This post continues from my last Words of Wisdom post where I discussed a passage in which Plato warns against teaching youth how to argue. (It seems to me that if someone as insightful as Plato warns us that our entire activity is dangerous we should attend closely to the concern.) In the previous post, […]
Victory Briefs is excited to announce the Victory Briefs Institute (VBI) AMA! We know many of you have questions about camp, ranging from reasons to attend VBI to questions about time during camp itself. Directors of debate, parents, and students have many questions about camp and we’re here to answer them! We also hope this […]
In the ‘Curricular Components’ miniseries within the Curriculum Corner (ok, even I admit that is too much alliteration in one sentence) we are going to provide an in-depth look at the various elements of VBI’s programming. This will not just be a description of the individual curricular elements. We will also look at what role […]
Congratulations to Hunter College’s Nina Potischman for winning the 2017 University of Pennsylvania Lincoln-Douglas Round Robin. In finals, Nina defeated Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Oliver Sussman on a 3-0 decision (Zhou, Sigalow, Reddy). Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The Lincoln-Douglas Debate topic for the 2017 NCFL Grand National Tournament is Resolved: The people’s right to know ought to be valued above the government’s need for secrecy.
The following teams have received at large bids to the 2017 TOC in Public Forum. Acton Boxborough Joshi and Asthana Bronx Science Koch and Giovannelli Columbus Pace and Georgecink Greenhills Schol Bagenstos and Kazanjian Liberty North Newton and Keller Nueva School Chin and Cozadd Princeton Baskar and Silver Strake Jesuit Wang and Hollier Summit Kennedy and […]
The following students have received at large bids to the 2017 TOC in Lincoln-Douglas. Apple Valley John Boals Collegiate Eric Wallach Cy-Fair Tess Welch Harvard-Westlake Vishan Chaudhary Law Magnet Michael Gao Lexington Kaushal Balagurusamy Lexington Reed Weiler Scarsdale Michael Landau Servite Patrick Aimone St. Andrew’s Episcopal Ishan Bhatt Strake Jesuit Charles Li Walt Whitman Camille Caldera […]
Congratulations to Rutgers-Newark’s Nicole Nave and Devane Murphy for winning the 2017 National Debate Tournament at Kansas University. In finals, Rutgers defeated Georgetown’s Ezra Louvis and Natalie Knez on a 4-1 decision (Ard, Atchison, Morgan, Whitley, Whitmore*). Congratulations to Devane for also being top speaker. This is only the second time in history that a […]
To those who’s seasons have come to an end, we wish you the best in your upcoming academic endeavors, and we hope to see you at camp or on the circuit next year! If you’re still competing and would like to receive a fresh (potentially round-winning!) card in your inbox every single day free of […]
Congratulations to Millard North’s Priya Kukreja, Grant Brown, and Tori Qui for closing out the 2017 Nebraska State Tournament.