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Throwback: Great TV Shows You Probably Missed Ft. High School Football, an Anime Tear-Jerker and Fame

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day – Try Not to Cry I don’t often wander into Anime territory, but there’s a first time for everything. When we watch movies, sometimes we feel the need to laugh, enjoy ourselves or rage in anger. Anohana, on the other hand, makes you want …

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Diets We Love ;)

Fighting an uphill battle with genetics? Craving that #goals summer body that will inspire a parade of meaningless hook-ups to come your way? Say no more. Here are some sure-fire and entirely unapproved diets that will having you dropping kilos fast. The Vegan Diet Consume only plants and steer clear …

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Album of the Week: HalfNoise’s SUDDEN FEELING (Blitz Radio)

HalfNoise began in 2010 as a side project by Paramore’s drummer, Zac Farro, just two days after he left the band. A few EPs and one full length later, Farro is back with his sophomore album, Sudden Feeling. The album fuses electronic indie pop with Farro’s alternative rock roots, creating …

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Interview: A Chat With UNSW Ultimate Frisbee

UNSW’S Ultimate Frisbee Club has come a long way since their genesis, expanding to become one of the biggest university Frisbee clubs in Australia! Last week Blitz got the opportunity to chat with a couple of Ultimate throwers about their recent victories abroad, their adventures in Asia and what being …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Carpool Karaoke

As we head towards the sticky end of semester you’re probably looking for a break. A break from all those assignments, tests and forced conversations about how many assignments and tests you have. Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to watch something on Youtube? Maybe you’d like to …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Manly

Manly is a popular tourist spot in the Northern Beaches area. Basically it’s Australia’s own Miami. Good for a mini vacay or taking beach pictures on the beautiful Instagram. Manly has a gorgeous array of settings perfect for the spring weather. BACKGROUND • The original inhabitants of the land were …

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Review: A Weekend In Psyfari

Somewhere deep inside the second largest canyon in the world, Capertree valley. Lies an untouched piece of land where the animals are free to run wild, and once a year people from all walks of life, regardless of age, gender or race gathers here to be part of a truly …

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Yearbook Photos: Guess The Musician

Usually when people rise to celebrity status, their transition from high school to fame is shocking. Even a change in makeup or hair can make some people unrecognisable. Here’s a compilation of musicians from a range of genres and eras… can you guess who these yearbook photos belong to? It …

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Review: Barefoot in the Park – The Ensemble Theatre

Barefoot in the Park is a Neil Simon classic about love, commitment and youthful optimism, and is currently playing at the Ensemble Theatre. When newlywed Corie rents a brand new apartment for herself and her now-husband (without his approval), the problems seemingly roll in…the apartment is tiny, faulty, up 6 …

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Review: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux has effortlessly jumped from small screen to big screen with his latest documentary on Scientology. After continued attempts to work with the Church, to make a documentary from the inside, Louis goes a different route. He casts actors to play David Miscavige, Scientology’s current leader, and other members …

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6 Tips to Increase Motivation and Decrease Procrastination

It is that time of the semester again where our motivation is depleting as fast as the stock market during the Global Financial Crisis in 2007. During these times of low motivation and high procrastination we may often find ourselves googling how to become motivated or stop procrastinating. With exams, …

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Review: NUTS’ The Pillowman

Pillowman! aaaa-AAAAAA-aaaah! Fighter of the…… lifetime-of-sadness-man? The Pillowman is essentially what you would get if you had Franz Kafka write an edition of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Instead of people turning into cockroaches, you get demons turning into people and then back into demons (metaphorically though, duh), …

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UNSW EATS: Quinoa Coco Porridge

GLUTEN FREE   SERVES: 2 DIFFICULTY: Easy PREP TIME: 5 MINS COOK TIME: 10 MINS   When I ask friends who quit gluten what they miss eating most, their reply is a warm bowl of porridge. My gluten-free recipe comes as close to the comforting classic breakfast as possible, and …

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Whatever Happened to Privacy and Autonomy?

