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They Just Don't Make 'em Like They Used To

They Just Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To

The hallmark of youth is the glorious Happy Meal from Maccas. Nothing beat opening that brown paper bag and getting a waft of the small fries and burger or McNuggets which we downed in minutes, sipping the coke every so often to stop us from chocking. Although the food was …

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Understanding "Woke," internet-speak, and how to succeed in making 12-year olds cry.

Understanding “Woke,” Internet-speak, And How To Succeed In Making 12-year Olds Cry

On my 5th birthday, my Father took me on his knee, looked me directly in the eye and said, “Son, you are one hell of a prenatal screwup. SMDH.” It wasn’t until years later, with the advent of urban dictionary, that I found out what the slang-speaking, acronym using drunk …

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Life before mobile phones

Life Before Mobile Phones

I’m a proud 90’s kid. Born in January 1990, you can’t really get more 90’s than that. The 90’s was filled with waves of transient fads that went in and out, and we tended to them like pets. Quite literally if you kept Tamagotchis and Furbies. Yes, those furry, temperamental, …

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Struggle Street, UNSW

Struggle Street, UNSW

UNSW is amazing,  why else would we all go here? But that doesn’t stop us from experiencing ‘first-world-problems’. The 891 bus lines Everyone knows the massive pain that is the 891 the bus lines. Especially when you’re late for a 9am lecture and the line at Eddy Ave is literally through the …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 10 Recap: Interventions and Flower Crowns

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney: staged interventions, mic snatching and flower crowns. CINEMATOGRAPHY AT ITS FINEST We open to Victoria walking up the hill from Bondi (don’t venture too far Vicki) with her good pal Marilyn, sporting what looks like a pair of footy shorts. The two …

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Interview: Alex Gaskarth, All Time Low

Alessandra from Blitz Radio sat down with All Time Low frontman, Alex Gaskarth, to talk about their new album, Last Young Renegade, upcoming Australian tour and musical influences. To kick things off, you have just announced your seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade, out June 2nd, via Fueled by Ramen. How did this …

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Greatest Hits From The Greatest Decade

Greatest Hits From The Greatest Decade

The 90’s were a decade of wondrous gifts to the world, including (but not limited to) the world wide web, Jerry Springer, Monica Lewinsky, and yours truly. On top of that the 90’s gave us an overload of amazing musical creations, from grungy rock songs to euro house, to teeny …

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UNSW Faculties: Survival Of The Fittest

UNSW Hunger Games: Survival Of The Faculties

There’s no denying UNSW students are tough. But which faculty is the toughest? Will students in your faculty live to see old age? Will they even make it to graduation? We took a closer look at each UNSW faculty and their chance at survival. Arts & Design Favourable aspect: Creativity. …

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Review: Vera Blue

Review: Vera Blue

It’s Thursday night, I’m heading to a new theater to see a performer that I’ve seen a few times and I’m excited. The Factory Theater is the home of many incredible acts, and I’m immediately swept away upon entering the venue. If I was blown away by the venue, my …

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Review: The Fate Of The Furious

The Fate of the Furious expects us to suspend disbelief and satisfaction in return for action and banter. The eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise is not a good movie by normal standards, but also a disappointing entry into the 17-year long series. It’s definitely worth your money, but …

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Words Of The Internet: Extra

EXTRA – The use of it, is to be it. You may have heard it, seen it, meme-ed it, used it ironically, or even used it ironically so many times that for better or for worse, it has now embedded itself into your daily vocabulary. Either way, the word ‘extra’ …

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'90s Kids' Finally Shut Up About Being '90s Kids' As Adulthood Approaches

As Adulthood Approaches, ’90s Kids’ Finally Shut Up About Being ’90s Kids’

It comes as a sad truth, but self-proclaimed ’90s kids’ find themselves finally shutting up about being ’90s kids’. The cause? Adulthood, and all the demoralising shit that comes with it. Bleak employment prospects, impossible economies, and a volatile political landscape quite literally liable to explode at any moment, web …

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What's On: S1 W9

What’s On: S1 W9

All Week Artsweek Submissions Open  Clothes for a Cause / Arc Reception + UNSW Main Library / Donate Your Clothes Get Tickets to Phil’ Charity Concert Monday Arc Board Elections / Voting OPEN Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Arc Board Elections / Voting OPEN BIG Trivia: Music / 6-9pm / …

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Psyched: Are you vain because you are proud of yourself?

