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How To: Get Your Crush To Like You

Crushes can be tricky. In year six, I gave mine love poems and roses before asking her out. She said no. I cried while listening to James Blunts’ “Goodbye My Lover” on repeat. These days, I’m marginally better at attracting the opposite sex. Here are some tips I’ve picked up …

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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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Pregnant At Uni: Making It Work

Pregnant At Uni: Making It Work

UNSW students are fun, inventive, energetic, and passively aggressively competitive towards USYD kids. In addition to this, a rare few are also pregnant. Along with a backpack full of laptops and text books, some also carry a tiny human. For those, the Basser steps have a special meaning and trips to …

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Australia For Idiots: Wildlife

Australia For Idiots: Wildlife

You’ve just hopped off your plane and are now on Australian shores. Feeling confused? Wondering why the cars are on the wrong side of the road? Welcome to the land down under, Straya! This guide will give you a first-hand comprehensive look at how to survive in this foreign land. …

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Surviving Assessments

How To: Survive Assessments

We’re well into the semester, and that can only mean one thing: assessment time. Essays, group tasks, and practicals are looming, due dates creeping closer, and your consumption of coffee and red bull is ever increasing. Your assessments may not be done, but you sure are. How do you survive the …

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You Are A Survivor

You Are A Survivor

This is a message for you. Whoever you are, wherever you are reading this, I commend you for your bravery, for your efforts, for your constant strife. I commend you for surviving. I commend you for waking up this morning and pulling yourself out of bed to go to uni …

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How To: Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

How To: Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

It’s 2:23 pm. You’re at the Quad lawn, waiting for your project group to turn up for an assignment meeting that was supposed to start at 1:30 pm. “Oh well”, you think to yourself, “it’s just a group assignment, I’ll survive”. It’s 2:24 pm. Finally, your group has finally arrived. …

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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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A Letter To: My First Year Self

Dear First-Year Me, Get ready for a crazy ride over the next four++ years! First things first, find a group of people who love what you do – join a club or a volunteering group…or both…and be ready for that to change your uni experience completely. Be open to new …

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Student Survivor: Making Friends

Student Survivor: Making Friends

Braving the realm of uni for the first time can be daunting. For many, one of the biggest anxieties is the prospect of having to navigate new and unfamiliar social situations. To help ease your lingering anxieties, Blitz has composed a list of easy-to-apply tips and tricks for making fast …

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Finding Your Way Through First Year

Finding Your Way Through First Year

Finding it difficult to adjust? Wondering how every other student has got the first week down to a T? Blitz is here to help you out, with a list of how to rectify common first year problems. Problem #1: Trying to survive this uni thing First up, course outlines are your …

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Uni Bucket List

Uni Bucket List

Whether you’re a fresh-faced first-year or you’ve been around for a few years, there are a few things that every UNSW student must check off their bucket list before they graduate. On behalf of Blitz, here are a few: Join Arc  Arc is UNSW’s student organisation that’s run by students, …

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Fucoid: Job Apps

Fucoid: Job Apps

Being an adult is #hardaf. Filing your taxes will have you considering a finance major, and what’s a good deal on superannuation anyway? Gone are the days of ‘pocket money,’ replaced by clean outfits, aspirin and filling out job apps. Job applications are an endless maze of sounding upbeat while trying …

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Free Stuff at UNSW

Free Stuff at UNSW

Let’s be real, there is nothing everyone loves more than freebies. When you’re out in the real world, freebies are scarce, so make the most of your life as a student and capitalise on the sweet, sweet opportunity to grab as many freebies as you can. O-Week, is bustling with …

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Student Survival Guide

Student Survival Guide

The bus line is long, the campus is huge and the coffee options are limitless. If you’re starting first year, and feeling overwhelmed, fear not – we’ve got your back. Timetabling Troubles There’s nothing worse than sitting through 13 weeks of lectures, only to find out that a course doesn’t …

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Five Things I’ve Learnt From UNSW

After failing Stats and a Psychology course TWICE, I finally switched degrees to something I enjoyed. In one semester I went from a WAM of barely 50 to 75. IT CAN BE DONE. But that’s not to say my relationship with Journalism has been an easy one. After the honeymoon …

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Study Hacks: How to Study Without Really Studying

Procrastination is one of the key problems for students (along with rising coffee prices and no more free Opal trips), but what if I told you that it was possible to study without actually studying? “What sorcery is this?,” you would probably exclaim, but dear reader, I ensure you this …

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It’s All in Your Mind

When I was in high school, I was plagued with serious Acne on my face and body just like any other teenager. After going through countless medications and climbing up the ladder of seriousness I was left with the final option, Roacutane. Roacutane is a very serious acne medication that …

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How Adult Are You at Exam Crunch Time?

The lecturer announces the contents for the exam next week and hold up, you don’t remember this course having an exam.  You feel that surge of a meltdown setting in. So which meltdown are you? Kristen Wiig as Annie Mumolo in Bridesmaids on the plane You’re not a complete wreck, …

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You Know What Sucks – Being Single During Spring

Flings? During spring? Groundbreaking. The question is, what if you’re single and there’s no one to mingle with during this season? Being alone and thirsty AF during this “traumatic” period sucks. Here are eight times that living the fling-less life is too motherflippin’ real. When you develop a crush during …

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What Does Your Coffee Say About You?

They say if your coffee order is over three words you’re a coffee snob (read: ‘hipster’). We see you there, lining up outside the Coffee Cart for your double ristretto which could have been served to you as a long black and you probably wouldn’t have known the difference. Here …

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TED Talks to Get You in the Mood for Uni

Semester two has begun and you might not be feeling ready to snap out of holiday mode just yet. You don’t need candles and rosebuds thrown on your bed, search these TED Talks to get you in the mood for uni. Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar We are …

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