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Sept/Oct PF Topic is UNCLOS

The 2018 September/October Public Forum Debate topic is, Resolved: The United States should accede to […]

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Find Your Squad with Victory Briefs

Each year, many students, parents, and teachers ask us about possible coaches for the upcoming debate season, and we are always happy to recommend our staff for coaching relationships. Private coaching arrangements, however, are often hard to organize and sustain throughout the year. They also rarely provide everything one looks for in a structured debate […]

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David Edwards Wins VBI Philadelphia

Congratulations to Charlotte Catholic High School’s David Edwards for winning the 2018 VBI Philadelphia Camp Tournament. In finals, David defeated Kinkaid’s Jack Scofield on a 7-0 decision (Zhou, Nails, Cisse, Xia, Yan, Aaron, Lamberson). Full results and pairings can be found here.

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Two Cents: The September-October PF Topic Wordings

Did you think Two Cents was done? Heck no! This month, we polled the reigning TOC Champions Anika Sridhar and Jay Garg of Newton South for their Two Cents on the Septober topics! Here are the NSDA’s topic choices: OPTION 1 – Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the […]

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VBI 2018 PF Camp Topic Announced

The topic that will be used in Public Forum debate at VBI 2018 has been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (June 30 – July 13): Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 15 – Aug 4): […]

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VBI 2018 LD Camp Topics Announced

The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas debate at VBI 2018 have been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (June 30 – July 13): Resolved: The United States ought to ban the use of eminent domain for economic development takings. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 15 – Aug 4): Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear […]

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Lincoln Douglas Topics List for 2018-2019

Resolved: A just government ought to pay reparations to indigenous populations for historical oppression. Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office. Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, pre-trial detention for non-violent crimes is unjust. Resolved: States ought […]

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Ishan Bhatt Wins NSDA Nationals

Congratulations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal’s Ishan Bhatt for winning the 2018 National Speech and Debate Tournament. In finals, Ishan defeated Brentwood’s Jackson Deconcini on 11-2 decision. Congratulations to the Top 14 placers. 14 – Selena Zhang 12 – Tess Welch 12 – Noah Love 12 – Eva Lamberson 8 – Mia Speier 8 – Namitha […]

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