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Just UNSW Problems

Just UNSW Problems

We are all incredibly fortunate to attend one of Australia’s top universities. And, ranked in the top 50 universities in the world, UNSW provides its students with excellent facilities, teachers, and opportunities. However, students here will encounter problems that only UNSW students will understand. The 891 Buses You know how …

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Fun Thing We Used to Do As Kids

Fun Things We Used To Do As Kids

It’s October, and summer is around the corner. It’s another exciting season during which you’ll consider unlimited fun activities a top priority. Now in our twenties, we’re into beaching, binge drinking and occasionally (always) treatin ourselves. What were the fun things we did when we were younger, that were just …

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Why I Deactivated Facebook For Half A Decade.

Why I Deactivated Facebook

“You don’t have Facebook?” an American exchange student asks incredulously. “How do you survive?” she inquires with the intensity of a neurosurgeon performing brain surgery. She seems impressed for a moment as she murmurs “Facebook is like water to me.” Welcome to the digital media era, where social media networks are …

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Compassionate Things Only Students Do For Each Other

Compassionate Things Only Students Do For Each Other

Being a uni student is hard. The exorbitant tuition fees, the assignment worth 70% of your final grade, the lecture recordings that glitch halfway – it all adds up. Luckily, UNSW students are compassionate, wholesome beings, and these are just a few examples of what those who truly have your back …

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Listening Out At Listen Out

Listening Out At Listen Out

Used condoms on the ground, Smirnoff Double Blacks being spilt on my favourite pair of Vans and white girls throwing up everywhere. That was my Listen Out experience. Listen Out was my first music festival, so to be fair the expectations were quite high. I wore rose coloured glasses and …

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Breathe In, And Out: Experiences In Meditation

Breathing In, And Out: Experiences In Meditation

I don’t remember how I started meditating. It wasn’t for spiritual or religious purposes. All I remember is trying, on and off, with varying degrees of commitment, to meditate for the past year. After recently reading a few accounts of meditation and how helpful it is, I started taking it …

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I Tried Meditating

I Tried Meditating

By Stina Landgren, Arc Wellness Warrior We’ve all heard about meditation, but what exactly is it? According to  Oxford, it’s a focusing of the mind in order to relax. I don’t know about you but I need all the relaxation I can get. WebMD states that meditating can reduce stress, improve …

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Horrorscopes: October

Horrorscopes: October

Since midsem break is well and truly over and we’re heading into the worst part of the semester, you’re probably trying to find something to distract you. Don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered with this instalment of “Making vague predictions about your life based on what day of the …

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A Chat With: Slam Poet, Bilal Hafda

Blitz recently caught up with slam poet, teacher, and domestic violence advocate, Bilal Hafda, after his spoken word poetry performance at TEDxYouth@Sydney. With answers that inspired us, we can see why he has such a huge impact on motivating kids in Western Sydney to be positive influences in society. What inspires you …

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How Rihanna shaded an entire industry

How Rihanna Shaded An Entire Industry

If Rihanna’s new cosmetic range, Fenty, was a person- she would be surfing rogue waves whilst sipping a cocktail with one hand and reading Joan of Arc with the other. Sound impossibly idealistic? Well, Rihanna makes the inconceivable, eventuate into a reality. The real question is, how? Fenty by Rihanna offers some …

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Instant Noodles: Friend or Foe?

Instant Noodles: Friend or Foe?

Would you rather have a packet of Smith’s salted potato chips or a box of instant noodles when your assignment is due at 9 am the next day? You would want something warm, filling and refreshing to keep our stomachs happy, aka instant noodles, right? It’s a simple recipe:  just …

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Top 5 Sydney Walks

Top Sydney Walks

Even though Midsem break is over, spring is not. It’s never too late to get some friends together and enjoy some of the beautiful scenery Sydney has to offer. So without further ado, here are our top five suggestions. UNSW to Coogee  If you ever feel like you need to …

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Top Guinness World Records

Top Guinness World Records

Now that the semester is coming almost to an end, it’s time to do something crazy but achievable, like putting yourself in the book of Guinness World Records. The Records prove that humans can be completely bonkers. Here are our top ten favourite achievements to date. The Largest Group Twerk …

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25 Questions with Lisa Oldfield

Tech mogul, animal lover and real housewife of Sydney, Lisa Oldfield is no stranger to the spotlight or controversy. We were lucky enough to chat to her about fashion pet peeves, riding a dragon and so much more. What’s the first thing you thought when you woke up this morning? …

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The Furthest You Would Go For Your Best Friend

How Far Would Go For Your Best Friend?