Public space has become a confused realm where there no longer exists a clear distinction between the public and the private. Everyone is entitled to publicly voice their opinions, disagreements and phobias without taking into consideration other sides to the story. Suddenly we are all self-proclaimed experts on whatever the issue is, …

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Throwback: Great Music You Probably Missed – Ft. #sogonechallenge, Female R&B and Terrible Boyfriends

When we talk about 2000s R&B, the mind thinks of Chris Brown, Queen Bey, Usher and Ne-Yo. Forget them for a moment, because the early 2000s had some hella good female R&B music.  Music in 2016 is different, almost too different to the way things sounded a decade or two …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 8

This morning I woke up to the sun shining, birds chirping, and (sadly) an alert that mid-semester exams are next week. Then I started to mildly panic. Then I remembered I’m not alone in this predicament – it’s a uni-wide phenomenon! That was comforting. So, in light of the hard …

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Interview: RAT BOY

Blitz recently chatted to ultra creative UK artist RAT BOY To say it has been a tremendous few years for you would be an understatement. Having Get Over It featured as Track of the Day on BBC Radio 1, your debut release titled in subversive and meta fashion, The Mixtape, …

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Album of the Week: Safia’s Internal (Blitz Radio)

SAFIA’s debut album, Internal, is definitely a debut to be reckoned with. It is simply suburb with the perfect mix of techno soundscapes and relaxing vocals that will rupture your ears with electronic pleasure. Each track fits together nicely as the opening track, Zion, takes you into the heart of …

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Throwback to Those Days of Teenage Angst & Puberty

Gaming was your jam While some 13 year olds were trying to find love, I was trying to find the solution to Cut the Rope. Throwback to the days when Apple introduced its stellar selection of games including; Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Flappy Bird and Temple Run. The hours spent …

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Seroukas Sermon: A Word on Football Hooliganism

If you took certain mainstream media’s news for gospel, you would think Australia’s “soccer hooligans” were creating mass terror in the streets of Australia. Even writing that sentence sounds imprudently asinine. But it’s happening: To compare a minority of football fans to terrorists in other parts of the world is simply …

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Interview: Safia (Music)

SAFIA are due to release their new album ‘Internal’ on Sept 9, off the back of a national tour. We called Ben up to chat about SAFIA’s new tunes and the weird stripping dude at Groovin The Moo that has scarred the band, and probably hundreds of other festival-goers, for …

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You Know What Sucks – Being Single During Spring

Flings? During spring? Groundbreaking. The question is, what if you’re single and there’s no one to mingle with during this season? Being alone and thirsty AF during this “traumatic” period sucks. Here are eight times that living the fling-less life is too motherflippin’ real. When you develop a crush during …

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Ten Questions with Doris Asante

  Hey peeps! Another fabulous installment of Ten Questions has come again and we caught up with Doris Asante who tells us her ideal day out, her most awkward moment at uni and her favorite Wikipedia article! Degree: Social work/Criminology 1. What’s your favourite colour? Favourite colour is yellow!   …

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Why Should You Watch: Narcos ?

Number 1: It’s Unbelievable Magical Realism is a concept which was invented in Columbia. It’s where reality meets fiction, and things become so far fetched that you begin questioning if everything is real or not. That is the definition of Pablo Escobars drug cartel. The money, the drugs, the violence. You …

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HOW TO SURVIVE A CAFFEINE FRENZY

  As semester rears its ugly head, your caffeine intake has gone from zero to your only hero. Papers to write, existential crises to be lived and all the coffee chugging has turned your life into a scene from the Planet of the Apes.  And,  it’s time for an intervention. …

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Award Predictions For The 2016/17 NBA Season

With the Olympics Games finally done and dusted, basketball fans now have to endure an excruciating two-month wait until the start of the new NBA season at the end of October. Kevin Durant’s shocking departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder to Golden State has drastically changed the NBA landscape. The signing almost …

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