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Review: Break The Code Escape Room

Review: Break The Code Escape Room

Six people. Sixty minutes. No phones. Locked in a room, with one task: to ESCAPE! The Blitz Team were challenged by Break The Code, to escape from their Indiana Jones escape room. We’re all really competitive and so accepting the challenge was a no-brainer. The first challenge we faced was actually …

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Pregnant At Uni: Making It Work

Pregnant At Uni: Making It Work

UNSW students are fun, inventive, energetic, and passively aggressively competitive towards USYD kids. In addition to this, a rare few are also pregnant. Along with a backpack full of laptops and text books, some also carry a tiny human. For those, the Basser steps have a special meaning and trips to …

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Students Shat On By The System And Seagulls

Students Shat On By Seagulls And The System

As if it wasn’t enough that the government pins uni students on the ground to squeeze girthy cables of debt and a dysfunctional housing market all over their chests on a daily basis, an unidentified perpetrator fed the seagulls at Central Station laxatives. The ensuing chemical reaction between avian life and …

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WATCH: Rock Climbing With Nikki // She Can

Interview: Nikki, Rock Climbing

We interviewed Nikki, a rock climber with UNSW Outdoors Club, one of the many ladies involved in the She Can campaign. She Can is made for women by women. An all inclusive sports initiative, She Can empowers women at UNSW of all sporting abilities to make their move!  

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Australia For Idiots: Wildlife

Australia For Idiots: Wildlife

You’ve just hopped off your plane and are now on Australian shores. Feeling confused? Wondering why the cars are on the wrong side of the road? Welcome to the land down under, Straya! This guide will give you a first-hand comprehensive look at how to survive in this foreign land. …

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5 Things To Do While You Wait For The 891

Things To Do While Waiting For The 891

15 minutes into waiting and chill and there are no buses on the horizon. You’ve already switched between all your apps, watched every single story, and scrolled down on your feed, for what feels like a kilometre. There’s just no way around it, you have to wait, but that doesn’t …

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Book Review: The God Of Small Things

Book Review: The God Of Small Things

”Perhaps it’s true that things can change in a day, that a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house — the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture — …

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Surviving Assessments

How To: Survive Assessments

We’re well into the semester, and that can only mean one thing: assessment time. Essays, group tasks, and practicals are looming, due dates creeping closer, and your consumption of coffee and red bull is ever increasing. Your assessments may not be done, but you sure are. How do you survive the …

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Uni Student Stoked Her Yeezys Survive Rainy Month

Uni Student Stoked Her Yeezys Survive Rainy Month

A local university student is “… stoked…” her Yeezys have survived yet another rainy month despite it being Australia’s token warmer month, essentially proving the existence of global warming. Ellen Simons, 20, currently in her third year of social work at UNSW, had purchased her allegedly “… legit…” Yeezy Pirate …

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Pub Science: Survive - Fight or Flight

Pub Science: Survive – Fight or Flight

Show and Tell. Three words that would either make or break your early schooling life. Suzie’s just finished her talk, it was all about this really cool rock she found on the weekend. But Suzie has finished now, that means you’re next. You slowly get out of your chair, carry …

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You Are A Survivor

You Are A Survivor

This is a message for you. Whoever you are, wherever you are reading this, I commend you for your bravery, for your efforts, for your constant strife. I commend you for surviving. I commend you for waking up this morning and pulling yourself out of bed to go to uni …

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Movie Review: Titanic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have come across the viral ‘water’ snapchat filter on Facebook, featuring a famous scene from the 1997 movie Titanic. What scene? You know exactly what scene – the one where Rose repetitively calls Jack’s name to tell him about the boat, without knowing he …

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On Slaying Serpents

On Slaying Serpents

It gleams before me in the morning sun, taunting me, laughing at me. The beast I have to conquer; the dragon I have to slay. I take a deep breath along with a sip of my magic potion, the rich dark taste fills my mouth. It warms my insides as …

