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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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,...

In the eye of the storm: Debaters snowed in

Jordan Murray January 12, 2018

The bomb cyclone, an East Coast snowstorm, caused the cancellation of a portion of the Newark Invitational debate tournament, which two students attended from Jan. 5-7. Lauren Morganbesser ’19 and Chronicle...

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...

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