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Midterm 2019

Nov 05, '19

For nine weeks in September and October the midterm break is a goal to be pursued, but not quite attained. It is a refuge for the fatigued. A star to every wandering bark. For most of us it is a time to recover, relax, re-create. For others, it is just another opportunity to pursue their passions. Here is a list of the academic, artistic, and...

Master Class for Performing Artists

Sep 26, '19

Last Wednesday, Dr. Kinza Tyrrell, who is the principal repetiteur for Vancouver Opera and a sessional instructor at UVIC, and Evelyn delaHaye, who is a working soprano and voice teacher, came across the Salish Sea to visit our school. They held a Master Class and invited some of our top performing artists to sing or play a piece of music they are...

Debate 2019

Jul 08, '19

Whether you’ve seen them behind the podium, in the classroom, or on the stage, debaters continue to be Brentwood’s emphatic powerhouse for thought-provoking discussion and fierce competition. This year, debate became the school’s largest fine art, with over 100 students enrolled in the course. Every student learned to improve their public...

Mock Trial Prep

Jun 10, '19

I can confidently say that Debate and Model UN has been the most omni-applicable course I have ever taken. Just when we thought we had learned everything there is to learn about argumentation and effective articulation, the program found another way to keep us on our toes: Mock Trial. Now, as our final project of the year, we are taking our skills...

Hector Mac

May 19, '19

Where else in the world can you hear a satire of teen culture, a story of a middle school boy sneaking chocolate into summer camp like contraband, and an eloquent explanation of the ramifications of adult actors playing teenagers in media, all in the same place? This is why I love speech competitions. Specifically, the Hector MacIntosh...

Harvard Model Congress Europe

Apr 12, '19

Over Spring Break a group of twelve students, accompanied by Mr. Bryant and Ms. Steele-MacInnis, had the opportunity to go to Madrid to compete and participate in the 39th annual Harvard Model Congress Europe. An event founded in 1987, Harvard Model Congress Europe (HMCE) is a government simulation conference run exclusively by undergraduates at...

Interhouse Impromptu Public Speaking

Apr 10, '19

Interhouse events are a way for our students to compete against their classmates and friends in a wide variety of different competitions, from soccer to rowing, acapella to impromptu speeches. Interhouse events cover so many different categories which makes it possible for everyone to have a chance at competing. Impromptu speeches took place in...

What Do You Debate About?

Apr 08, '19

“Oh, you debate? What do you debate about?” It’s the question I have heard more times than I can count. I have come to expect it the same way I know I will be informed how much I’ve grown every time I meet one of my mum’s old friends. But the problem with this particular piece of small talk, is that there really is no answer. Unfortunately, I...

Brentwood Debate 1970

Mar 28, '19

Last month the team of Amelia H, Allard ‘20 and Jaylyn B, Allard ‘20 won the BC Provincial Debate Championship. This remarkable accomplishment got Brian Carr reflecting on the storied history of debate at Brentwood. The first formal year of debating at Brentwood was in 1970. Below is the report from the yearbook written by Grade 11 student,...

Reflecting on Debate - 1971 to 2019

Mar 26, '19

The following is a letter from Brentwood Alumni Wade Davis (Class of 1971), former Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, a Member of the Order of Canada, Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia and author of 23 books. Wade and his debate...

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