Debaters compete in tournament

Annie Kors ’14, Shelby Heitner ’14, Cameron Cohen ’16 and Nick Steele ’16 competed in the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky April 26-28. Kors was the only debater to clear the preliminary rounds, and she advanced to double octafinals. In order to qualify for the tournament of only 75-80 Lincoln-Douglas debaters, students must earn […]

Debaters compete, place at tournaments nationally

Debaters competed in a tournament at Stanford University Feb 7-9 and received numerous recognitions. Annie Kors ’14 finished the preliminary rounds as the top seed and advanced to the semifinals, also winning the third speaker award and her sixth bid for the Tournament of Champions. Cameron Cohen ’14 and Nick Steele ’16 both made it […]

Senior takes first place in debate

Shelby Heitner ’14 won the 2013 Alta Silver and Black Invitational debate tournament Dec. 7. Heitner, along with Cameron Cohen ’16, William Gingold ’14, Dario Madyoon ’17 and Nick Steele ’16 competed in the tournament in Alta, Utah. Steele, Heitner and Cohen all advanced past the preliminary rounds and to the semifinals, each receiving a […]

Senior debater ranks in Texas tournament

Debater Annie Kors ’14 won sixth speaker in the Greenhill Fall Classic, which was held in Greenhill, Texas, Sept. 16. Kors dropped in octofinals, the round of sixteen, after going 5-1 in preliminary rounds. Julie Engel ’14 dropped in the first round of elimination, after going 4-2. Tommy Choi ’14 went 4-2, but did not […]

Junior organizes anti-sexism group

After Annie Kors ’14 ran a case in an open demonstration debate about how debaters should be more sensitive with what they argue in rounds and more sensitive with the words they use, she overheard a stranger describe her as, “that stupid slut, she was probably raped, that’s why she said it.” Since then, Kors […]

7 qualify to debate at championship for top 75 in U.S.

Seven members of the varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate team, the most from any school in the country, have qualified for the Tournament of Champions. The TOC, held this weekend at the University of Kentucky, accepts only the top 75 debaters nationwide. Head Debate Coach Mike Bietz will receive his second Diamond Award from the National Forensics […]

Stanford hosts debaters

Nine debaters competed at the Stanford Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament in Palo Alto Feb. 8-11. Shelby Heitner ’14 and Tommy Choi ’14 advanced to the double and triple octafinal rounds, respectively. Every debater who competed at the Golden Desert Invitational Debate Tournament in Las Vegas Feb. 2-4 made it to the elimination rounds of […]

Debaters advance to elimination rounds at Las Vegas tournament

All six debaters who competed at the Golden Desert Invitational Debate Tournament in Las Vegas Feb. 2-4 made it to the elimination rounds of the tournament and five won speaker awards. Julie Engel ’14 lost in the final round of the tournament on a 2-1 decision from a 3 person panel. Engel received her third bid to the Tournament of […]