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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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Consistency Will Be Liverpool’s Biggest Challenge This Season

Coming off an incredible victory over reigning champions Leicester City and a demolition of Hull, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his side can continue their strong start to the Premier League season and begin to build momentum heading into Christmas. The Reds began the season with what initially …

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Autobiographies Every Uni Student Can Relate To

You, young person, have a thrilling story to tell? What’s missing is a snappy title. Well, what do you know, you’ve got me to thank for as I’ve done the hard yards for ya. Include me in your thank you speech when your potentially best-selling New York Times book scores …

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Review: Sydney Fish Market

No matter how many times I visited the Sydney Fish Market, every experience was different from the previous ones. As expected, the market was bustling with people from all walks of life gathered at this iconic Sydney institution. Hordes of tourists had occupied the indoor sitting areas, busy gorging on …

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Street Style Trends: Fashion Month Spring 2017

The world’s most stylish women hit the streets of fashion capitals, giving outfit inspiration for all year round. As fashion month comes to a close, street style trends emerge and we get a taste of what needs to be in our wardrobe for the coming seasons. PANTONE SPRING 2017 COLOURS …

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Review: The Rocks Markets

The Rocks Markets are a favourite destination that is enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Located within walking distance of Sydney’s city centre and Circular Quay, the markets are set within a historical setting where buildings and public places from the city’s colonial past that can still be seen today. …

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Grading The Best Premier League Transfer Window Deals

The English Premier League is back in full swing after an ill-timed international break. The coming weeks will likely weed out the pretenders (read: Hull City)  from the real title contenders. While Manchester City have gotten off to a flying start, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea aren’t too far behind with Eden …

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Review: Skydive The Beach

The icy wind was cutting across my face and the cabin immediately became like a freezer, just as I slid open the plane door. The instructor was shouting at me because it was already too noisy with the howling winds drowning out the whirling propellers. I had to swing my …

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New York Fashion Week: Spring 2017

The fashion world’s elite all gathered around the chaos of New York City to celebrate the work of designers internationally. Many celebrities and fashion icons filled front row seats, the streets crowded with unique twists on street style in commemoration of this biannual week of fashion.   YEEZY:  One of …

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Diets We Love ;)

Fighting an uphill battle with genetics? Craving that #goals summer body that will inspire a parade of meaningless hook-ups to come your way? Say no more. Here are some sure-fire and entirely unapproved diets that will having you dropping kilos fast. The Vegan Diet Consume only plants and steer clear …

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Interview: A Chat With UNSW Ultimate Frisbee

UNSW’S Ultimate Frisbee Club has come a long way since their genesis, expanding to become one of the biggest university Frisbee clubs in Australia! Last week Blitz got the opportunity to chat with a couple of Ultimate throwers about their recent victories abroad, their adventures in Asia and what being …

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