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Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Blitz chatted to Justin Truong, co-founder of GigPick, a startup empowering local performers and connecting event organisers with live music acts. How did the idea for GigPick come about? I used to be very involved in various student societies on campus, where I organised events for the student constituency and through this, I was exposed …

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Reasons Why Secret Garden Is Epic

Why You Should Party In A Forest

Partying in a forest at Secret Garden is actually the greatest thing ever, here’s why. The Killer Lineup With artists like Alex Lahey, B Wise, The Jezabels, Urthboy, Set Mo, and Gretta Ray rocking the stage this year, there’s always something good to listen and rave two, and with four …

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TV Review: Riverdale

TV Review: Riverdale

Need some tips on surviving toxic relationships, suffocating parents or awkward rejections? In a mysterious, Twin Peaks-esque town, the Archie comic characters are the perfect guide, as they attempt to survive after the murder of high school heartbreaker, Jason Blossom. It begins with the Archie gang going back to Riverdale high school after …

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How To: Survive First Year

Are you a first year tired of the side-eye looks you get whenever you stack it up the Basser Steps? Irritated by those seagull-eyed protestors/obscure society recruiters/overpriced food vendors who just won’t leave you alone? We’ve got a foolproof method for keeping those stink eyes away – because obviously, the best …

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Destiny's Child: Where Are The Survivors Now?

Destiny’s Child: Where Are The Survivors Now?

Icons of female empowerment in the entertainment industry in the late 90s and early 00’s, Destiny’s Child members Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams wrote what should be considered the anthem for the average uni student drowning under the weight of life and assignments: Survivor. As a group, they survived the …

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What’s On: S1 W5

All Week Arc Board Nominations OPEN Kudos Gallery Exhibitions Heinz Harant Award Nominations OPEN UNSW Hero Program Applications OPEN Monday How To Adult: Public Speak Good / 1-2pm / Arc Clubs Space / FREE – REGISTER Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Bike-ology Workshop / 12-2pm / Arc Precicnt (just off the …

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Puppies Are Love, Puppies Are Life

Puppies Are Love, Puppies Are Life

IT’S NATIONAL PUPPY DAY! In America, that is. As far as I’m concerned, every day everywhere should be puppy day! In grade three, when you’re meant to write journal entries about your weekend, I remember writing something along the lines of: “I had the best weekend. I played with Irene’s …

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Psyched: When Pop Culture Dictates Your Life

Thanks to globalisation, the world as we know it has manifested into a huge consumer hub. Products starting from cheap plastics to big brand labels are made all over the world. Just a few days ago Hugo Boss announced that their limited-edition sneakers would be produced in Bangladesh, home to …

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Review: Someone Like Adele

Review: Someone Like Adele

The ANZ Stadium cuts an impressive sight. More than a hundred thousand fans are all focused on the round stage. The screens display Adele’s closed eyelids and her signature (enviable) perfect eyeliner. After a long wait for everyone to be seated, the lights go out. The audience, on cue, freaks …

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Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

The highly anticipated, RTJ3 is finally here. While their last two albums seemed almost impossible to top, Killer Mike and El-P, have done just that. When first listening to RTJ3, I struggled to take it all in. El-P’s production is a wall of impenetrable booming bass. While there are some relatively calmer …

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Blitz Debates: Morning Class v Afternoon Class

Blitz Debates: Morning Class v Afternoon Class

Morning Class Says Rachel Lui Definitely morning class! It’s so much better to turn up to a 9am lecture energised, refreshed, and motivated from a great sleep rather, than being groggy and in serious need of an afternoon nap for a 3pm class. You can tick all those things off …

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The Battle Of Gums

The Battle Of The Gums

Bubble gum and chewing gum, both come in endless flavours and taste great. But what makes them different, and which one will you chews? A little bit of history Bubble gum was invented by a guy named Walter Diemer in 1928. Ironically, he was an accountant who worked for a …