Whether it’s because of their fame or fortune or flawless skin, we all envy celebrities from time to time, or always. However, Selena Gomez getting a kidney from her best friend is not one of the things we’re jealous of. After all, when it comes to our best friends, celebrity or …

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A Taste Of The World’s Most Luxurious Hotels

It’s semester two, and it has been a very long nine weeks! If you’re feeling anything like me, there is no doubt that you are ready for the long-awaited (and much anticipated) mid-semester break. While some of you may be jetting off on your own adventure, others may be sitting …

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How To Get Your Life Together In Mid Sem Break

How To Get Your Life Together In Mid Sem Break

Ah, it’s that time of year again. Mid-semester break is upon us and if you’re as unorganised and as messy as I am, it’s the perfect time to start getting your life together. Let’s be real, most of us spend the semester not only procrastinating assessments but procrastinating real life …

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What To Do During Mid-Sem Break

Deciding how to spend your University Break can be tough (especially when all you want to do is sleep). But don’t worry, we have the perfect inspiration for you to make the most out of your time off. Sleep Okay, I know I just said we have inspiration beyond sleep- …

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5 Types of Fuel for Students

Fuel For Students

With the end of the semester approaching, we are all facing the impending doom of major assignments and final exams. Here are five types of fuel to help you gain the strength to survive the semester. Good Tunes Whenever you start studying, do you always feel like your eyes start …

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Sharing Is Not Caring - The Due Dates Conspiracy

Sharing Is Not Caring – The Due Dates Conspiracy

Uni can sometimes feel like a joke. A joke that’s mostly cruel and very rarely funny. Especially when it’s Week 9 and we’re still waiting for the mid-sem break. At times it feels like higher education is out to get you. There is a conspiracy, and its against you. At least …

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Interview: Cake M

Interview: Cake M

Searching for your next cake-fix for your next big event or something pretty to scroll through during those two-hour lectures? Look no further than Cake M, an Instagram-based cake business started by UNSW student Emily Shum! We chatted to Emily about her love for cakes, design and buttercream. Firstly, how …

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Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to Actually Be True

Conspiracy Theories That Are True

Think you know the world? These conspiracy theories will have thinking twice about how much you actually know. The New World Order Be prepared, you are about to see the infamous Illuminati come into play. Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump- Who are they? Presidents of North Korea and the United …

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Healthy Coconut Pancake Bites

By Natalie Ho I love starting my weekend brunch with a nice homemade meal. While I do enjoy going out to a lovely café, these wonderful healthy coconut pancake bites are the perfect way to start off your lazy Sunday! Ingredients: 2 eggs   ½ coconut flour   Drizzle of vanilla essence  …

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Body Issues

Body Issues

Summer in Australia is sacred. We spend half the year anticipating its arrival and spend all our time talking about how great it is when it’s here. With the change in season comes a change in fashion, a dramatic shift from jeans and jumpers to short-shorts, dresses, and bikinis. For many, the warmer …

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Fake It Until You Make It ( Kind Of)

Fake It Until You Make It (Kind Of)

By Liam Jarvis Since getting involved in my first theatre show as a lighting operator (yes, turning lights on and off) with NUTS’ (NSW University Theatrical Society), Measure for Measure I have discovered a serious passion for theatre that I previously had no idea existed. And in these 18 months since, …

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Expectations vs Reality: Growing Up

Expectations vs Reality: Growing Up

When we were little, we could not wait to grow up. We were told that our wildest dreams could come true if we worked hard enough and that the sky is the limit. But here we are as uni students and our childhood expectations haven’t exactly matched our reality. Money …

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The History of the Flower Crown

Forget Coachella making them seek like they’re a new thing, flower crowns have been around for hundreds of years. From Frida Kahlo to Elizabeth Taylor, from the first Olympic winners to Lana Del Rey, wearing flowers in a crown has always been popular. They’ve been adopted differently across history and …

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