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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.

Australian Department of Finance’s Hella Awkward Ad

The Department of Finance's Hella Awkward Ad

While many have been caught up in the cinema awards season, the Australian Department of Finance have been busy creating a cinematic masterpiece that rivals the passion, drive and storytelling of Moonlight, La La Land and Lion combined. The Department created an advertisement said to be directed at “attracting and …

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What’s On: S1 W2

What's On: W2 S1

All Week Kudos Gallery Exhibitions ENTER the UNSW DJ Comp BUY TICKETS for the Comedy Gala  Monday Festival of Sport registrations for social sports comp CLOSES / 9am How To Make: A Terrarium / 1-2pm / Arc Clubs Space / ONLY $6 – TICKETS Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Festival of …

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Documentary Review: David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

Documentary Review: David Stratton - A Cinematic Life

David Stratton is quite possibly the most well-known Australian film critic of all time. With his fatherly charm and encyclopaedic knowledge of movies, he entertained TV audiences for almost three decades with his lively movie debates with fellow film critic Margaret Pomeranz on ‘The Movie Show’, SBS, and later ABC’s …

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Discovering New Zealandia

Pub Science: Discovering New Zealandia

Places of the world that start with Z include: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Zürich, Zealandia… You read right, Zealandia is a real place. In fact, it’s the world’s newest and smallest continent. As you probably guessed, it sits under the gigantic land mass known as New Zealand, but also New Caledonia …

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Pub Science: The Garlic Disease – Not Bad Breath

Pub Science: The Garlic Disease - Not Bad Breath

Science has done some pretty weird things, especially when it comes to medicine. One of the weirdest things doctors have done, is treating syphilis…with malaria. Julius Wagner von Jauregg, who discovered and then developed this ground-breaking work was not only praised, but was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or …

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Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 1 Recap

Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 1 Recap

Well folks, the day we’ve all been waiting for finally arrived – the premiere of the Real Housewives of Sydney. And boy, oh boy it did not disappoint. There was drama, accusations, comedy gold (dresses) and unconventional fishing.  For your entertainment, we recapped episode 1. Before you read on, check out …

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A Definitive Scoring of the Real Housewives of Sydney

Sydney finally has it’s very own reality show centred around affluent, drama driven, outspoken women otherwise known as real housewives. Let’s take a look at who these real housewives are, and how their taglines define them (from left to right in header image). LISA: “Brains and beauty, are my weapons of …

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The Trump Student

Donald Trump is a business man, a polarising personality, and somehow managed to become the 45th president of the United States of America. But, what would Trump be like as a student at UNSW?  Degree: Transferred from Media, to Commerce, to then Law/Economics (currently failing three out of four subjects, …

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Just In: Local Man’s Week Ruined After Awkward Retail Interaction

A local man’s day has been irrevocably ruined after a rather awkward retail interaction. The social blunder has been reported to be one for the ages, and experts predict the shame is not expected to subside until at least one whole week has passed. Kyle Freeman, 22, is said to …

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Student Survivor: Making Friends

Student Survivor: Making Friends

Braving the realm of uni for the first time can be daunting. For many, one of the biggest anxieties is the prospect of having to navigate new and unfamiliar social situations. To help ease your lingering anxieties, Blitz has composed a list of easy-to-apply tips and tricks for making fast …

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What’s On: S1 W1

What's On: W1S1

All Week Arc Volunteering Apps OPEN Blitz Content Creator Apps OPEN Register your team for a social sports comp or register your interest for a taster session for Festival of Sport W2 Kudos Gallery Exhibitions Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Theatre Sports / 2-4pm / Greenhouse Ping Pong …

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WATCH: Blitz @ Tropfest

WATCH: Blitz @ Tropfest

Blitz braved the 45 degree heat to cover the Black Carpet at Tropfest 25. We chatted to Sam Neill (Actor – Jurassic Park), Will Gluck (Director – Easy A), Bruna  Papandrea (Producer – Gone Girl), John Polson (Tropfest Creative Founder) and more! Tropfest, one of Australia’s most iconic events, has been …

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Just In: O-Week 2017

Just In: O-Week 2017

We rounded up the top three news stories for the week. #alternativefacts Instagram upgrades server in lieu of university students’ return from Europe As one year dawns, and another comes in its place, we face the cyclical beauty of nature. In light of their annual homebound migration from Europe, the native …

