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The Department of Finance's Hella Awkward Ad

Australian Department of Finance’s Hella Awkward Ad

While many have been caught up in the cinema awards season, the Australian Department of Finance have been busy creating a cinematic masterpiece that rivals the passion, drive and storytelling of Moonlight, La La Land and Lion combined. The Department created an advertisement said to be directed at “attracting and …

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What's On: W2 S1

What’s On: S1 W2

All Week Kudos Gallery Exhibitions ENTER the UNSW DJ Comp BUY TICKETS for the Comedy Gala  Monday Festival of Sport registrations for social sports comp CLOSES / 9am How To Make: A Terrarium / 1-2pm / Arc Clubs Space / ONLY $6 – TICKETS Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Festival of …

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Documentary Review: David Stratton - A Cinematic Life

Documentary Review: David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

David Stratton is quite possibly the most well-known Australian film critic of all time. With his fatherly charm and encyclopaedic knowledge of movies, he entertained TV audiences for almost three decades with his lively movie debates with fellow film critic Margaret Pomeranz on ‘The Movie Show’, SBS, and later ABC’s …

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Movie Review: The Great Wall

Movie Review: The Great Wall

The Great Wall is a spectacular film, based on a legend and set in 15th century China starring Matt Damon. As a Spanish mercenary, Damon along with his friend, (Games of Thrones star Pedro Pascal) embarks on an adventure seeking scared black powder. During their pursuit, a bizarre creature attacks them. …

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The Bachelor 2017: Matty J

The Bachelor 2017: Matty J

In news surprising to no one: Matty J, runner up in The Bachelorette 2016, is the leading man for the 2017 season of The Bachelor. For those of you who don’t know, Matthew David Johnson, aka Matty J, is a 29-year-old marketing director who was the fan favourite to win the most …

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Pub Science: Discovering New Zealandia

Discovering New Zealandia

Places of the world that start with Z include: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Zürich, Zealandia… You read right, Zealandia is a real place. In fact, it’s the world’s newest and smallest continent. As you probably guessed, it sits under the gigantic land mass known as New Zealand, but also New Caledonia …

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Pub Science: The Garlic Disease - Not Bad Breath

Pub Science: The Garlic Disease – Not Bad Breath

Science has done some pretty weird things, especially when it comes to medicine. One of the weirdest things doctors have done, is treating syphilis…with malaria. Julius Wagner von Jauregg, who discovered and then developed this ground-breaking work was not only praised, but was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or …

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Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 1 Recap

Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 1 Recap

Well folks, the day we’ve all been waiting for finally arrived – the premiere of the Real Housewives of Sydney. And boy, oh boy it did not disappoint. There was drama, accusations, comedy gold (dresses) and unconventional fishing.  For your entertainment, we recapped episode 1. Before you read on, check out …

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A Definitive Scoring of the Real Housewives of Sydney

Sydney finally has it’s very own reality show centred around affluent, drama driven, outspoken women otherwise known as real housewives. Let’s take a look at who these real housewives are, and how their taglines define them (from left to right in header image). LISA: “Brains and beauty, are my weapons of …

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Movie Review: Trainspoting 2

Movie Review: Trainspotting 2 (Spoiler Free)

Let’s be honest, there are too many sequels, remakes and others of the sort out there. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it. Your thoughts on Trainspotting 2, will greatly depend on what you’re looking to get out of a sequel. If you loved Trainspotting and wanted the sequel …

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TV Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events

TV Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Count Olaf: Where’s the roast beef? Klaus Baudelaire: Roast beef? Count Olaf: Beef, yes – roast beef. It’s the Swedish term for BEEF that is ROASTED. Jim Carrey’s enlivened, comical, and at times almost lovable adaptation of Count Olaf at first seems like a far cry from Neil Patrick Harris’s …

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Psyched: The Pursuit of Happiness

There comes a time in our life when we ask ourselves, “what is the meaning of life?” For hundreds of years, this very question has been recycled, and with it, various answers. The answer to this question can be broad and also narrow. Some may claim the meaning of life …

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Oscar’s 2017: Best Picture Guide

