Through a New Semester

Through a New Semester

February 5, 2018

First of all, I want to wish a good brand-new semester to each and every individual on campus. I hope everyone will be welcomed warmly to Bilkent University. For some of us, it will

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Word From the Wise: Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen

Word From the Wise: Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen

February 5, 2018

BY ALİ ADEEB (ARCH/IV) For most of us, a new role in life presents a variety of challenges and some surprises, too. Advice from someone who’s already been there can help get us through the

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Popism: Is Pop Music Worthy of Critical Attention?

Popism: Is Pop Music Worthy of Critical Attention?

January 29, 2018

Over the semester break, I had one conversation that really stimulated my critical interests, and I decided that I wouldn’t be able to let it go until I had written something on it. My

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On The Rose

On The Rose

January 29, 2018

“And tell me if you like the rose.” As a child, I had never seen how beautiful she was; now that I am not as young, it surprises me. For the friend to whom

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Feast for the Ears – Alarga

Feast for the Ears – Alarga

January 29, 2018

It was another cold day in Ankara when I first came across the name “Alarga: The Band” in a local bar’s event listings for that month. Artists that I’d heard before were also listed,

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The International Chronicles

The International Chronicles

December 18, 2017

BY NAUSHERWAN AZIZ (MAN/II) Name: Alisa Maryam Hyat Khan Department: Communication and Design/I Country of Origin: Pakistan What do you like best about Turkey? I love the diversity of Turkish culture, and the myriad

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Year in Review: Best Albums of 2017 (Part II)

Year in Review: Best Albums of 2017 (Part II)

December 18, 2017

This is the last of three installments looking back at some of the musical highlights of the year. This week I return with my top 5 favorite albums of 2017, a continuation of last

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On Cancer and Revolutionaries

On Cancer and Revolutionaries

December 18, 2017

“To confront cancer is to encounter a parallel species, one perhaps more adapted to survival than even we are.” – Siddhartha Mukherjee Cells have mechanisms by which they can replicate; for instance, one cell

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