177Q Supports Puerto Rico

Bridgit Hamill from 177Q sent us the following news, which we just had to share:
“Tomorrow our class (the P177Q debate team) is having a bake sale to benefit a family in Puerto Rico directly affected by Hurricane Maria.  Because we try to keep current on the news in order to study for debate, we were discussing this topic.  The kids were very sad and passionate about wanting to do something to help. ”

Thank you for the great work you are doing!

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Digital Currency a Reality

Well, the kids debated it in 2014, and three years later it is a reality. Look at this sign in a Japanese restaurant on 31st street in Manhattan. They only accept credit and debit cards…no money allowed! Which means that if you wanted to pay for your meal with dollars and coins, or if you are not old enough to have a credit/debit card, or if your credit card was turned down, etc., etc., you have to go to another restaurant. Bad luck if you are craving sushi!

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Food for Thought

This just in from Sondra Lowe-Stuart, culinary teacher from 721M, regarding the final live debates:

“The team would like to say thank you for the opportunity to once again cater for your event. They all had their own reflective moments that I wanted to share with you.

Jayden said he was happy to cook food for you.

Gary said it was “too much work, but he liked it.”

Mehki said he liked “cooking the food, but he loved making the juice because it was his favorite kind.”

The opportunity you  provided the students of MSCD was invaluable. We as a school community are very thankful but more importantly we are honored.”

Thank you, Sondra, Jayden, Gary, and Mehki, for your hard work and care.

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Sanctuary Cities

The debate is over, but we just now came across a map showing some of the major sanctuary cities in the U.S.

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It’s a Wrap

Congratulations to all of the teams on another incredible season. The results are in! Drumroll please….

Middle School:

First Place: 352X BX Debates All Day (undefeated season)

Second Place: 25R Panthers

Third Place: 36K Debaters of the Future

Honorable Mention: 75Q Deep Debaters

High School:

First Place: 23Q Rhetoricals (undefeated season)

Second Place: 368K Brooklyn’s Finest Debate Team

Third Place: 721K Knights of Reason

Honorable Mention: 373K Phanton Thieves and the 177Q Probable All-Stars


Official team photos will be posted soon. Congratulations to this year’s winners!


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Brooklyn’s Finest Goes to Hamilton

Last week, members of Brooklyn’s Finest Debate team from 368K Star Academy, along with their teacher Ms. Newman and Principal Ms. Nedd, attended a performance of Hamilton for NYC students. Before the show, they got to perform an original skit on the Hamilton stage!!

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Debate Posters

For your downloading and printing pleasure.


Nothing like posters around the school to generate some sizzle!

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