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In the final round of VBI LA Session II’s PF tournament, Southlake Carroll BM (Con) defeated Plano West HH (Pro) on a 3-2 decision. The resolution is “Resolved: In US K-12 public schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students.”
Analysis of the September/October LD topic presented by SunHee Simon, Marshall Thompson, and Jacob Nails at the 2016 Victory Briefs Institute Los Angeles Session II.
The LD resolution is Resolved: Countries ought to prohibit the production of nuclear power. Click here to subscribe to the 2016–2017 LD Victory Briefs. The PF resolution is Resolved: In United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students. Click here to subscribe to the 2016–2017 PF Victory Briefs.
We are pleased to announce that students will be debating the September/October topics in both Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate for the duration of VBI LA Session II (as opposed to just the second week of camp). This change has been made possible by the National Speech & Debate Association, which is releasing the September/October topic early this […]
The Victory Briefs Institute camp topics will be as follows: VBI Chicago—Resolved (PF): In United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students. Resolved (LD): The United States has a moral obligation to adopt a single-payer healthcare system. VBI Philadelphia—Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing. VBI […]
Congratulations to Bennett Eckert of The Greenhill School (TX) and his coach Aaron Timmons for winning the 2016 NSDA National Tournament in LD. Bennett defeated Millard North’s Priya Kukreja on an 8-7 decision. Congratulations to both debaters and their coaches on an excellent tournament! Bennet is a former VBI camper and will be teaching at […]
Salt Lake City, UT — The LD wording committee has released the final list of topics for 2016-2017. Voting will take place over the summer. Discuss your favorites (or least favorites) below. LD Topic List 2016 – 2017 Resolved: The United States ought to become party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. […]
Salt Lake City, UT — The LD wording committee has released the final 17 topics being considered for the 2016-2017 list. The final list will be narrowed to 10. The committee is seeking input from students and coaches on a.) which of these 17 topics should make the final list and b.) and wording issues […]
Salt Lake City, UT — The NSDA LD wording committee has released a working list of topics for 2016-2017. The committee is seeking input from the topic on these topics/areas. NOTE: These are rough wordings and many are clearly works in progress. Comments should be focused on the topic areas and constructive suggestions for wordings, […]