The 2019 November/December Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms.
The 2019 November/December Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.
Congratulations to Cypress Falls Rajveer Kindra (VBI ’18) for winning the 2019 Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate Exhibition. In finals, Rajveer (neg) defeated Albuquerque’s Sierra Romero on a 2-1 decision (Swift, Shields*, Sadwhani). Congratulations also to Northland Christian’s Jack Quisenberry for winning Top Speaker. Full Schedule and Results can be found here.
Congratulations to Crescenta Valley’s Asher Towner (VBI ’18) for winning the 2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament. In finals, Asher (neg) defeated Archbishop Mitty’s Joanne Park (VBI ’19) on a 3-0 decision (Rai, Thach, Le Barillec). Both of these finalists are VBI alumni! Congratulations also to San Marino’s Edmond Wen for winning Top Speaker. Full Results […]
Congratulations to American Heritage Plantation’s Peregrine Beckett for winning the 2019 Mid America Cup. In finals, Perry (aff) defeated Needham’s Zachary Lu (VBI ’18) on a 2-1 decision (Joe, Kaczmarek, Smith*). Congratulations also to Oak Hall’s Kumail Zaidi for winning Top Speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Oak Hall Kumail Zaidi for winning the 2019 Greenhill Fall Classic. In finals, Kumail (aff) defeated Harvard-Westlake’s Samantha McLoughlin on a 3-0 decision (Jackson, Okunlola, Randall). Congratulations also to Harrison’s Ava Zinman for winning Top Speaker. She is an alumnus from our top LD lab this summer #RonnyandTheLack. Full Pairings and Results are […]
Congratulations to Santa Monica’s Rex Evans for winning the 2019 Greenhill Round Robin. In finals, Rex (neg) defeated Edgemont’s Riya Ganpati on a 2-1 decision (Myers, Roberts, Smith*). Congratulations to all other participants on being invited to such a prestigious Round Robin, especially our VBI alumni Ben (’19), Tej (’18), Ava (’19),Akshay (’18) and Rex […]
Congrats to Success Academy’s Tajaih Robinson for winning Yale! He’s an alumnus from our top LD lab this summer #MAGDynasty. In finals, Tajaih (aff) defeated West Des Moines Valley’s Animesh Joshi on a 2-1 decision (Ning, Orlowski, Shi*) Congrats to Tajaih for also winning Top Speaker! Full pairings and results can be accessed here.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Victory Briefs. Jake Nebel is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and executive director of Victory Briefs. You can email Jake here. The September–October resolution is “Resolved: In the […]
The 2019 September/October Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions.