Success at EurOpen Debate Tournament

Açı Debate Team had great success in reaching the octofinals at the EurOpen in Stuttgart.  Team captain Kaan Özçelik and team members Kaan Hamilton, Nathan Candaner, Dağlar Özkan and Atakan Paksoy competed with 41 ambitious international teams and came 14th. < /p> What was interesting was that there were 2 other teams from Turkey competing. …

New But Notable At TIMUN

After a selection process, Erman Ermihan won the right to take place in the Advisory Panel, which was implemented in TIMUN for the first time, but was a crucial and critical part of the real United Nations, giving advice to the Securtiy Council on the overriding issues of the time.  Melis Birgen, on the other…

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…