Every year, the MUN11 class is tasked with developing the SUNDIAL magazine. This magazine–which is distributed during IMMUNS–embodies the ASFM community’s perspective on global and local issues, while allowing the audience to learn about academic news they might be unfamiliar with. Our goal is to provide all delegates with an enriching experience and to teach every single reader something new about the world. The magazine features a huge variety of topics, from history and politics to movies and general culture. This diversity ensures all IMMUNS attendants will find a number of articles that fit their respective passions and hobbies.
This year, we decided to divide the class into 4 departments in order to maximize efficiency, and the chosen departments are: Research & Editing, Public Relations, Engineering & Design, and Finance. Each department has a department head, who is responsible for taking the lead in order to complete the specific tasks assigned to their department. However, since the class essentially delivers only one final product, students face the challenge of improving their communication skills in order to increase cooperation among departments. Apart from that, all MUN 11 students–regardless of their department–are writers, meaning all members of the class have worked tirelessly throughout the year to improve their writing skills. Students from the class also assisted with hand picking distinguished writers from our school and community to feature in the magazine.
Funding for this magazine came from our wonderful sponsors, who helped make this project a reality. We would like to thank them for their support and commitment toward our cause. Furthermore, while the process has been filled with challenges, the class has been able to advance with the help of our advisor Ms. Marissa Aguilar, whose valuable expertise have helped us overcome the hardest obstacles.
Marcos Vedoya & Jaime Rodríguez
Chief Editor & Co-Chief Editor
Sundial Magazine 2019-2020
The MUN 10 program is embodied by some of the brightest 10th-grade students at ASFM interested in Model United Nations. However, this program also focuses on teaching management and communications skills as the MUN 10 program is in charge of VOICES. The event allows ASFM students to display their talents and skills on a live stage whilst helping gather funds for IMMUNS. Essentially, over the course of a couple of months, auditions and rehearsals are hosted in order to create the event, with the help of our 4 departments: Logistics and Recreations, Public Relations, Information Technology, and Finance. This year, the VOICES directors decided to choose a Disney theme for the event, unlike prior years. Fortunately, the event was extremely successful as it topped previous years total earnings.
Carolina Ramirez & Lucas Menendez
Co-Directors IMMUNS 2019
Throughout our time in ASFM, we’ve always been taught to clean after ourselves, recycle, and look out for our environment. Nonetheless, we have seen that over the past years that the interest amongst students to maintain a clean school has decreased. Because of this, we encourage the idea of continuing with the Clean-Up Campaign, that after past years experiences have proven to be successful. Three years ago, ASFM seniors had the idea of initiating the Clean-Up Campaign to promote a cleaner and improved school. A small idea that led to a big movement. Consequently, it is with great honor that we continue this tradition, seeing that a clean school is one of our biggest priorities as being part of the ASFM community. As MUN 9 students, we are willing to take on any challenges that come our way with the goal in mind of maintaining a spotless school, that will further promote a better and safer learning environment for all.
Some of the things that we are proposing for this year’s campaign is the implementation of outside stations for plates to be placed in the corresponding cart. With this station people would be more inclined to leave their plates in an orderly mannered, instead of leaving them outside and dispersed. As well as a reimplementation of the stations upstairs to make or always cleaner. Also, as a group we should be committed to remind our friends to pick up their trash and when leaving the cafeteria if you see trash pick it up. This is a small effort compared to what will be the outcome. We hope this leads to more open minds, caring hearts and global leaders, as well as to bring back our mentality that our learning spaces should be clean.
2019-2020 Clean-Up Campaign Directors
Fernanda Cantu and Jorge Navarro