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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...

Debaters participate in annual Tournament of Champions

Jessa Glassman April 30, 2018

Four members of the debate team reached elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 27-29. Jaya Nayar ’20, Alexandra Mork '20, Spencer Paul ’19 and Indu Pandey...

Senior recognized for debate

Sophie Haber February 13, 2018

Debater and Chronicle freelancer Indu Pandey ’18 won the Golden Desert Invitational Tournament at the University of Nevada Las Vegas for Lincoln Douglas debate Feb. 4. Pandey debated for a total of...

Spencer Paul 19 participated in the debateLA Challenge round robin tournament and made it to the finals against Shruthi Krishnan from Greenhill School. Credit: Will Berlin 19

School hosts debate tournament

Kendall Dees January 16, 2018

Harvard-Westlake hosted 320 debaters from 10 different states for a Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate division Octafinals qualifier to the Tournament of Champions. On the first two days of the tournament,...

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