Winning best picture at the Oscar’s is a pretty big deal!  So many pictures are nominated for that prestigious gold statuette, but whether or not the nominations are actually good, is debatable. Blitz presents the Oscar’s 2017: Best Picture Guide, to help you shave a few seconds off deliberation time, when …

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The Trump Student

Donald Trump is a business man, a polarising personality, and somehow managed to become the 45th president of the United States of America. But, what would Trump be like as a student at UNSW?  Degree: Transferred from Media, to Commerce, to then Law/Economics (currently failing three out of four subjects, …

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The 5 Students You’ll Meet at Uni

There are over fifty-five thousand students at UNSW and you’re bound to have met all, if not all, most of these students. The Contributor A true hero, the Contributor steps in when that painfully awkward silence hits a tutorial discussion that is gaining momentum as it plummets straight into the …

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Just In: Local Man’s Week Ruined After Awkward Retail Interaction

A local man’s day has been irrevocably ruined after a rather awkward retail interaction. The social blunder has been reported to be one for the ages, and experts predict the shame is not expected to subside until at least one whole week has passed. Kyle Freeman, 22, is said to …

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Podcast Review: Sawbones

Podcast Review: Sawbones

If you’re looking to learn about medical history there’s a plethora of things to choose from. You can read a book, watch a documentary, even study it as part of your degree. But are any of these contain a wholesome couple who do silly bits and ridiculous accents? I doubt …

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A Letter To: My First Year Self

Dear First-Year Me, Get ready for a crazy ride over the next four++ years! First things first, find a group of people who love what you do – join a club or a volunteering group…or both…and be ready for that to change your uni experience completely. Be open to new …

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Interview: Festival Of Sport Coordinator

Interview: Festival Of Sport Coordinator

Blitz caught up with Demi, the Festival of Sport Coordinator to learn more about the event, and why we should take Rhianna’s advice and werk, werk, werk, werk, werk (out), whether we’re a couch potato or the next Olympian. If you had only 30 seconds to sell the Festival of …

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Soundtrack To: Uni life

Soundtrack To: Uni life

It’s week one and uni has just started. You’re making a name for yourself – blending in or standing out, working hard or working out. Whoever you are, whatever you’re doing, Blitz has the soundtrack to your uni life. U-RITE by THEY Perfect for those with swagger. Walk through uni knowing that …

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Album Review: Skin Companion EP II, Flume

The rise of Flume is never-ending. Not satisfied with topping the Triple J Hottest 100 with ‘Never Be Like You,’ the Sydney producer recently took out his first Grammy for best dance/electronica album with the 2016 gem, Skin. Now, we have been blessed with the second ‘companion EP’ to Skin, …

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Student Survivor: Making Friends

Student Survivor: Making Friends

Braving the realm of uni for the first time can be daunting. For many, one of the biggest anxieties is the prospect of having to navigate new and unfamiliar social situations. To help ease your lingering anxieties, Blitz has composed a list of easy-to-apply tips and tricks for making fast …

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What's On: W1S1

What’s On: S1 W1

All Week Arc Volunteering Apps OPEN Blitz Content Creator Apps OPEN Register your team for a social sports comp or register your interest for a taster session for Festival of Sport W2 Kudos Gallery Exhibitions Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Theatre Sports / 2-4pm / Greenhouse Ping Pong …

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Finding Your Way Through First Year

Finding Your Way Through First Year

Finding it difficult to adjust? Wondering how every other student has got the first week down to a T? Blitz is here to help you out, with a list of how to rectify common first year problems. Problem #1: Trying to survive this uni thing First up, course outlines are your …

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Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

We put together a list of a few expectations and realities to ensure that you’re a little bit more prepared when starting uni. Expectation: You’ll sign up to every society, attend all their events and be the most social student on campus. Reality: You’ll sign up to a few societies, …

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Tech Geek

A round up of the five hottest tech gadgets for this week. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-LX10 is a beast of a camera with its F1.4 high-speed lens, 20.1 megapixel, 1” MOS sensor. It can take 4K resolution Photos and Videos. This is definitely an impressive point-and-shoot camera that …

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