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WATCH: O-Week 2017 Freebies

UNSW O-Week 2017: Freebies

The best thing about UNSW O-Week is the freebies, making friends, joining clubs & societies, freebies, campus tours, freebies, night events. Did we mention freebies? #hotandspicy #freebies #unswoweek If you’re keen on embracing student life and always on the hunt for freebies, you’re in luck! There are freebies around campus …

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Interview: Dan Haggis, The Wombats

Interview: Dan Haggis, The Wombats

Blitz had a chat to Dan Haggis from The Wombats about the band’s namesake, playing in Sydney, and the changes over the past 10 years.  Listen or read ahead for the full interview. Groovin the Moo 2017 announced yet another phenomenal line up, from home grown legends Tash Sultana, and All …

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Create Content With Blitz

Create Content with Blitz

Blitz is the ultimate student guide to what’s on, what’s hot and what’s not, sprinkled with a few memes, puns and a heavy dose of humour. Run by a bunch of creative, media-loving students bursting with ideas, we develop and publish content for the entertainment of your eager eyes and …

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What’s On: O-Week 2017

UNSW O-Week 2017: Freebies

ALL WEEK Blitz Radio is broadcasting LIVE – pop by our O-Week stall, listen in and follow/like us on social media to WIN some epic prizes (movie passes, escape room passes and more)! Social Events Campus Tours Academic Events FREE Pancakes / 9-11am / Main Walkway near Law Building FREE Fairy Floss …

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What’s On Sydney: Mardi Gras

What's On Sydney: Mardi Gras

Feeling overwhelmed by the prospects of bank-breaking textbooks, sleepless nights, and unhealthy eating habits? Liven your spirits with the most fabulous weekend of the year! Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is THE Australian pride event in which people of all sexual orientations, genders and ethnicities (including all you straight …

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Pub Science: Hair, An Homage To The Afro

Pub Science: Hair, An Homage To The Afro

Let’s throw it back to our parents’ style when they were our age and in university. The flared jeans, the gold chain, the platform shoes, and best of all: that afro! That shimmering, stylised, highly flammable head of hair. Chemical alterations and expensive stylist appointments aside, how come some people …

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Exchange Diaries: Florida, USA

Exchange Diaries: Florida

Blitz sat down with Charitha Katupitiya to talk about his exchange to Florida, surviving social life in sororities and fraternities, and university pride.  What university did you attend? University of Florida. What’s your favourite thing about America? My favourite thing was the abundance of nature and outdoor activities. Florida has …

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UNSW’s Nuttiest Society – NUTS

NUTS

The New South Wales University Theatrical Society (fondly known as NUTS by its members) is the perfect avenue for you to let out all your creative urges. NUTS is also a great medium to forge friendships with a wonderful exuberant family of actors, writers, techies, designers, and all sorts of theatre …

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Unsung Heroes of UNSW

Unsung Heroes of UNSW

We all sing praises to the people at UNSW that help us survive the semester: our lecturers, older students and our tute friends. But there are a few people we so often forget! Shout-out to the backstage crew, our guardian angels, the unsung heroes of UNSW.

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Exchange Diaries – Mexico City

Nicola Johnson Hola todos, Nicola has returned from Mexico City to share with us what it’s like to go on exchange in Mexico. Rest assured, many fish tacos were had during her time there. What university did you attend? Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. What’s your favourite thing about …

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Five Things I’ve Learnt From UNSW

After failing Stats and a Psychology course TWICE, I finally switched degrees to something I enjoyed. In one semester I went from a WAM of barely 50 to 75. IT CAN BE DONE. But that’s not to say my relationship with Journalism has been an easy one. After the honeymoon …

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Print Editor’s End of Year Letter

Bombshell alert: Blitz magazine will no longer be hitting UNSW’s mag stands fortnightly. We’re moving with the trends and putting the paper fortnightly magazine behind us, but don’t worry — we’ll still have two issues out each year. Since the 80s, Blitz has brought students the haps around campus and, of …

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Interview: Urthboy

Blitz managed to get a chat with Sydney rapper and co-founder of Elefant Traks Urthboy. Have a look at some of the questions below and the full interview audio at the bottom of the page. How did you get into the Australian rap scene? What’s been your major influences? How …

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Study Hacks: How to Study Without Really Studying

Procrastination is one of the key problems for students (along with rising coffee prices and no more free Opal trips), but what if I told you that it was possible to study without actually studying? “What sorcery is this?,” you would probably exclaim, but dear reader, I ensure you this …

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