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Review: The Other Side of the World

When I first saw the cover of this novel by Stephanie Bishop, I immediately thought of fairy floss. Look at those floating clouds surrounded by shades of pink and blue, and the upside-down silhouette of two running kids that resemble innocence and sweetness. It was hard not to relate the …

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Interview: Medical Music Society

Interview: Medical Music Society

Interested in music? Like orchestras? Albert Lin sat down with the Michael Crone, co-chair of the Medical Music Society to talk about what they do. What’s the aim of the Medical Music Society? What started it? There’s actually quite a few medical music societies around Australia and the world (NSW …

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Study Shows 'Imagine Dragons' Were Never Good

Study Shows ‘Imagine Dragons’ Were Never Good

A UNSW FASS study has indicated that trashlectric pop and alternashit rock band, Imagine Dragons, were never actually good. This comes to public knowledge in response to an overwhelmingly increasing rate of complaints by fans and otherwise regarding their supposed “… decline…”. “We felt we had a civic and humanitarian duty …

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Things That Are Heart-Warming

Things That Are Heart-Warming

Ever get that spine tingling warm fuzzy feeling? You know, the one that makes your heart burst? The one that makes you go “Awwwwwww”? Yeah that’s a good feeling. I love it, I know you love it, we all love it. So, here are some things that can help you …

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Small Pieces, Big Picture: TEDx UNSW 2017

Small Pieces, Big Picture: TEDx UNSW 2017

Thought-provoking and inspiring, the 2017 TEDxUNSW conference showed us that the smallest connections we make can lead to big differences in the lives and communities we’re part of. The ten powerful speakers, and brilliant interactive music, magic and entertainment, left the audience inspired and connected throughout the day. Here are …

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Recipe: Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce (Vegan)

Recipe: Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce (Vegan)

When I first started consuming buckwheat, I found it quite bland (I’ve adjusted my tastebuds since then). I often add fruit and other extra sweet nibbly things such as bananas and frozen blueberries, vegan ice cream (if I’m being naughty) melted in the microwave. If you feel like something a …

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I’m not sure about you, but I can definitely say that during my past two and half years of university, ’ve struggled with completing the endless assigned readings each week, getting 8 hours of beauty sleep every night, trying to eat healthy without getting a milkshake from the Village Cafe, maintaining a social life and finding time to exercise. With so many things to juggle on our plates, I do admit that it can be difficult to stay healthy and feel energised by the end of semester. When I’m tired, run-down and not feeling emerged, I often crave all different types of food. Chocolate definitely my biggest enemy. However, in saying that, minus the sugar, studies have found that chocolate can be healthy. It contains cacao which is a super food high in magnesium and other minerals. It can boost energy, maintain mood levels and helps to maintain heart health. During the cold, winter night, I often crave a nice, creamy hot chocolate and when trying to eat healthy and satisfy my sugar cravings (which I have all the time), I’ve tried to substitute the ‘bad’ ingredients for wholesome ones. Check our my healthy vegan cacao hot chocolate recipe below!

Recipe: Healthy Hot Chocolate (Vegan)

I don’t know about you, but I can definitely say that during my past two years of university, I’ve struggled with completing the endless assigned readings each week, getting eight hours of beauty sleep every night, trying to eat healthy without getting milkshakes everyday, maintaining a social life and finding …

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20 Years of UNSWeetened

20 Years of UNSWeetened

Founded and first published in 1997, UNSWeetened, the first Australian student written and run literary journal, is celebrating 20 years – 20 years of poetry, prose, and whole lot of passion. Over the last two decades, much has changed for UNSWeetened. The handing of the reigns from the Union to …

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Wholesome Bloke In Early Thirties Still Calls Mate's Parents By Title Surnames

Wholesome Bloke In Early Thirties Still Calls Mate’s Parents By Title Surnames

A wholesome local bloke in his early thirties is reportedly still calling his mate’s parents by their title and surnames despite having known them for well over a decade now. Martin Greer, 33, was sighted taking his shoes off at the door, and sheepishly making his way to the couch …

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Love Keeps Dying On Us

Love Keeps Dying On Us

We’ve all seen the video compilations of celebrity couples that’ll make you “believe in love”. We’ve also all seen the reactions and articles in response to the aforementioned couples’ announcement of their legal separation, deciding for us that “love is dead”. If one were to count the number of times …

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Phil' Fun-A-Thon 2017

Phil’ Fun-A-Thon 2017

The Phil’ Fun-A-Thon is returning bigger and fun-ner than before and will see 20 teams go head to head for a chance to make a difference in hospitalised children’s lives. An entire 24 hours will be dedicated to holding physical but fun activities on campus between October 12-13. Every hour …

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Beyoncé’s Top Fashion Moments of 2016/17

