Whats the biggest challenge organizing the MEDIMUN conference?
For me there is no challenge because I know the students will do a fantastic job, they always do. It’s mainly the students and Mr. Lodge. I don’t think its a challenge when students want to participate and want to make it a success.
Could you tell us one moment in your life that brought you joy?
If you ask any parent, I am sure that they are going to talk abut the birth of their children. That above anything else -obviously for a parent- brings me great joy.
Who is your favorite political leader?
Kermit the frog.
Sesame street is an accurate depiction of the political arena in America. So, it’s a child’s game. Same thing.
Any further comments?
Vote Donald Trump -again- for second term.
Who is your favorite political leader and why?
My favorite political leader is Jacinda Ardern, who’s the prime minister of New Zealand. She was elected quite recently and she’s also quite young, she’s the second youngest prime minister of New Zealand. The reason why I like her so much is because I think it’s awesome that she is really interested in solving many major problems in New Zealand such as the housing crisis. It is quite specific but as a person from New Zealand it is so important to me. And she’s promised free tertiary education in the first year and an allowance for students has been increased, which is great for me.
Who’s your favorite political figure and why?
”My personal Leader and perhaps my own hero is definitely Abraham Lincoln. As you know his drive, passion and determination for the abolition of slavery not only influenced the West , Europe but also influenced the East. Really he is the most legendary individual known in History. For the 16th president of the United States, a lot of things were made after him. For me he is just incredible.”
What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
Just five more hours.
What’s your favourite quote?
My favourite quote is from the movie Hotel Rwanda. “When people see these pictures, they’ll say ‘oh my god that’s horrible’ and then go on eating their dinners”. It really appalls me how people can turn their back to horrible injustice and suffering happening in ‘distant’ parts of the world just because it’s none of their business. For me, this is not being cautious or protective. This is cowardice.
Do you get to choose the colour of your Kippah?
“Not only I’m allowed to choose the colour, I can actually get them with different pictures or logos on them. It’s pretty cool!”
If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month which would you choose?
I would definitely choose ‘Friends’ because it makes me remember the beautiful memories with my friends, be positive in life and it has taught me to live happily.
What’s your favorite song and why?
”My favorite song at the moment would have to be “My Heart I Surrender” by I Prevail. Because it’s very cute and I feel like i can connect with it.”
What’s your favorite song?
”I’ve been listening a lot of musical theatre recently, I really like the cast album of “Bandstand”
”Its got like a really nice post war music -similar to swing music- it has that sort of vibe.”
What’s the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced?
”When i was in grade 4, we were having silent reading in class and for some reason my grade 4 self was reading Harry Potter. I was reading in my head, reading in my head, until eventually there was a line, “BOOM” , and i decided to scream that in the library, in front of everyone. I still remember that to this day.”
What is the best but also worst purchase you’ve ever made?
An expandable fork
Whats your most embarrassing experience?
When I was in a clothing shop, I went to try on some clothes and this guy pulled the curtain. I was not naked – but you know I was still dressing up- so i screamed!
What’s the best part about being a delegate?
That you get to work with people from around the world.
What do you like the most about MEDIMUN?
That we all get to dress up fancy!
“Finally i get to represent a communist country at MEDIMUN” – Eros Nicolaou
What’s the funniest experience you’ve had during your 3 years at MEDIMUN?
“Oh my god, there are quite a lot, and they are all quite embarrassing. The one I remember quite distinctly though, was when a delegate asked me if he can have a ‘paper’, and spontaneously, I ran to the bathroom, grabbed some toilet paper, and came back. We stared at each other for a minute. Ends up he wanted a paper to write on.”
What politician would you rate as a perfect 10?
“My Cheetos face of course, Donald Trump”
Who would you describe as your role model?
Anyone who is motivated, anyone who wants to achieve something, inspire and works for the betterment of the world.
What is the weirdest dream you’ve had lately?
‘All my dreams take place underwater. In the last one, I was in a tank filled with water. I was with my classmates and we were having a lesson. Then, someone broke the glass and the water spilled out. We all drowned. That was sad. Sorry.’
What do you like the most about MEDIMUN so far?
I like the debating procedure. It’s very different from other conferences I’ve been in.
What is your favorite movie currently?
“My favorite movie -currently- is Dunkirk”
Because I believe its a very pretty movie to watch, as in the cinematography is great but also its an educational movie on the horrific events that occurred alongside the soldiers of the British and French army.
Whats your favorite topic you are currently studying in school?
“None of them”
“No further comments”
‘If you could steal credit for any great piece of art, song, film, book, etc which one would you claim?’
‘It’s actually a difficult question…I think I’d like to steal credit for the Harry Potter books.’
If you could go chase any of your wildest dreams right now, where would you begin?
Where would I begin… I want to like become a philosopher who also knows about quantum mechanics and like discuss the philosophy behind quantum mechanics.
Maria-Christina Achilleude, The English School Nicosia
What’s the best part of being an admin?
“You get to read the notes.”
Nicola Tymviou, Marilia Athinodorou, The English School Nicosia
What’s one word you hate?
Athena Eftychiou, English School
How do you choose your outfits?
“I open the wardrobe and it comes naturally to me. It just so happened to never have failed.”
Panayiotis Stavrinou, American Academy of Larnaca