Al Jazeera Failure Not Troubling

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments by Ella Ucer

Al Jazeera has launched in America August 2013, and since then it has been losing viewers, going from 18000 to 13000 in five months. Normally this would be disturbing for any media, but Al Jazeera America does not care.   This is because, to them, in the short term it is enough to have a [...]

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Interview with Ezel Akay

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments by defnekeskin

Ezel Akay is a Turkish film actor, film director and film producer. He was born in 1961 and he studied engineering at the Bosphorus University. He later started his education on theatre arts at Villanova University. One of his recent movies is Killing the Shadow (Karagöz ve Hacivat Neden Öldürüldü?) 1) What do you think [...]

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Toy Extinction

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments by Siva Serkisyan

Weak holiday sales of toys hurted Hasbro this year. The company announced that traditional toys were fighting with video games. “We have at this point in history, for the first time, more play available than there is demand,” said the CEO of the company Richard Gottlieb. Because most of the video games and apps are [...]

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One Day My Prince Will Come!

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments by Deniz Kefeli

‘’One day my prince will come!’’ is the typical sentence the Disney princesses used in Disney Princess movies. Mulan, Snow White, Bella and the other princesses always had princes awaited. But the new Disney movies don’t have them anymore. The new movies Brave and Frozen have two strong women figures. They don’t need a prince.People [...]

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Fantasy Films Mean A Lot More

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments by Ali Deris

“What if we used fantasy not as an escape from our world, but an invitation to look deeper into it?” Andrew Slack Books such as The Hunger Games and Harry Potter are about much more than what they seem to be on the surface. Poverty, torture of prisoners, economic inequality, abuse of wealth and power [...]

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Is Frozen Blood Art?

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments by defnekeskin

Marc Quinn is a fifty years old, contemporary British artist who is known for “Self” which he made from his own frozen blood and “Alison Lapper Pregnant” which is a sculpture of Alison Lapper (it has been installed on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square). He investigates “the relationship between nature and culture as well [...]

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Media Blamed For Stress

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments by admin

According to Roxane Cohen Silver’s research, people who witnessed the Boston Marathon Bombing, and people who had someone close to them witness the event showed nearly equal amount of acute stress symptoms compared to people who were exposed to the event only through the media. People who were exposed to bombing related coverages more than [...]

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Continuum Continued

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments by Ella Ucer

My shadow follows in disagreement And it is not alone I hear them whisper   Strange dark figures dance between the walls and the floor creaks, keeping me awake.   Even in soft silence my eyes don’t close Outside, creatures of the night lurk I am one of them

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Continuum Continued

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments by apaksoy

I’m waking up, through ash and dust, that my anger forges. It blinds me, my future invisible.   Not like the moon, no. My moon, myself, my own chaos.   My own dust, blocking my vision, my creativity. My spark now lost, no more anger, while I question; how I will wake up.   No [...]

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Continuum Continued

Mar 06, 2014 by Emre Kok

Blind as a bat, feeling my way to bed, Trying to prevent my thoughts, hack my way Before defeating the struggle.   My vision and thoughts were drifting away While the birds started to awake, The moon was glowing under my eyelids.

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Continuum Continued

Mar 06, 2014 by Kerem San

The sun chases the moon, magically. Beautiful, The dark clouds leave my house while the murky mist of the night disappears with its deep darkness   I hear voices coming out of my mouth. I see my hand moving towards my pen. I grab it. I feel the dusty clouds fade while I start writing. [...]

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100.000€ Boat Stolen!!!

Mar 06, 2014 by admin

The 100.000€ boat which was owned by the little 13 year old named Kaan has been stolen by an unidentified group. Kaan is a kid who is known by his passion and love for boats. He is also known by his famous quote: “Anlayamazsınız… Beni en çok çeken, motorun yaptığı dalga, köpürtmesi…” This is the [...]

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Notability Crackdown

Mar 06, 2014 by admin

Aci HS students woke up with a shocking news this morning. Ginger Labs which is the company who created the app Notability stated that they are convinced that the app is useless so they decided to remove Notability from the App Store. Also they erased all the data and the files which were created in [...]

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How To Destroy Istanbul?

Mar 06, 2014 by Debi Cakar

Istanbul has always been a beautiful city. With her extreme beauty and romantic atmosphere she has a unique place in the world. Seeing Istanbul’s nature is spectacular . However, some people want to destroy her magnificence for their own interests.   They’re cutting down trees to construct new buildings and settlements. No one can try [...]

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Hazel Grace Empathy Passage

Mar 06, 2014 by Ela Golhan

An empathy passage through Hazel Grace’s(Character in ‘The Fault In our Stars’) mind after she reads Augustus Water’s letter: Okay. Okay. Okay. I know he can’t hear me but there was a comfort in saying those words that made it seem like I was next to him. Like we were in that third space no [...]

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The Fault in Our Stars – Empathy Passage

Mar 06, 2014 by Elif Sarper

An empathy passage through Hazel Grace’s(Character in ‘The Fault In our Stars’) mind after she reads Augustus Water’s letter: I do, Augustus. I do. As you had once said before, it’s a privilege to have my heart broken by you. I always thought that I was the grenade; that I was going to hurt everyone [...]

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Interview With Barbara Trionfi

Mar 06, 2014 by JLAB

1. How do you make sure the information you receive is true? How can you be sure that the people who feed information to IPI are trustworthy, honest people? IPI has a very strong National Committee, which has members working in different countries to promote press freedom. These members are very diverse. There are journalists, [...]

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Paying for Amusement or Abusement?

Mar 06, 2014 by Edlin Gulzari

What Are We Paying for: Amusement or Abusement? Zoos have been a source of entertainment for kids, tourists, teenagers and families throughout the years. However, many animals are being abused in zoos and even though it is claimed that many zoos are for the ‘protection’ of the wild life and the species near extinction, according [...]

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Barbie’s Swimsuit Causes A Stir

Mar 06, 2014 by Yasemin Aykan

Barbie will be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for its 50th Anniversary. Barbie will be the doll size version of a human, such as Tyra Banks and other famous supermodels on cover page. She will be wearing a swimsuit that she wore in 1959.   This issue gives Barbie and her fellow [...]

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