VBI is excited to announce the recipients of the inaugural Community Equity Scholarship! The Community Equity Scholarship is a recognition of students who have been dedicated and continue to dedicate their time and effort to promoting inclusion and diversity on their debate teams, their local circuits, and/or the national circuit. We believe it’s important to […]
Last year, Victory Briefs released as part of its Curriculum Corner series, an article entitled Insights in Instruction, where we asked several VBI instructors about how they approached teaching at camp. Today, we’re continuing the series with a video interview with VBI staffer Devane Murphy. Devane is a former Rutgers-Newark debater where he won the […]
Congratulations to Canfield’s Eva Lamberson for winning the 2018 NCFL Grand National Tournament. In finals, Eva defeated St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Ishan Bhatt. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Alyson Brusie & Robbie Linck of Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches for winning the 2018 Catholic Forensics League Grandnational Tournament. In finals, Oxbridge defeated Dominic Duponty & Jenn Smith of Canfield HS on a 3-2 decision. Pairings can be found here. Congratulations to all!
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is, “What should I pack for camp?” We were asked this last year on our VBI AMA on Reddit (which you can find here) and we responded with a few different answers. “As for packing, you can find our packing list here. My personal suitcase for […]
This year VBI has decided to do its first official partnership with Urban Debate Leagues. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Urban Debate Leagues, also known as UDLs, they are apart of a non-profit that prepares low income students of color across the country to succeed in college and in their future careers […]
This week VBI PF Curriculum Director Devon Weis got the opportunity to sit down and ask some questions to VBI staff members Maya Waterland and Krithika Shamanna, both of which will be working with us at VBI this summer. See more of of our stellar 2018 VBI PF staff here. So to start off things nicely, […]
Raffi Piliero debated for Harrison High School for 4 years, clearing at the TOC twice, and finishing as bid leader his senior year. He also won several national tournaments and several top speaker awards, and now debates for Georgetown University. Introduction: Previously, I’d written an article about what to do to get ready or the season […]
The Public Forum Debate topic for the 2018 National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament is On balance, the benefits of United States participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement outweigh the consequences. Topics
The Lincoln-Douglas Debate topic for the 2018 National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament is Resolved: The United States’ use of targeted killing in foreign countries is unjust. Topics