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Exchange Diaries: Birmingham, England

Exchange Diaries: Birmingham, England

Blitz chatted to Albert Lin, who recently got back from exchange in the land of, Big Ben, big Shakespeare plays, and big cities. What university did you attend? I went to the University of Birmingham, in England. What’s your favourite thing about England? The weather, honestly. I mean, as much as …

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Tech Geek: Nokia 3310

Nokia 3310: The Brick Phone Is Back

The iconic Nokia 3310 we all know and love as it’s more common name, ‘the brick phone’, is making a big come back this year with an updated version released by HMD Global. The new 3310 boasts an impressive 22 hours of talk-time and an incredible four weeks of battery …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 3 Recap

The Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 3 Recap

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney, the ladies dealt with the fallout of Matty and Athena Xymel Levendi’s battle; except for Krissy and Victoria who smartly avoided the drama following the mess of the first two episodes. We open to Nicole delicately sifting flour over her homemade coconut bread, …

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Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness

Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness

You may hate short stories but you won’t hate this book. Here’s why. We’ve all felt lonely, heartbroken, empty, lost, and have struggled (are struggling) to trudge through uni, while hopefully keeping our smiles on our faces and sanity intact. We complain about how life sucks and how uni sucks more, …

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Pub Science: Pheromones - Nature's Cologne

Pub Science: Pheromones – Nature’s Cologne

You and me baby, ain’t nothing but mammals – but it seems that us humans are a little more complicated than the Bloodhound Gang’s description, at least when it comes to getting lucky (*wink wink* *nudge nudge*). For humans, getting lucky is all about dressing well, being funny, and meeting …

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Blitz Debates: Luck vs. Karma

Blitz Debates: Luck vs. Karma

With St Patricks Day coming up, we took a deeper look at luck and karma. Luck says Madelaine De Leon Whoever says, “everything happens for a reason”, probably also religiously believes in Disney films, and that La La Land should’ve won ‘best picture’ at the Oscars.  Karma, although a great name for …

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TV Review: The Good Place

TV Review: The Good Place

You know that feeling when you’ve just finished a whopping meal, and you’re in a complete state of bliss… and then suddenly, you end up bloated with stomach cramps? Well, that’s exactly how I felt when I finished the first season of The Good Place.  The show begins with Eleanor Shellstrop …

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How To: Get Lucky

How To: Get Lucky

Leprechauns, double rainbows, pots of gold, four leaf clovers – a list of things that bring good luck. Blitz always has your interests at heart, and in light of St Patrick’s Day coming up, we’ve put together a few ways to help you get lucky.  Crushes Display of fashion and …

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Review: James Vincent McMorrow

Review: James Vincent McMorrow

Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow is a man of many talents. He can play multiple instruments and has the voice of a god. He’s also incredibly funny when things don’t go to plan, as the Opera House audience discovered on Tuesday night. A malfunctioning keyboard for the first few songs …

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What's On S1 W3

What’s On: S1 W3

All Week ENTER the UNSW DJ Comp BUY TICKETS for the Comedy Gala Kudos Gallery Exhibitions Social Sport – REGISTER your team / closing soon Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Flea Markets / 11am-6pm / Main Walkway, outside Red Centre How To Make: Tie Dye Pillowcases / 2pm / Arc Clubs Space / …

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Hamlet is, one of Shakespeare’s timeless plays. It is one of the most frequently quoted books in the world, and some historians argue that it is the second most quoted book in the world, right after the Bible. The exploration of mental disorders and how a mental disorder affected a person, as well as those around him, is precisely what made Hamlet so quotable. Written in the 1600's, the humanistic story delved into an array of mental disorders projected through the strong and relatable human characters. Consequently, leaving every reader wondering, “Was Hamlet actually mad?” Mad or crazy, whichever of these interchangeable words you choose to call him, there was no denying that something was not quite right about Hamlet. But did his actions render him mad? If Hamlet walked into a psychologist’s office today, would he be diagnosed with a disorder? Or was it all a façade for him to attain his personal goals? To be diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive disorder, an individual must present a single episode of mania during the course of their life. Throughout the play Hamlet displays: irritability, elevated mood, unusual talkativeness, flights of ideas, and excessive involvement in activities that are likely to have undesirable consequences. All of these things qualify Hamlet for Bipolar I. It can also be argued that Hamlet also had Schizophrenia, as he kept on seeing and talking to his father’s ghost. However, as this was the only Schizophrenic symptom, we cannot diagnose him with the disorder. Moreover, we can not be certain if Hamlet actually hallucinated and saw the ghost, or if he only pretended to act insane in front of the King to escape liability for his string of questionable actions. Either way, Hamlet, the prince of Denmark was a very troubled soul with contentious actions and the answer to the time old question of whether or not he was actually mad is still inconclusive.

