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Everything is Debatable

Oct 30, '17

Early last Saturday morning, way before most Brentwood students would normally be stirring, 20 members of the Brentwood debate team boarded the school bus for the first debate tournament of the season. We were headed for the University of Victoria. This was a tournament specifically geared toward those debaters who have little or no experience at...

Arts Captains 2017

Sep 28, '17

Here are Brentwood’s Arts Captains for 2017-2018 as announced in Assembly today. Drawing and Painting Anika P Musical Theatre Hannah R Wind Ensemble Zara P String Ensemble Francis V Debate John E & Morgan W Model UN Dylan C Public Speaking Sarah L Dance Hannah S Pottery Will H & Mark W 2D...

Debate and Model UN

Sep 18, '17

Each year, Brentwood's Debate/MUN team provides exciting opportunities. This year will, no doubt, be one of the best years for our Brentwood debaters, MUNers, and public speakers as we are participating in more and more competitions. Students will have a chance to showcase their abilities in events such as World Scholar’s Cup, VMUN, Golden Gnome,...

Arts at the Heart

Sep 16, '17

A week into the Fall term, Brentwood’s Arts program is in full swing. A walk around campus yesterday revealed our 530 artists participating in any two of the following: acting, sculpture, debate, public speaking, musical, ceramics, photography, yearbook, robotics, photojournalism, woodworking, theatre production, choir, jazz band, strings, rock...

Our Greek Cultural and Competition Experience

Aug 31, '17

In mid-July, 15 Brentwood students were given the great opportunity to travel to Greece and compete in this year’s World Scholar’s Cup Global Round in Athens. The days when we were not competing, we got acquainted with Greek culture and its history. We took it easy on the first day, with a half day tour around the city. We visited the Plaka, an...

Pacific Debate Championships

Jul 10, '17

In late May a large number of Brentwood’s formidable debate club journeyed onto the mainland to partake in the Pacific Debate Championships. With nail-bitten fingers and colossal stacks of notes, we prepared to thwart the opposition with our clever arguments. The debaters began their journey by first traipsing through the Tsawwassen Mills Mall,...

Dogwood Scholarships: Opportunities for the Future

May 06, '17

As the deadline for making the big university choice grows closer and closer, Brentwood students set out to showcase their talents and passions and strive for a provincial Dogwood Scholarship. Dogwoods are an award to recognize the dedication of Grade 12s in schools across BC. The Dogwood Scholarships are available to graduates who demonstrate...

Nationals Debate

Apr 28, '17

Kavi G, Whittall ’17 & Afyz M, Privett ’17 have seen many junior and senior championships, local, provincial, and national, in their years as debaters at Brentwood. This past April 21-23 in Vancouver, the boys buttoned on their well-worn competition suits, a shirt of which on Afyz is four inches short from the cuff to his wrist, and duked it out...

Mocking the Law in Victoria

Apr 27, '17

Last Saturday, a group of eager debaters headed down to Victoria in celebrations of BC Law Day to participate in the annual Victoria Mock Trials. Two teams of eight, our coaches, and some observers spent the day in the Victoria Courthouses where we acted as lawyers and witnesses in a case where a taxi driver had been charged with assault. The...

Brentwood at the Barry Sullivan Law Cup

Apr 25, '17

“What limits should be placed on police use of undercover operations when investigating crimes and national security threats?” This juicy question reverberated within the crowded minds of six Brentwood Debate students as the days accelerated towards the Barry Sullivan Law Cup. The public speaking competition, which would take place in Vancouver,...

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