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Australia For Idiots: Wildlife

Australia For Idiots: Wildlife

You’ve just hopped off your plane and are now on Australian shores. Feeling confused? Wondering why the cars are on the wrong side of the road? Welcome to the land down under, Straya! This guide will give you a first-hand comprehensive look at how to survive in this foreign land. …

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5 Things To Do While You Wait For The 891

Things To Do While Waiting For The 891

15 minutes into waiting and chill and there are no buses on the horizon. You’ve already switched between all your apps, watched every single story, and scrolled down on your feed, for what feels like a kilometre. There’s just no way around it, you have to wait, but that doesn’t …

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Surviving Assessments

How To: Survive Assessments

We’re well into the semester, and that can only mean one thing: assessment time. Essays, group tasks, and practicals are looming, due dates creeping closer, and your consumption of coffee and red bull is ever increasing. Your assessments may not be done, but you sure are. How do you survive the …

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Uni Student Stoked Her Yeezys Survive Rainy Month

Uni Student Stoked Her Yeezys Survive Rainy Month

A local university student is “… stoked…” her Yeezys have survived yet another rainy month despite it being Australia’s token warmer month, essentially proving the existence of global warming. Ellen Simons, 20, currently in her third year of social work at UNSW, had purchased her allegedly “… legit…” Yeezy Pirate …

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You Are A Survivor

You Are A Survivor

This is a message for you. Whoever you are, wherever you are reading this, I commend you for your bravery, for your efforts, for your constant strife. I commend you for surviving. I commend you for waking up this morning and pulling yourself out of bed to go to uni …

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On Slaying Serpents

On Slaying Serpents

It gleams before me in the morning sun, taunting me, laughing at me. The beast I have to conquer; the dragon I have to slay. I take a deep breath along with a sip of my magic potion, the rich dark taste fills my mouth. It warms my insides as …

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How To: Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

How To: Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

It’s 2:23 pm. You’re at the Quad lawn, waiting for your project group to turn up for an assignment meeting that was supposed to start at 1:30 pm. “Oh well”, you think to yourself, “it’s just a group assignment, I’ll survive”. It’s 2:24 pm. Finally, your group has finally arrived. …

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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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