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Review: Baywatch

Review: Baywatch

The name Baywatch might evoke a lot of memories of the iconic lifesavers, Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff, running in slow motion through the beach. And although that level of hotness sounds hard to match, the upcoming Baywatch remake does justice to its eye-candy ancestors. A movie about life savers …

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Feast To Your Needs Content

Food is one of the most versatile products out there. Not only is food essential to foster life, but we also celebrate life and all the happiness and joys it brings, with food. We go on: #postexamfeeds birthday lunches and dinners graduation dinners, celebrations for a new job/promotion or even …

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Rupi Kaur

Inspirations, Style and New Poetry Collections with Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur is a Toronto-based writer and artist, and is widely known for her viral Instagram menstrual photo and 2014 publication ‘milk and honey’. Ahead of her appearance at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, she took the time to speak with Blitz about her inspirations, style and upcoming book. Why poetry? …

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Interview: Mariko Tamaki

Interview: Mariko Tamaki

With the Sydney Writer’s Festival kicking off, a wide range of talents have flooded into Sydney to impart their wisdom for avid readers and budding writers alike. Blitz chatted with one such bright star, Mariko Tamaki, a Canadian graphic novelist known for her LGBT+ themes with a focus on young people (and not mention her …

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Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners

If you are anything like me, your eyebrows just perked at the mention of fidget spinners. For those who don’t know what they are, let me try and explain it to you: they are, a type of toy, that spins. Basically, a generic fidget spinner consists of a bearing in …

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Phil' Charity Concert

Phil’ Charity Concert: The Highlights

UNSW’s Arc Philanthropic or Phil’ hosted a Charity Concert on Thursday night, which raised $4000 towards their $50,000 goal, for the Child Life and Music Therapy Department at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. As with every success, there were some good and some amazing moments, so we’ve decided to recap the …

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Review: All Time Low @ Horden Pavillion

Last week, on the 13th May, I had the chance to attend All Time Low’s Sydney show as part of their Australian Tour with Neck Deep and The Maine, in the promotion of their upcoming album, Last Young Renegade. A night full of nostalgia and banter, All Time Low brought the good …

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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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Expectations v Reality: What You Wore To Uni

Expectations v Reality: What You Wore To Uni

Every new semester is the same thing for a lot of us uni goers. Raise your hand if you’re guilty of repeatedly promising to be the new improved version of yourself when the new semester rolls around. It sounds a little something like ‘this is going to be MY semester’, …

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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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Wellness: A Gratitude Experiment

Wellness: A Gratitude Experiment

A few days ago we asked some students to call up a person they’re grateful for. What happened next was pretty special. Watch the video, feel all the feels and tell a mate how grateful you are for them. Arc’s goal is to put your health and happiness first. Find out …

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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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Ridiculous Money Saving Hacks that Work

Money Saving Hacks That Actually Work

Let’s face it. So many of us are destitute – in money, in spirit, in hopes and dreams. They say you’ll never get rich by saving up; we say a penny saved is a penny earned. On your marks, get set for mastering these brilliant money saving hacks! Always buy …

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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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