Saturdays are always the most eventful day of a Model UN conference. Whereas the day before, the sessions of committee seemed to stretch out long ahead before you, Saturday rolls around and you realize that you’ve only got a matter of hours left in which to pass that resolution, stage that coup, or make any other moves that will put you ahead of the game and in line for the coveted gavel. Or maybe you’re just excited for the upcoming delegate social.
Saturday at NCSC was no exception to
this observation. With the remnants of last night’s costumes still lingering—a smudge of Jack Sparrow eyeliner here, an askew top hat there—delegates made their way to the beginning of the end of the last substantive day of debate. Within moments, the crisis staff sprung into action, presenting delegates with a host of new issues to resolve. What began as a seemingly peaceful speech in the Banana Wars committee turned into an assassination, as a Catholic offic
ial was killed mid-preaching and replaced in the cabinet by the Bishop. Meanwhile, the Brazilian President visited the Senate and urged them to act as a united body, while the Greek Cabinet also had a visit from their President, who staged a coup to regain the presidency that had been stripped from him only a couple committee sessions prior. Even as a new terrorist group arose in the East Rises committee, Congress was conducting a trial of the CIA operatives from the Ad Hoc committee. Things got heated as Congress called into question the integrity of the CIA, bringing various members to the “stand” to defend their actions.
Delegates bickered, battled, and bantered right up to the last second of the conferences’ penultimate committee session, then left their respective cabinets and councils ready for the welcome change of pace that the night’s events would bring.