Sion’s English Newspaper FRIENDS 2007
Brief History of the Notre Dame de Sion French High School
On october 7,1856 eleven nuns arrived in Istanbul to take over the boarding school in Pangaltı called “Maison du Saint Esprit”. They officially opened Notre Dame De Sion girls boarding school on, November 27,1856. It was the first girls school in the country.
Latest news about our school
Our new auditorium was opened on November 27, 2006
*There was a piano recital by Jérome Rigaudias and the Borusan Quartet on January 11, 2007 for the whole Sion family
* The play “Dönme Dolap” by Berna Laçin and Cihan Ünal was performed in our new auditorium on January 9 and January 10th. The audience of students and parents loved the play and the auditorium.
* 11th and 12th grade students have been given the right to take remedid exams by the Ministry of Education. Those failing students will take their exams on February 13,14,15,16.
* End of the semester ceremony was performed on January 26,2007.
*A group of student and teacher representatives visited Ankara to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our school.
* Our girls swimming team become the third in Istanbul schools swimming contest on January 17,2007
* Istanbul Youth Forum took place in Robert College between December 22-25 2007 A group of students represented our school.
*CES student council organized a New Year’s party and all the students had great time while celebrating the new year.
* Our debate team become the third among Şişli high schools on January 8,2007.
*Can Dündar has just released a dvd about the history of our school for the 150th anniversary.
*Saadet Özen has published an encyclopedia of the history of our school with the help of Yapı Kredi publishing.
Interview with Psychologist Gözde Kardeşler
Çağla : Hello, Gözde. I have a few questions about your job. Where do you work now ?
Gözde : I work at Balıklı Rum Hospital. I work with addiction victimes
Ç : That’s very interesting. We know that you are a Dame de Sion gradute.
G : Yes, I graduated in 2001
Ç : When is your birthday ?
G : My birth date is May 21,1982
Ç : Where did you study pyschology ?
G : After Dame de Sion I went to Paris and I studied Clinical Pyschology at Sorbonne.
Ç : For our newspaper, we prepared an article about bulimia. Is the cause of bulimia just pyschological ?
G : No. There are also pyschological, biological and family reasons, too. Of course it starts with the reason of low self-esteem.
Ç : What kind of people tend to become bulimic more easily ?
G : These who don’t get enough attention froom their families or those whose families apply too much pressure on them.
Ç : What do bulimics do when they understand that they are bulimic.
G : They are usually conceal it. They don’t want to see a pyschologist.
They usually do nothing about it.
Ç : What is the typical age to become bulimic ?
G : Bulimia usually starts at adolesence girls become bulimic at ages 15 through 18.
Ç : Is there a connection between bulimia and adolesence ?
G : Yes. Girls at that age unconciously deny growing up of course when people grow up, their body parts get bigger and larger. In other words, they deny womanhood.
Ç : That’s interesting. Do you think that woman who go through a lot of esthetic operations and bulimics have some things in common ?
G : Yes. Of course both of those groups have pyshological problems with themselves. They are not satisfied with the way they look. The only reason why woman have a lot of esthetic operations is that they never think at they look good.
Ç : How do you cure these patients as a pyschologist ?
G : It is not easy to treat pyschological problems. We, pyschologists, aren’t magicians. I can’t say that there is only one method to help thede people. Because they have a wrong conception of themselves, they need long-term therapy.
Fort he past couple of centuries, the media has prometed “being thin” as being beaautiful. Therefore many woman in the world have tried to lose weight in order to look more beautiful. However, some of their efforts may result in diseases if the woman feels really obssesed with her weight.
These eating disorders are seen in 2 types :
Anorexia is a serious pyschological disease Anorexic woman don’t like their bodies and they keep trying to lose their weight. In order to do that, thry eat very little or they don’t eat at all. However, bulimia may be the next step to anorexia for really obssesed woman. Bulimic woman eat a lot and throw up what they have eaten afterwards.
We are going to look closely into Bulimia.
Bulimia is mostly seen young, upper-class white women. However other people such as black woman, older woman and man can also bacome bulimic.
Bulimia is more then just a diet problem. The reason could be stres, anger or sadness but the sim is stil to be thinner. Some factors that may play a part as the reason for bulimia are culture, another bulimic person in the family, life changes or job, personality traits such as having low self-esteem or gene sor hormones
A person with bulimia can not be recognized by someone’s appearance. Therefore, the signs to look fort o understand if someone is bulimic or not are these ;
*Using diet pills
*Always going to the bethroom after eating
*Exercising a lot
Bulimic people can get better with the help of doctors. There are different types of therapy for different people. Individual therapy, family therapy or anti-depression medicine can help.
Suggestions for weight loss :
1. Have enough reasons to lose weight and get ready.
2. Post a picture of your thin body on thhe fridge.
4. Don’t go food shopping when you are hungry.
5.Don’t eat while watching TV or reading books.
6.Brush your theet immediately after each meal.
7.Ask yourself “Am I hungry ?”
8.Try to enjoy everything you eat.
9.Take the stairs when you can.
10.Take a walk after meals.
11.When you feel like having a snack, drink tomato juice.
12.Always be seated when you are eating.
13.If you have eaten too much one day, try to follow a diet the next day.
14.Drink light drinks.
15.Chew everything 20 times before you swallow it.
16.Don’t chew a chewing gum when you are hungry.
17.Eat a cucumber when you are hungry.
18.Before you go to a party, eat a small cup of non-fat yoghurt.
19.Don’t ever eat a piece of candy before you go to bed.
20.Drink green tea.
21.Prepare your favorite dishes in small portions.
22.Try yo eat at the same time everyday.
