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Are Tea Drinkers Cooler Than Everyone Else?

The thing about tea drinkers is that they think they are so much cooler than everyone else. They yell from their high horse “look how much better I am because I don’t drink coffee, I don’t even know what a latte is.” Well it’s time to set the record straight. Here is what …

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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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Ten Questions with Reece Owen Jansen

Hey guys! We are nearly towards the end…well almost because we have those wonderful exams to look forward to! *note sarcasm* Anyway, this week I met Reece who delighted me with his answers on what the world should focus on; should ketchup be in the fridge or pantry; and does …

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Review: Hacksaw Ridge (Spoiler Free)

Hacksaw Ridge is the latest film starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving and Teresa Palmer. Oh, and it’s also directed by Mel Gibson. To say this film is star studded would be an understatement. But unfortunately, the film does not live up to the performance of the …

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Will There Ever Be Another “Invincible” Season?

It takes great mental strength and a bit of luck to win the English Premier League, let alone go undefeated for all 38 games. It’s a feat that only two English sides have achieved, with the Arsenal squad of 2003/04 being the most recent to etch their names into folklore, …

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Sculpture by the Sea: Why It’s Worth the Trek

If you’re looking for reasons to ditch the books for a chance to enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather, this year’s Sculpture by the Sea is possibly the best choice you can make. This easy 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk is filled with sculptures by the finest works from over 100 …

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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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The Best Comeback Albums From 2016 (So Far)

2016 has been nothing short of impressive in terms of new releases across the music world. Yet it’s also a year particularly marked by a string of stellar comebacks, some of which we’ve been holding onto for ages, while others we never could have seen coming… Revolution Radio – GREEN DAY  “It’s interesting. These …

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Review: The Neon Demon (Movie)

Since his enthralling 2011 breakthrough Hollywood hit Drive, unrepentant art-house auteur Nicholas Winding Refn has polarised fans and critics with his eclectic back-catalogue of films and the critically denigrated but undeniably gorgeous Only God Forgives in 2013. He returns with The Neon Demon, a sumptuous and ultra-colourful exploration of the …

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Princess Mononoke: What Can We Learn?

The semester has reached full-blown intensity. Assignments are due almost every week for me. In this busy period I find myself procrastinating and seeking some stress relief through watching films from my childhood. There is something comforting about childhood films, probably because they are associated with a time when I …

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Being Sami’s Brother: A Future With Autism

A long term future for a family with an autistic child is ripe with uncertainty. There is no well established pathway to the future for someone with autism. A lot of questioning goes on, often involving some pondering of pretty dire circumstances. What do we think Sami can feasibly spend …

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Review: NUTS’ My Little Doll

Ladies and Gentlemen, do not forget as you walk into this play that the subtitle is The Farce, cuz My Little Doll will truly farce you up. My Little Doll is a new venture for NUTS as it features a veteran cast with a fresh crew. For many of them, …

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New Years Resolutions

Look, I know its only October. It’s not even Halloween, the best time of the year if you like dressing as a cat, which I do. But with my last submission, I thought I should give everyone a little advice on how to write and stick to their New Years …

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Review: Beautiful Beaches in Sydney

Spring is already in full swing. Flowers are blooming everywhere you look and the sun is making us walk around in shorts again. It’s really a wonderful feeling being able to rock up at the university with a t-shirt and thongs (edit: flip-flops). This is an exciting time for me …

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Album of the Week: Trophy Eyes’ “Chemical Miracle” (Blitz Radio)

Chemical Miracle is the sophomore album from Australian punk band, Trophy Eyes. With a creative and dynamic blend of melodic hardcore and upbeat pop-punk, this album does not disappoint. For the older Trophy Eyes fans who loved the band’s gritty, hardcore sound, and for those who prefer a more refined, …

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5 Essentials You Need In Your Wardrobe

Every woman has experienced the moment when they can’t find anything to wear. Adding a leather jacket, denim, sneakers, trendy sunglasses and a LBD to your wardrobe will ensure you never have nothing to wear again! These five essentials can be tailored to your own personal style, guaranteeing that getting …

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Throwback NETFLIX EDITION: Great Movies You Missed – The Best Spider-Man Ever, Adult Loneliness and Sophisticated Sci-Fi

Netflix hosts thousands of movies that are going unwatched by your very eyes right now. Check them out. You won’t regret it. With hundreds of movies coming out each year, it’s hard to keep track of what’s good and what’s bad. And worse, every month seems to be packed with …

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myExperience is the New and Improved CATEI

This semester UNSW is launching the myExperience survey which will replace the CATEI survey for lots of courses. We asked Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) to tell us a bit about myExperience and why students should spend their precious time filling it in. Why should students bother filling …

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Review: Hell or High Water (Spoiler-Free)

Hell or High Water starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster has come out of nowhere and has easily become one of my favourite films of the year. Chris Pine gives a performance far from his usual pseudo-action roles and plays the smart, withdrawn Toby phenomenally. It’s the subtlety …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Maroubra

I’m sure in your years as a uni student, you’ve heard of ‘Maroubra,’ or as I like to call it, that beach with the large Rubik’s cube. Maroubra or the “Bra” is a beachside Eastern suburb, great for ducking out of the hustle and bustle of school life.  As the …

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Review: The Bondi Markets

It’s true like the saying goes, ‘The best things in Life are usually found when you are not looking for them.’ I was strolling along Bondi Beach, enjoying the spectacular views and sea breeze. I wasn’t expecting to visit any place in particular. However, just as I walked back towards …

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Interview: Tyne-James Organ

Hailing from Wollongong, Tyne-James Organ has toured with the likes of Lewis Watson, Little Sea, Andy Black and Allday. With his headline tour earlier this year selling out, and another tour announced for December, the reggae-folk musician with a lot of soul is one to look out for. Earlier this week, …

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