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Global School Strike for Climate Change

Global School Strike for Climate Change

Emma V., Editor

March 18, 2019


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Thousands of students in Stockholm took part in the school strike for climate change. They skipped their classes on Friday to march through the city and demand for politicians to take action against climate change. Many of the students created banners with slogans such as, “Why would we study fo...

Tips on Vintage Shopping

Tips on Vintage Shopping

Eveline L., Guest Writer

March 11, 2019


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I’d like to share some advice regarding vintage shopping. If you’ve read my blog before you know that most of my clothes are bought second hand. Before I started wearing vintage clothing I, of course, wore clothes from normal stores, BUT shopping vintage is SO MUCH BETTER. I will, therefore, g...

Creative Pursuit of Personal Projects

Creative Pursuit of Personal Projects

Emma V., Editor

February 20, 2019


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Every year, the students in MYP 5 complete the “personal project”. This project includes a product, a process journal, and a report. The project spans from September until March and requires hard and dedicated work. Some of the projects this year include a digital guide for athletes, a website ...

SISMUN 2019 Comes to a Close

SISMUN 2019 Comes to a Close

Maya M., Editor

February 4, 2019


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After a long day of debate and discussion, we have finally come to one of concluding points of the SISMUN conference; the creation and submission of resolutions. This is the reason for the debates in the first place. All resolutions were very well-thought out and reached through invigorat...

SIS Mini Mun

SIS Mini Mun

Emma V., Editor

February 3, 2019


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The Mini MUN conference for 6th and 7th graders followed the theme of SISMUN: threats to democracy. The topic of Mini MUN was an invasion of our planet by aliens who look identical to humans, whose aim was to take over our society. They were targeting MEDCs (more economically developed countries) in...

Crisis in the WTO

Crisis in the WTO

February 1, 2019


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The World Trade Organizations topic is “Neocolonialism through Trade Dependence”. Basically, they are talking about countries who exert indirect control over other countries by making them dependent their trade. They have been forming alliances, debating, and conducting resolutions. This has hel...

Hectic Debate Sparks in Disarmament Committee

Hectic Debate Sparks in Disarmament Committee

February 1, 2019


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The Disarmament Committee will be debating about the topic of “Development and proliferation of lethal autonomous weapons”. As with all the committees, they have a set of questions which they are discussing: How do LAWs threaten international security? Are LAWs moral? Which solutions have been attempted...

Crisis in the UN Women’s Committee

Crisis in the UN Women’s Committee

Milou V., Editor

February 1, 2019


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A crisis has occurred in the UN Women's Committee! Angola has been appointed as being the president of UN Women, this is seen as being highly controversial because there is a lot of gender inequality in Angola. Speaking to the delegates from Angola we asked what their plan was. The Angolan delegation...

SISMUN – Heated Discussions in the UN Women’s Committee

SISMUN – Heated Discussions in the UN Women’s Committee

Milou V., Editor

February 1, 2019


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  The Quirky Quibbler was honoured to be able to sit in the conference, in this article we would like to give you an impression of what the discussions were like in the Women's Committee The delegation of India stated that education is the way to go to empowering women, proposing that the n...

Reproductive Rights in Africa, a Burning Issue and How to Solve It

Reproductive Rights in Africa, a Burning Issue and How to Solve It

Zuzanna O., Editor

February 1, 2019


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 After a thorough discussion, the delegates in the Human Rights Council got time to come up with clauses they were going to introduce. After recess, the clauses have been presented and any issues that other countries have with them were brought up. Brazil was the country that introduced the most c...

The Security Council – Abuse of Power

The Security Council – Abuse of Power

February 1, 2019


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This year's topic for the Security Council is “Abuse of Power”. The questions this committee will be discussing includes: What is the link between corruption/abuse of power and international peace and security? How does corruption fuel conflict (especially within the problematic regions identifie...

SIS MUN – UN Women’s Committee

SIS MUN – UN Women’s Committee

Milou V., Editor

February 1, 2019


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At this year's SIS-MUN the UN Women's Committee is discussing the position of women in politics and leadership positions. The committee is dedicated to the empowerment of women and strives for gender equality. The committee focuses on four strategic priorities to meet the Sustainable Development Goal,...

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