloire
Resolved: In the United States, workers ought to have a civil right to unionize. Resolved: The non-therapeutic use of human enhancement technologies is immoral. Resolved: The United States ought to provide a universal basic income. Resolved: Plea bargaining ought to be abolished in the United States criminal justice system. Resolved: In the United States, reporters […]
Here is the most recent version of the topic list for next year. 1) In the United States, non-human animals ought to have legally protected rights. 2) Individuals are obligated to value the common good over their own interests. 3) Capital punishment is immoral. 4) In the United States, physician-assisted suicide of terminally ill patients ought to be […]
Birmingham, AL — The LD wording committee has released the final 20 topics being considered for the 2017-2018 list. The final list will be narrowed to 10. The committee is seeking input from students and coaches on a.) which of these 20 topics should make the final list and b.) and wording issues that can/should be correct.
Over the last few years, there has been a rise in self-contained 3-week long debate camps. Now, there is nothing new about a debate camp lasting three weeks. What has changed is that several camps, including VBI, have shifted from a model where students attend a 2-week main session followed by a smaller third week, […]