September 22, 2014

Hi there! The first issue of Bilkent News (or BilNews, for when we’re being more casual) came out last week. Any remarks about the past summer will have been made there; they are, perhaps,

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The “Senior” Blues

The “Senior” Blues

September 22, 2014

First off, don’t let the title fool you; I do not have the blues—not just yet. In fact, I believe this is the happiest I have ever been about the commencement of a school

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Overview of the Summer Albums

Overview of the Summer Albums

September 22, 2014

Summer is now over, and school has begun, with autumn knocking on the door. As my long vacation and hours-long music sessions come to an end, I want to take a look back and

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Caterpillars and Butterflies

Caterpillars and Butterflies

September 17, 2014

The first article of the year is always tricky to write. What if this column happens to be one of the first things you read this semester? I want it to sound welcoming but

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Godless Month

Godless Month

September 17, 2014

One thing I really appreciate about polytheistic religions is how inclusive they can get. The Hittite Empire, for example, fancied itself the land of a thousand gods, and the Hittites certainly had the religious

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Psychedelic Meets Ethnic, Blinks to Post-Rock

Psychedelic Meets Ethnic, Blinks to Post-Rock

September 17, 2014

This week I want to talk about a Turkish band, Nekropsi. They have a genuine style of their own, and I can easily say that they are one of the most original bands I

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Right-Arm Innovation

Right-Arm Innovation

May 13, 2014

All right, first things first: I have two announcements to make, one in shameless promotion of myself, and another in shameless promotion of my graduate institute. UNAM, you see, is hosting a showcase event

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Restoration

Restoration

May 13, 2014

Just to warn you before you jump to any conclusions based on the title, this piece is not about the Interregnum period in England and Charles II’s restoration to the throne. If you have

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