Blitz UNSW, Blitz Magazine, UNSW, student, media
Home / Lifestyle (page 11)

Lifestyle

Be Single, Not Lonely: A Guide to Clubbing

So you’re a singleton who is forced to come clubbing with your friends or risk feeling nauseating amounts of FOMO and missing endless opportunities to post photos on Facebook that prove you have a social life. Now, the assumption is that as a single male, I should enjoy clubbing. It …

Read More »

Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Eastern Suburbs

First and foremost, greetings to the five of you. I assume you are all well and your bowel problems from last fortnight have been resolved. Oh, they’ve only gotten worse? That sucks. Anyway, without further ado, the segment that no one asked for is back! And its smaller and more …

Read More »

Tech Geek: VR and Robots

Want to master that mountain pose? There’s a robot for that.   We’d like to introduce you to Alpha 2, the cutest robot we’ve ever seen, who can read to kids and most importantly, act as your very own yoga instructor from home. He’s a tiny red and white machine …

Read More »

IND-I-Y: Guide to Indie Record Shopping

April is coming… (it’s already here actually)   Winter is coming…  (is it ever too early for GoT references?) And so is a funny little phenomenon in the independent industry titled, Record Store Day. What is this (which is the probably the number one question engrained in your mind as you …

Read More »

Cheap Eats

“Make sure you eat well!” your mum cried out to you as you left the family home with a spring in your step and staggering amounts of optimism for your prodigal return to university. Ten weeks on and your eyes are bleary from a few too many late nights and …

Read More »

Travel Tales: Feeling ‘Sick’ May Make Your Day

Ok, let’s face it: travelling ain’t always a bed of roses. Especially when traveling to places such as India, when you are not particularly used to the array of intense spices and, more importantly, levels of spiciness. You are basically guaranteed to get – as Anglos very elegantly like to put …

Read More »

First Month of NRL: Who Needs to Step Up

So that concludes the first month of the NRL season and if there’s anything we can say, it’s been a frantic four weeks of footy. While the table may not show it, the competition so far has been one of the most even first group of rounds in recent memory. …

Read More »

UNSW Eats: Chia Seed Pudding

This recipe is an absolute life-saver when things get busy. Just mix all the ingredients the night before, put the mixture in the fridge overnight, take it out the next morning, add your toppings and you have yourself a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 …

Read More »

Eddie Eats: The Shop

For a place with 4sqm of kitchen space, one toaster, two burners and a storeroom hiding in a garage 20m up the street, The Shop and Wine Bar has a big following. For ten years, this little bus stop sized café has been setting precedent at Bondi Beach. The Shop …

Read More »

A Dropkick’s Guide To: American College Basketball

Ladies and gentlemen, now introducing to you an internationally televised, heavily sponsored, billion-dollar industry comprised exclusively of unpaid amateurs; in other words, College Basketball. In a faraway land known as the United States – where elections are vaguely interesting and extremely worrying – there comes a basketball tournament where students …

Read More »

Travel Tales: A Golden Temple Slumber Party

Remember slumber parties? Tucked away cosy and warm, surrounded by all your friends, gossiping your way into the early hours of the night because you’re too hyped up to sleep from all the candy you ate? This slumber party wasn’t exactly like that. It wasn’t warm, it wasn’t cosy, and …

Read More »

FASHION FOR FIRST YEARS

We all know what it’s like on the first day of uni, those dreaded thoughts running through your head. As you stand in the long queue on Eddy Avenue wondering; Am I going to make any friends? Will people be nice? Did I dress okay? DO I HAVE TO WAIT IN THIS …

Read More »

Travel Diaries: An Absolute Warzone

Before I tell this story it has come to my attention that some background information may be necessary. I recently attended a party that I was surprised to find was super-villain themed (I know right; don’t you wish you had my friends?) Seeing no better way to still look cool …

Read More »

Be Single, Not Lonely: Mating Math

Another fortnight has passed and your favourite casanova (read: desperado) is still as close as getting into a relationship as Kanye is to saying something reasonable. And for anyone who is about to defend Kanye, please ask yourself if producing esoteric music and selling overpriced clothes is ‘groundbreaking’ or ‘unique’. …

Read More »

Dear Agony Aunt…The Uni Party Edition

I’m new to UNSW and I’m considering going to my first Roundhouse party. I’ve heard that our generation can be really judgemental and I want to fit in and be cool. My mum says that’s very important.