Beyoncé’s Top Fashion Moments of 2016/17

They don’t call her Queen B for no reason. Apart from her uncanny ability to singlehandedly incorporate ‘I woke up like this’ into our everyday vocab, along with her heavenly voice and unruly beauty, Beyoncé is undoubtedly the Queen of style for making out-there looks seem completely appropriate for everyday …

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15 Wholesome Memes To Get You Through The Day

15 Wholesome Memes To Get You Through The Day

Let’s be honest, life is hard. Now that uni is back on with all of its pressures and deadlines, it’s time to take a step back and remember all of the good things that still exist in life. So, if you’re having a bad day (or even if you’re not and …

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Interview: Angela Nguyen, TEDxUNSW

Interview: Angela Nguyen, TEDxUNSW

After a successful launch in 2016, TEDxUNSW is now pumped for another round of mind-blowing talks delivered by some of the most energetic and inspiring speakers. Blitz chatted with Angela Nguyen, co-founder of TEDxUNSW, to discuss the past, present and future of TEDxUNSW, and what it will be bringing to …

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DIY Eateries Confirmed As Bullshit

DIY Eateries Confirmed As Bullshit

A groundbreaking study by ANSTO has confirmed once and for all that DIY restaurants and self-proclaimed culinary experiences are in fact bullshit. This revelation comes to light as the recent trend reaches a fever pitch in popularity. Many have already become disillusioned with the concept of paying to cook their …

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How To: HowToBasic

How To: HowToBasic

If you’ve never experienced the joy of HowToBasic, let me set the scene for you. You’re looking for an instructional video on Youtube, maybe on how to bake a cake or make a salad. You find this popular video with an appealing thumbnail, and before you know it everything’s ruined, …

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Things I wish I could DIY

Things I Wish I Could DIY

Who says DIY is reserved for children? Albeit being not so initiative in terms of action, I constantly wonder what in my life I’d like to make using my own hands. My book Not just writing it, but also printing, publishing and promoting it, under my own name, all on …

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3 Things You Shouldn't DIY : Uni Student Edition

3 Things You Shouldn’t DIY : Uni Student Edition

There are things humans are, as a general rule, not equipped to handle. Then there are other things that specific humans are incapable of. The self sufficiency of humans went from building their own homes and hunting their own food to hiring a team of professionals to handle it. Until …

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In Memoriam: iPod Nano & Shuffle

In Memoriam: iPod Nano & Shuffle

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here not to mourn a fall, but to celebrate a life. It is a source of great sadness in our collective existence that we all must face an inevitable end. This assured, eventual end is one of the only …

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Exchange Diaries: Canada

Exchange Diaries: Canada

Blitz caught up with Sarah Park to chat about picturesque scenery, hostel disasters, and more while she was at Queens University in Canada on exchange. Why did you decide on Canada for exchange? I decided to go on exchange because I wanted to experience something new, and exchange was the …

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New Years Resolutions Take 2

New Years Resolutions Take 2

It’s been quite a while since the year started, and by now you’ve probably completely forgotten that you ever had hopes and dreams. We get it – uni, work, and life in general weights you down and limits your potential. You know, the one your Year Eight teacher kept saying …

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Barking Up The Right Tree: UNSW DogSoc

Barking Up The Right Tree: UNSW DogSoc

What provides you with unconditional love, friendship, and support in times of distress? Don’t know? Well, allow us to introduce you to UNSW’s very own Dog Appreciation Society, celebrating dogs in all their forms. Though there are several animal rights and welfare groups at university, there’s nothing quite like DogSoc. …

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TEDxSydney 2017

Review: TEDxSydney 2017

Remember when your high school teacher would pull up a TED Talk video on Youtube to explain a concept when they couldn’t be bothered? TEDxSydney is like that, but in real life. One of the largest TEDx events in the world, TEDxSydney brings together some of Australia’s greatest and most …

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Motivation Blues

Motivation Blues

Motivation is the one thing we all seek on a constant basis throughout life. Motivation is defined as the desire to do things and as university students, it is deathly hard to find this desire to do things. We all have these dreams and aspirations, and sometimes, we have a plan …

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Uni Contributor Runs Out of Motivation To Compose Punchline Article

Uni Contributor Runs Out Of Motivation To Compose Punchy Article

[Satirical set-up here, try make it topical and format the same way a news site would.] [Additional follow up joke to elaborate on premise– make sure premise is clear.]   [Fake quote from exaggerated character (A)– either really in on the concept or painfully oblivious.] [Build on character based on …

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An Ode To Motivation

An Ode To Motivation

What a vibrant, lovely thing you were And how unjustly early you were taken from us. I remember there were days, At the beginning of the semester, Where you were still with us. You would move my legs all the way to 9. a.m lectures. You would raise my arms …

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Procrastination And Motivation Are Synonyms

Procrastination And Motivation Are Synonyms

It’s Week 13, time to get some solid work done! Time to sit down, power up that laptop, get a fresh new document opened annnndddd……is that hunger I feel? It’s been three hours since lunch and the six snacks you’ve had since then have long worn off. You should go …

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