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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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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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