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Records Broken at EMUN

EMUN was a conference where several records were broken.  While Aykan Esen, Asya İğmen and Nathan Candaner were main submitters, Sinan Deriş, Mehmet Yurttutmuş and Güvenç Kutlusoy were co-submitters of resolutions, making the whole team submitters ! This success was overshadowed when Asya İğmen and Nathan Candaner were voted as ‘’Best Delegate’’ of the conference. …

History Was Written at MBMTR

In October 2011, MUN was conducted in Turkish for the first time in the history of United Nations.  There were three Açı students who contributed to this first and honorable  step:  Asya İğmen, Erman Ermihan and Güvenç Kutlusoy.  They became chairmen of MBMTR (Model Birleşmiş Milletler Türkiye) and headed schools from all over Turkey.  Delegates…

New Media Order conference

JLab, AdLab and TRA students attended the ‘New Media Order’ conference and had the opportunity to personally meet and speak to Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, internet / technology theorist Tom Chatfield, Ali Baba’s Brian Wong, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment Alan Chen and global investor of bright ideas Tim Draper, and ask questions to Wikileak’s Julian…

Açı is on Wikipedia

JLab students have started posting their own pages on Wikipedia.  This is not such a simple endeavor as there are many factors that cause the refusal of your article to be posted on Wikipedia.  You go through a few jurors who select articles that are authentic and well written, that do not repeat which already…

TEVİTÖL-Özyeğin Debate Tournament

Açı debate team realized a few first-timers in this tournament.  It was our first Turkish language debate tournament.  We were competing in T-Ö tournament for the first time. It was the first time Açı debate team was in semi finals.   Congratulations to team captain Can Aşardağ and Nathan Candaner, Rahime İsmetova, Atakan Paksoy and…

Elevator Pitch

It was the first time we were competing in the Elevator Pitch which is about presenting an idea you have to a CEO in a simulation of an elevator which is going down from the 16th floor to the ground floor in 60 seconds.  22 students from 10 schools competed in this interesting format.  Ferkan…

Açı Hosts Discover Your Voice

Acclaimed debaters, judges and champions of many world debate tournaments John Ashbourne and John Gallagher mentored the debate and public speaking training DYV (Discover Your Voice) at the school. We had the pleasure of welcoming different schools who were interested in the subject, along with advisors who got training on the issue too.

Mental Floss

  Ayhan Sağlam is throwing a bash on June 21 in Equinox Bar.   Tim Mottram bought a Yorkshire puppy just to make it drink vodka continously.   Aykan Esen has been seen with Matt Bellamy in London.   Çetin Arat shook hands with Mike Tyson, and Mike Tyson sued him for breaking his thumb.…