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Friendships Are Hard

Friendships Are Hard

It was a Saturday night and I was sitting at my godmother’s marble breakfast bar, filling her in on the latest drama happening between myself and a group of ‘friends’. Whilst looking for Tupperware in her many cupboards, she listened intently to my recount, even gasping in the extra juicy …

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UNSW student gives an exclusive on his ‘healthy’ lifestyle.

Exclusive Insight Into Student’s Healthy Lifestyle

Once you start uni, life consists of readings, work, debt and repeat. Many students ask themselves whether it is actually possible to be a healthy uni student. The answer? Yes. Bobby* a typical second-year commerce student let us follow him around for the day for an insight into what makes …

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What Australian Bloom are you?

Which Australian Bloom are you?

Spring is here and the flowers are blooming. So which Australian Native best suits your student style, or that of your friends? Strawflower Filled with kindness and warmth, these students are often seen running bake sales for their charity of choice or supporting their fellow students through a rough spot. …

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Flower Power: The Glamour of Flower Crowns

Flower Power: The Glamour of Flower Crowns

Spring has sprung. Plants are blooming, eggs are hatching and the sun is warming. More importantly it’s time to show your creative flair and penchant for being #freespirit with a flower crown. Like a normal crown, only without the royal title, self-dignity and and affluent material. With a small amount …

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Do Healing Crystals Work?

Healing Crystals are an alternative medicinal practice that claims to have healing powers. But do they actually have healing powers or are they simply colourful rocks? As an enthusiast of all things New Age, I decided to take a crack at healing crystals to figure out if they can heal …

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Horrorscopes: October

Monthly Horoscopes: September

Slow down 2017, it’s already Spring!  Let’s see what the astro gods have in-store for you this September. Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19) Balance between the intensity of a smile with a resting b*tch face. Moving your face will only lead to wrinkles.  #scientificallyproven #confirmed Taurus (Apr 20 – …

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Life Lessons We Didn't Know We Needed

Life Lessons We Didn’t Know We Needed

TEDx Youth @Sydney brought together a wonderful concoction of inspiring, talented and all-round fantastic speakers who left us amazed, in fits of laughter and most importantly – ready to take on the world with these life lessons. Never stop dreaming Age is absolutely not a deal breaker for wisdom. 17-year-old …

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How To: Exercise Without Actually Exercising

How To: Exercise Without Actually Exercising

Being a uni student – exercise is a tough call. You’re either too broke to go to the gym, don’t have time to exercise or (if you’re like me) simply can’t be bothered. Here are some quick and easy tips on how to stay active without having to go for …

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Best Burgers in Sydney

Wholesome and healthy food is what everyone seems to be after these days. But can kale chips really compare with the greasy, juicy, hearty and heavenly? If you’re like me and prefer some not-so-heart-healthy food, here are some of the best burgers in Sydney. The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish, …

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Doctor's Notes : Uni Student Edition

Doctor’s Notes : Uni Student Edition

Date – Week 6 Patient Name – Every Uni Student Age – Too young for mid life crises, also a little premature for quarter life crises. Patient complains about – Regular bouts of “just can’t”s Physically not being able to become functional by 9am Caffeine dependency A last minute panic …

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7 Beauty Brands for Your Spring Allergies

Beauty Brands for Your Spring Allergies

Spring has officially sprung and it is safe to say those first tastes of the warmer weather are getting us way too excited for summer. But while this is one of the best times of the year, it’s also a time when hay fever and allergies loom. Our skin becomes …

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Things To Do, Now That Winter Is Over

Things To Do, Now That Winter Is Over

What time is it? Spring time! And winter is O-V-E-R! It’s your chance to get outdoors, get exploring, a great excuse to catch up with your mates and an opportunity to up your social media game. Fly a kite Sound childish? Think again! Mary Poppins, sung, “Let’s Go Fly A …

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Confessions of a Westie

Confessions of a Westie

In my first year of uni, I met this guy who really made an impression on me. Initially, there didn’t seem to be anything particularly exceptional about him. To me he seemed to be the typical ‘inner-city living, white boy’. Every day he wore a different coloured Ralph Lauren shirt, …

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Ways to Prep for Spring

Ways to Prep for Spring

Soon winter will be over and we will be able to jump with joy. We can say goodbye to those freezing mornings and say hello to that bright shining sun. This year’s winter has brought one of the coldest days in twenty years. But now that spring is upon us there …

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Sweaty Bloke Concerned About Winter's End

Sweaty Bloke Concerned About Winter’s End

A resident sweat prone man and white t-shirt enthusiast has raised concerns about winter’s end for obvious reasons. Arthur Tillman, 31, has reportedly been tracking the incrementally rising August temperatures, and warns those with a similar condition to take heed. “This is ridiculous,” says Tillman. “The weather forecast has seen …

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Things You Should Read

Things You Should Read

With assessments starting to pile up you’re probably finding it hard to settle down and simply read for pleasure. From fantasy to non-fiction to everything in-between, here’s a list of some things you can definitely curl up with before winter ends. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood Now a major …

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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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