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Pantone: Top 10 Spring Colours

The bold colours splashed on canvases by legendary artist’s Picasso and Matisse and the vibrant and courageous tones influenced by Cuba are Pantone’s primary inspirations. By incorporating these hues Pantone have created the 10 top colours that will walk the runway this Spring. For the first time in years, these …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Parramatta, the Emerald City

Parramatta or (you guessed it) “Parra” is a western suburb, that’s not too far from the CBD and not too far from the outer west. Basically Parramatta is the Emerald city of Sydney.  Like any other western suburb it is stereotyped to be full of bogans and gangstas, but I …

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Review: EQ Markets (Moore Park)

If you are like me, you look forward to the weekends. Not only do you get a much deserved break from lectures and group meetings, but you will probably sleep in to catch up on your sleep after a busy week. However, what I love most about my weekends are …

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Gigs To Go To: 5 Years of Astral

Gigs To Go To  to aims to bring you the best upcoming gigs and parties in Sydney. This week we have a special announcement in celebration of Astral People’s 5th Anniversary.  I have only recently come to know of Astral People. Back in January they toured one of my favourite …

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UNSW EATS: Healthy Burger and Chips

GLUTEN FREE   Craving something hearty like a burger and chips? This is how it’s done the healthy way. I’ve used mushrooms as a healthy alternative for a burger bun and sweet potatoes as a substitute for the fries!   SERVES: 4 DIFFICULTY: Easy COOK TIME: 45-60 MINS PREP TIME: …

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Rio Olympics 2016: What They Wore

International fashion designers have made sure athletes participating in the Olympic games arrived in style at the 2016 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. Each country was unique in its own right, with designers incorporating images of patriotism and nationalistic pride. Australia It was seven years ago when iconic Sydney …

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Tech Geek (Early August)

  Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Lock $33.52 At the Blitz office we’ve learned that you should never put ice cream in the fridge unless you’re sure a hungry co-worker won’t bust it open and steal a few spoonfuls. The Ben and Jerry’s ice cream lock is the perfect weapon …

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SUBURB DETOURS: The Great West of Liverpool

While pretty much every university student spent their semester break, “backpacking” through Europe (you know it’s true), I devised a travel project of my own. This semester I plan to travel across different suburbs a fortnight, from my home area, Liverpool up to the beautiful Kensington. All with my trusty …

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What Does Your Coffee Say About You?

They say if your coffee order is over three words you’re a coffee snob (read: ‘hipster’). We see you there, lining up outside the Coffee Cart for your double ristretto which could have been served to you as a long black and you probably wouldn’t have known the difference. Here …

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So You’re a Dog/Cat Person?

How many times have you been asked, “Are you a cat or dog person?”, and how often do you respond to this question by enthusiastically identifying with one of these two categories. Well, various studies have suggested that individuals who identify themselves in either category have intrinsic traits specific to …

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Philosophy: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Philosophy. A big word that is often misunderstood, dismissed or not taken seriously. So what is it about? The meaning of life? The existence of God? A starter pack to being a morally good person? Philosophy is a lot of things, and can be divided into many different categories. At the heart of …

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The stadiums in Brazil still need to be finished

The 2016 Olympics Are Already a Disaster

With the 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympics just around the corner, the build-up to the biggest sporting event on Earth has been less than impressive. The words chaotic and unprepared are far more appropriate. Reports from just last week highlight that the conditions in the Olympic Village are essentially ‘unlivable’ …

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TED Talks to Get You in the Mood for Uni

Semester two has begun and you might not be feeling ready to snap out of holiday mode just yet. You don’t need candles and rosebuds thrown on your bed, search these TED Talks to get you in the mood for uni. Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar We are …

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Paris Men’s Fashion Week: Spring 2017

The Men’s fashion season has now past the halfway point, making its way through London, Florence, Milan and recently concluding in Paris. With designers showcasing Spring 2017 collections, major French fashion houses such as Balenciaga, Balmain and Givenchy didn’t fail to emphasize masculinity through their different, but iconic styles. Demna Gvasalia …

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A Student Handbook to Unwind: Floating Away Your Troubles

Want your troubles to float away? Looking for a lifetime experience that will help with your anxiety and stress? An experience involving zero gravity … Your answer lies in flotation therapy, a concept that has been around for decades but new to many. Flotation therapy involves lying in a pod …

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A Student’s Handbook to Unwind: Blue Mountains Sparadise

Tension fading … Muscles unwinding … After mid-semester one assessments were completed, I decided to take a mini road trip down Blue Mountains with a couple of friends, escape my hectic lifestyle of balancing classes, an internship and work, and indulge my senses and relax … for three solid hours. …

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Holiday Envy: Penang

When exam timetables were released last semester, I booked my tickets to Penang. I flew out of Sydney after I finished my exams and had kissed campus goodbye. When I arrived at the island of Penang the first thing I noticed were the buildings, popping out like Tetris blocks. After …

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A Student’s Handbook to Unwind: Walking Away the Stress at Royal National Park

Your first semester of 2016 didn’t go as planned? Didn’t study “enough” and get the marks you desired? Stressed every day, feeling the pressure and wanting to pull your hair out? Unwind both physically and mentally and take a day trip to the Royal National Park in Sydney’s south before …

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Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential

I was interviewing a Chef one day when I asked him to describe a day in his life, from wake up to sleep. What I got from him I already knew or could have guessed. Chefs work long hours. For a chef the day-night cycle does not exist. They have …

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Yogi John Tries… Fire Cupping

Every year seems to usher in a breakthrough New Age treatment or food that can cure all of one’s ailments — goji berries, oxygen treatment, Scientology…you get the point. Yet, there are some spiritualities that have been around for centuries that are actually meant to work! That’s right, apparently these treatments aren’t …

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Yogi John Tries… Acupuncture

Every year seems to usher in a breakthrough New Age treatment or food that can cure all of one’s ailments — goji berries, oxygen treatment, Scientology…you get the point. Yet, there are some spiritualities that have been around for centuries that are actually meant to work! That’s right, apparently these treatments aren’t …

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Yogi John Tries… Tarot Reading

Every year seems to usher in a breakthrough New Age treatment or food that can cure all of one’s ailments — goji berries, oxygen treatment, Scientology…you get the point. Yet, there are some spiritualities that have been around for centuries that are actually meant to work! That’s right, apparently these treatments aren’t …

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The Finals Was a Victory for Old School Basketball

Somewhere, for the finals Charles Barkley is yelling into a phone “I TOLD YOU THAT JUMP SHOOTING TEAMS CAN’T WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP!”. Hey, maybe he was right. Maybe the newest way isn’t the best. Monday’s game serves as a reminder that the old school, drive to the rim, dominate the …

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Cheap Ways to Spend the Holidays

Are all your friends off gallivanting overseas for winter break while you’re stuck in Sydney? Whether you’re slaving away at an internship or just strapped for cash, fear not – have yourself a Sydney Stay-cation! There’s plenty of fun to be had on your coffee change or on nothing at …

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IND-I-Y: Is Indie Becoming too Mainstream?

There has always been a fine line between indie and mainstream. When I struck up writing this ‘indie’ column, my attempt was to define the term and furthermore define the culture it has created. Upon reflection, I have learnt that the term has begun to turn on its head; it’s …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: I Tried to Find Love on Tinder

For his final instalment of Be Single, Not Lonely, John decided to see if he could find his Cher, his Yoko, his Princess Fiona in the depths of Tinder. And what a story it would be to tell the kids: Sweetie, it all started when your mother swiped right to a picture …

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