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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

(From left to right) Debate members Kai Do ’24, William Liu ’25 and Alden Detmer ’25 prepare for their upcoming rounds. Printed with permission of Mike Bietz.

Debate team attends Damus Hollywood Invitational Tournament

Averie Perrin November 18, 2021

Debaters gathered at the Upper School to prepare and log on to the virtual Damus Hollywood Invitational tournament Nov. 6-8.  Notre Dame High School hosted the tournament, which was held virtually on...

Ari Davidson 19 and debate coach Jasmine Stidham pose for a picture at the University of Kentucky. Credit: Jessa Glassman/Chronicle

Six debaters reach elimination rounds at annual Tournament of Champions

Casey Kim May 2, 2019

Six members of the debate team reached elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky, from April 27-29. Samantha McLoughlin ’21, Jaya Nayar ’20, Alexandra Mork ’20,...

Chronicle staff writer Alexandra Mork ’20 gives a rebuttal speech during a practice debate round. Mork received two bids, one at the Meadows Tournament in Las Vegas and one at the Damus Tournament which is held at the Upper School.  Photo credit: Sophie Haber

Debate team gets most bids

Sophie Haber November 20, 2017

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...

LIVEBLOG: Tournament of Champions

Chronicle Staff April 26, 2013

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,...

Senior can’t imagine life without debate

November 16, 2011

By Chelsea Khakshouri With her large stack of hotel room keys as proof of her constant travels, debate team captain Michelle Choi ’12 has placed in numerous national and international debate...

Debate coach promoted to full-time program head at both campuses

September 7, 2011

By Luke Holthouse After transforming the Harvard-Westlake Lincoln Douglas debate team into one of the top programs in the country, Mike Bietz has been promoted to Program Director of Debate, overseeing...

Debater reaches octofinals at national tournament

May 5, 2011

By Susan Wang The debate team competed in the Tournament of Champions, a prestigious annual tournament during the first weekend of May, at the University of Kentucky last weekend. Jake Sonnenberg '11 advanced...

Debate team wins in Iowa invitationals, moves forward

October 12, 2010

By David Lim and Ana Scuric Lincoln-Douglas debaters will head off this weekend to the St. Mark School’s Heart of Texas Invitational in Dallas and The New York City Invitational at The Bronx...

Debate team attends tournament at Yale

October 2, 2007

By Hana Al-Henaid Seven members of the Harvard-Westlake debate team attended the Yale Invitational Tournament last weekend. All debaters competed in Lincoln-Douglas debate and were accompanied...

Debate team coach leaves school for Colorado

Chronicle Staff September 19, 2006

Michelin Massey, former coach of the debate team, left to go to Denver for business matters. The new instructor has not yet been selected, but candidates are being interviewed. The school hopes to hire...

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