What in refutation: debate team prevails

Following a successful regular season which included a win of the Duke and Bailey’s Cup and a semifinal finish at the National Debate Coaches Association tournament, the debate team is gearing up for their Tournament of Champions run. Evan Engel ’17 notched the school’s first win of Duke and Bailey’s, an award given for best […]

Debate ‘Kant’ be stopped

The debate team continued its success, notching strong performances at the Barkley Forum in Atlanta, Golden Desert tournament and the Harvard-Westlake round robin, while also hosting a national debate tournament. Harvard-Westlake hosted a national debate tournament during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. There were 117 entries, with Shruthi Krishan winning first speaker. The […]

Debate team dominates competition

The debate team earned multiple bids to the Tournament of Champions, continuing its season of multiple wins. So far this season, the Harvard-Westlake team has more Tournament of Champions bids for Lincoln-Douglas debate than any other school in the nation. Five debaters competed at the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament Nov. 19-23 in Northbrook, IL. […]

Debate team leads national standings

Debate team leads national standings

Debaters started off the season with wins at multiple national competitions. Thirteen students attended the Greenhill Fall Classic from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18. Evan Engel ’17, Connor Engel ’17, Jake Davidson ’19 and Indu Pandey ’18 participated in the Lincoln-Douglas division, in which debaters compete one-on-one. Connor Engel, Evan Engel and Pandey won qualifying […]

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 […]