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Review: Happy Death Day

Review: Happy Death Day

By Edmund Cheng Happy Death Day follows Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), an American College Student, who finds herself stuck in a daily time-loop (causing her to relive the day she dies, over and  over again, to no avail). Plot concept sound familiar? It hints at the iconic 1993 comedy Groundhog …

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Pimple Popping Videos: Are they Satisfying?

Are Pimple Popping Videos Satisfying?

We all know that we shouldn’t pop our pimples. We’ve been warned of infections and unwanted, long lasting scars. But, no one has condemned watching other people popping their pimples. There’s just something so satisfying about watching others pop their pimples, almost as satisfying as a warm cup of coffee in …

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Halloween: America vs. Australia

Halloween: America vs. Australia

It is almost the end of October and that can only mean one thing, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. The skeleton war is on, Halloweentown is on repeat, and you can buy 10 bags of candy without anyone judging you! HALLOWEEN IS HEREEEEEE!!! Let’s get spookin’ folks. …

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Halloween Treats and Sinister Sweets

Halloween is almost here and we’re ready for some spooktacular fun. From finding the perfect costume to getting non-cliche decorations, a lot goes into making the night just right. So whether you’re having a scary movie night in or throwing the best costume party ever, here are some sinister sweets …

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Cheap Halloween Costumes for Cheap Uni Students

Cheap Halloween Costumes for Cheap Uni Students

Halloween is fast approaching, and so it’s finally time to whip out those costumes. While many people are fans of Halloween costumes, bills, rent and debt can often tighten our budget. To help you poor souls out, we put together some costumes that are quick, easy, cheap and sure to make …

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Why Is Chilli So Damn Hot?

Your mate’s cooked you dinner which turns out to be the spiciest dish you’ve ever eaten – and will serve as a stinging reminder that you can’t trust their cooking. Before you try to recover your pride by taking on that spicy wing challenge at the pub, it’s time to …

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Bringing Home the Bacon: An Open Letter to Brunch

Dear Brunch, I’m writing to let you know I’m worried about you. In fact, you could say I’m worried about us. In the past few years I can’t help but notice a change in our relationship. You’ve changed, grown distant, started hanging out with different people. I’m not mad because …

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Spreading Student Solidarity and Love

Spreading Student Solidarity and Love

Final exams are fast approaching and there’s no denying that times are tough. Between all nighters, cramming, and premonitions of failure it’s hard to find time to show compassion for your fellow students and the world around you (in an effort to amass enough good karma for the universe to …

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Things UNSW Students Should Vote ‘Yes’ For

There are just some things that make us, as UNSW students irritated. If we could vote for the following, we’d all be voting a big, fat, ‘YES’! No exams on Saturdays/ No exams before 9am Who thought to schedule a final exam on a Saturday? Or even worse, an exam …

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Scoring A HD In A Bachelor Of MSN

Scoring A HD In A Bachelor Of MSN

Degree Objectives Fooling people into thinking you have a life. Assuming your contacts have telepathic skills, relating to decoding your MSN display name, personal message and ‘music you’re listening to’. Connecting with people via short and ineligible phrases, plus symbols, to assert your coolness (“W@sarP gaL, haO Yo0H DOINZ?”) Perfecting …

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Interview: Tilly Lawless

Interview: Tilly Lawless

Blitz sat down with sex work advocate Tilly Lawless to find out about her fight for respect and rights for sex workers. What inspired you to be a voice for the sex work industry? Nothing really inspired me to be it. I started out accidentally because I wrote an Instagram …

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The Dark Side of The Sims

The Dark Side Of The Sims

There’s no denying that the computer game ‘The Sims’ brings out the worst in people. It’s an experimental playground for curious minds to push the limits of social norms in a contained false reality. Because individual Sim worlds are a private business, it’s a breeding ground for exploring psychopathic avenues …

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How To: Help Your Snake Friends

Have you ever wondered what to do about a friend whose actions don’t quite match up with their words? Here’s a step by step guide to empathising with your snake friend’s problems. This manual is designed to target and resolve the ‘issues’ of three specific snake-like friends. DISCLAIMER: Solutions are …

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Diving Into The World of ASMR

