What’s Up MUN?The 54th annual North American Invitation Model United Nations (NAIMUN) will be held in Washington, D.C. beginning February 17th. Model United Nations, more commonly referred to as MUN, is an exciting extra-curricular activity in which students, play the role of delegates as they simulate real-life United Nations committees. Such committees include the International Olympics Committee (IOC), the general assemblies, the British House of Commons (BHOC), and many more. Mr. Cohen, after taking a brief hiatus due to paternity leave, along with a student board composed of Jake Zhang ’17, Sophie Brand ’17, Niya Parikh ’18, Vaisnav Gajaraj ’18, Pranav Wadhwa ’19, Nima Majidi ’19, Vijay Patel ’20 and Yifan Bao ’20 have completely renovated and improved the Rutgers Prep MUN club this year. These student leaders have motivated students to come to meetings outside of regularly scheduled sessions, so they can be prepared to debate at the official conference later on in February. Meetings are held twice a week, serving as a chance for students to go over the basic procedures of debate at the MUN conference. Students start out learning the ins and outs of MUN and Parliamentary Procedure, and sessions will end in a mock debate over current issues in our world. These informational meetings have been a beneficial tool for many newcomers and veterans alike. Unlike conferences in the past, this year students will be staying in the hotel where the NAIMUN conference is hosted. Students will no longer need to worry about transportation to and from meetings, and staying in the actual hotel will help our delegates communicate with their blocs and friends more easily. Our delegation will be representing the country of Japan in many of the general assemblies and some smaller committees as well. Delegates not speaking on behalf of Japan will instead be representing actual people that were involved in the committee when it was proposed in the past. NAIMUN has proven to be an enriching experience for everyone involved, and this year’s conference is sure to be the same. With even more preparation than in years past, this motivated group of students is sure to represent our school community in the best light. If you did not have the opportunity join the club this year, you are always encouraged to join next year and be a part of one of the most intriguing student organizations our school has to offer.
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