VBI 2020 Camp Topics Announced

The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate at VBI 2020 have been finalized for all locations. Lincoln-Douglas VBI Philadelphia (June 27 – July 10): Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 12 – July 31): Resolved: States ought to ban […]

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Jo Spurgeon Wins NSDA Nationals

Congratulations to St. Mary’s School’s Jo Spurgeon for winning the 2020 NSDA National Tournament. In finals, Jo defeated Jackson’s Shreyaa Nagajothi. In semifinals, Jo defeated Charlotte Catholic’s David Edwards and Shreyaa defeated Bellarmine College Prep’s Eric Gottlieb. Full pairings can be found here.

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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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