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Are You The Perfectionist Or The Multi-Tasker?

You’re being held at gunpoint. I’m talking sweat-dripping anxiety. A life or death situation that’s more high-pressured and fast-paced than a game of hot potato. A situation that’s more impatient than our generation’s unrealistic expectation of unlimited high speed internet data connection. A situation that asks you point-blank truth or …

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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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Puppies Are Love, Puppies Are Life

Puppies Are Love, Puppies Are Life

IT’S NATIONAL PUPPY DAY! In America, that is. As far as I’m concerned, every day everywhere should be puppy day! In grade three, when you’re meant to write journal entries about your weekend, I remember writing something along the lines of: “I had the best weekend. I played with Irene’s …

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Psyched: When Pop Culture Dictates Your Life

Thanks to globalisation, the world as we know it has manifested into a huge consumer hub. Products starting from cheap plastics to big brand labels are made all over the world. Just a few days ago Hugo Boss announced that their limited-edition sneakers would be produced in Bangladesh, home to …

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Blitz Debates: Morning Class v Afternoon Class

Blitz Debates: Morning Class v Afternoon Class

Morning Class Says Rachel Lui Definitely morning class! It’s so much better to turn up to a 9am lecture energised, refreshed, and motivated from a great sleep rather, than being groggy and in serious need of an afternoon nap for a 3pm class. You can tick all those things off …

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The Battle Of Gums

The Battle Of The Gums

Bubble gum and chewing gum, both come in endless flavours and taste great. But what makes them different, and which one will you chews? A little bit of history Bubble gum was invented by a guy named Walter Diemer in 1928. Ironically, he was an accountant who worked for a …

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Divorced Father Sad Enough To Believe Pop-up Ads

Divorced Father Sad Enough To Believe Pop-up Ads

A divorced father of three and regular of the community speed dating scene is now sad enough to believe internet pop-up ads. Reports indicates that Ryan Gilroy, 47, owner of five corduroy trousers, has taken to investing a considerable amount of time towards adult themed spam, the likes of which …

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Interview: KPOP Society

Interview: KPOP Society

Blitz had a chat to Leon and Yuki from the KPOP Society about their love for all things “K”, dance workshops, and more! What is the KPOP society, and what does the society do? Leon: The KPOP society was founded in 2011 and basically it was a club for people that …

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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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Psyched: Does Luck Exist?

Psyched: Does Luck Exist?

Before we embark on anything remotely auspicious, we ask everyone to “wish us luck!”. Sometimes we say it for the sake of saying it, and don’t believe it when they excitedly reply “good luck!”  Sometimes we internalise the luck they wish upon us. But does luck actually exist? Hollywood has romanticised luck into …

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Suspicions on Superstitions

Suspicions on Superstitions

Love them, hate them, or even think they’re the stupidest things ever…. we’ve all encountered superstitions. What you probably haven’t encountered, is just how bizarre these superstitions can be. We put together the top five weirdest superstitions from all around the world. Sweden In Sweden they have circuits in the city …

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Exchange Diaries: Birmingham, England

Exchange Diaries: Birmingham, England

Blitz chatted to Albert Lin, who recently got back from exchange in the land of, Big Ben, big Shakespeare plays, and big cities. What university did you attend? I went to the University of Birmingham, in England. What’s your favourite thing about England? The weather, honestly. I mean, as much as …

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Blitz Debates: Luck vs. Karma

Blitz Debates: Luck vs. Karma

With St Patricks Day coming up, we took a deeper look at luck and karma. Luck says Madelaine De Leon Whoever says, “everything happens for a reason”, probably also religiously believes in Disney films, and that La La Land should’ve won ‘best picture’ at the Oscars.  Karma, although a great name for …

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How To: Get Lucky

How To: Get Lucky

Leprechauns, double rainbows, pots of gold, four leaf clovers – a list of things that bring good luck. Blitz always has your interests at heart, and in light of St Patrick’s Day coming up, we’ve put together a few ways to help you get lucky.  Crushes Display of fashion and …

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WATCH: Mardi Gras 2017

WATCH: Mardi Gras 2017

This year was the first time UNSW (The University of New South Wales) marched along in the Mardi Gras parade. Blitz went along and captured the rainbow infused, glittery moments of the night.

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Life's Happiest Moments

Life’s Little Happy Moments

In life, there is a tempestuous storm called university. Everyone is swept up by the gusty winds of assessments, dodging the pellets of rain called debt and drowning in caffeine (or something stronger) – but sometimes it’s important to remember the little things that happen that make us happy. Nothing is …

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Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh

Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh, Scotland

Blitz caught up with Shivika Gupta who spent time on exchange in the beautiful rugged terrain of Scotland. Read on to find out about why exchange in Scotland is much more than just working up the courage to try haggis and tolerating bagpies. What university did you attend? The University …

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Psyched: The Pursuit of Happiness

There comes a time in our life when we ask ourselves, “what is the meaning of life?” For hundreds of years, this very question has been recycled, and with it, various answers. The answer to this question can be broad and also narrow. Some may claim the meaning of life …

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The Trump Student

Donald Trump is a business man, a polarising personality, and somehow managed to become the 45th president of the United States of America. But, what would Trump be like as a student at UNSW?  Degree: Transferred from Media, to Commerce, to then Law/Economics (currently failing three out of four subjects, …

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The 5 Students You’ll Meet at Uni

There are over fifty-five thousand students at UNSW and you’re bound to have met all, if not all, most of these students. The Contributor A true hero, the Contributor steps in when that painfully awkward silence hits a tutorial discussion that is gaining momentum as it plummets straight into the …

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Just In: Local Man’s Week Ruined After Awkward Retail Interaction

A local man’s day has been irrevocably ruined after a rather awkward retail interaction. The social blunder has been reported to be one for the ages, and experts predict the shame is not expected to subside until at least one whole week has passed. Kyle Freeman, 22, is said to …

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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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Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

We put together a list of a few expectations and realities to ensure that you’re a little bit more prepared when starting uni. Expectation: You’ll sign up to every society, attend all their events and be the most social student on campus. Reality: You’ll sign up to a few societies, …

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