VBI 2017 PF Camp Topics Announced

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 […]

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VBI 2017 LD Camp Topics Announced

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 […]

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Natalie Schaller Wins NSDA Nationals

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

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Lincoln Douglas Topics List for 2017-2018

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 […]

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Maya Arora Wins NCFLs

Congratulations to Cape Fear Academy’s Maya Arora for winning the 2017 National Catholic Forensic League’s Grand National Tournament. In finals, Maya defeated Upper St. Clair’s Raahema Durrani. Full results and pairings can be found here.

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Insights In Instruction

This next installment of the Curriculum Corner is to get to know some of our instructors better and see their insights into teaching at debate camp this summer. Today, we’re talking with three VBI staff members about their thoughts in how to teach at debate camp, each sharing their unique perspective on camp. Fred Ditzian […]

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Gold Public Forum Qualifying Tournaments 2017-18

AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS WHEN COMPETING WITH SAME PARTNERSHIP: Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octafinals at the previous season’s NCFL National Tournament Top 14 at the previous season’s National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament Octafinal Qualifiers Apple Valley (MN) Arizona State (AZ) Berkeley (CA) Blake (MN) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Florida Blue Key (FL) […]

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Silver Public Forum Qualifying Tournaments 2017-18

Announcing the Gold and Silver PF division for the 2017 TOC Due to the success of of the international division in 2016 and the massive growth of Public Forum debate across the United States and in many countries, the division will be expanding in 2017 to become the Silver Division. This division will feature the […]

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Lincoln Douglas Debate Bid Tournaments 2017-18

Automatic Qualifier Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octofinals Qualifiers Apple Valley (MN) Berkeley (CA) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Glenbrooks (IL) Greenhill (TX) Harvard (MA) Harvard-Westlake (CA) St. Mark’s (TX) Valley (IA) Quarterfinals Qualifiers Alta (UT) Blake (MN) College Prep (CA) Florida Blue Key (FL) Grapevine (TX) Lexington (MA) Loyola (CA) Meadows (NV) Presentation […]

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