Congratulations to Brentwood’s Whit Jackson for winning the 32nd Annual Stanford Invitational. In finals, Whit defeated Servite’s Patrick Aimone on a 3-0 decision (Bietz, Manuel, Overing). Congratulations to Palo Alto’s Frances Zhuang for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Harrison’s Lauren Cole for winning the 2018 43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament. In finals, Lauren defeated Princeton’s Michael Meyer on a 2-1 decision (Reddy, Koo, Gelfer*). Congratulations to DuPont Manual’s Jennifer Xu for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Brian Zhu and James Chen of Millburn for winning the 2018 Penn Invitational. In finals, Millburn defeated Benjamin Oestericher & Elias Silver of Bronx Science on a unanimous decision (Givan, Tadepalli, Zhou). The following teams received bids to the 2018 Tournament of Champions: Bronx Science OS Half Hollow Hills GT Millburn ZC Poly […]
Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Indu Pandey for winning the 2018 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV. In finals, Indu defeated Brentwood’s Whit Jackson on a 3-0 decision (Bradley, Overing, Thymianos). Congratulations to Loyola’s John Choi for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Ryan Jiang & Sreya Pattipati from Corona Del Sol for winning the 2018 Golden Desert Invitational hosted at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In finals, Corona Del Sol defeated Dougherty’s Saad Jamal & Tristan Shaughnessy on a 3-0 decision (Fagan, Malik, Niemec). The following teams received bids to the 2018 Tournament of […]
Congratulations to Westwood’s Dhruva Mambapoor for winning the 2018 Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational. In finals, Dhruva defeated Montgomery’s Michael Whitaker on a 2-1 decision (Jackson, Melin, Andrews*). Congratulations to Greenhill’s Brian Zhou for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Yesterday, we culminated our Community Resolution Series. While it is only a first step, we recognize the importance of solution-oriented conversations about inequity in debate and hope that the series can be a spark for different programs, camps, students, and educators. Because we, too, want to express our commitment to the cause of creating the […]
The 2018 March/April Lincoln-Douglas Topic is, Resolved: The United States ought to provide a universal basic income. Topics
The 2018 March Public Forum topic is, Resolved: On balance, the current Authorization for Use of Military Force gives too much power to the president. Topics
SunHee Simon is a LD curriculum director at VBI. She is currently a junior at Stanford University and coaches here and there. As debaters feel more comfortable talking about black issues in debate, we still don’t see a rise in black participation on the national circuit. Even more startling, discussions on the inclusion of Latinx […]