This first post in the Curriculum Corner is to roll out, and explain, some of the new curricular elements that we have been developing and will be using at VBI this summer. Later in this series we will have articles to explain these components in-depth and go into detail about what pedagogical value we think […]
Hey debate world! The Curriculum Staff at VBI is starting a new series of posts here on VBriefly dedicated to discussing debate curriculum. The hope is to use this space, partially, to promulgate information about our camp curriculum, but also to prompt discussion and provide resources for the broader debate world about debate instruction. We […]
We are pleased to announced the 2017 dates and locations of the Victory Briefs Institute: VBI Philadelphia: July 1–14 at Swarthmore College VBI Los Angeles Session I: July 16–August 5 at Loyola Marymount University VBI Los Angeles Session II: August 6–19 at the University of California, Los Angeles All sessions, including our flagship three-week curriculum, will feature instruction […]
Congratulations to Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Oliver Sussman for winning the 2016 Mineapple Round Robin! In finals, Oliver defeated Harrison’s Raffi Piliero a 3-2 decision (Gorski, Smith, Students, Lumpee*, Murphy*). Congratulations to both debaters! Full results can be found here.
The Victory Briefs Rankings have been updated for the 2016-2017 season!
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Analysis of the September/October LD topic presented by SunHee Simon, Marshall Thompson, and Jacob Nails at the 2016 Victory Briefs Institute Los Angeles Session II.
The LD resolution is Resolved: Countries ought to prohibit the production of nuclear power. Click here to subscribe to the 2016–2017 LD Victory Briefs. The PF resolution is Resolved: In United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students. Click here to subscribe to the 2016–2017 PF Victory Briefs.
We are pleased to announce that students will be debating the September/October topics in both Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate for the duration of VBI LA Session II (as opposed to just the second week of camp). This change has been made possible by the National Speech & Debate Association, which is releasing the September/October topic early this […]
This past weekend, an unprecedented contingent of fifty VBI alumni competed in the Lincoln-Douglas division at the National Tournament of Champions. We would like to congratulate each of them personally (and apologize, in advance, for any errors in or omissions from this list): Achal Srinivasan, Adam Brown, Amun Khan, Alex Zhao, Annie Gersh, Ariel Azbel, Ashish Wadhwani, […]