Written by Adell Pitts, Photo by Michelle Lane
With living in a time where the news is constantly in conflict, we need to know how to fix our problems before they get out of hand.
“We live in a violent world and we need to promote more communication with the world in our society, and the more voices that are shared, the more solutions we have to solving our problems,” adviser of Model UN Karen McMillan said.
The Model UN is a club for students that care about current issues to come and have a conversation about them.
“I think it’s a club if you like government stuff and you can go and debate from like to see what our generation , thinks about different government and how they view stuff.” sophomore Francisco Sierra-Gordon said.
Model UN, also known as Model United Nations, is an opportunity for students to typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations.
“[It’s] good for the students to look at issues from different point of view, and experience debating issues they care about, becoming more [knowledgeable of the] world [and be] more informed” McMillan said.
To the students who are in Model UN; it is important to know about the world around them.
“Because [we don’t get to hear a lot of] these issues besides the ones here and North Korea,” junior Blazie Carway said, “but [in Model UN] you can hear about them from places like Africa and others beside England.”
Model UN talks about different countries and their political point of views.
“With political turmoil I think it’s important to learn about political stands in their countries.” senior Alain Kublashvili said.
Freshman Denise Nelson voiced different political standpoint about voices on terrorism.
“We live in a violent world and we need to promote more communication with the world in our society,” McMillan said, “the more voices that are shared the more solutions we have to solving our problems.”