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What’s On: Pop-Up Pictures

There’s no denying that we all love going to the movies. I have many fond memories of my childhood going with my family to the cinema to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Nothing beats watching Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire, or The Lion King on a huge screen with surround sound, …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 4 Recap: Drowning In It

The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 4 Recap: Drowning In It

This week on the Real Housewives, the ladies vacationed in the Whitsundays, because they have already destroyed enough restaurants in Sydney. We open to Nicole in the midst of packing for the #girlstrip with her favourite supporting cast members, her children. Packing is an arduous task, but luckily for Nicole …

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Soda Pop: The Soft Drink That's Hard To Swallow

Soda Pop: The Soft Drink That’s Hard To Swallow

It’s a hot, sweaty day and you’ve just finished doing whatever sweaty people do, probably leaping from tree to tree or herding brumbies in the Outback. You’re thirsty. Advertising tells you that you can only quench that thirst with a Solo, but then mum’s voice echoes through your mind, something about …

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Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

I remember it like it was yesterday, the year that pop culture changed into the bellowing beast it is today: 2007. Britney spears went crazy from fame, celebrities taking out their trash made headlines, and the now prehistoric first iPhone was released. Music It truly was a spectacular year for …

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Divorced Father Sad Enough To Believe Pop-up Ads

Divorced Father Sad Enough To Believe Pop-up Ads

A divorced father of three and regular of the community speed dating scene is now sad enough to believe internet pop-up ads. Reports indicates that Ryan Gilroy, 47, owner of five corduroy trousers, has taken to investing a considerable amount of time towards adult themed spam, the likes of which …

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Pop Stars: Where Are They Now?

Pop Stars: Where Are They Now?

There’ve been some incredibly famous and successful pop stars throughout our time, but a lot of them tend to seemingly disappear off the face of the earth. We did a little digging to find out what these pop stars end up doing after their time in the limelight. Vanessa Carlton I’m …

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Interview: KPOP Society

Interview: KPOP Society

Blitz had a chat to Leon and Yuki from the KPOP Society about their love for all things “K”, dance workshops, and more! What is the KPOP society, and what does the society do? Leon: The KPOP society was founded in 2011 and basically it was a club for people that …

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Pop Rocks

Pop Rocks: The Solution To All Your Problems

Pop rocks are love, pop rocks are life, pop rocks are here and most importantly, pop rocks are now. If you’re not consuming pop rocks at this very moment, then in the eternal words of Lara Bingle “where the bloody hell are ya?” Pop rocks are omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. …

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What's On: S1 W4

What’s On: S1 W4

All Week ENTER the UNSW DJ Comp Kudos Gallery Exhibitions Heinz Harant Award Nominations OPEN UNSW Grand Challenges: Design For A Better World – Get Involved Monday How To Make: / 2-3pm / Arc Clubs Space / ONLY $6 – TICKETS Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Beerfest / 11am-8pm / …

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St Patrick’s Day

St Patricks Day (March 17)  is the perfect time of the year to parade around in green, chuck on a shamrock top-hat, and dabble in an Irish jig. To celebrate the iconic day, we decided to answer the questions we’ve all asked about today. Before you follow the rainbow down to The Greenhouse …

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Psyched: Does Luck Exist?

Psyched: Does Luck Exist?

Before we embark on anything remotely auspicious, we ask everyone to “wish us luck!”. Sometimes we say it for the sake of saying it, and don’t believe it when they excitedly reply “good luck!”  Sometimes we internalise the luck they wish upon us. But does luck actually exist? Hollywood has romanticised luck into …

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Suspicions on Superstitions

Suspicions on Superstitions

Love them, hate them, or even think they’re the stupidest things ever…. we’ve all encountered superstitions. What you probably haven’t encountered, is just how bizarre these superstitions can be. We put together the top five weirdest superstitions from all around the world. Sweden In Sweden they have circuits in the city …

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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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