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The Review: Woodlock

From buskers to the big stage, Woodlock enthralled the eager audience with new material from their latest EP, Sirens last Friday night at the Newtown Social Club. Known for their unique indie-folk style that earned them a spot in the ARIA charts top 100, the band portrayed a new Electrofolk …

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How to Not be a Toolie

This article is part of a sponsored travel segment produced by Compare Travel Insurance. Whether it’s crashing the festivities of schoolies week or simply bringing out your true bogan whilst abroad, the verdict is clear: there’s nothing cool about being a tool. Compareinsurance.com.au brings you their top ‘anti-toolie’ travel tips. Toolie …

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The Review: Dead Letter Circus

There’s a certain unique buzz that comes to campus when a big-name hard-rock act is welcomed to the UNSW Roundhouse and Dead Letter Circus certainly didn’t disappoint. Hoards of skinny-jean-wearing, heavily-tattooed rockers begin to cluster around the Roundhouse beer garden all excited for the show ahead. The briefcases of the University’s elite professors …

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Blitz Debates: Should You Help Slacker Friends?

Your friend has slacked off all semester. Should you help them now Yes says Nadia Yeo.  What are pals for? The joy of helping others indeed is infectious and you will feel a sense of accomplishment. Isn’t it wonderful seeing your friend succeed with you? Let’s not forget that studying …

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The Interview: The Rubens

Blitz’s Eden Gillespie caught Elliot from The Rubens in the middle of their Hoops Australian tour to chat about everything from song writing to breaking down in middle of nowhere. What was the recording process like for your new album Hoops? We went to a house an hour south of …

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Get Involved With Leadership Labs

Blitz’s Ammarah Tasneem found out about Arc’s new leadership program, Leadership Labs. What does Arc’s Leadership Labs involve? It’s a six week course that tackles six important topics: Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Management, Assertiveness, Ethics & Responsibility of Leadership, and Decision Making. Each of the six classes will be centred on …

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Exchange Diaries: Montreal, Canada

Blitz tracked down UNSW media student Georgie Meredith to chat about studying abroad at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. What university did you go to in Montreal? I studied at McGill University in Montreal. It’s main campus is this gorgeous, old building that looks like a castle in the centre of …

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How To: Not Sweat the Small Stuff

With exams creeping up, take time to think about what really matters, AKA your health and wellbeing. Here’s how to not sweat the small stuff. Listen to music.  Listening to your favourite music and belting it out is proven to reduce stress, so whether it’s 1D or Whitney, a bit of …

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5 Tips to $pend & $ave

  Last month the Arc intern team organized the How To Adult workshop series. (Shameless plug: Arc paid internship positions are opening real soon!) Among the workshops, How To Spend & Save was one of the most popular ones thanks to speaker Scott Yang, founder of  OzBargain! Fun fact: Scott is UNSW …

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The Interview: Jane Saville

Aussie race walker and UNSW alumni, Jane Saville, was 100m from gold at the Sydney Olympics when she was disqualified. Blitz’s Serena Dong chatted to her about everything from Olympic medals to Kel’s butt wiggle. Why did you decide to become a race walker? I did lots of sports when I …

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Blitz Debates: Is it OK to Post About Achievements on Social Media?

No says Charlotte Goodsir.  I am writing this today as a hypocrite because I am the first person to post my ‘achievements’ online, and yes sometimes they are just getting out of bed. But today I am coming at you from the point of view of everyone else. Seriously, no …

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The Feature: Underwater Rugby

Forget about the Rugby World Cup… there’s a new sport taking the world by storm. Blitz’s Lyndon Christie pulled out his snorkel and trained with the UNSW Underwater Rugby Team. Not only are they masters of the weirdest sport on campus, but eight of their players have just competed for …

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The Interview: Tom Symonds

Blitz writer and Roosters fan, Yael Brender, crossed to the dark side to interview Manly Sea Eagles player and UNSW alumni Tom Symonds. What did you get out of your time at UNSW? I started at UNSW straight out of high school, and it was a great place to start because …

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The Interview: Directors of CSE Revue

Blitz chats with the Directorial Team: Pierre Estephan, Lucas Pickup and Louis Samuels about this year’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Revue: ‘The Lego Revue’ . What is the CSE Revue? CSE Revue is an annual four night comedy extravaganza held in second semester! This year it’ll be in the Science …

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The Review: The Other Art Fair

Most art fairs are snooty, exclusive soirées catered with wine, biscuits and cheese. Tall, middle-aged collectors and ‘self-professed aficionados’ in berets prowl those gallery spaces, marking their territory with sharp stares and disapproving looks. Thankfully, there’s The Other Art Fair. Housed inside the living green walls of the Central Park …

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UNSW Eats: Cha-Gio (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)

PREP TIME: 30 MINS COOK TIME: 10 MINS DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM SERVES: MAKES AROUND 30 Ingredients -250g pork mince -1 medium sized carrots, finely shredded -100g taro, finely shredded -20g dried pre-cut wood ear mushrooms -1/2 medium sized onion, finely diced -1 egg yolk -Salt and pepper -1 packet of small …

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What’s On: Nick Jones at The Sydney Fringe Festival

Listening to Nick Jones explain his new project in the Sydney Fringe Festival excites me more than a 50 Shades of Grey sequel does middle-aged mothers. ‘Bizarre things can happen to normal people and all of the sudden you’re a bizarre person,’ says Jones on his latest project The Story …

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Why all those weird animal eyes? Have you ever wondered why your cat looks up at you with eyes that go from narrow, black slits to huge, round saucers? Scientists are now thinking that these variations evolved to help each specific species of animal with the way they hunt. Ambush …

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UNSW Creative: Shawna O’Neill

Blitz caught up with music maestro and UNSW student Shawna O’Neill. What do you love about improvisation? Musicians enjoy the freedom to express themselves in a way that isn’t commonly found in classical music. Each performer improvises using different techniques and styles. I love both classical and jazz–I love the …

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Blitz Debates: Should You Unfriend Your Ex?

No says Genevieve Gao. Unfriending that ex sends the message that you’re still invested. Being married to Netflix (or that hot tutor you’ve been eyeing all semester) is the perfect way to show just how much better your life is… without them. Even if your relationship ended on a low …

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Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh

Blitz caught up with UNSW commerce/science student, Rosie Sackett, to find out about studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh. Why did you decide on Edinburgh for exchange? It is a world renowned university in a beautiful city which I had heard only great things about. Plus, who doesn’t love a …

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10 Tips for Green Student Living

Walk or Get Public Transport to Uni  I know this isn’t possible for everyone (no haters please) but the rest of you lazy-legs can get up an extra 10 minutes early and walk to uni or to the bus stop rather than driving. Not only is it good for the environment …

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Poshpacking Around the World

This article is part of a sponsored travel segment produced by Compare Travel Insurance. Are you more Hilton hippy than skint sightseer? Comparetravelinsurance.com.au helps you discover the travel trend that puts the bling into backpacking. High-end Hostels Gone are the days of slumming it in less than pristine accommodation. Today’s glampackers …

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Sports on Trial: Ultimate

Ahhh the humble Frisbee… a classic staple of the school P.E. department. When I think about the humble Frisbee my mind is transported to lazy Sunday picnics, a cool ocean breeze and the peaceful sounds of summer recreation. Ahhh nostalgia… Well I’m here at Dave Phillips training with the UNSW Ultimate …

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