• 一“毛”不拔

    In the West, Mao Zedong is often compared to Hitler and Stalin. But in China, decades after his death, some people are still addicted to fond memories of Chairman Mao.

  • Good, and you?

    Alessandro confronts the infamous question “How are you?” and the hidden universe that lies behind it. He explores the dynamics and meaning of this long-standing English social convention and hints at its faults and implications.

  • Pegar a vida pelos cornos: uma tradição açoriana de toradas

    Helder sheds light on the origins and impacts of the Azorean tradition of—and perhaps addiction to—bullfighting.

  • Adicción

    In her poem, the author explores our addiction to one another, a vice impossible to shake because it lies at the very core of human nature.

  • 야생화

    Hayun Cho hopes to capture the uncertainty of youth against the backdrop of Prague, the “city of a hundred spires,” where she spent her summer. The poem strives to explore the obsession with beauty and an ultimate destination in context of a life.

  • Зависимость от стереотипов

    What are social norms, and who dictates them? Daria discusses an unconventional addiction—the addiction to stereotypes—and concludes that sole assumptions rarely lead to positive outcomes.

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Issue #6: Addiction

The theme of addiction is universal, and this sixth edition of Accent seeks to explore how it manifests itself for individuals, within societies and across the world.

“ไลน์”–ยาเสพติดใหม่ของคนไทย

By Sandy Wongwaiwate, BK’17

What is Thailand addicted to? The author discusses Line, a new messaging app that has taken the country by storm.

Nowadays,...

Work Addiction

By Giorgio Caturegli, SI ’18 Giorgio analyzes the addiction to work that characterizes the college experience of many Yale students. This typically American addiction affects...

手撕鬼子

By Yupei Guo, BR ’17 Recent backlash against the prevalence of Chinese television series featuring stereotyped depictions of the Sino-Japanese War represents the nation’s...

Good, and you?

By Alessandro Luciano, PC ’18

Alessandro confronts the infamous question “How are you?” and the hidden universe that lies behind it. He explores the dynamics and...

On Cyprus: a Discussion With Özdil Nami, Foreign Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus*

By Omegar Chavolla-Zacarias, BR ’16 Accent Editor-in-Chief Omegar Chavolla-Zacarias sat down with Mr. Nami to discuss the Turkish Cypriot perspective on the issue of...

网购燃烧的岁月

By Xinyu Guan, PC ’18

How Taobao shapes China’s online shopping culture

My mother claimed that she needed “some high quality but affordable straight skirts.”...

Κύπρος: Το Τελευταίο Διαιρεμένο Κράτος του Δυτικού Κόσμου

Greek by Nasos Abuel, PC ’16 English by Photos Photiades, ES ’17 In his article, Photos explains the Greek perspective on the issue of...