On Everyday Wars

On Everyday Wars

May 9, 2017

The Salmons had been fighting this war for more than ten generations. Merciless time, aided by the unrelenting enemy, the Eschers and their allies, had taken its toll. The Salmons had declined; entire lifetimes

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A Bittersweet Summation

A Bittersweet Summation

May 9, 2017

Four years ago, I arrived in Ankara, Turkey, fresh off the high-school boat and ready to embark on a new and foreign period of my life. I didn’t know what to expect except having

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The Beginning of a Farewell

The Beginning of a Farewell

May 2, 2017

For this column, I may stray slightly from my usual theme of travel tips and experiences. Being as I am in the last month of my life as an undergraduate student here at Bilkent

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On Necessary Evils

On Necessary Evils

May 2, 2017

This has been such a long stretch of conceptual writing without narrative that I’ve developed a strong craving for fiction. But that’s not what I’m here for. Evil doesn’t make a good story; I

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R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth

R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth

May 2, 2017

The good news is that “T2: Trainspotting” is scheduled to be screened in Turkish cinemas on May 5. Considering the fact that about a month ago I wrote a column based on the film’s

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On Work

On Work

April 25, 2017

All of us have, at some point, felt the immense joy that work can give. Perhaps it was when you finished an assignment with a sense of perfection; perhaps it was when you started

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Coming to the End…

Coming to the End…

April 25, 2017

I am a senior student at Bilkent, and as we are already more than halfway through this semester, it means I have only five weeks left on this beautiful campus. In most areas of

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We’ll Never Listen to These Songs at a Concert

We’ll Never Listen to These Songs at a Concert

April 25, 2017

The release of a new album is an exciting thing for both bands and fans. Bands will come out with different ideas, reveal how they have transformed since their previous album, and offer a

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