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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.

First Week Fashion Bingo

Looking for something to do between lectures? Grab yourself a coffee, park yourself on the Library Lawn and people watch all the tragic fashion victims (particularly freshers) who try, like, way too hard in W1. How many points can you rack up in an hour? Let us know your best …

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Throwback Thursday: Scene Kids from 2008

Remember those awkward few years after emos stopped being exciting and new, but before hipsters took the world by storm? Blitz does. This article, taken from S1W8 2008, explores the emergence of ‘scene kids’, those candy-haired, raccoon-eyed creatures that had a brief but powerful impact on popular culture. This jogging …

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Vampire Academy Red Carpet and Giveaway!

When I arrived at the Sydney premiere of the highly anticipated coming of age action-comedy Vampire Academy, all bets were off when I noticed that the carpet was not red, but a shade of hot pink. Everything about the event seemed to scream, ‘Just deal with it, guys’. And deal …

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Going Loco: Why You Shouldn’t Bitch About Sydney’s Trains

Fresh from eight months of wandering the globe, Nicola Shafer is thrilled about the state of Sydney transport. (Ed. She obviously hasn’t been back long.) I am currently exultant about Sydney’s trains. In fact, it’s moments like these that I wish I were in that section of the Good Weekend …

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6 Tips for Surviving O-Week

Your first O-Week can be totes overwhelming if you aren’t prepped for the extreme awesomeness coming your way. Check out these six badass tips to keep you sane during your first big week on campus: 1. Dress for Endurance First things first: dress to the occasion. You cannot go past …

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Twitch Plays Pokémon: An Overview

Blitz gives you the lowdown on what the eff is going on with Bird Jesus, The False Prophet and the mighty Helix Fossil. No idea what the hell we’re talking about? Read on. Via imgur.com Have you ever wondered what it would look if up to eighty thousand people played …

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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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