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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.

Our Ice Ice Baby

She’s only just graduated from high school but we’re already claiming Winter Olympian, Taylah O’Neill, as our own. The freestyle mogul skier will be starting at UNSW once she returns, but for now she’s taking on the best in the world in Sochi, Russia. We spoke with the undergrad to …

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Throwback Thursday: Chain Mail from 2001

Remember back in the early noughties when FWD: FWD: RE: FWD: RE: FWD emails were, like, 90% of your Hotmail inbox? For this Throwback Thursday, we pulled a brilliant piece from Blitz S1W13 2001 about the perils of chain mail. Be forewarned: this is a painful reminder of just how …

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What’s On at Arc – O-Week 2014

Scott and Vee from Arc bring you the lowdown on O-Week! The perfect time to get to know UNSW, enjoy heaps of fun activities, and check out our night events… Like our free pre-release screening of Pompeii, a free performance by Thundamentals, and a UV Blacklight party. Check out oweek.info …

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How to Stay Out of Trouble in First Year

When you’re already juggling uni, part-time work and surviving outside the family nest, the last thing you need is a hefty Centrelink fine or academic misconduct dramas. You might not think it’ll happen to you, but if you run into troubles with Centrelink, the uni, your landlord or the police, …

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Clubs and Societies

From photography (Photo Club) to juggling (CircusSoc) and even My Little Pony (PonySoc), Arc’s student-run clubs and societies have all your random interests covered. Walking up the Main Walkway during O-Week, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed – you’ll be bombarded by people waving flyers in your face, offering you freebies …

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College of Fine Arts (COFA)

So you finally made it to art school! Get ready for caffeinated mornings to drag your ass out of bed to make three-hour classes. And let’s not forget the daily struggle of deciding just how eccentric you want to look for the day on a scale of 1 to 10 …

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Volunteering @UNSW

Running up those big brick stairs, flicking through that timetable and asking every person where in the world is your room in Old Main Building… This is what will no doubt face you as a First Year as you begin your journey from a senior high school student to a …

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Thundamentals

Whether it’s ‘thunder’ or ‘fundamental’ that comes to mind when you hear their name, both are pretty apt when thinking about the Thundamentals who are kicking off what will surely be another epic year of gigs and parties for both them and UNSW. The trio from the Blue Mountains – …

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Campus Hangouts

Whether you’re a nature-lover, hibernator, nerd, boozer or jock, there’s always a cool spot for you on campus. Here’s just a few to amp up your university experience… Forget about the hustle and bustle of the Science and Library Lawns! Arts student or not, the Morven Brown Lawn is where …

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How To Travel to UNSW

One of the greatest things about UNSW is that it unites students from all over (and outside of) Sydney. And one thing that all UNSW students unite against is 9am starts. As a self-diagnosed sleep addict, those 90+ minutes it takes me to get to Uni are not fun, so …

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Ask Campus Cupid

LETTER ONE. Dear Campus Cupid, I’ve just begun uni and have developed a crush on this totes quiche hipster in my tute. I didn’t realise it’s so hard to catch someone’s eye at uni. It used to be easy: you’d see your crush every day at high school, but at …

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CONTACT: Information and Referral Service

Think one week isn’t enough to get acquainted with UNSW? Here’s who to call when the Yellow Shirts are gone. What is it? CONTACT is a free, student-run information service for UNSW students and staff. If there’s anything you need to know about UNSW, just ask these guys. And if …

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How to Stay Social on a Budget

The year is 2014. Money is scarce and some UNSW students fear having to retreat to their phones as the only affordable way to socialise. The struggle is real. Fear not, First Years. A hip and thrilling uni experience doesn’t have to be such a life-or-death situation. Just because your …

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Bookshop Tips

Starting university is an exciting and challenging experience; you have a huge new campus to find your way around (and get lost in!), plenty of new and interesting people to meet and lots of fun O-Week activities to join in on. The last thing you want to worry about is …

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vHub Presents: Claw

Published on 5 Aug 2013 Thanks to : Matt Iredale, Charlie Gray, Sofie Leung, Michael Thompson, Dennis Nguyen, David Wang Edited by: Jamie Watkins Special thanks to : Jamie Watkins

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Things I Wish I’d Known in First Year

Switch off that post-HSC partying mode and successfully venture into the world of university with these tips! Find your people Doing uni work is a helluva lot easier with friends. Get social and avoid being the bitter party of one and struggles of ridiculously hard tutorial work. Maintain good study …

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Getting Goosebumps with R.L Stine

If you read about monsters, werewolves, demented dummies, lizard people and other horrors as a child, chances are those stories were bought to you by none other than R.L. Stine. The legendary author of the Goosebumps series has sold more than 400 million copies worldwide. This week, he agreed to …

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Life According to Infomercials

Life in the real world is hard, but life in Infomercial Land is even harder. There are channels upon channels dedicated to documenting the strange, dark realm of long form commercials and the people who inhabit them. Blitz decided to delve into the terrible reality these poor souls face on …

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