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A Summery Summary from Prague: Czech This Out!

Aug 27, '16

This summer, I was one of a lucky few who were given the opportunity to travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague, Czech Republic, to represent the school at two tournaments. I was one of ten students accompanied by two incredible teachers, Ms. MacInnis and Mr. Bryant, and the trip ran from July 11th to July 27th. Our first...

The Debaters

Mar 18, '16

This term has been crazy busy for the Debate and Model UN crew and we have a lot to show for it. We started off with a Pizza Debate at Oak Bay High in Victoria for some practice. It was a lovely evening with talented debaters and clever points brought up from both sides and close final point totals. After the debates, the pizza was brought out and...

Interhouse Debate

Mar 18, '16

On Friday, April 1st, interhouse sports captains gathered their houses’ best Junior and Senior debaters for Brentwood’s annual Interhouse Debate Tournament. In the preliminary round, Juniors debated the resolution “Be it resolved that Canada and the United States should form one country” with Mack/Ellis and Rogers/Allard advancing to the final....

VMUN 2016

Feb 01, '16

On a nippy Thursday, sixteen delegates, accompanied by Mr Skardal and Ms McNeill, set out for the Vancouver Model United Nations (VMUN) conference, one of the largest such conferences in North America, to determine the proper use of a point of personal privilege. During the three-day conference, delegates were faced with seemingly catastrophic...

Model UN in Mill Bay

Dec 22, '15

On the morning of November 28th, the air was full of excitement, and anticipation filled the campus, as students from 12 schools—dressed up in their freshly-ironed blazers and suits—rushed into the Bunch Theatre. Approximately two hundred people from different schools, not as students, but as delegates representing a country, took a seat in their...

Musings on CAIMUN

Jul 23, '15

Prior to this experience, if someone told me they wanted to motion to the dais for a 10 minute unmod, I would probably have raised an eyebrow in confusion and swiftly move in the opposite direction. Fortunately, I have since then been enlightened. I, along with fifteen other Brentwood delegates, was invited to attend CAIMUN in Vancouver from May...

Speech Provincials: The Spry Six

Jun 01, '15

It has been said by many untalented painters that speech is the highest form of art, and I wholeheartedly agree. Over the first weekend in May, six of Brentwood College’s most effervescent public speakers crossed the Salish Sea to journey to the foreign lands of Vancouver, where they would partake in the 100th Provincial Speech Championships,...

I Rise on a Point of Order

May 17, '15

Rhetoric, wit, passive-aggressive jabs at your opponent’s intellect (or lack thereof): these are the principles of debate that our introductory Grade 10 English Elective aims to instill in its students. Comprised mostly of newcomers to the wide world of debate, we’ve steadily stepped into its depths, learning the basics of forming a compelling...

Debate, Model United Nations, & Public Speaking

May 12, '15

They have been called many things: the Wolves of Brentwood, the Shamans of ShawMUN and the guys who apparently don't have enough time to change out of their uniform before Arts. Officially, though, they are the Debate, Model United Nations, and Public Speaking Club. This year, the prizewinning pack emerged from the Brentwood Bubble to make...

Going To Nationals!

Apr 10, '15

The Debate Club will be sending forth two of their most formidable verbal athletes to the senior level of the Canadian National Debate Championships this spring. Brentwood’s Head Prefect, Tyler P, Rogers ’15 and tennis ace Nick M, Ellis ’15 took on challenges at both the regional and provincial levels of debating play, each performing with their...

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