Nina and Nate are Public Forum debate coaches for Oakwood Secondary School in Los Angeles. Between them, they have 13 years of experience judging and competing in circuit LD and PF. Varsity Public Forum circa 2021 is little different from Novice Policy, or JV LD. PF teams have found success running hackneyed “theory,” in which […]
The 2021 February Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms.
Peter Zhang is a student at UC Berkeley, a former TOC quarterfinalist, and an assistant coach at The Bronx High School of Science. Edit: The author has added some updates regarding the original article which can be found here. Introduction Tournaments this season have, so far, been held exclusively online. While judging debate rounds certainly […]
Congratulations to Dulles High School’s Abhinav Sinha for winning the 2020 Strake Jesuit Debate Tournament. In finals, Abhinav defeated American Heritage Broward High School’s Emilin Mathew on a 2-1 (McConway*, Wu, Herrera). Congratulations to Emilin for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to St Michael Albertville High School’s Cobin Szymanski for winning the 2020 John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by the Blake School. In finals, Cobin defeated Lexington’s Vikrant Maan on a 2-1 (Myers*, Pridgen, Kukreja). Congratulations to Harrison’s Giovanni Cutri for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to the Harker School’s Anshul Reddy, Ansh Sheth, and Deven Shah for closing out the 2020 College Prep Invitational. In semifinals, Anshul defeated Archbishop Mitty’s Raunak Dua on a 2-1 (White*, Hanna, Hilligoss). Congratulations to Archbishop Mitty’s Lukas Krause for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Eagan High School’s Arush Iyer for winning the 2020 Dowling Catholic Paradigm. In finals, Arush defeated Iowa City West’s Nathan Weimar on a 3-0 (Liyanage, Noethe, Shatzkin). Congratulations to Millard North’s Chaitra Pirisingula for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Harrison’s Giovanni Cutri and Ali Ahmad for closing out the 2020 Isidore Newman School Invitational. In semis, Ali defeated Westwood’s Pranav Medikonduru on a 2-1 (Matton*, Nails, Evans), and Giovanni defeated Greenhill’s Varsha Gande on a 3-0 (Berryhill, Davenport, Shields). Congratulations to Giovanni for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can […]
Congratulations to BASIS Phoenix High School’s Zachary Jones for winning the 2020 Ridge Debates. In finals, Zachary defeated Perry High School’s Joey Antonelli on a 3-0 (Keller, Rivera, Survance). Congratulations to CR North’s Julia Walton for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Loyola High School’s Andrew Pribe and Braden Masih for closing out the 2020 USC Trojan Invitational. In semis, Andrew advanced over Loyola’s Daniel Beck, and Braden defeated Sage’s Max Perin on a 2-1 (Ribera*, Moorhead, Mork). Full results and pairings can be found here.