Congratulations to Newark Science’s Osmane Sanogo for winning the VBI LA II Camp Tournament. In finals, Osmane defeated Sprague’s Lindsey Williams on a 8-1 decision. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Phillip Andover Academy’s Tiffany Chang for winning the 2018 VBI LA I Camp Tournament. In finals, Tiffany defeated Arcadia’s Jason Chan on a 8-1 decision. Full pairings and results can be found here.
The 2018 September/October Public Forum Debate topic is, Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations. https://www.speechanddebate.org/topics/
The 2018 September/October Lincoln Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: In the United States, reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources. Topics
Congratulations to Charlotte Catholic High School’s David Edwards for winning the 2018 VBI Philadelphia Camp Tournament. In finals, David defeated Kinkaid’s Jack Scofield on a 7-0 decision (Zhou, Nails, Cisse, Xia, Yan, Aaron, Lamberson). Full results and pairings can be found here.
Did you think Two Cents was done? Heck no! This month, we polled the reigning TOC Champions Anika Sridhar and Jay Garg of Newton South for their Two Cents on the Septober topics! Here are the NSDA’s topic choices: OPTION 1 – Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the […]
Lawrence Zhou was the 2014 NSDA National Champion. He now works as an assistant coach for The Harker School and is a Lincoln-Douglas Debate Curriculum Director at the Victory Briefs Institute. The Opinions Expressed In This Post Are My Own And Not Necessarily Those Of Victory Briefs. Usually I don’t write multi-thousand-word rants about tournaments, […]
Resolved: A just government ought to pay reparations to indigenous populations for historical oppression. Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office. Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, pre-trial detention for non-violent crimes is unjust. Resolved: States ought […]
Congratulations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal’s Ishan Bhatt for winning the 2018 National Speech and Debate Tournament. In finals, Ishan defeated Brentwood’s Jackson Deconcini on 11-2 decision. Congratulations to the Top 14 placers. 14 – Selena Zhang 12 – Tess Welch 12 – Noah Love 12 – Eva Lamberson 8 – Mia Speier 8 – Namitha […]
Fort Lauderdale, FL — The LD wording committee has released a second list of draft topic areas and is seeking constructive public input. This is list consists of drafts of topics advanced through Tuesday Afternoon. These topics are preliminary and based on the wordings submitted to the committee by NSDA members. These topics should be seen as starting points. Commenters […]