The Skyline College Model United Nations (MUN) team participated in the Aggie MUN IV Model UN conference at the Grand Sheraton hotel in Sacramento on February 1, 2018.

Skyline College MUN is a parliamentary debate team that competes against other universities at regional conferences where they attempt to solve global issues in the style of the United Nations. Committees include crisis, specialized, and General Assembly formats, and discussion topics ranged from historical scenarios to fantasy simulations to the most recent current events.

The Aggie MUN IV conference featured teams from all over California, including such prestigious universities as UCLA, Berkeley, USC, and Stanford. The best delegate in each committee is awarded the gavel in the closing ceremony after the final session of debate.

While our team didn’t bring home any gavels from this conference, Skyline College student Lucas Lazaro was recognized during the closing ceremony with a verbal commendation for his performance in the Magical United Nations, a fantasy simulation committee that debated global issues within the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

For this conference, the Skyline College MUN team also featured three students from the Skyline’s Middle College community, including two current high school seniors and one alumni who is now a fulltime Skyline college student.

“It was really fun, but really stressful too.” Middle College senior Ana Giulia Serra said. “It was the first time I’ve ever experienced such competitiveness. All of the students participating were so passionate about what they were saying. They were so intelligent too. I feel like I did well for my first time, and I’m looking forward to attending the UC Berkeley Conference next month.”

Skyline MUN actively welcomes new members who are interested in participating in debate both locally in weekly meetings at Skyline College, as well as those interested in travelling to participate in regional conferences and competitions. Please e-mail for more information.

Article by Timothy Rottenberg

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