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Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Superheroes says Jade Barclay Superheroes and villains are both obsessive, driven by deep wounds, often they’re both orphans with PTSD (what’s with that!?). Both also act like they’re above the law. Villains innovate, strategise, take charge, and aim to conquer. But much like an addict, each plan must be greater, …

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Gig Review: Sleepmakeswaves

Gig Review: sleepmakeswaves

Otto Wicks-Green stands on a fold-back speaker in a typical classic-rock power stance, holding his guitar heavenward, and grinning from ear to ear. He’s on stage at the Metro Theatre, in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Sleepmakeswaves have just returned from a national tour of China, preceded by an …

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How To: Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

How To: Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

It’s 2:23 pm. You’re at the Quad lawn, waiting for your project group to turn up for an assignment meeting that was supposed to start at 1:30 pm. “Oh well”, you think to yourself, “it’s just a group assignment, I’ll survive”. It’s 2:24 pm. Finally, your group has finally arrived. …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 5 Recap: Athena X Turf

The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 5 Recap: Athena X Turf

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney with the help of her good friend Lisa Oldfield, Athena decides to ruin her art career before it begins. WHITSUNDAYS We return to the Whitsundays where Lisa has legged it back to Oldfield Manor and the ladies discuss everything that’s wrong with her. …

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Are You The Perfectionist Or The Multi-Tasker?

You’re being held at gunpoint. I’m talking sweat-dripping anxiety. A life or death situation that’s more high-pressured and fast-paced than a game of hot potato. A situation that’s more impatient than our generation’s unrealistic expectation of unlimited high speed internet data connection. A situation that asks you point-blank truth or …

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Documentary Review: Planet Earth II

Documentary Review: Planet Earth II

Viewing through a high-definition video quality, fancy television screens, and expensive sound systems, “Planet Earth II” offers a rich textured insight into the Earth. Scenes range from stop-motion depictions of molten lava forming islands in the Pacific Ocean to the ferocious carnivores racing to hunt their prey. The seven new episodes feature …

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Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Blitz chatted to Justin Truong, co-founder of GigPick, a startup empowering local performers and connecting event organisers with live music acts. How did the idea for GigPick come about? I used to be very involved in various student societies on campus, where I organised events for the student constituency and through this, I was exposed …

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Reasons Why Secret Garden Is Epic

Why You Should Party In A Forest

Partying in a forest at Secret Garden is actually the greatest thing ever, here’s why. The Killer Lineup With artists like Alex Lahey, B Wise, The Jezabels, Urthboy, Set Mo, and Gretta Ray rocking the stage this year, there’s always something good to listen and rave two, and with four …

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TV Review: Riverdale

TV Review: Riverdale

Need some tips on surviving toxic relationships, suffocating parents or awkward rejections? In a mysterious, Twin Peaks-esque town, the Archie comic characters are the perfect guide, as they attempt to survive after the murder of high school heartbreaker, Jason Blossom. It begins with the Archie gang going back to Riverdale high school after …

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How To: Survive First Year

Are you a first year tired of the side-eye looks you get whenever you stack it up the Basser Steps? Irritated by those seagull-eyed protestors/obscure society recruiters/overpriced food vendors who just won’t leave you alone? We’ve got a foolproof method for keeping those stink eyes away – because obviously, the best …

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Destiny's Child: Where Are The Survivors Now?

Destiny’s Child: Where Are The Survivors Now?

Icons of female empowerment in the entertainment industry in the late 90s and early 00’s, Destiny’s Child members Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams wrote what should be considered the anthem for the average uni student drowning under the weight of life and assignments: Survivor. As a group, they survived the …

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What’s On: S1 W5

All Week Arc Board Nominations OPEN Kudos Gallery Exhibitions Heinz Harant Award Nominations OPEN UNSW Hero Program Applications OPEN Monday How To Adult: Public Speak Good / 1-2pm / Arc Clubs Space / FREE – REGISTER Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Bike-ology Workshop / 12-2pm / Arc Precicnt (just off the …

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