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Just In: O-Week 2017

Just In: O-Week 2017

We rounded up the top three news stories for the week. #alternativefacts Instagram upgrades server in lieu of university students’ return from Europe As one year dawns, and another comes in its place, we face the cyclical beauty of nature. In light of their annual homebound migration from Europe, the native …

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Uni Bucket List

Uni Bucket List

Whether you’re a fresh-faced first-year or you’ve been around for a few years, there are a few things that every UNSW student must check off their bucket list before they graduate. On behalf of Blitz, here are a few: Join Arc  Arc is UNSW’s student organisation that’s run by students, …

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Exchange Diaries: Florida

Exchange Diaries: Florida, USA

Blitz sat down with Charitha Katupitiya to talk about his exchange to Florida, surviving social life in sororities and fraternities, and university pride.  What university did you attend? University of Florida. What’s your favourite thing about America? My favourite thing was the abundance of nature and outdoor activities. Florida has …

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Fucoid: Job Apps

Fucoid: Job Apps

Being an adult is #hardaf. Filing your taxes will have you considering a finance major, and what’s a good deal on superannuation anyway? Gone are the days of ‘pocket money,’ replaced by clean outfits, aspirin and filling out job apps. Job applications are an endless maze of sounding upbeat while trying …

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Free Stuff at UNSW

Free Stuff at UNSW

Let’s be real, there is nothing everyone loves more than freebies. When you’re out in the real world, freebies are scarce, so make the most of your life as a student and capitalise on the sweet, sweet opportunity to grab as many freebies as you can. O-Week, is bustling with …

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Unsung Heroes of UNSW

Unsung Heroes of UNSW

We all sing praises to the people at UNSW that help us survive the semester: our lecturers, older students and our tute friends. But there are a few people we so often forget! Shout-out to the backstage crew, our guardian angels, the unsung heroes of UNSW.

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Student Survival Guide

Student Survival Guide

The bus line is long, the campus is huge and the coffee options are limitless. If you’re starting first year, and feeling overwhelmed, fear not – we’ve got your back. Timetabling Troubles There’s nothing worse than sitting through 13 weeks of lectures, only to find out that a course doesn’t …

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Review: Best Places to Snorkel in Sydney

Summer is finally here at last! You know what that means? It’s time to spend endless days at the beach and work on your tan. For those you who love the water, then there’s lots you can do like swimming, surfing or kayaking. We are blessed that Sydney is covered …

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Review: Best Things To Do at Taronga Zoo

Who doesn’t love visiting the zoo? Visiting the Taronga Zoo has always been a special treat for me. It’s Australia’s leading zoological park and is home to over 4,000 animals.  The zoo has a comprehensive collection of both native and exotic species. Although it’s not my first visit, I really …

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Review: Best Places to Visit at the Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Garden is Sydney’s most beloved treasure. It’s the oldest botanic garden and scientific institution in Australia since 1816. It’s home to an outstanding collection of plants focusing on Australia and the South Pacific. Also, this year marks its 200th year anniversary. I absolutely love visiting the gardens because …

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SUBURB DETOURS: UNSW, Kensington

Kensington or “Kenso” (fun fact), is an Eastern suburb, southeast of the CBD. Home to many, Kensington provides the land upon which students in HECs debt reside, often lining up for free food events at the lovely UNSW. BACKGROUND Originally inhabited by the Cadigal people, who used to live around …

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Exchange Diaries – Mexico City

Nicola Johnson Hola todos, Nicola has returned from Mexico City to share with us what it’s like to go on exchange in Mexico. Rest assured, many fish tacos were had during her time there. What university did you attend? Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. What’s your favourite thing about …

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Are Tea Drinkers Cooler Than Everyone Else?

The thing about tea drinkers is that they think they are so much cooler than everyone else. They yell from their high horse “look how much better I am because I don’t drink coffee, I don’t even know what a latte is.” Well it’s time to set the record straight. Here is what …

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Five Things I’ve Learnt From UNSW

After failing Stats and a Psychology course TWICE, I finally switched degrees to something I enjoyed. In one semester I went from a WAM of barely 50 to 75. IT CAN BE DONE. But that’s not to say my relationship with Journalism has been an easy one. After the honeymoon …

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Sculpture by the Sea: Why It’s Worth the Trek

If you’re looking for reasons to ditch the books for a chance to enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather, this year’s Sculpture by the Sea is possibly the best choice you can make. This easy 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk is filled with sculptures by the finest works from over 100 …

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Study Hacks: How to Study Without Really Studying

Procrastination is one of the key problems for students (along with rising coffee prices and no more free Opal trips), but what if I told you that it was possible to study without actually studying? “What sorcery is this?,” you would probably exclaim, but dear reader, I ensure you this …

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Review: Beautiful Beaches in Sydney

Spring is already in full swing. Flowers are blooming everywhere you look and the sun is making us walk around in shorts again. It’s really a wonderful feeling being able to rock up at the university with a t-shirt and thongs (edit: flip-flops). This is an exciting time for me …

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5 Essentials You Need In Your Wardrobe

Every woman has experienced the moment when they can’t find anything to wear. Adding a leather jacket, denim, sneakers, trendy sunglasses and a LBD to your wardrobe will ensure you never have nothing to wear again! These five essentials can be tailored to your own personal style, guaranteeing that getting …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Maroubra

I’m sure in your years as a uni student, you’ve heard of ‘Maroubra,’ or as I like to call it, that beach with the large Rubik’s cube. Maroubra or the “Bra” is a beachside Eastern suburb, great for ducking out of the hustle and bustle of school life.  As the …

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Review: The Bondi Markets

It’s true like the saying goes, ‘The best things in Life are usually found when you are not looking for them.’ I was strolling along Bondi Beach, enjoying the spectacular views and sea breeze. I wasn’t expecting to visit any place in particular. However, just as I walked back towards …

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It’s All in Your Mind

When I was in high school, I was plagued with serious Acne on my face and body just like any other teenager. After going through countless medications and climbing up the ladder of seriousness I was left with the final option, Roacutane. Roacutane is a very serious acne medication that …

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PHIL’s Top 10

Bad marks got you down? Wishing the sem was over already? Well, we’re here to bring that good PHIL’-ing back into your life! PHIL’ is Arc’s charity effort to raise $30,000 for Music and Life Therapy at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Inspired by the awesome work at the hospital, we’ve put together our …

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Things That Don’t Suck

Let’s get the obvious truth out of the way: a lot of things about uni suck, including but not limited to aking broken promises the minute you set foot on campus, everything about tutes and mid-semester breaks that bring a whole new meaning to “mid”. But not everything about uni …

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Cheap A$$ Sydney (October)

Watch: Mosman Council – Zootopia Under the Stars When: 14 Oct, 7pm-9.30pm Where: Mosman Square & Village Green Spit Junction Cost: FREE! More info: events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/2117/zootopia-under-the-stars It’s time to get wild with Zootopia Under the Stars! The Mosman Council is having a free outdoor cinema screening, and there’s even chance to win a …

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How Adult Are You at Exam Crunch Time?

The lecturer announces the contents for the exam next week and hold up, you don’t remember this course having an exam.  You feel that surge of a meltdown setting in. So which meltdown are you? Kristen Wiig as Annie Mumolo in Bridesmaids on the plane You’re not a complete wreck, …

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EXCHANGE DIARIES: Ontario, Canada

Kristen Clifford Kristen just returned from Canada where our favourite (and coincidently the most attractive) Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is based. From maple syrup to snow storms, we found out a little more about what a few months exchange looks like in Ontario. What surprised you the most about exchange? …

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