Psyched: To Be or Not To Be Mad

Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s timeless plays. It is one of the most frequently quoted books in the world. Some historians argue that it is the second most quoted book in the world, right after the Bible. The exploration of mental disorders and how a mental disorder affected a person, as …

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Interview: CircuSoc

Interview: Circus Society

Ever wander past the village green and stare in amazement at the jugglers? Felt like there’s an inner acrobat waiting to come out? Blitz sat down with Anna, the President of the Circus Society to learn more about circus life. What does CircuSoc do? We’re a student society on campus …

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Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 2 Recap

Two episodes in and we’ve had plenty of fights, ridiculous family dynamics, top notch insults, a net throw, a dramatic storm out and the birth of AthenaX. We open to Krissbacca and Vicki livin’ it up like Ja Rule, meeting over a bottle of wine – because day drinking for …

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Interview: Frenchy

Interview: Frenchy

Blitz chatted to Frenchy ahead of his surprise appearance at O-Week Comedy Night. Read the highlights and listen to the full interview below. Before you were a comedian, your main job was teaching. Obviously you had to go to Uni for that, so what are three tips you would give to students …

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Soundtrack to: Festival of Sport

Soundtrack To: Festival of Sport

With Festival of Sport here, workout music has never become more important. Music wakes you up. Music keeps you active. Most importantly, music pumps you up for a workout. So what better way to get your morning started than with a little help from us. Check out Blitz’s playlist to …

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Interview: Antoni and Lucas,Tricking Society

Interview: Tricking Society

Meet Antoni and Lucas, two UNSW students who both share a passion for tricking. Unless you are new to UNSW, chances are you’ve seen them both flipping and flying all over the Quad lawn.  What the hell is tricking? Antoni: I would probably describe it as an aesthetic blend of …

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Life's Happiest Moments

Life’s Little Happy Moments

In life, there is a tempestuous storm called university. Everyone is swept up by the gusty winds of assessments, dodging the pellets of rain called debt and drowning in caffeine (or something stronger) – but sometimes it’s important to remember the little things that happen that make us happy. Nothing is …

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5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

To celebrate #girlpower, we’ve compiled a list of our fave female musicians. Leadlight – Julia Jacklin Originally from NSW’s Blue Mountains, Julia Jacklin fell in love with music at the age of 10, upon discovering Britney Spears. Since then, Julia has captured the hearts of many, with her honest, raw vocals, …

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Interview: Lucy Smith, FBi Radio

Interview: Lucy Smith, FBi Radio

Lucy Smith, the host of the breakfast show, Up For It on FBi Radio chatted to our Radio Station managers about her journey from university to the real world of  the media industry and more! Listen below:

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Review: Warpaint

Sydneysiders were treated to the incredible performances of  Indie rock band Warpaint  as they graced the Concert Hall stage at the Sydney Opera House. Not even the rain could dampen the energy that the band and audience exuded. The four female powerhouses ensured every single person was up from their seats …

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Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh

Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh, Scotland

Blitz caught up with Shivika Gupta who spent time on exchange in the beautiful rugged terrain of Scotland. Read on to find out about why exchange in Scotland is much more than just working up the courage to try haggis and tolerating bagpies. What university did you attend? The University …

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5 Ways To Get Active At Uni

5 Ways To Get Active At Uni

After a four-month long binge of unproductivity, excessive partying, and eating for the sake of eating, it’s time for us to snap into gear and lose some of that excess cellulite. However, with the stresses of our increasing uni workload, employment responsibilities and TV shows to attend to, finding the …

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