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June 9, 2016

A battle for the gavel—on Mars

I am what you call a Model UN veteran. Through my involvement in Mount Holyoke College Model United Nations (MHCMUN), I have been on the collegiate circuit long enough to recognize many faces from across the country—and to know who the strongest delegates are. These power delegates are there to win.

June 9, 2016

Making her (West) point

When it comes to Mount Holyoke College Model United Nations (MHCMUN), I was a little late to the party. I joined the second semester of my sophomore year. I knew instantly that I had found it: a group that I would stay a part of until the end of college.

May 27, 2016

Thinking on my feet

People who know me are aware of my relationship with Model United Nations. We first met in middle school. After competing—and winning awards—in both the national competition and the Global Classrooms International Middle School Model UN conference in the United States, I fell madly and deeply in love. The constant rush of adrenaline that comes with having to think so quickly and frequently on my feet? It’s both challenging and gratifying.

April 12, 2016

Striking a power pose—and finding a family.

As a first-year student, I joined Mount Holyoke College Model United Nations, or MHCMUN, because I needed a club. And I wanted to make friends. I stayed because it became my family.