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It’s Not Over Yet!

There are still two matches left in our 2022-23 D75 Debate season, and these teams intend to finish strong!
Tune in for the middle and high school runner up matches next week on Monday on Zoom and Friday on Zoom and Live from 721K!

June 12 – Middle School Runner-up Debate (online)- 25R v 396K

June 16 – The Battle of Brooklyn – High School Runner-up Debate (in-person) – 373K v 721K

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And the Winner Is…

The winners of the 2022-2023 District 75 Debate season are as follows:

High School

1st Place: 177Q Panthers

2nd Place: 721M Cityhawks Revolutionaries

3rd Place: 721K Knights of Reason

Honorable Mention: 373K Fire Debaters 

Middle School

1st Place: 352X BX Debates All Day

2nd Place: 169M All Stars

3rd Place: 25R Panthers

Honorable Mention: 396K Debating Eagles

Congratulations to our winners!

Runner Up Competitions on June 12 and June 16!

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Robot Dogs in the News

In a flashback from round 2, robot dogs were in the new last week when one helped with the response to a garage collapse in lower Manhattan. Check out the story here.


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Team Photos

Here is a pic of the 721M Cityhawks Revolutionaries on their Round 2 Debate day. Keep the team photos coming in! We love to share them!

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Debate Season is Here!

The Round One season opener is tomorrow with two middle school teams getting things underway- 396K and 25R. Visit the Debate Now! tab for the link to join the live debates and get in on the action!

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Team Names

The teams are forming and many have decided their team names for the year. Here is a sneak peak. Do you have a favorite?

The 9Q Mic Droppers

The 721K Knights of Reason

352X BxDebatesAllDay

The 721M Cityhawks Revolutionaries

The 752Q Great Debaters

The 226M Champs

The 37R Wolf Pack (HS)

The 37R Opinionators (MS)


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Trophy Pics!

High School edition…

Members of the 177Q Panthers High School Champions proudly show off their trophy.

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Trophy Pics!

The 723X Golden Hawks had a ticker tape parade in the hallway to celebrate their middle school championship win. Check out their video reflections about their first season debate experiences here. It is hard to resist a photo shoot with your trophy!

Students pose with their first place trophy

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The Trophies Are In

Here is a photo of the 2020 trophies that were never given out. We didn’t have a championship that year because of the pandemic. In fact, even though our debates continued throughout the pandemic and a year and a half of remote and hybrid learning, the last time that D75 Debate trophies were awarded was in 2019! Well, that is about to change! Behold the new 2022 Middle and High School Debate trophies, to be unveiled this June. Which teams will be come away with the Championship title? Check out the Round Three debates beginning on April 1 to stake your claim!

2020 Trophies

2022 trophies wrapped in plastic

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Season 16 Wraps

What have we been up to all year? Glad you asked! Check out our flipgrid topics from the past year and see for yourself! (Choose login with google and enter your school email and pw). This year, many students were fully remote, others were hybrid, and some eventually went back to school full time. Whether remote, in-person, or somewhere in-between, our debaters remained persuasive in their arguments and committed to researching their topics thoroughly. Congratulations, D75 debaters on another amazing season of debates!

See you in the fall for season 17….

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Debate Season is Officially Underway!

Thank you to everyone that joined the debate today, and a very special shout-out to the students for whom today was their FIRST debate! The Con side won in the topic: Instagram should get rid of likes, demonstrating that if it was up to D75 debaters, the like button would be here to stay. The next debate will be on December 22 at 10am. The new topic is: All schools in New York should be 100% remote during the pandemic.
Ready…. Set… Debate!
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Debate Live Opener Nov 17

Greetings, Debaters! The Debate Live Opener will be on Tues, Nov 17 at 10am. All teams and individual debaters are invited to join. You do not need to have a whole debate prepared- just one statement for either the pro or con side is enough to participate. There will also be a drop-in session in the new debate zoom room on Nov 13 at 10am to test things out. To participate, please have your teacher fill out this form.


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Live Debates are Back!

Live debates are returning this fall, back and better than ever to accommodate students at home, at school, and those doing blended learning. Wherever you are joining from, start getting your team together and get READY TO DEBATE!

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Oil Pipeline Debate, revisited

Do you remember the Dakota Access oil pipeline debate (“The US should immediately stop construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline,” 2016-2017)? It pitted the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in South Dakota with an oil company who wanted to build an oil pipeline near their land. When we debated this topic several years ago, the pipeline had the “green light” to be built. Now, that light has turned “red.”

Dakota Access Pipeline News Article

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D75 Students Join Peaceful Protests

D75 student debaters joined the peaceful protests in Brooklyn and around the city this week to show their support for Black Lives Matter and for equal rights and justice under the law. We are proud to see them raising their voices and joining in the call for action.
Student standing above a crowd of protesters at dusk wearing mask, looking back at the camera

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Protests Across America

There is a new topic on our Flipgrid page for students to share thoughts, feelings and opinions about the protests happening around the country in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer. All debaters are invited to head over to the grid to record a response. Please stay safe, everyone.

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