The Dependence on Being Independent

Article by Erinç GERÇEK Art by Yaoyao Ma Van Have you ever wondered why holidays mean so much to us? Even the word “ holiday” itself is enough to make us smile, and in fact that sort of smile is contagious, but why is that ? It is because the idea of having free time … Continue reading The Dependence on Being Independent

Happiness of Our Day

''Happiness is like a warm bed on a cold morning.'' ''Happiness is getting what you want.'' ''I am happy when I am with my friends laughing.'' Everyone has a different idea on happiness which varies depending on the person, the time, or the phase of the moon. For Aristotle “Happiness is a life lived according … Continue reading Happiness of Our Day

Derry Girls: Best Depiction of Teenage Absurdity

Derry Girls ,written and created by Lisa McGee, follows five teenagers live during the 1990's Ireland. The main characters are Erin, Orla, Michelle, Clare and James. Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson) is an aspiring writer with the ego of one as well. Orla McCool (Louisa Harland) is Erin's sweet but invasive cousin, so as most close … Continue reading Derry Girls: Best Depiction of Teenage Absurdity

Poem of the Week: 31 October – 6 November

How to Break a Curse BY DANIELLE BOODOO-FORTUNE Lemon balm is for forgiveness.Pull up from the root, steepin boiling water. Add locusts’ wings,salt, the dried bones of hummingbirds.Drink when you feel ready.Drink even if you do not. Pepper seeds are for courage.Sprinkle them on your tongue.Sprinkle in the doorway and alongthe windowsill. Mix pepper and … Continue reading Poem of the Week: 31 October – 6 November

Commodification and Consumption of Blood in Arjun Raj Gaind’s Empire of Blood – Emre Misvaklı

Vampiric elements are generally used to create shock value and horror on the audience, and in 2015 comicbook titled Empire of Blood, Arjun Raj Gaind uses these vampiric elements to strengthen the already horrible image of the material exploitation of the Indians under the British rule. Furthermore, the obsession over blood and its purity is … Continue reading Commodification and Consumption of Blood in Arjun Raj Gaind’s Empire of Blood – Emre Misvaklı