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On the road to states: Students share their experience at the CSF state qualifiers

On the road to states: Students share their experience at the CSF state qualifiers

Sreya Kumar

April 10, 2018

It was a rather unusual competition day for junior Divya Satish. Satish was one of the few students representing MVHS in the Coast Forensics League (CSF) State qualifiers. Despite this being one of the most anticipated speech competitions, when Satish first heard that she had qualified for states, s...

Memories from speech and debate

Memories from speech and debate

Sreya Kumar

December 10, 2017

s the semester comes to an end, the excitement over competitions in the Speech and Debate club slowly dies down. It has been an eventful season for students in the club, as many of them have placed in competitions and brought along with them many memories. Scroll down to see students’ most memorable exper...

The MVHS Speech team at a glance

Sreya Kumar

November 11, 2017

On November 5, freshmen to seniors arrived at Leland HS, where the highly competitive League 1 Competition was held. During the weeks that led up to this competition, speech officers trained the eager students for this anticipated event. Many students, however, know little about the numerous events th...

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Speech and Debate explains what makes a speech great

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Speech and Debate explains what makes a speech great

Avni Prasad

January 18, 2016

artin Luther King Jr. was not only a Civil Rights Leader, he was not only a humanitarian visionary, but he was also a skillful orator. Fifty three years after MLK delivered his speech on the steps of the Lincoln memorial, the “I Have a Dream” speech still finds it way into history classrooms as a pow...

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Fatima Ali

September 27, 2015

ith the start of each school year, a myriad of clubs rush to promote themselves, striving to inspire interest in new members and foster leadership in returning members. Speech and Debate is no exception. As the new year begins and younger officers assume leadership of the club  — junior Sajeev Saluja w...

Q&A: Speech and Debate presidents discuss annual showcase and fundamentals of the club

Q&A: Speech and Debate presidents discuss annual showcase and fundamentals of the club

Mingjie Zhong

October 9, 2014

Seniors Anoosha Baxi and Abhishek Sharma elaborate on their experiences and responsibilities as Speech and Debate presidents Each year, the Speech and Debate club hosts a showcase for those interested in the club to learn more about the events it offers. These events include Public Forum Debate,...

Lincoln-Douglas debate reaches KMS students

At the end of the Dec. 7 meeting, seniors Sokena Zaidi and Michelle Jiang and sophomore Ashutosh Jindal gather the Kennedy Middle School students to summarize the lesson on value criteria. Lincoln-Douglass debaters have begun teaching at KMS every Wednesday since the beginning of October to familiarize middle schoolers with LD concepts and critical thinking skills prior to entering high school. Photo by Lisa Zhang.

Lisa Zhang

December 9, 2011

“Was Warren Buffett ever poor?” “I don’t know, he’s been rich for so long no one remembers.” As soon as the door opens, lively discussions of rich kings and slumdog millionaires blast from Kennedy Middle School’s Portable D. MVHS students arrived at ...

Speech and Debate hopes to draw in new members with showcase

Speech and Debate hopes to draw in new members with showcase

Anushka Patil

August 31, 2011

Interpretive and impromptu events, among others, to be performed on Sept. 2 Junior Kazmiera Tarshis is not schizophrenic—nor is she the wife of a famed American writer. But this Friday, Sept 2. during the Speech and Debate Showcase, she will be. Tarshis, who is an Interpretive captain, will be...

Speech and Debate presents annual showcase

Speech and Debate presents annual showcase

Laura Yang

September 16, 2010

  The third annual showcase will present a sample of the team’s works on Sept. 17 Read More »...

Keller’s accident leaves Speech and Debate without a coach

Keller's accident leaves Speech and Debate without a coach

Laura Yang

November 24, 2009

  Speech and Debate is left coachless for the second time this year as coach Shirley Keller fractured her pelvis at the Nov. 1 Leland individual events tournament Read More »...

SLIDESHOW: The world of debate

Michelle Balmeo

December 11, 2008

Lincoln-Douglass debaters explain their approach to argument Read More »...