Debate team gets most bids

Debate team gets most bids

The debate team is leading the nation with 19 bids to the Tournament of Champions. Jaya Nayar ’20, Spencer Paul ’19, Lauren Morganbesser ’19, Jake Davidson ’19, Chronicle assistant opinion editor Vishan Chaudary ’19, Chronicle freelancer Indu Pandey ’18 and Chronicle staff writer Alexandra Mork ’20 each received the two bids necessary to qualify for […]

Students discuss feminism, political correctness at Political Discourse Society debate

Students discuss feminism, political correctness at Political Discourse Society debate

Conservative and liberal students discussed feminism and the culture of political correctness at the first Political Discourse Society debate as observers lined the aisles of Rugby Auditorium and an overflow crowd watched from monitors in the hallway Monday. Intentionally seated in line from most left-wing to most right-wing, Eleanor Halloran ’18, Will Cook-Healy ’19, Will […]

Debaters place at competition

Debate captain Indu Pandey ’18 won the second speaker award in the National Greenhill Fall Classic, adding to the team’s successful season. Seven students from the team attended the competition in Addison, Texas from Sept. 16-17. They participated in the Lincoln-Douglas division, in which debaters compete one-on-one on bimonthly assigned topics. Six of the seven […]

Debaters attend summer program

More than 300 Lincoln Douglas, Policy and Parliamentary debaters attended the third annual International Summer Debate Program this summer. Over the course of the seven-week program, debaters from over eight countries, ranging from beginner to varsity levels, spent their time reading, writing, researching and participating in mock debates. They were also given the opportunity to […]

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 […]

School hosts national debate tournament

Harvard-Westlake hosted a national debate tournament during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Debaters from all over the country participated in six divisions, including Middle School Parliament, Novice and Varsity Lincoln Douglas, World Schools, Debate LA Round Robin and Policy. Students from the host school were only allowed to compete in World Schools and the round robin. […]

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 […]

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