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The Weirdest Foods Ever

The Weirdest Foods Ever

Food glorious food what a glorious strange feeling. Everybody loves good nosh, and with the Student Cookbook launch this week, we’ve all got food on our minds. But what about those meals that surpass the boundaries of gourmet, fusion or hipster cool right into the realm of weird food. Read …

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Food that is ExTra

Food That Is ExTra

Extra is using an umbrella when you’re wearing a raincoat. Extra is when you keep complaining about the bus line for the 891 when hello, whining about it will not make it go away. But most importantly, extra is something indigestible that Instagram somehow turns indelibly gorgeous. Here are some of the …

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Interview: Tora

Interview: Tora

Tora, an electronic band from Byron Bay, are set to release their long awaited debut album on June 9. Blitz sat down with Jo and Jai from the band to discuss their experiences of writing the album, how they have developed as a band over the years and what happens …

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Creative Spotlight: Audrey Alim 1

Creative Spotlight: Find Auna

Audrey Alim (also known as Find Auna) is an exhibiting artist, illustrator and creative photographer based in Sydney. Auna graduated in 2014 from a Bachelors of Digital Media at UNSW Art and Design. Since then, she has discovered her passion in illustration, photography and art, working across many mediums and with …

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Tasty Recipes IRL

Since it’s creation in 2015, Tasty by Buzzfeed has exploded, with its Facebook page boasting over 85 million followers as of May 2017. Safe to say, almost everyone has seen these aesthetically pleasing videos of food floating around on social media. So the food in the videos definitely looks tasty and relatively …

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What's On: S1 W12

What’s On: S1 W12

All Week Artsweek Submissions Open  Get Tickets to End of Session Party ~~ Full Moon Tune In to Blitz Radio Phil’ Fun-a-Thon – Enter your team Leadership Labs – Applications Open Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Theatre Sports / 2-4pm / Greenhouse Ping Pong Tournament / 5-6pm / …

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Interview: Lisa Mitchell

Interview: Lisa Mitchell

Blitz caught up with the incredibly talented Lisa Mitchell to chat about her creative inspiration, upcoming tour, and more. You’re currently on tour in Europe, how is that? I’ve been supporting a German artist, Fil Bo Riva for the last month through Germany and Austria. There’s been of time on trains, looking …

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My Faculty Rules: Engineering vs Business

My Faculty Rules: Engineering vs Business

Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. This is My Faculty Rules. Each episode, teams of two representing their faculty go head to head competing in challenges to determine the age old question: Which UNSW Faculty is best? In the first episode we witness the hustling nature of Business …

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Book Review: It's All Easy, Gwyneth Paltrow

Book Review: It’s All Easy, Gwyneth Paltrow

Oscar-winning actress turned famous celebrity chef, Gwyneth Paltrow has cooked up a storm with the release of her recent cookbook, “It’s All Easy”. While most of us are crunching away on pizza or two minute noodles, the recipes created by Paltrow are nutritious, delightful and most importantly, easy! Flicking through …

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Review: The Wombats

Review: The Wombats

I’ve always been a fan of furry marsupials, so many years ago, when I heard of a band called the Wombats, I thought “this band is setting a damn high standard”. But since that day British Band: The Wombats have never failed to overcome those high expectations and amaze me …

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It's All About The Price Tag

It’s All About The Price Tag

We’ve all heard that “money is the route of all evil.” Although that can be true in some respects, money is not always an evil thing. In recent years, psychological research surrounding money shows how money may negatively affect someone’s psychology. More money equals less empathy Psychologists have found that individuals of …

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Jordan Hare and Neil Triffett on EMO the Musical

EMO the Musical

‘EMO the Musical’… wait, what? A satirical, comedy, musical, feature based on a short film by the same title, Neil Triffett’s ‘EMO the Musical’ certainly is of an unconventional nature. The Australian film stars a talented young cast, including Benson Jack Anthony of 800 Words as Ethan, and Jordan Hare …

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Creative Spotlight: Amy Ge

Originally hailing from Perth, Amy is a third year Media Arts student studying graphic design and animation at UNSW Art and Design. In her spare time, when not working on illustrations, she can be found tutoring students, organising community events or volunteering around Sydney. Tell us a little about yourself! How …

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New Relief Fund For People With Bogan Names

New Relief Fund For People With Bogan Names

A relief fund has been founded for individuals unfortunate enough to be bestowed bogan names. The NGO known simply as For Unfortunately Characterised Kids Owning Failing First-names (F.U.C.K.O.F.F) comes public with this new monetary support system, with high hopes of alleviating the hefty burden associated with being terribly named. “It …

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What's Next for Riverdale? Best season finale conspiracies

What’s Next For Riverdale?

Warning: this article contains spoilers for ep. 13 of Riverdale and crazy tumblr conspiracy theories, proceed at your own risk.  Season 1 of Riverdale was full of moments that left us #SHOOKETH, from finding out about the crazy Blossom third-cousin-action to finally discovering who killed Jason, it’s been a wild ride. …

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Review: New Venusians

The unique tunes of New Venusians captures their listeners with their passion and raw talent. The seven-piece band first rose to fame with their breakout track Keep Running and were signed by the American label Fresh Selects. As a part of their album launch tour, the New Venusians recently performed …

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Do Money Saving Hacks Work?

Do Money Saving Hacks Work?

I’ve never been great at saving money. While my friends save to travel Europe, buy their first car or just to have some general financial security, I’m always sucked into buying things in sales that I never really use (hello, smoothie maker from Myer Boxing Day sales). In an attempt …

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Soundtrack To: UNSW's Big Gay Wedding

Soundtrack To: UNSW’s Big Gay Wedding

To celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and UNSW’s Big Gay Wedding, we put together a playlist of the most colourful, fabulous, and glitter infused tunes. Listen below!

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The Best Ways To Make Money At UNSW

The Best Ways To Make Money At UNSW

“Money Money Money. Must be funny, in a rich man’s world” Abba sings about a woman who spends her time dreaming up ways of becoming rich. Who can’t relate to that? Here are the top ways to earn money as a UNSW student at UNSW, both real and fake. Can …

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Tech-free Life; The Beginning.

Tech-free Life; The Beginning

At around five in the afternoon the CBD starts to fill up with tired, empty faces. Edging forward in a weary shuffle; their last dregs of focus relinquished to small, silver screens.  From a distance it’s slightly strange and even sort-of sad. Not the emptiness mind you. Apathy is an extremely …

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What's On: S1 W9

What’s On: S1 W11

All Week Artsweek Submissions Open  Get Tickets to Phil’ Charity Concert Get Tickets to End of Session Party ~~ Full Moon  Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Flea Markets / 10am-5pm / Main Walkway, outside Red Centre Clubs Mashup :: Global Passport / 12-2pm / Science Lawn Wednesday She …

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TV Review: Girlboss

TV Review: Girlboss

Feisty, frantic, and fearless are just some of the words that spring to mind when the character of Sophia Marlow (Britt Robertson) first appears on screen. Loosely based on the rags to riches story explored in Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, #girlboss, the Netflix original comedy ‘Girlboss’ will take you on an …

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Words Of The Internet: Triggered

Words Of The Internet: Triggered

To say it is to cause it. PSA – Trigger Warning. What does triggered mean to you? Induced/caused To retreat into one’s own neck in anger gif of a red beanie-d man violently convulsing Blind, ill placed anger That One Friend. This word in the hands of the right/wrong friend …

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