JLab, AdLab and TRA students attended the ‘New Media Order’ conference and had the opportunity to personally meet and speak to Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, internet / technology theorist Tom Chatfield, Ali Baba’s Brian Wong, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment Alan Chen and global investor of bright ideas Tim Draper, and ask questions to Wikileak’s Julian…Details
A Contemporary Ethical Dilemma in Journalism In 2005, the conservative Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 editorial cartoons of which most depicted Islam’s prophet Muhammad. In the explanatory text of the 12 cartoons, Jyllands-Posten’s culture editor, Flemming Rose, wrote, “The modern, secular society is rejected by some Muslims. They demand a special position, insisting on special…Details
JLab students have started posting their own pages on Wikipedia. This is not such a simple endeavor as there are many factors that cause the refusal of your article to be posted on Wikipedia. You go through a few jurors who select articles that are authentic and well written, that do not repeat which already…Details
Açı debate team realized a few first-timers in this tournament. It was our first Turkish language debate tournament. We were competing in T-Ö tournament for the first time. It was the first time Açı debate team was in semi finals. Congratulations to team captain Can Aşardağ and Nathan Candaner, Rahime İsmetova, Atakan Paksoy and…Details
A child dreams He dreams of becoming a hero Someone who can make a difference Aspirations, education, the good life good life Sacrifices must be made Things can’t always be the same When the bird’s old enough to leave the nest Goodbye to friends and all the rest No candle-fire or lights There’s a…Details
Lock-In 2 was about resilience in watching films. It started at 7 pm and ended at 7 am. The theme of this year’s Lock-In was ”Freaks” and some truly freaked out. Especially Elephant Man and Tommy were most impressive.
It was the first time we were competing in the Elevator Pitch which is about presenting an idea you have to a CEO in a simulation of an elevator which is going down from the 16th floor to the ground floor in 60 seconds. 22 students from 10 schools competed in this interesting format. Ferkan…Details
Acclaimed debaters, judges and champions of many world debate tournaments John Ashbourne and John Gallagher mentored the debate and public speaking training DYV (Discover Your Voice) at the school. We had the pleasure of welcoming different schools who were interested in the subject, along with advisors who got training on the issue too.
There were 20 highschool teams and 108 university teams to compete with each other in the Boğaziçi Debate Tournament. Açı A Team (Nathan Candaner & Dağlar Özkan) had a great success and came 3rd in the high school listing. Açı D Team (Rahime İsmetova & Atakan Paksoy) also debated with great success and came 9th…Details
Experienced debaters Kaan Özçelik, Can Aşardağ, Kaan Hamilton and İlhan Mertsoy presented the intricate details and some funny hints and facts about debating to the students of middle school. The amount of incessant questions were a sign of the ambitious and excited interest among the youngsters.
Interviewee: Maria Lundhammar Interviewer: Max Elden 1) What is your average weekday and weekend like? – How many hours do you go to school? Weekdays, I study from 8.30 to around 15.00 in the Gymnasium. – How many hours of homework do u have weekdays & weekends? – How many hours do u have for…Details
Interviewee: Wendy Provence Interviewer: Ülker Hızal 1) What is your average weekday and weekend like? – How many hours per day do you go to school? Not more than five and a half hours. – How many hours of homework do you have on weekdays & weekends? Around two to three hours. – How many…Details
“Objectivity does not mean having no opinions.” James Poniewozikwrites the above in an article criticizing Washington Post for not letting its staff write their opinions about events in their Twitter accounts. He says that everybody has an opinion about things that happen around them and this shows that they are able to comprehend and differ…Details
Interviewee: Ales Pavlicek Interviewer: Erman Ermihan 1) How many hours per day do you go to school? It depends on a day. Sometimes I’m there for 6 hours, sometimes longer- up to 10 hours. How many hours of homework do you have on weekdays & weekends? During a week I spend usually about 1-2 hours…Details
To be simple, III. Richard, was amazing. Not only because the master actor Kevin Spacey was starring, but the work in total was a great portrayal of Shakespearean literature in a stunning and exciting way. In the beginning of the play, I got confused with the complexity of all the characters and their names – and…Details
Do they live the same life? These people are all living in the same city but with very different lives. Yes, this is ISTANBUL! Only 10 kilometers can change a lot. Does the difference increase as the distance increases? Not necessarily…. HERE, the distance is 1500 km but the difference is inconsiderable. First…Details