Congratulations to Saratoga’s Ujjwal Krishnamurthi for winning the 2020 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV. In finals, Ujjwal defeated Dougherty Valley High School’s Kabir Dubey on a 3-0 decision (Likeke, Shackleford, Boelkens). Congratulations to Dougherty Valley High School’s Kavin Kumaravel for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The 2020 March/April Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust.
The 2020 March Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: The United States should increase its use of nuclear energy for commercial energy production. A total of 549 coaches and 1,050 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 56% of the coach vote and 60% of the student vote.
We’ve just released our initial LD staff list for the summer! Stay tuned as we post additional staff in the coming weeks: vbidebate.com/2020-ld-faculty. If you’re interested in working for VBI, you can check out our application form here: forms.gle/D4oqPiR9yYW2uiyCA.
Congratulations to Durham Academy’s Bennett Dombcik and Bellarmine College Preparatory’s Eric Gottlieb for co-championing the Arizona State HDSHC Invitational. Congratulations to Bennett for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Cypress Woods’ Angela Zhong and Houston Memorial’s Andrew Qin for co-championing the 2020 University of Houston Cougar Classic. Congratulations to Angela for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The 2020 February Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income. A total of 136 coaches and 424 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 71% of the coach vote and 71% of the student vote.
A. Introduction Most debate resolutions concern policies that do not exist in the status quo and likely will not exist in the near future, if ever. Lincoln-Douglas resolutions in recent history have included such improbable policies as banning handguns (Jan-Feb ’16), establishing a draft (Sep-Oct ’17), and eliminating plea bargaining (Jan-Feb ’18). Debaters seeking to […]
Congratulations to Archbishop Mitty High School’s Joanne Park for winning the 2019 College Prep Invitational. In finals, Joanne defeated Harker’s Quentin Clark on a 2-1 decision (Santos, Bearfoot, Larsen*). Both are VBI alumni. Full results and postings can be found here.
The 2020 January/February Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.