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Vox Pops (Early March)

Wenbo Actuarial Studies/ Economics Nick Kyrgios’ behaviour: passionate or out of line? I think he’s just cheeky, very cheeky, but it adds to his personality as an elite athlete. Will you be attending the Roundhouse’s Carnavale-themed party? Definitely. Pretty keen for it! Favourite summer destination? My favourite holiday was schoolies, …

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UNSW Eats: ‘Wiser’ Bars

‘WISER’ BARS VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 2 hours in the freezer Difficulty: Medium Serve: 6 to 7 slices Ingredients Cream layer 1 cup cashews, soaked 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. rice malt syrup 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1/3 cup coconut cream ¼ lemon, juiced …

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Review: The Big Short

When I finished The Big Short (2016) I didn’t know how to feel. As a finance student, I was familiar with a lot of the jargon thrown about in The Big Short. I didn’t need the film to break down the fourth wall and have Margot Robbie explain what sub-prime …

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Cheap A$$ Sydney (Early March)

Explore Redfern to Glebe Discovery Ride When: 13th of March 8:30­-9:30am, 10am-­11am, 11:30am-­12:30pm Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh Cost: Free (Bookings Essential) More info: sydneycycleways.net/events Stuck in a rut and need to ride your way out? Then head over to Carriageworks, where you’ll get to wind through the back streets of Chippendale (we hear Reynold’s new …

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A Dropkick’s Guide to University Sport: Touch Rugby

In contrast to last week’s Blitz sports article by Niko, who offered a thoroughly educational recap of all that was sport over the Summer, this week I will instead give a personal take on my first ever experience at participating in a uni sport. For the many of you who …

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Travel Tales: The Hell Train to Hampi

You know how Americans often tell you that frat parties are almost exactly the way they are depicted in movies? Well, the same goes for general class traveling by train in India, minus the people on the roof (in this case). None of the us had ever been on an …

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Interview: Boy & Bear

Blitz chatted with Boy & Bear’s Bassist, Dave Symes, about their Limit of Love tour and Hottest 100 placement. What was the band’s inspiration behind Limit of Love? Our inspiration sort of came from the last album which was Harlequin Dream. I think we did a hundred and eighty shows …

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Travel Diaries: The One That (Nearly) Got Away

Let me start off by saying that as much as I love the water, I have never spent much time on boats. My father was a sailor, I quit lessons when I was 6 because the life jackets chafed. My uncle owned a pontoon boat, I fell off it and …

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Australian Fashion Designers Took on NYFW

New York Fashion Week (NYFW), is the beginning of the fashion calendar and sets the bar for the rest of the year in fashion. With designers showcasing AW16 collections, the pressure was on to deliver and our Australian designers came through! Tome left the audience in awe, capturing the hearts of …

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Uncovered: Balki x Joe B. “The Rose”

UNSW student and producer James Balkizas (Balki) and rapper Joe Bourke (Joe B.) recently released a track entitled The Rose. The song is a chilled atmospheric jam complimented by Joe’s relaxed flow and light singing. We had a chat with both Joe and James about how the collaboration came together and if we’ll …

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Interview: Run Forest, Run… (A Chat With RunSoc)

Blitz caught up with Daniel from RunSoc, UNSW’s Campus Runners, just in time for the Festival of Sport. Can you tell us about RunSoc? RunSoc started in 2015 when our founder Steven realised that a recreational running club didn’t exist after mistaking the Running Man Society (Korean Variety Show) for one. We want …

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SEROUKAS SERMON: Australia – A Compass Without North

Welcome to the annual Political Spectrum Boxing Bonanza! In the red corner we have the conservatives stuck in pre-multicultural Australia. Everyone make some noise for Alan Jones, Andrew Bolt and Tracey Grimshaw! *cue tumbleweeds underscored by the melodic cicadas* And in the blue corner we have the pious, ostensibly socially-conscious …

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What’s On S1W2

Monday March 7 Free Bingo @ Roundhouse Time: 1pm. Description: You’re never too young to scream BINGO. Free Ping Pong @ Roundhouse Time: 2pm. Description: Come for the ping pong, stay for Happy Hour. Ministry of Dance Society: Dance Class Time 4-5pm. Where: Arc Dance Studio. Cost: $5 Description: From …

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Dear Agony Aunt…The Hipster Edition

According to the Bible of the Twenty-First Century, Urban Dictionary, a hipster is a subculture that values independent thinking, counter-culture, being progressive and rebellious, an appreciation of indie-rock and indie films, creativity, intelligence and witty banter.