23. Always use small plates.
24. Try to eat as little as possible in the evening.
25.Go to restaurants that have light food selections.
26.If you go on a diet, make sure your diet has a lot of fruit and vegetables.
27.Eat an apple before the meals.
28.Give yourself a present when you lose a little weight.
29.Drink a lot of water.
30.Breakfast is the most important meal. Don’t skip it.
World’s issues : Environment and Globalization
Endangered species are animals or plants which are at risk of becoming extinct. Extict species are no more seen on Earth again.Experts estimate that 27,000 species become extinct each year, or about 3 species in an hour. Scientists have calculated that 124 types of amphibians, 1,108 types of birds, 734 types of fish, 1,096 types of mammals, and 253 types of reptiles have become endangered.
Hunting, trading , chemicals and pollution are causing these animals to become
endangered. By dirtying the environment, we don’t only hurt ourselves unfortunetly we
also kill a lot of other living things. An organization called WWF (World Wild Life) works on protecting endangered species.
Some Endangered Species : Atlantic salmon, rhinos, marine turtles, red panda, snow leopards, arabian oryx (a type of antelope).
Globalization or Mcdonals’ation
It is obvious that we are moving towards becoming a more global world.
Cultural glabalization is defined as the common culture of different nations, instead of individual national cultures of each nation. One term to explain cultural globalization in a sattirical way is “MC DONALD’SATION”. This term isn’t limited to the restaurant culture as the name suggests. It is more than that. Mc Donald’sation is a concept that also affects other aspects of culture such as education, business, travel, health, politics and family.
For example, the TV series Dallas is viewed in four corners of the world. In the same way, the same type of trousers like Levi’s is worn by the people of many different nations. The same type of cafes like Starbucks is visited everyday by millions of people of different nationalities.
Turkey’s young ice skating star
Tugba Karademir is the first Turkish ice skater who competed at the Olympic Winter Games.
She started skating at the age of 5. She proved to be a talented skater as a child her first international competition was in the Netherlands. She was 8 years old at the time and won a gold medal at this competition. She won the gold medal in the Balkan Games when she was 10 in 1995.
The conditions in Turkey weren’t ideal for a young figure skater to succeed at an international level because Turkey had only one ice rink, and no professional skating coaches so she moved with her
parents to Canada when she was 12 years old for better practicing conditions. She began training with Robert Tebby at the Mariposa School of Skating, making the Canadian Junior National team in the
2000-2001 season before deciding to return to representing Turkey. But one year later she got injured at her ankle and she had to stay off the ice for a year. She got back on the ice in 2000. Tugba said, "I want to become a world champion’’.
T.Karademir enjoys reading, listening to music, and watching comedy movies with friends. Now she’s 21- years-old, she trains for about 10 hours per week on ice and 5 off ice and she’s studying in York University in Biotechnology in Toronto.
Her Achievements :
2007 European Championships 10th. 2007 University Winter Games 14th. NHK Grand Prix 10th Skate Canada Gr. Prix 11th. Karl Schafer 11th.
Thornhill Summer Skate 2006 2nd. World Championships 200618th.
2006 Winter Olympics 21st. European Championships 2006 13th
Karl Schafer 2005 9th. Detroit Skate 2005 2ndWorlds 2005 27th. European Championships 2005 19th 2005 Ondrej Nepela 4th.
Golden Skate of Zagreb 2004 17th. World Championships 2004 35th. European Championships 2004 23rd
Karl Schafer 2003 9th. Golden Skate of Zagreb 200317th. World Championships 2003 30th
European Championships 2003 27th. Octoberfest 2002 5th. Spring Skate 2002 4th
European Championships 2002 27th. Nebelhorn Trophy 2002 11th
Golden Spin 2002 7th. Canadian Natioan Championships 5th. National Championship 1997 2nd
Balkan Games, 1996 2nd. National Championships 1996 2nd
National Championships 1995 1st. Balkan Games 1991 1st
1993-1995 3 times Netherland 1st. Several Medals in Turkish nationals 1st.
We hope she continues with her succes
Interview with Ergun Penbe
The famous Galatasaray football player Ergün Penbe .
Ç : Hello
E : Hello
Ç : I would like to ask you a few questions about your life and career.
E : Of course.
Ç : When were you born ?
E : I was born in Zonguldak on May 17, 1972
Ç : So, you are 35-years-old. Do you think you are a little old to play football ?
E : Yes, I know that I am getting old but I still want to play as long as I can.
Ç : When did you start your football career ?
E : As a child, I always loved football and I always played with friends on the street. I started playing professionally when I was around 18 years-old. In 1992, I was in the first league as a player in Gençlerbirliği.
Ç : How long did you stay in Gençlerbirliği ?
E : For 2 years. In 1994, I was transfered to Galatasaray.
Ç : And you stil play for Galatasaray, don’t you ?
E : Yes, it’s been 13 years !
Ç : What’s the number of your uniform ?
E : 67
Ç : What position do you play in ?
E : I play in left wing.
Ç : Everyone knows that your nickname is “Ice Man” why is that ?
E : I am a cold and distant person. I don’t get nervous in matches, even at critical moments. That’s why they call me “Ice Man”.
Ç : Are you married ?
E : Yes, I am. My wife’s name is Gonca.
Ç : What do you want to do after your football career is over ?
E : I want to work as a coach. I don’t think I can do anything other than something related to football.
Ç : Can you tell me an interesting memory in your football career ?
E : Yes, of course. In 2000, in the final match of UEFA, the score was a tie and the game went to penalties. I was given the first penalty I was cool as usual and I scored the goal. My goal gave a lot of courage to my teammates and we became the champion.
Ç : Thank you very much. This has been an interesting interview.
E : Thank you.