Are You Vain Because You’re Proud Of Yourself?

Do you know what I find odd? The fact that being proud is often considered a ‘bad’ thing. I’ve seen countless people remark that someone is really proud of themselves with an expression of annoyance, and dare I say, borderline disgust. Pride is an emotion and so is, being proud. …

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Local Music: Demonatrix

Local Music: Demonatrix

Among the local music scene rises the Sydney-sider band Demonatrix. Music teachers by day, rockers by night; meet Demonatrix, the new up and coming five-piece metal band. Throwing back to the days of KISS and the more recent Black Veil Brides, Demonatrix brings a visual aspect to the stage with “warpaint” …

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How To: Get Your Crush To Like You

Crushes can be tricky. In year six, I gave mine love poems and roses before asking her out. She said no. I cried while listening to James Blunts’ “Goodbye My Lover” on repeat. These days, I’m marginally better at attracting the opposite sex. Here are some tips I’ve picked up …

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Gen-Y Caucasian Woman Proud of 3.125% "Foreign" Ancestry

Gen-Y Caucasian Woman Proud of 3.125% “Foreign” Ancestry

A local Gen-Y Caucasian woman has proudly announced her 3.125% foreign ancestry. The news comes as Samantha Daniels, 27, learns of her genetic history through dubiously factual gossiping over a family roast dinner this recent Easter break. “I always felt I was more in touch with my non-white friends,” says …

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Interview: Allday

We sat down with Allday, aka Tom Gaynor, before his Sydney listening party, to talk favourite memes, moving to LA, and his new album, Speeding. Check out the interview below. SPEEDING IS OUT NOW. Catch Allday on his Speeding tour on the 8th July at Sydney’s Big Top, Luna Park.

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'13 Reasons Why' Is A Set Back For Mental Health Awareness

’13 Reasons Why’ Is A Setback For Mental Health Awareness

WARNING: Spoilers, mentions of suicide, sexual assault, and rape. Whether or not you love to binge-watch TV series, you have probably heard about ’13 Reasons Why’. Based on the book, the 13 episode Netflix series depicts the reasons behind the main character, Hannah Baker’s, suicide. Since it’s release, the show has …

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Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 9 Recap

Previously on the Real Housewives of Sydney: BAPTISM WITH A VIEW Nicole, Krissy and Athena enjoy a chill morning swim to wash off the bevies splattered all over them last night. Nicole was none too happy with her “champagne showers”, most likely preferring golden ones. Nicole is equally upset that whilst …

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The 2017 Bachelorette Has Been Announced And We're All Freaking Out

The 2017 Bachelorette Has Been Announced And We’re All Freaking Out

The moment we have all been waiting for (yep even all of you males who secretly pretend to hate the show but are caught watching re-runs) has finally arrived, perfectly timed during the Logies. It is safe to say that NO ONE. SAW. THIS. COMING! The newest Aussie Bachelorette has been …

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You Know You're A UNSW Student When...

You Know You’re A UNSW Student When…

Love ’em or hate ’em, no one can deny that these things are what makes UNSW truly #iconic. The Basser Steps are part of your daily workout UNSW really goes above and beyond when it comes to delivering World Class™ services to students. Who needs to go to the gym when you …

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Andrina Manon is both living the dream and turning it into art

Andrina Manon: Designing And Living The Dream

Sydney based artist and illustrator, Andrina Manon is living the art student’s dream. While completing her degree at UNSW Art and Design, she has already begun to establish an impressive career as an illustrator and designer with commissions from well known clients such as Princess Highway, Caboodle Magazine, Dahlia Fashion, Casetify, …

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What's On: S1 W8

What’s On: S1 W8

All Week Register for FREE TICKETS to Blitz Presents: Media Industry Panel Get Tickets to Phil’ Charity Concert  Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Anzac Day Public Holiday Wednesday She Can – Underwater Rugby / 1-2pm / Uni Pool / FREE – REGISTER She Can – Fitness Class / 2:30-3:30pm / Uni Gym …

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Review: The Play that Goes Wrong

The Play that Goes Wrong, currently touring Australia, has hit Sydney with a bang. Meta-theatre in its truest form, the show begins with an introduction by the director of a fictitious amateur theatre company, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, that has been plagued with a string of theatrical failures due …

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