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Be Single, Not Lonely: A Warm Welcome

When you think of a young, single male you can’t help but think of a casanova with his large harem of women and even larger list of suitors. Think Hank Moody in Californication; Entourage’s Vincent Chase; or Harvey Specter in Suits. Alas, I am all of the above, sans the …

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Interview: The Rubens (Blitz Radio)

Blitz Radio caught up with Elliot from the Rubens ahead of their appearance at the nearly sold out Groovin the Moo Festival. We spoke about the bands beginnings, the creative process and their touring, Harry: Welcome back to Blitz Radio, it’s Harry here and I’m here with Elliot Margin from …

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Eddie Eats: RivaReno Gelato

In January 2016, my family and I were taking a walking tour of Florence. I was hungry and couldn’t keep my eyes off the ice cream displays we passed. Mounds of ice cream were colourful with fruit and calling my name. When our guide saw me salivating, he turned and …

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My Life As A Drag Queen: Spotlight on Maxi Shield

Maxi Shield, alias Kris Elliot, decided that if he was going to be a drag queen, he might as well go the whole hog and become Sydney’s drag queen extraordinaire. In addition to her drag-queening duties, Maxi is also starring in a Woolworth’s TV commercial, being the mascot for the …

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How To Survive An Exercise Regime In The Summer Heat

Sun’s out thighs out. Summer has rolled in and that means some people are taking advantage of the warm weather to venture outside for a run, so that they can show off their stunning figures at the beach. Maybe you’re like me and struggling to keep an ongoing exercise regime this summer because …

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Albums and Tours Roundup

With songs, albums, tours coming out everyday, it’s hard to keep up with the music world. Here’s a solid round up of recently-released albums with mini reviews for you, and upcoming albums + tours  LATEST ALBUMS Jack Garratt – Phase Keep your eye out for this up and rising, UK producer and singer-songwriter. …

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IND-I-Y: Is It Death Cab for Indie Music?

When I was just around the curb of 11 years old, I watched a movie called ‘Juno’ and it changed my life forever. That sounds dramatic come to think about it now, but there was something alluring about the main character. Not because she was 16 and pregnant, but because she …

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Science Fortnightly: UNSW’s 2015-in-Review

Currently Aiming to finish your Final Thesis Report? Or perhaps you are just starting at UNSW as a first year? Either way, you have a long year ahead of you! Here’s a bit of motivation before the semester starts. Let us review some of UNSW accomplishments from 2015 as we …

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Interview: The Jezabels

We caught up with Hayley from The Jezabels. They spoke about their upcoming album, Synthia, their cancelled tour and female empowerment. The Brink was a much more positive record than your debut album Prisoner. Is there a lighter vibe on the new record? The Brink was a more positive record because …

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10 Things to Watch on Netflix

Whether you can never choose what to watch, or are just looking for something different, here are ten recommendations (in no particular order) of some of the gems available on Australian Netflix! 1) Master of None (2015) This sitcom from Aziz Ansari is as hilarious as it is insightful, exploring …

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Summer of Sport – Things We Learned

Well, it’s been a crazy Summer of sport these past few months. Breaking news and big stories seemed to dominate Facebook feeds, evening news bulletins and newspaper stands everywhere (you kids still read those things, right?). Now, put any sport in front of me and I’ll be drawn to it …

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FINALLY AN OSCAR: Relive Leo’s Career in GIFS

The memes are no more. No more jokes about waiting a century for his win. No more “It’s been 84 years” from the elderly woman in Titanic. Leonardo DiCaprio has won an Oscar for Best Actor for ‘The Revenant’ and the internet has exploded. Starring in over 2 dozen films, winning 40 …

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Travel Tales: On Top of the World With Mount Everest

Someone once told me there are two types of fun. Type 1 is the kind of fun where you get instant satisfaction, and look back on with even greater satisfaction. Type 2 is usually not as instantly rewarding. It’s the kind you have mixed feelings about during, yet look back …

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