A Chic Treat

On the 7th of June, we went to Vakko Headquarters at Nakkaştepe. The building was awarded with Wallpaper’s 2011Award for the Best Work Space on the world. Our purpose was to show them our presentation on gender inequality and violence against women. When we finally got there, we decided to give them the presentation instead…

“I was never too detached from politics”

a)    Hürriyet gazetesinden istifa ettiğinizi açıklamadan önce, bu istifaya sebep olan ve hükümeti eleştirmek için kullandığınız “anasını bile satan zihniyet” ifadenizin ardından, “ayarı kaçırmışız”, “vurucu ifadenin şehvetine kapılmışız” gibi cümlelerle özür dilediniz. Bu sırada sizinle aynı gazetede mesleğini sürdüren Ahmet Hakan ise sizi ciddi bir şekilde eleştirdi ve istifanızın ardından Hürriyet Gazetesinin denetim mekanizmasını delmek…

Kaan’s Farewell

Farewell Fellow Friends Only three days to graduate, I sit down to write a farewell message for the school I called my second home, which I am to part very soon. “The Final Curtain” is, as it were, about to close. A feeling of melancholia, dysphoria, and longing has already started branching out its roots…

USA in the Middle East

An article dated 12th February 2011, written by New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof appeared with the title “What Egypt Can Teach America”. The title interested me because at the first signs of the unrest in the Middle East, I wondered why America had been involved with the problems the Middle East. After I…

Mental Floss

  Ayhan Sağlam is throwing a bash on June 21 in Equinox Bar.   Tim Mottram bought a Yorkshire puppy just to make it drink vodka continously.   Aykan Esen has been seen with Matt Bellamy in London.   Çetin Arat shook hands with Mike Tyson, and Mike Tyson sued him for breaking his thumb.…

Leader and Media

We discussed in our lesson this term that a leader, first of all, has to convince the people. A leader cannot become the leader of a country if he or she doesn’t convince the public, the people who are going to decide whether that person is chosen to lead that country or not. For example,…

Do We Trust Our Leaders?

Within the juxtaposition people, media and leader we observe “Trust” as a fundamental concept. Without trust, the balance among the three is shaken and none of the institutions can function successfully.   People need trustworthy leaders who do not misuse people’s beliefs because people count on the leaders and they follow them. When this is…

MY OWN WAY

              This tragic story between you and me That I’m gonna write will really shame you Makes me feel very nervous and lonely Without you I was even down with flu You came to me with an innocent heart Said that your feelings for me are all true I…

Melis’s Farewell

I have been going to Aci for four years. In these years, I find out that this school is different than the others because of its priorities, because of its system and because of everyone in it. The important thing is being human, not getting high grades and pass the class in here. I personally think…

Zeynep’s Farewell

Being the one of the first graduated students… Being a senior class… During the whole of this year everybody talked about this and waited excitedly to see this event. However the other side of the medallion is not same for us… This is my twelfth and unfortunately the last year in Açı. Since the beginning…