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My Faculty Rules: Engineering vs Arts

My Faculty Rules: Engineering vs Arts

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 second episode we witness some epic SLAM potery from …

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Interview: Maria Tran

Blitz chatted with Maria Tran, a martial artist, actress, director, producer and superhero in her own right about work, diversity, and achieving your dreams. Can you describe what it’s like to break into the film industry as an Asian woman? I’ve been mostly doing so many different things from different …

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The Best and Worst of The 2017 VMA’s

The Best and Worst of The 2017 VMA’s

Typically, the VMA’s is something to get excited about. It has been the birthplace of meat dresses, and foam fingers that have changed our outlook on life. This year, however, was slightly more tame than usual, with a huge influx of ‘social media celebs’ taking to the red carpet in …

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Cheap Heats

Cheap Heats

Sydney winters are a cruel mockery of real wintery winters. It’s too cold for comfort, but not cold enough for snow. Snowfall can be seen as a currency- snow is given as a retribution for subzero weather, increasing in magnitude. But the only thing Sydney winters give is the flu. …

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Ways to Prep for Spring

Ways to Prep for Spring

Soon winter will be over and we will be able to jump with joy. We can say goodbye to those freezing mornings and say hello to that bright shining sun. This year’s winter has brought one of the coldest days in twenty years. But now that spring is upon us there …

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Sweaty Bloke Concerned About Winter's End

Sweaty Bloke Concerned About Winter’s End

A resident sweat prone man and white t-shirt enthusiast has raised concerns about winter’s end for obvious reasons. Arthur Tillman, 31, has reportedly been tracking the incrementally rising August temperatures, and warns those with a similar condition to take heed. “This is ridiculous,” says Tillman. “The weather forecast has seen …

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Procrastination Fuel: What To Watch

Procrastination Fuel: What To Watch

As the last dregs of winter blow through, it’s the perfect time to warm yourself with a cup of hot chocolate and a cuddly blanket in front of the TV. Besides, it’s the middle of semester… and we all need something to help ignore those quizzes and assignments. Here are …

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Blitz's Blind Dates: Episode 1

Blitz’s Blind Dates: Episode 1

Will they go on a second date? Will they find true love? Or will they just stay friends? Join Jonty and Lilli in Episode 1 of Blitz’s Blind Dates series as they embark on a mission to find love. Stay tuned for Episode 2, gracing your screens in two weeks!

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Things You Should Read

Things You Should Read

With assessments starting to pile up you’re probably finding it hard to settle down and simply read for pleasure. From fantasy to non-fiction to everything in-between, here’s a list of some things you can definitely curl up with before winter ends. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood Now a major …

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Review: The Other Side of the World

When I first saw the cover of this novel by Stephanie Bishop, I immediately thought of fairy floss. Look at those floating clouds surrounded by shades of pink and blue, and the upside-down silhouette of two running kids that resemble innocence and sweetness. It was hard not to relate the …

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Interview: Louise Chen, Share With Oscar

Interview: Lisa Qi, Share With Oscar

Got parking troubles? Interested in startups? Albert Lin recently sat down with Lisa Qi, cofounder of Share With Oscar to discuss the app. What does Share With Oscar do? Where can one find Share With Oscar? Share With Oscar is a parking app, which lets local residents share their parking …

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Game of Thrones Isn't What It Used To Be

Game of Thrones Isn’t What It Used To Be

Now in its seventh season, Game of Thrones is widely regarded as one of the best TV shows around. Monday has been renamed ‘Game-of-Thrones-day’, and self-imposed social media quarantine is mandatory until you’ve seen each week’s episode. With only one more season to go, you’d think we’re approaching peak TV …

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PhotoClub's Hermitage Foreshore Walk

PhotoClub’s Hermitage Foreshore Walk

PhotoClub recently embarked on the Hermitage Foreshore Walk and captured the beauty of nature. Photo by Tsz Kin (William) Liu Photo by Tsz Kin (William) Liu Check out more from PhotoClub on their website, or social media!

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Artsweek 2017 Murals: Melissa Ya

Artsweek 2017 Murals: Melissa Ya

Mural Motivation: In my digital illustrative work, I value close attention to detail, geometry and clean lines. Murals are generally worked across large scales, so I wanted to be in less control of the final outcome. There’s no emotional significance or hidden meaning behind the design; at the time I …

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Interview: Medical Music Society

Interview: Medical Music Society

Interested in music? Like orchestras? Albert Lin sat down with the Michael Crone, co-chair of the Medical Music Society to talk about what they do. What’s the aim of the Medical Music Society? What started it? There’s actually quite a few medical music societies around Australia and the world (NSW …

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PhotoClub's PhotoDash 2017

PhotoClub’s PhotoDash 2017

Check out these snippets from PhotoClub’s annual PhotoDash – a race around the city!   Photo by Tsz Kin (William) Liu Check out more from PhotoClub on their website, or social media!

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Interview: The Kite String Tangle

Interview: The Kite String Tangle

The Kite String Tangle (aka Danny Hurley) first came onto the radar in 2012, with his dreamy electronic tunes gaining airplay on Triple J and getting him booked on national festivals like Groovin the Moo. It’s taken a few years, but his self-titled debut was finally released in July and …

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Stars are captivating. They are mysterious, mesmerising, beautiful. They inspire us to think big, to think beyond, to imagine what could be. Stars are a part of the mysteries that lie beyond Earth. What’s out there? What other secrets of the universe can we unlock? Back on Earth, stars are …

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Study Shows 'Imagine Dragons' Were Never Good

Study Shows ‘Imagine Dragons’ Were Never Good

A UNSW FASS study has indicated that trashlectric pop and alternashit rock band, Imagine Dragons, were never actually good. This comes to public knowledge in response to an overwhelmingly increasing rate of complaints by fans and otherwise regarding their supposed “… decline…”. “We felt we had a civic and humanitarian duty …

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Artsweek Murals 2017: Austin Bates

Artsweek 2017 Murals: Austin Bates

Mural Motivation I have recently decided to try to paint like I draw. This typically involves a stream of consciousness, with interlocking and interconnected figures, faces and shapes. I have also concurrently been considering the conceptual significance of the drip, and its existence as both incidental/accidental and deliberate mark. For …

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Things That Are Heart-Warming

Things That Are Heart-Warming

Ever get that spine tingling warm fuzzy feeling? You know, the one that makes your heart burst? The one that makes you go “Awwwwwww”? Yeah that’s a good feeling. I love it, I know you love it, we all love it. So, here are some things that can help you …

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HIMYM Most Heart Warming Moments

HIMYM Most Heartwarming Moments

How I Met Your Mother, is a little bit like the Friends of our generation (though many angry Friends fans would object). That’s probably largely due to the plenty feel good, warm and fuzzy, chicken soup for the soul moments the show supplies. We’ve rounded up some of the best …

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