Selim Ayyildiz

I am student at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am a current Marketing major. Apart from writing for NinerTimes, I enjoy spending my time swimming, playing volleyball, go on adventurous trips, and most importantly spending time with friends and family. I spend a lot of my time helping the community by joining non-profit organizations and volunteering. My biggest goal is to have a huge positive influence and be considered a historical idol someday.

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Op-Ed: My Normality and Yours

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: My Normality and Yours

To the person who claims they know me, more than I know myself, you are right. I am pronouncing the word “pillow” wrong by calling it “pellow.” I don’t eat pork because I’m “foreign.” In fact, you actually nailed it when you shared your very considerate thought of how lucky I am to be in the United […]

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Op-Ed: Race, media and pop culture

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Race, media and pop culture

  The idea of reading one more article about racial slurs or using up 10 precious minutes of your time to read this so called “writer” who believes his or her opinion matters or will even make a dent on social issues is on the bottom of your to-do list. I understand, news is getting […]

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OP-ED: Hollywood’s depiction of foreigners as ‘others’ was all too prominent last year

| February 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: Hollywood’s depiction of foreigners as ‘others’ was all too prominent last year

This past year, I’ve watched more movies than I ever had in my previous 18 years of existence. I am not sure if that’s necessarily a good thing considering the amount of money I’ve spent on all those tickets might be more than a semester’s worth of textbooks. However, I am more concerned about a […]

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OP-ED: The typical 4-year graduation plan is becoming more unrealistic

| January 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: The typical 4-year graduation plan is becoming more unrealistic

Wake up at six in the morning, brush your teeth in the shower and pick out clothes with one eye open as the other one catches up on sleep – a quick daily routine in order to make it on time for that long day ahead. It seems like the older we get, the shorter […]

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Foodie Friday: Monterrey Restaurante Mexicano

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: Monterrey Restaurante Mexicano

It was only my second day at Charlotte and I was already feeling homesick. I couldn’t handle being apart from my siblings, my own bedroom and most importantly my mother’s delicious homemade food. I was already over the dining halls and the overly crowded restaurants on campus. After a bunch of whining, over dramatic complaining […]

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