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Blitz is the ultimate student guide to what’s on, what’s hot and what’s not, around UNSW and Sydney. Blitz is an integrated media platform, sprinkled with memes, puns and a heavy dose of sarcasm.

What’s On S1W4

Monday March 21 Free Bingo @ Roundhouse Time: 1pm. Description: Win that meat tray you’ve had your eye on. Free Ping Pong @ Roundhouse Time: 2pm. Description: Grab that sweat band and sun visor and get ready for some solid ping pong time. Ministry of Dance Society: Dance class Time …

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Exchange Diaries: Philly Meikle (University of Birmingham)

Blitz chatted with Philly Meikle who is on exchange at the University of Birmingham. She shared with us what it’s like living in a football-crazed country, where hot chips are basically a staple food. Why did you decide on Birmingham for exchange? Birmingham is the second largest city in the …

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Four Out of This World Space Facts

Where do astronauts like to hangout? The spacebar. So stop sending in your selfies to NASA – we all know you’re a star – and keep reading for more totally legit (we swear) space factoids that are out of this world. The Centre of the Galaxy is Basically a Kinder …

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Interview: David Strassman

Blitz Radio chatted with David Strassman who describes his work as ‘traditional hand up the bum ventriloquism’. He’s done ventriloquism for 35 years and is the mind and mouth behind cheeky characters like Ted E and Chuck Wood. How did you get into ventriloquism in the first place? Believe it …

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What’s On S1W3

What’s On Week 3 Monday March 14 UNSW Careers Expo Time: 12pm-5pm. Where: Hordern Pavilion Description: Stop procrastinating and start planning about what you’re going to do once you have to (gasp) enter the workforce.   Free Bingo @ Roundhouse Time: 1pm. Description: It’s Monday. Get down like your old …

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Top 5 Sports Movies

The top 5 sports movies, has got to be one of the hardest topics out to debate out there, mainly because of how good some of them are, but also how different they are from one another. So I’m going to try and give you the widest range for you …

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Vox Pops (Early March)

Wenbo Actuarial Studies/ Economics Nick Kyrgios’ behaviour: passionate or out of line? I think he’s just cheeky, very cheeky, but it adds to his personality as an elite athlete. Will you be attending the Roundhouse’s Carnavale-themed party? Definitely. Pretty keen for it! Favourite summer destination? My favourite holiday was schoolies, …

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UNSW Eats: ‘Wiser’ Bars

‘WISER’ BARS VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 2 hours in the freezer Difficulty: Medium Serve: 6 to 7 slices Ingredients Cream layer 1 cup cashews, soaked 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. rice malt syrup 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1/3 cup coconut cream ¼ lemon, juiced …

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Interview: Boy & Bear

Blitz chatted with Boy & Bear’s Bassist, Dave Symes, about their Limit of Love tour and Hottest 100 placement. What was the band’s inspiration behind Limit of Love? Our inspiration sort of came from the last album which was Harlequin Dream. I think we did a hundred and eighty shows …

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Interview: Run Forest, Run… (A Chat With RunSoc)

Blitz caught up with Daniel from RunSoc, UNSW’s Campus Runners, just in time for the Festival of Sport. Can you tell us about RunSoc? RunSoc started in 2015 when our founder Steven realised that a recreational running club didn’t exist after mistaking the Running Man Society (Korean Variety Show) for one. We want …

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What’s On S1W2

Monday March 7 Free Bingo @ Roundhouse Time: 1pm. Description: You’re never too young to scream BINGO. Free Ping Pong @ Roundhouse Time: 2pm. Description: Come for the ping pong, stay for Happy Hour. Ministry of Dance Society: Dance Class Time 4-5pm. Where: Arc Dance Studio. Cost: $5 Description: From …

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Interview: The Rubens (Blitz Radio)

Blitz Radio caught up with Elliot from the Rubens ahead of their appearance at the nearly sold out Groovin the Moo Festival. We spoke about the bands beginnings, the creative process and their touring, Harry: Welcome back to Blitz Radio, it’s Harry here and I’m here with Elliot Margin from …

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How To Survive An Exercise Regime In The Summer Heat

Sun’s out thighs out. Summer has rolled in and that means some people are taking advantage of the warm weather to venture outside for a run, so that they can show off their stunning figures at the beach. Maybe you’re like me and struggling to keep an ongoing exercise regime this summer because …

