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Samantha Clemente

Samantha Clemente
I'm a Psychology student who goes to uni to learn how to read people's minds. I love ice-cream and reading and cool friends who can be weird with me.

Uni Bucket List

Uni Bucket List

Whether you’re a fresh-faced first-year or you’ve been around for a few years, there are a few things that every UNSW student must check off their bucket list before they graduate. On behalf of Blitz, here are a few: Join Arc  Arc is UNSW’s student organisation that’s run by students, …

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Student Survival Guide

Student Survival Guide

The bus line is long, the campus is huge and the coffee options are limitless. If you’re starting first year, and feeling overwhelmed, fear not – we’ve got your back. Timetabling Troubles There’s nothing worse than sitting through 13 weeks of lectures, only to find out that a course doesn’t …

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The Summer Bucket List – 20 Things To Keep You Busy This Summer!

With a few months of no assessments, no exams and (hopefully!) no stress, it’s time for a much-needed break. However, unless you’re attending summer school (good luck!) or travelling somewhere (take me with you?!), those summer months can drag on with nothing to do. Here are some suggestions in case you …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Procrastination

In honour of the upcoming study week ahead, I think it’s only fair to reflect on one of the most crucial, undeniable and fundamental aspects of this dark and treacherous time that is the lead up to finals: the universal addiction to procrastination. Here are the five life lessons I …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Family Reunions

Every family is different, there’s no mistaking that, but I’m a firm believer that how we interact with our families (and I mean distant families) is something that is fundamentally human. So here are the five life lessons I learned from family reunions, (I wonder if yours are the same …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: How I Met Your Mother

Nothing good ever happens after 2am. If there’s one thing that this show has taught me, it’s this: if 2am rolls around and you’re looking for something to do, climb into bed and out of trouble. You can’t trust your tired self. Love the skin you’re in. Whether it’s wanting …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: My Friends Who’ve Moved Out of Home While at University

Serious shout out to all those hard-working, independent and crazy kids who’ve moved out of home and taken the next step towards being an adult! Whether it’s by choice or by necessity, I gotta hand it to you, I’m pretty impressed. But I’m told that living with freedom does come …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Being an Older Sibling

There’s a long-standing debate about which is better: being the eldest child, the youngest, the middle or an only child. Being an oldest child myself makes me incredibly biased, so instead of arguing which is better, I’ll share with you the five life lessons I learned from being an older …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Graduating from High School

Ahh, it’s that time of the year again. All the high school graduation photos are being plastered all over Facebook and Instagram, and the nostalgia sets in for those simpler (or more deathly uncomfortable) times. I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a (major!) throwback and share …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Having to do Mid-Semester Exams

The mid-semester exam is an integral part of every university student’s life. It’s always a toss up between being happy they exist so there’s less pressure later on in the semester and wanting to dig a hole and bury yourself in it because you actually have to be up to …

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The Review: Anything Goes-The Musical

Who doesn’t love a good night out at the theatre? Currently showing at the Opera House, Anything Goes brings a Broadway favourite to Sydney. Taking place on the S.S. American as it makes the journey from New York to London, Anything Goes follows the story of Reno Sweeney, a nightclub singer, played by the …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Mean Girls

Easily one of the most quotable, watched and re-watched movies of the last generation, Mean Girls has a number of important life lessons. Here are my top five. The best way to deal with haters is to always be ready with a good comeback. Eventually they’ll get the gist and …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Chucking An All-Nighter

Like a rite of passage that you cannot escape from, everyone has, at some point in their life, chucked an all-nighter. Whether it was because you had something cooler to do (*cough* Netflix *cough) or you left a 50% assignment until the night before, there are a number of things …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Catching Public Transport

Before the tender age of about 17 or 18, every young Sydney-sider would have had the pleasure of navigating our public transport system. (Unless you’re incredibly rich and get chauffeured, in which case, can I have a ride plz?) Me? I took my sweet time getting my drivers license, meaning I had the …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: The Big Bang Theory

Currently awaiting the premiere of its ninth season, this American sitcom tells the story of two socially awkward physicist-best friends and their attempts to navigate the world around them–beginning with the moving in of their new neighbour, Penny. I’m no physicist, but a number of little gems of wisdom strike …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Scheduling a 9am Class

I don’t know about you, but whenever it gets to be the time of enrolment each semester, I always have the same dilemma: do I cram all my classes into the least amount of days or does avoiding the 9am classes sit higher on my priority list? Every semester I …

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From: F.R.I.E.N.D.S

If when The Rembrandts’ I’ll Be There For You plays you don’t automatically think of the best television show ever be created, then you were either born after the year 2000 or live under a rock. After countless 10-season marathons, there have been a number of important life lessons I’ve …

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