Read More »

Exchange Diaries: Philly Meikle (University of Birmingham)

Blitz chatted with Philly Meikle who is on exchange at the University of Birmingham. She shared with us what it’s like living in a football-crazed country, where hot chips are basically a staple food. Why did you decide on Birmingham for exchange? Birmingham is the second largest city in the …

Read More »

Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Snapchat

To the three people reading this, I say, ‘Welcome!’ Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, let me introduce to you a cathartic experience disguised as an article. In this potentially recurring segment on Blitz online, you will witness me introduce a trivial trend or topic – which has apparently been …

Read More »

IND-I-Y: The Big Deal With Newtown

You may have heard it; you may live under a rock. Newtown (or what my mum ironically calls ‘Old Town’), is an inner-west suburb sandwiched between Redfern and Ashfield. It has cultivated indie all-star cred among most of Sydney’s urbanised hipsters and has become such a big deal that even …

Read More »

Pop Into Some Pop-up Festivals This Semester

From the celebrated coastline of California to the bright lights of New York City, the USA is packed with famous sights and our friends over at STA Travel want to help you see them all and many more! Whether you want to explore a national park or hang out in …

Read More »

UNSW Rugby: No League of Their Own

Rugby League is an international sport. Dominated in most countries by its strategy-focused ‘older brother’ Rugby Union, Rugby League is only played in a handful of countries. In fact, the only country where Rugby League is more dominant than Rugby Union is ours. Australia is the biggest Rugby League nation …

Read More »

Travel Tales: Australia Day in India, Lost in Translation

Australia Day 2012 was an interesting day. Arguably the most interesting Australia Day thus far. The 26th of January just so happens to hold significance in India, too, as it is Republic Day: the day India celebrates her independence. Much like in Australia, this day is widely celebrated, meaning that, …

Read More »

A Guide For The Lazy: How to Look Active Without Trying

Couch potatoes, homies lacking motor skills and plainly unsporty peeps, I’ve got your  back. So what if you don’t have runners or razorback exercise tops and running tights? I’ll help you  fool the sporty crew that you’re the next Serena Williams or Bernard Tomic. The ‘Active’ Hair: Tying up your hair and tucking your fringe and loose ends away from your face  immediately makes you look more energetic and active. Leave the hair covering times  for another more apt occasion, like trying to avoid someone you hate. A Fitting Shirt: Avoid overly ­baggy tees because that will defeat all your deceiving efforts. Put away  that shirt that is two sizes too big, you wouldn’t want to look like the sack that keeps all  the couch potatoes. Neutral Colours: If you’re reading this, it should be safe to assume that sport isn’t your forte and you wouldn’t want to stand out among the active. So stay clear from brightly coloured  clothes, especially neon. This way you’ll look sporty without being forced by sportsenthusiasts to get sweaty. Avoid White Tees At All Cost: The deadly combination of sweat, water and white has been embarrassing people since the dawn of time Unless being the wet white shirt guy in Call Me Maybe is your  goal, please allow tees to fulfill their sole purpose of shielding you from stares at your  torso. Exercise Bottoms: Exchange expensive exercise bottoms with cheaper alternatives that you can find in  your wardrobe. Take sleeping shorts for example, they are comfortable for sure and you  don’t even have to change out of them once you get out of bed. Zero effort needed! Shoes  Runners, sneakers, loafers, whatever. The hard and fast rule is if it doesn’t bother you,  you’re doing it right. By Nadia Yeo  

Read More »

Vegan Chronicles: Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Peter Siddle spearheads Australia’s bowling. His trophy collection is bigger than most people’s houses and he’s done everything imaginable to reach those heights. Yet, there is something he will not do. Mac Danzig is a physical phenomenon. Having won the UFC, he credits his surge in form and fitness to …

Read More »

UNSW Eats: ‘Wiser’ Bars

‘WISER’ BARS VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 2 hours in the freezer Difficulty: Medium Serve: 6 to 7 slices Ingredients Cream layer 1 cup cashews, soaked 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. rice malt syrup 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1/3 cup coconut cream ¼ lemon, juiced …

Read More »

A Dropkick’s Guide to University Sport: Touch Rugby

In contrast to last week’s Blitz sports article by Niko, who offered a thoroughly educational recap of all that was sport over the Summer, this week I will instead give a personal take on my first ever experience at participating in a uni sport. For the many of you who …

Read More »

Travel Tales: The Hell Train to Hampi

You know how Americans often tell you that frat parties are almost exactly the way they are depicted in movies? Well, the same goes for general class traveling by train in India, minus the people on the roof (in this case). None of the us had ever been on an …

Read More »

Travel Diaries: The One That (Nearly) Got Away

Let me start off by saying that as much as I love the water, I have never spent much time on boats. My father was a sailor, I quit lessons when I was 6 because the life jackets chafed. My uncle owned a pontoon boat, I fell off it and …

Read More »