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5 Things To Do While You Wait For The 891

Things To Do While Waiting For The 891

15 minutes into waiting and chill and there are no buses on the horizon. You’ve already switched between all your apps, watched every single story, and scrolled down on your feed, for what feels like a kilometre. There’s just no way around it, you have to wait, but that doesn’t …

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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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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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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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Be Single, Not Lonely: I Tried to Find Love on Tinder

For his final instalment of Be Single, Not Lonely, John decided to see if he could find his Cher, his Yoko, his Princess Fiona in the depths of Tinder. And what a story it would be to tell the kids: Sweetie, it all started when your mother swiped right to a picture …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: Are Dating Apps THAT Bad?

A week ago, I had dinner with a friend who had recently gotten a new boyfriend. “Oh my god, how funny would it be if you met him on Tinder,” I jibed. *awkward silence* I shit you not, that is how the conversation went. If I can take one positive …

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5 Weird Dating Apps

Do you need a little love advice? Yeah alright Casanova, we all need some hints and tricks sometimes, why not up your game and get a little tech savvy with these apps! Carrot When you want nice things but you don’t want the commitment of a sugar daddy/mummy there’s Carrot. …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: (In)Experienced Sex Tips

Sex is scary. Growing up, it seems every male teenager – and female, too? – wants to get that monkey off their back so they can proclaim they lost their V Card, their Virgin Airlines ticket, their *insert lame euphemism here*. And truth be told, I was one of those …

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