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Interview: The Jezabels

We caught up with Hayley from The Jezabels. They spoke about their upcoming album, Synthia, their cancelled tour and female empowerment. The Brink was a much more positive record than your debut album Prisoner. Is there a lighter vibe on the new record? The Brink was a more positive record because …

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Riding a Camel, Star Wars and Other Feels From My Trip to Morocco

When I found out that I was going to Morocco, I told everyone that I was going to somewhere in the Middle East. For those of you reading right now thinking,‘Well, isn’t it?’ No it’s NOT. It’s in North Africa, right below Spain and beside Algeria. It’s a common misconception, seeing that …

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What’s On: S1W1

  Monday Feb 29 Free Bingo @ Roundhouse Time: 1pm. Description: Bingo becomes a sport if you play long enough.   Free Ping Pong @ Roundhouse Time: 2pm. Description: Grab your mates and challenge them to the game of champions.   Ministry of Dance Society: Dance Class Time 4-5pm. Where: …

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Do’s and Don’ts: Arts and Social Sciences (O-Week 2016)

DO’S Do your readings: time consuming – yes. Boring – perhaps. But keep up with your readings, it’ll pay off come exam time. Check your referencing: university plagiarism is a serious issue and the Arts faculty is the boss when it comes to Harvard referencing every single thing. Pretend to …

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Do’s and Don’ts: Law (O-Week 2016)

By Fiona Lu DO’s Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves participating in competitions, networking events and law camp. Take your first step by seizing opportunities that will equip and prepare you for the real world as a lawyer.     Build …

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Do’s and Don’ts: Science (O-Week 2016)

We have some sea themed Do’s and Don’ts! Do’s Bring the H2O Water is key. It keeps your mind fresh, keeps you hydrated and prevents you falling asleep in lectures….sometimes.   Do seek kelp! Healthy eating is key for keeping you sane, but if kelp just isn’t working for you …

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Campus Life (O-Week 2016)

By Ruark Lantay Here are some highlights of Semester 1! Festival of Sport – Week 2 Sem 1 CITIUS! ALTIUS! FORTIUS! FASTER! HIGHER! STRONGER! If you’ve dreamt of leading your team to victory look no further than our three days of non-stop athletic activity – it’s sure to make champions …

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What’s On (O-Week 2016): Friday

Daily Events   Weekly events – Friday Mini Golf 10am-4pm @Alumni Lawn   Latin Dance Bachata Performance 11-11:30pm @Quad Stage   Women’s Meditation, Health and Wellbeing 11am-12pm @Aqua Marquee   Endurathon 12-1pm @Quad Lawn   Unwind Your Mind: Free Yoga 12-1pm @Aqua Marquee   Latin Dance Friday Salsa Performance 1-1:30pm …

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Stephen Christodoulou

Anyone exposed to Bill O’Reilly’s abnormally unintelligent ramblings will be familiar with the unlettered branding of his show as the ‘No Spin Zone’. Ironically, I do somewhat enjoy the sentiment and hope to mimic this in my fortnightly rants covering anything that kindles my interest.

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Blitz Debates (O-Week 2016): Winter vs Summer

Winter Outfit repeating. Hot tea. Netflix. These are a few of my favourite things. And you know what makes these things even better? Winter. What better season than winter to snuggle in your onesie watching Netflix while sipping tea? Steaming coffee and beer battered wedges from the Whitehouse are just …

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What’s On (O-Week 2016): Thursday

Daily Events   Weekly events – Thursday  Clean & Green Workshop: screen printing 9am-12pm @Aqua Marquee   Clean & Green Workshop: Ceramics 9am-12pm @Aqua Marquee   Mardi Gras @ UNSW 10am-12pm @Quad Stage   Inflatable Wipeout 10am-4pm @Alumni Lawn   Quidditch Society Exhibition Match 11am-12pm @Village Green   UNSW Law …

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Interview: Panama (O-Week)

  Marrying the timeless power of a good song with an eye to the future, Panama are winning hearts with their trademark “electronic power ballads”. Signing to Future Classic, the release of the Always EP saw Panama top the Hype Machine charts with the title track with more than 3 …

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