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 […]
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 […]
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Victory Briefs. Lawrence Zhou was the 2014 NSDA National Champion in LD. He is an assistant coach at the Harker School and the Co-Director of Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Director of Publishing at Victory Briefs. […]
We are also excited to announce VBI Online, a virtual session of VBI that will run June 27 – July 10, 2020.
The 2020 April Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: The United States should remove nearly all of its military presence in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. A total of 472 coaches and 834 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 48% of the coach vote and 59% of the student vote.
Congratulations to Santa Monica’s Rex Evans and William G. Enloe’s Tej Gedela for closing out the 2020 Stanford Invitational. Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Alexandra Mork for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
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.