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Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

Movie Review: Beauty And The Beast

As a kid, my mum used to play me the original Beauty and the Beast when I was being particularly difficult. It never failed to calm me down. As an adult (haha, well I’m not quite an adult), I occasionally murmur “I want adventure in the great wild somewhere, I want …

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Pub Science: Phage - A

Pub Science: Phage – A

Antibiotics are life-savers, literally. They have protected us from infections and death time and time again. Most people know about the modern discovery of them and there is evidence of their use through diet as far back as 330 BC (components of tetracycline from diet is incorporated into bones and …

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Movie Review: Personal Shopper

Movie Review: Personal Shopper

Remember in high school, how as a reward for good behaviour towards the end of term, you’d get to watch a movie slightly related to the subject? Yeah, that was me in French class. Madame would play a French arthouse film to say “merci” for conjugating our verbs. Well, I …

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Psyched: Taking A Step Back In Time

Psyched: Taking A Step Back In Time

It’s not every day that you get to step into a make-believe time machine that transports you to some of the most pivotal moments of history. Today however, we will be taking a mini magical school bus ride (in our psyche of course) into the history of psychology. Thanks to …

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Blitz Debates: Remakes

Blitz Debates: Remakes

Yay Says Lubna Sherieff I like remakes. There’s something interesting about seeing the same story again but differently. Remakes get a lot of hate, and some of it is justified, but I don’t think we should hate them simply because they’re not the original. I love remakes and here’s why you …

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Everybody Loves Dinosaurs

Everybody Loves Dinosaurs

In the 90’s when Jurassic Park aired on TV, it was stop-everything-and-watch-TV time. Back then I thought dinosaurs were pretty cool, albeit terrifying. But now I realise that everybody at some point has thought dinosaurs to be fascinating. What is it about these prehistoric giants that amaze us? Is it their …

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5 Weird Moments in Human History

Weird Moments In History

The human race is, arguably, at the top of the food chain. We’ve mastered tools, populated every continent, built civilisations. And yet, when we look at certain moments in history, it’s a wonder we’re still around. The Butter Crisis In Normay, late 2011 as Christmas is approaching, and the excitement …

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Game Review: Mass Effect Andromeda

Game Review: Mass Effect Andromeda

While we take a retrospective consideration of history this week, BioWare Montreal’s latest project thrusts towards the future in a galaxy far far away. Mass Effect Andromeda is the highly anticipated follow up to the acclaimed Mass Effect Trilogy, which concluded on what has been universally recognised as a disappointing …

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Indonesian Night Markets 2017

Indonesian Night Markets 2017

The Indonesian Night Markets are on tomorrow night and it’s the closest you’ll get to immersing yourself in Indonesian culture without hopping on a plane and physically going there. The Indonesian Students Association UNSW (also known as PPIA UNSW) is gearing up for their yearly event filled with  food, song, and cultural exploration. If …

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TV Review: Drunk History

TV Review: Drunk History

Drunk History is exactly what it sounds like. Historical anecdotes by those who love a sneaky bevvie at the Greenhouse. The show features popular personalities drinking until they are plastered and then giving us a history lesson. Actors, including Ryan Gosling, Jack Black and Zoey Deschanel, lip sync to the …

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Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Over the past few years the British alternative pop duo, Oh Wonder, has quickly risen to fame. They released their first song Body Gold in 2014 and released one song per month until 2015. The songs released within this period of time culminated into their self-titled debut album: Oh Wonder. …

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Interview: Katie Bird, UNSW Archives

Ever wondered what really lies down below the ground floor of the library? Blitz sat down with Head Archivist, Katie Bird to discuss the times of UNSW gone by. NB – there are alligators involved.  What does UNSW Archives do and why is it important? There are two reasons. Firstly, the UNSW …

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The History of Internet Memes

More than often, it feels like the world is falling apart giving us only despair and suffering. In our world of chaos, there are only a couple of things that are good and free. And memes are definitely on top of that list. We are so used to the never …

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What's On: S1 W7

What’s On: S1 W7

All Week Student Cookbook Recipe Submissions OPEN Monday Phil’ Easter FUNdraiser / Library Lawn / 9am-4pm  Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Bike-ology Workshop / 12-2pm / Arc Precinct (just off the Basser steps) Theatre Sports / 2-4pm / Greenhouse Ping Pong Tournament / 5-6pm / Greenhouse Wednesday She Can – …

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Top 10 Board Games

Top 10 Board Games

Board games, they’re the best segues for breaking party awkwardness, making friends, and dramatically ending them. And all because you flipped and broke their Ikea coffee table. Big deal! As we’re in the ‘a-stress-ment’ period, here’s a list of board games that will never leave you bored. Cranium Great for …

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Psyched: Celebrate With Yourself

Psyched: Celebrate With Yourself

We can all agree that time is going way too fast for any one of us to keep track of it anymore. It seems like only yesterday that we were doing arts and craft in primary school preparing for Christmas, or getting our learners licence. Those were good times.  Looking back …

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Interview: Avalanche City

Interview: Avalanche City

We sat down with one-man band Dave Baxter aka Avalanche City to talk about touring with the Dixie Chicks, upcoming music and the last time he didn’t have a beard. How was your first show supporting the Dixie Chicks? It was really good! It was amazing. I often gauge how …

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TV Show Review: Iron Fist

I wouldn’t wish Iron Fist on my greatest enemy. The American kung-fu master known as Iron Fist is a poor follow-up by Netflix to the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. From the very first episode, we are spun into the most boring roller-coaster ride yet. Danny Rand has just returned from …

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7 Scientists Worth Celebrating

7 Scientists Worth Celebrating

There are so, so many discoveries and inventions that are truly remarkable and ought to be celebrated. Sadly, for many, the scientists behind them have been swallowed up over time. Here is a list of seven underrated scientists that you should get to know*. Charles Babbage (b.1791- d.1871) In today’s …

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