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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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Where Are They Now: #AlexFromTarget

Remember #AlexFromTarget? He’s the one who went viral after a photo of him bagging groceries at Targét surfaced on Twitter–one in fact got over 500 retweets and over 1,000 gold stars. That’s the people of the internet for ya! Crazy, huh? Twitter turned him into a meme. #EllenFromEllen interviewed him, …

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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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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 Interview – Dr Velan and Derek Williamson (Museum of Human Disease)

The Museum of Human Disease is a historic and fascinating part of uni life, set up in the early 1960s to reflect the ever-changing patterns of disease. In gearing up for Halloween, Blitz sat down for an exclusive interview with Museum curator Dr Velan and manager Derek Williamson to talk about the …

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TuesDIY: Paint Chip Calender

Now that it’s (finally) end of semester and all those exams are staring me in the face I have decided to procrastinate by making a calendar  get organised with a paint chip calendar. Materials: -frame (with glass) -paint swatches, roughly 35 (you can easily get these from Bunnings) -tape -scissors -ruler -whiteboard …

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5 Classic Disney Halloween Movies We Should Rewatch

Gone are the days when Halloween was a ‘PG’ event. Nights topped with candies, actually dressing up and classic Disney Halloween movies are long gone–but they don’t have to be. Let’s dig up the dirt, walk down memory lane and pay tribute to our lovable ghostly friends in the Disney Channel …

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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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In Other News…

It’s the end of Semester guys! Yay! And more ‘yay’ for me as I don’t have exams! (#artstudentlyf #winwin) So I thought, in the spirit of nostalgia at the conclusion of another year, I would throw-back to some of my favourite news pieces from this Sem-though it was kind of …

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The Review: Sleeping with Other People

This past week, Blitz‘s Aimee-Marie Satumba attended a special media screening of Sleeping With Other People, starring Community‘s Alison Brie and Saturday Night Live‘s Jason Sudeikis. On a fierce mission to loose her virginity, Lainey (Alison Brie) meets Jake (Jason Sudeikis) in a Colombia dorm after her original plans fall through. The …

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Things I Learnt from My Year at UNSW….

I am not a first year student, nor am I a graduate, so really I have not achieved anything worth writing about; you will not leave these pages like totally inspired to study and eat kale. In fact, I spent the first two years at another university telling myself soy lattes …

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Where Are They Now: Adele’s Upcoming Album

We’ve been Adele-less for four years. FOUR. FREAKING. YEARS. Sure, there was the song she recorded for that James Bond movie, Skyfall, but we really, really, really need the latest Adele so she can ruin us through song. Last May, she teased her 23 million something Twitter followers that 25, …

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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 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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TuesDIY: Fluffy Seat cover

Words cannot describe my love for Ikea. If I could have my 21st birthday there I would, but I can’t (trust me I checked). Here is a cute way to improve the perfection that is Ikea. Materials:  -wool -stool pad/small pillow (You can get them from Ikea for super cheap.) …

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The Review: Project Five, Volume 7 Charity Art Auction

The Project Five Volume 7 Charity Auction was an event that screamed elegance and taste. Held this past weekend with all proceeds going to not-for-profit arts initiatives across Australia, each artwork was as memorable as the last. From the location, to the artworks right down to the catering, every aspect …

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In Other News…

(Semi)Serious Stuff WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH ‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’ So begins George Orwell’s seminal (and suddenly foretelling) novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It may have taken another 30 odd years, but turns out Orwell was right …

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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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Struggle Street: 10 Study Hacks For Idiots

It’s about that time. We’ve put off those assignments as long as we can and now it’s time to get into it. Here’s some tips to make them a little less painful. Times New Roman is the fastest font to read on a computer. Highlighters are your friend. Develop a …

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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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Struggle Street: Exam Hell

Exams are kind of like when you’re abseiling down a mountain and your feet finally touch horizontal rock. You’re pleased that you’re on solid ground again, especially considering that you slept through most of the safety briefing, but then you remember that you have to walk back up to the …

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The Review: Ólafur Arnalds at the Sydney Opera House (GRAPHIC Festival)

A silence thick with anticipation gave way to a crescendo of cheering fit for a rockstar, as Ólafur Arnalds made his way onto the main Sydney Opera House stage last Saturday night. The award-winning Icelandic composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist  headed one of the weekend’s most anticipated concerts for the annual GRAPHIC …

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The Review: Fiesta 2015 at Darling Harbour

Fiesta-Darling Harbour 2015 was one of the sexiest events of the year, with live salsa lessons, Sumba dancers from Brazil and to my delight, lots of six-pack-owning performers. They sure know how to party (or should I say fiesta?), and there was no shortage of sangria to sip on while some serious …

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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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Where Are They Now: Rihanna’s #R8 Album

BadGalRiRi has blessed our sweet sweet souls with an album each year for nearly a decade. However, in 2013, there was no new album, and neither was there one last year, which got us wondering: what’s the go with #R8? To Rih-cap word on her upcoming eighth album dates back …

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TuesDIY: Cloud Light

With exams right around the corner, here is a somewhat time-consuming project that will help you procrastinate a little. Materials: -paper lanterns (preferably white, you can get these from the $2 shop, try a range of sizes) -hot glue gun -fishing line -cotton batting -small wood rod -(optional) fairy lights …

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