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Members of the novice Lincoln-Douglas debate team pose together at an in-state tournament after completing a match.

Debate team competes in local competition

Alex Lee, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2024

The debate team competed in the Peninsula Invitational in Rolling Hills Estate, California, from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22. The school competed in the varsity and novice Lincoln-Douglas divisions. Asher Meron...

LOCKED IN: Assistant Opinion Editor William Liu ’25 and Assistant Debate Coach Jonathan Meza prepare for the final round of the round robin tournament. The team travelled to Dallas,Texas over the weekend.

Varsity debate competes in four-day Greenhill Tournament

Sabrina Hamideh September 21, 2023

The debate team flew to Dallas, Texas to attend the annual Greenhill Fall Classic tournament Sept. 14-18. This was the team's first national tournament of the season. The school is competing in the Varsity...

Speech team members pose together at an escape room during the weekend of the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona. Printed with permission of Sarina Wang.

Speech team competes at nationals

William Liu and Iris Chung August 26, 2023

Five members of the speech team competed in the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Phoenix from June 11 to June 16. Co-president Nilufur Mistry Sheasby '24 ranked 18 out of 300 in International Extemporaneous...

In Mudd Library, Maxwell Lee ’24 and Kai Do ’24 discuss strategies for their debate tournament. Debaters are often given the topics in advance so they can compose their arguments.

Debate team competes in virtual tournament

Davis Marks January 19, 2022

The school hosted the Harvard-Westlake Debates tournament virtually Jan. 13-17. The event required a registration fee, and all proceeds were donated to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League (LAMDL),...

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

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...

Nilufer Mistry Sheasby smiles for a photo after winning gold in a national speech and debate competition.

Sophomore wins gold in national speech and debate tournament

Davis Marks August 26, 2021

Nilufer Mistry Sheasby ’24 won first place overall at the 2021 National Online Forensics High School Championship (NOF), a speech and debate competition held online May 29 and May 30. Mistry Sheasby...

Debate team organizes debateLA Round Robin Challenge

Kyle Reims January 27, 2020

The debate team hosted the annual Harvard-Westlake Debates tournament from Jan. 16 to 20. The event consisted of two separate parts, with the debateLA Round Robin Challenge beginning Jan. 16, and the...

Debaters win top speaker awards at Glenbrooks tournament

Ethan Lachman November 28, 2019

Four members of the debate team won top speaker awards at the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by Glenbrooks High School in Chicago from Nov. 23 to 25. Debater Olivia Feldman ’22 said...

Debaters receive bids to Tournament of Champions

Gemma Lippman October 8, 2019

The debate team participated in a tournament at Cal State Long Beach last weekend, with Claire Conner ’23 and Chronicle Features Editor Joanna Im ’20 reaching the quarterfinal rounds. Debate team...

Debate team hosts annual tournament

Tammer Bagdasarian January 31, 2019

Harvard-Westlake hosted 290 debaters from around the country for its annual tournament, the Harvard-Westlake Debates, an octafinals qualifier to the Tournament of Champions. The four-day event began...

Debaters receive record number of bids to TOC

Emma Shapiro December 12, 2018

After the most recent tournaments, the debate team earned a total of 33 bids to the Tournament of Champions, an invitation only- national debate tournament. Five Lincoln-Douglas debaters competed in...

Debaters start season with a series of wins and bids to TOC

Ethan Lachman and Celine Park October 5, 2018

With seven bids, the debate team solidified its spot as the top team in the country thus far. The team started the month off at the Loyola Invitational for Lincoln Douglas Debate on Sept. 7-9, in which...

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