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The three branches of debate Monta Vista offers | Graphic by Irene Tang

Debating through a screen

Irene Tang October 24, 2020
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Speech and Debate Club's SCU Tournament

Speech and Debate Club’s SCU Tournament

Anjali Singh January 9, 2020
MVSD competes in annual league tournament at Santa Clara University
Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Oishee Misra May 23, 2019
Model UN training officer Nelson Mu shares insights about his past two years in the club
Marvel vs. DC Comics

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Claire Wen and Sarah Young April 10, 2019

ajor Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was in need of cash. It was 1937, and he was writing for pulp magazines, another name for inexpensive fiction magazines. Partnering with magazine distributors Harry Donenfeld...

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

Elena Khan November 21, 2018

The Speech and Debate Club offers a variety of events for its members. The three main branches are original oratory, spontaneous, interpretation and exempt, which also falls under spontaneous. The club...

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Devika Watave May 31, 2017

2014 and 2002 were the last years that a member from Speech and Debate, respectively, qualified for the California High School Speech Association State Tournaments and National Speech & Debate Tournament....

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Devika Watave March 9, 2017

hile most students were traveling or hanging out with their friends over February break, members of the MVHS Speech and Debate club were preparing for various upcoming competitions such as the CHSSA State...

French Honor Society takes part in debate at Lynbrook HS

French Honor Society takes part in debate at Lynbrook HS

Amanda Chan February 6, 2017

Students filling up two rows of chairs and a panel of three judges watched and listened attentively to the contestants sitting at the two tables in front of them. For about 25 minutes, the two groups went...

Who really won the presidential debate?

Who really won the presidential debate?

Sara Entezarmahdi October 5, 2016

The first presidential debate, aired Sept. 26, was accompanied by both controversial topics and public disputes. The debate covered political agendas, including proposed minimum wages, battling global...

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership

Devika Watave September 28, 2016

espite the changes MVHS Speech and Debate went through this year – including a shift in advisors, new coaches and a program to increase accountability – one thing has remained the same. Junior Amita...

A comparison of Mock Trial, MUN, and Debate

A comparison of Mock Trial, MUN, and Debate

Grace Zhou October 8, 2015

lubs like Debate, Mock Trial and Model United Nations seem similar on the surface because all three focus on constructing logical arguments and current events. However,the clubs do have variations in many...

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