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The Shire – God’s Country After All?

The Cronulla Sharks have gone fifty years without winning a Premiership. Now, a clever article might list the historic things that have happened since such a feat has been achieved. Unfortunately though, as history would have it, such a feat has never been achieved. No, not me having never written …

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IND-I-Y: The Indie Study Playlist

As all your exams of death are coming~a~running, I thought it would be best to curate a little indie ‘study’ playlist! This will guide you into some deep listening of indie artists possibly worth checking out, and also to showcase to you my very oddball taste in music for all …

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A Student’s Handbook to Unwind: Meditating your Worries Away

The act of meditating and mindfulness is beneficial to so many students but, we always make excuses for not taking the time in trying it. Take a couple of minutes daily during this winter break and watch your life, both personal and academic, transform. How does meditation help students? Improving …

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Travel Tales: A Poem By An 18-Year-Old

Here I am. Now what? Where to go? How far, How long, And how? Left or right? North or south? So many questions! So little time. This world, so big, And I am so small. I want so much, I want it all: To see, to hear, to feel, to …

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Travel Diaries: Why I Travel

As my last article for Blitz I wanted to write something special, if a bit longer, explaining to anyone who’s been reading why I do what I do. I recently paid a visit to my 40th country, and this is a little bit about why that achievement means so much …

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Review: Oscar Wylee Blue Light Protective Lenses

Blue light is the stuff your mum mentions when your staring at your phone or computer just before bed time. “It disturbs your sleep, all that light is not good for you at bed time”. As per usual with motherly advice, it generally tends to go out the window. But …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: Are Dating Apps THAT Bad?

A week ago, I had dinner with a friend who had recently gotten a new boyfriend. “Oh my god, how funny would it be if you met him on Tinder,” I jibed. *awkward silence* I shit you not, that is how the conversation went. If I can take one positive …

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Review: Pop Culture Died in 2009 (Blog)

Long for the days when you popped on a Von Dutch cap, rocked some tinted shades and donned a Juicy Couture tracksuit. But, have no fear, Pop Culture Died in 2009 is here. The page, is reminiscent of Myspace and features ‘On This Day in 2006’ and ‘Where Are They …

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IND-I-Y: The Year I Was a Hipster (These Are My Confessions)

Growing up, I didn’t realise that liking indie music had some weirdly hidden undertone, that stirred quite a reaction from people.  When they ask for my music taste I simply say the classic phrase, “I like indie music, probably bands you’ve never heard of”. And there it is. A black …

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Why the Hayne Plane is Authorised for Takeoff

He was the best player in the world. The Dally M Medallist, State of Origin player of the series, World Cup champion and Holden Kangaroos player’s player. At season’s end, he gives it all up. He wants to chase his dream of playing American Football in the States. So he …

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Travel Tales: Is Low-Budget Travel Hypocritical?

When I was 18, I had a very strong sense of what travelling should be like. Because it was my first time travelling by myself for an extended period of time in an exotic country, I thought I knew it all. I thought that low-budget travelling was the key to …

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Recipe: Chicken Karahi (Student Cookbook)

With the Student Cookbook Launch returning to the Roundhouse May 25, we decided to give you a sneak peak of some of the mouth-watering dishes, served up by our own UNSW students. This one is the perfect dish to impress your family with and to convince them that they raised …

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Ten Questions (Late May): Roydon Ng

  I’ve started my Games of Thrones marathon, and who wouldn’t? And I caught up with Roydon Ng who like me had started his marathon, that is my Ten Questions marathon of course!   Do you prefer Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings? I prefer Game of Thrones …

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Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Roses (Student Cookbook)

Instead of heading to UNSW’s IGA for your late night sugar hit, why not try your hand at making your own sweets. This recipe is incredibly simple to make yet it looks really elegant and sophisticated! It is a sure-fire way to wow your study group and get you through …

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Travel Tales: Moving Abroad

Whenever I think of traveling, I imagine moving around exotic places for a limited period of time, with an oversized backpack, scraping by on a budget, meeting new people every day, and visiting a daily dose of ancient, sacred sites. Don’t get me wrong, I think traveling is one of …

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Game of Thrones Horoscopes

  Aries: Daenerys Targaryen   It seems like the kettle is blowing off steam, DaenAries. All feuds will dissolve and you can now breathe.   Taurus: Joffrey Baratheon   Your happiness is the main focus right now. Don’t let others stomp over your decisions with their ugly feet. Your prickly …

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5 Weird Dating Apps

Do you need a little love advice? Yeah alright Casanova, we all need some hints and tricks sometimes, why not up your game and get a little tech savvy with these apps! Carrot When you want nice things but you don’t want the commitment of a sugar daddy/mummy there’s Carrot. …

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UNSW Eats: Healthy Tuna Melt

A quick and easy lunch recipe. It’s a favourite of mine when things are a little hectic! It’s hard to believe that a few simple ingredients work so well together. It even convinced my friend Sabrina, who hates tuna. PREP TIME: 5 MINS SERVES: 1 DIFFICULTY: EASY GLUTEN FREE INGREDIENTS …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: (In)Experienced Sex Tips

Sex is scary. Growing up, it seems every male teenager – and female, too? – wants to get that monkey off their back so they can proclaim they lost their V Card, their Virgin Airlines ticket, their *insert lame euphemism here*. And truth be told, I was one of those …

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Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Running Man Challenge

Before we begin, for those who have lived in ignorance for the past several months, let me introduce this recurring segment on Blitz as an overly pretentious semi-satirical statement on the whatever is ‘trending’ in our world. As you will soon see, I will be introducing a trivial subject that has grown …

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6 Things You Should Think About Before You Mosh It

  Ah the mosh pit, home of love, sweat and tears – there’s happy tears and the downright messy. Once you are in the depths of a mosh there is no going back – prepare yourself for no bathroom breaks and to be squished AF. Front row bargain Imagine lining …

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IND-I-Y: The Big Deal with Avocados

Picture this. There you are, sitting at a run-of-the-mill creatively, “groundbreaking” hipster café. You pick up your breakfast and drool is drooping over the contents of your shirt. Your mouth is salivating, your hand glands are sweating, your eyes are pealing. And all for the price of some green goop …

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State of Origin Picks

Rivalry is in the air, the debates are starting, and every time it’s brought up, NSW residents change the subject to avoid hearing the numbers ’52’ and ‘6’ again. It’s Origin time. And although I would much rather discuss something more timely, like the Europa League final or City’s chances …

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Travel Tales: Is Volunteering Abroad Selfless?

There’s a lot to be said about volunteering in exotic places. What makes us want to do it? Is it really selfless, to volunteer abroad, or is it sort of selfish, too? With its growing popularity, voluntary work has become a topic widely discussed and critiqued. Some will go as …

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Vegan Chronicles: Gift Ideas

It’s that time of the year again where most of us fortunate enough to have our mothers with us will scramble frantically to buy a suitable present. Admittedly it’s a bit late to be ordering online, but here are a few presents for anyone you love that have been made …

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College Athlete Loses Millions For Smoking

In a society where illicit drug use alongside professional competition is widely condemned, recent National Footall League (NFL) draftee Laremy Tunsil has felt the wrath of this truth. Last Thursday, Laremy Tunsil, 21, was drafted in America’s NFL with the 13th overall pick by the Miami Dolphins team in the …

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