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Interrobang articles by Ilhan Aden


Ilhan Aden - A year of truth
Someone off-handily mentioned to me that this year, they felt like an octopus with their tentacles being pulled in every direction-a shared feeling deep within my spirit. Read this article

A Beginners Guide To NFTs
NFTs are digital assets known as non-fungible tokens. This means you can't use an NFT to purchase another NFT, instead, you can exchange it for some form of money. Read this article

Here's what college taught me about my creative process
With graduation around the corner, what's next for your creative journey? Read this article

Are student politics more tedious than titillating?
What place does student politics have in our world? Read this article

Why <em>Dr. Strangelove</em> is once again the movie of our times
Peter Sellers played multiple roles in Stanley Kubrick's classic satire, including that of the titular character. Read this article

The Rent Divide: Is London the new Toronto?
Never did I think I would live long enough in London Ontario to complain about how expensive the city has gotten, but here we are in 2021 with the lowest vacancy rate in almost a decade. Read this article

Social currency: How much is enough?
Social currency will have you acting like a complete fool online or as some put it, behaving like TikTok stars. Read this article

How to navigate networking through online learning
Students are entering arguably the most unstable job market in their lifetime with not much help from, frankly, anyone. And with graduation around the corner, some anticipate a sense of relief while for many others, it will be a cause of grief. Read this article

Where do we go from here?
As cases are on the rise, stricter lockdown measures on the horizon, a new virus variant present, and a continued lack of transparency - 2021 is not off to a great start. Read this article

Out with the old and in with the new
Change is an inevitable part of life but as creatures of habit it takes work to embrace. For some that work begins in the New Year and for others that work never stopped. Read this article

Welcome to 2021: the year of renewal
2020 was the start of a new decade, ushering in the era of peace, prosperity, and acceptance...just kidding - it was arguably the worst year of most of our lives, having spent it forcibly inside due to an airborne virus. Read this article

Creative Conversations over Coffee: Sunday Ajak
Originally from South Sudan but born in Newfoundland, Sunday Ajak is a third-year Western student studying social justice and peace. Read this article

Creative Conversations over Coffee: Omar Al-Tahan
Feeling lost in transit is no foreign experience to any creative. I would argue it's a part of the process. Read this article

Creative Conversations over Coffee: Asante Deluy
I had the pleasure of exploring the musical mind of Asante Deluy, a first-year student in music industry arts (MIA). Read this article

Fanshawe you win; I give up
Guidance is something we all desire, something to hold onto to make sense of the darkness the unknown can bring. COVID-19 has made this all but more apparent to me. Read this article

Creative Conversations over Coffee: Nikar Kim
This week I had the pleasure of sitting with Nikar Kim, a Fanshawe graduate of the music industry arts (MIA) program. Read this article

Wearing a mask during sex is the new kink. Can dating handle it?
More and more restrictions are seeping into every part of our lives requiring a level of discipline I don't believe everyone possess. This will lead to and has led to conspiracy theories questioning the legitimacy of the pandemic, arguably endangering all of our lives. But I understand. Read this article

<em>Cuties:</em> Cannes or cancelled?
Disgusting, inappropriate, inspiring, influential, encouraging and propaganda. These are some reactions describing the confusing response to CutiesRead this article

Turn down for what? COVID, that's what
With Broughdale one tumbleweed away from looking like a ghost town, one would never know FOCO had taken place this past weekend. Read this article

A look into residence life
The transition from adolescence into adulthood is a confusing, invigorating, scary yet beautiful experience. For many young adults, this transition begins with school. Read this article

Why care about self-care?
Take care of yourself, be kind to yourself and watch over yourself. Great words to live by in theory, but what is self-care and how do we actualize it in our own life? Read this article

Fanshawe Fashion: How far can fashion take you?
Explore Emma Anderson's creative journey though fashion as a recent grad turned Fanshawe employee. Read this article

To think or not to think; that is the question
To think before you speak is a skill we all have been taught to some degree. But what does that skill look like in world where lies are more entertaining than the truth? Read this article

Bell - let's talk
Let's take the conversation off the internet and into real life. Let's see you be the change you want to see. Read this article

In conversation with author Alicia Elliott
An energizing conversation about life with award-winning author Alicia Elliott. Read this article

Lighten up: Life is an experience
Virginity is a social construct used as a means to control. What it's meant to control is dependent on the source of the pressure influencing you to keep it or not. Read this article

Coming to Canada: Acceptance in the face of nonacceptance
Anytime someone says something controversial to, about or around me I try to make it a point to let the remarks marinate before responding; emphasis on tryRead this article

Fanshawe Fashion: How to dress for success
Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have; this is something I have heard all my life, but what do you do when you don't know where life will take you? Read this article

Instagram: Where do we go from here?
In the era of likes and follows, it becomes increasingly difficult to be yourself online. Read this article

Sustainable fashion, but at what cost?
With fast fashion on its way out, sustainable shopping is becoming more popular and therefore more expensive for the average consumer. Read this article

Fanshawe Fashion: What does your style say about you?
Fashion has always been an integral part of my identity since I put together my first outfit at the age of 16. Read this article

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