VBI Philadelphia and LA Session I Will Move Online, and Virtual Labs Added for LA Session II

We know the coronavirus concerns are weighing heavily on everyone’s mind, especially as summer approaches, and we are sending our best to you and your families. Swarthmore College has cancelled its summer programming until July 31 due to uncertainty about the duration of current public health requirements. LMU has moved its summer classes online, and […]

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PF Nats Topic is Charter Schools

The 2020 National Tournament Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: On balance, charter schools are beneficial to the quality of education in the United States. A total of 310 coaches and 474 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 59% of the coach vote and 58% of the student vote.

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Evan Li Wins the eTOC

Congratulations to Lexington’s Evan Li for winning the 2020 Tournament of Champions. In finals, Evan defeated Valley’s Animesh Joshi on a 3-0 decision (Castillo, Davenport, Li). Congratulations to Strake Jesuit’s Zion Dixon for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here. Links to livestreams of rounds can be found here.

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Call for Volunteers!

Hi all! We need your help! What We need volunteers! As we are researching online education and developing VBI’s online curriculum, we are coming up with lots of ideas for how to run an effective online program. The problem is, we don’t really know which of them will work. Many of our ideas strike me […]

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Announcing the Next Off Podcast!

Victory Briefs is excited to announce our new podcast “Next Off”! The podcast will feature VBI Executive Director Chris Theis, VBI Researcher and Squads Coach Jacob Nails, and VBI Director of Publishing Lawrence Zhou. We’ll be discussing trends and arguments in contemporary circuit Lincoln-Douglas debate on episodes every other week.  Our first episode is already […]

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April PF Topic is Military Presence

The 2020 April Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: The United States should remove nearly all of its military presence in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. A total of 472 coaches and 834 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 48% of the coach vote and 59% of the student vote.

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Ujjwal Krishnamurthi Wins UNLV

Congratulations to Saratoga’s Ujjwal Krishnamurthi for winning the 2020 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV. In finals, Ujjwal defeated Dougherty Valley High School’s Kabir Dubey on a 3-0 decision (Likeke, Shackleford, Boelkens). Congratulations to Dougherty Valley High School’s Kavin Kumaravel for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.

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