Diving Into The World Of ASMR

Plucking your eyebrows. Getting your eyes checked. Listening to someone talk about what they picked up from Sephora. These all sound like normal, everyday interactions. But how would you feel about them if you weren’t experiencing them in real life? Instead, you’re watching a YouTube video designed to make you …

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Review: Blade Runner 2049

Review: Blade Runner 2049

One of the most anticipated movies of the year. A highly guarded press tour left critics in the dark and saw its stars struggling to get through interviews. Each trailer giving away less information than the last. With all this secretiveness, there’s just one main question: does Blade Runner 2049 …

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7 things that were cool in 2007 but make you cringe now

Things That Were Cool In 2007 But Make You Cringe Now

Have you ever looked at pictures of your parents from the 70s and physically felt second-hand embarrassment because of how awful they look? And every time that you cringed/laughed at them, they would say things like, “Hey, it was the fashion back then.” Thankfully you would NEVER be like them. You are just …

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Keeping Up With Kris Jenner

Keeping Up With Kris Jenner

Once upon a time, there was a family called The Kardashians. In this family, there was a mother, Kris, and five little girls: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie. They would become the most watched famous family in the history of reality television. While the spotlight shines on the girls, …

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Favourite Snacks that All Aussie Kids Loved

Snacks All Aussie Kids Love(d)

Growing up in Australia leaves a few things etched firmly into your memories. Speaking from personal experience much of this revolves around food (did someone say barbeque?!) Sunnyboys These triangle shaped bad boys gave all Aussie kids life during summer. Everyone mourned the loss of Sunnyboys when they were discontinued …

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Just UNSW Problems

Just UNSW Problems

We are all incredibly fortunate to attend one of Australia’s top universities. And, ranked in the top 50 universities in the world, UNSW provides its students with excellent facilities, teachers, and opportunities. However, students here will encounter problems that only UNSW students will understand. The 891 Buses You know how …

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Fun Thing We Used to Do As Kids

Fun Things We Used To Do As Kids

It’s October, and summer is around the corner. It’s another exciting season during which you’ll consider unlimited fun activities a top priority. Now in our twenties, we’re into beaching, binge drinking and occasionally (always) treatin ourselves. What were the fun things we did when we were younger, that were just …

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Interview: Paces

Interview: Paces

Gold Coast producer Paces (aka Mikey Perry) has had a massive 2017 so far. His single ‘Savage’ cracked seven million Spotify streams in just nine months and he’s about to embark on a huge Australian tour. Most importantly, he became a dad to what is possibly the world’s cutest baby …

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Why I Deactivated Facebook For Half A Decade.

Why I Deactivated Facebook

“You don’t have Facebook?” an American exchange student asks incredulously. “How do you survive?” she inquires with the intensity of a neurosurgeon performing brain surgery. She seems impressed for a moment as she murmurs “Facebook is like water to me.” Welcome to the digital media era, where social media networks are …

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Compassionate Things Only Students Do For Each Other

Compassionate Things Only Students Do For Each Other

Being a uni student is hard. The exorbitant tuition fees, the assignment worth 70% of your final grade, the lecture recordings that glitch halfway – it all adds up. Luckily, UNSW students are compassionate, wholesome beings, and these are just a few examples of what those who truly have your back …

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Review: Old Crow Medicine Show, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde

By Noah Johnson To attempt celebrating a masterpiece by recreating it, is certainly not an easy feat. It is easy to find bland and almost identical movie sequels or exaggerated covers of songs throughout the pop culture canon. In attempting to recreate Bob Dylan’s 1966 album, Blonde on Blonde, the …

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Whatever Floats Your Bod

Whatever Floats Your Bod

For some, the mid-sem break was a week of catch-up studying; for the lucky few, it was a week of rest and relaxation. But some people take the rest in ‘rest and relaxation’ to the zen master level. To them, ‘rest’ is an acronym for ‘Restricted Environment Stimulation Therapy,’ a.k.a. …

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Listening Out At Listen Out

Listening Out At Listen Out

Used condoms on the ground, Smirnoff Double Blacks being spilt on my favourite pair of Vans and white girls throwing up everywhere. That was my Listen Out experience. Listen Out was my first music festival, so to be fair the expectations were quite high. I wore rose coloured glasses and …

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