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.
Zubin Aysola and Matt Salah from Nueva High School in California recently hosted a debatecast during which they discussed the benefits of attending debate camp, and especially why VBI’s flagship session in LA is going to be special. Zubin Aysola (Nueva ’17) won the 2017 Berkeley Invitational. He will be on staff at VBI LA1. Matthew Salah […]
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.
Congratulations to Desoto Central Silas Nelson and Atticus Nelson for winning the 2017 Catholic Forensics League Grandnational Tournament. In finals, Desoto Central defeated Ardrey Kell’s Samuel Wood and Harish Korrapati on a 4-1 decision (Wascher, Von Borstel, Poe, O’Donnell, Kessler). Congratulations to all debaters. Results will be posted when available.
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) […]