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IND-I-Y: How to Make the Perfect Indie Film

A while back, I was watching an indie film entitled, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and I thought to myself, this is pretty much the indie version of the Fault in Our Stars. It seems apparent that movies have stood the test of time to prove that stereotypical archetypes can …

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Jamie Lyon’s Last Roar

So, Leicester City only have to beat United this Sunday evening to take out their first top-flight league title. This is a team who was playing the Championship not three years ago. The Western Sydney Wanderers have booked their third Grand Final in their short four-year history and are hoping …

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Travel Tales: An Indian Camel Safari

Imagine a pack of camels. Now, imagine a desert. Now imagine riding a camel through the desert. Putting those together may seem like something you would only see in a movie. Yet to those who have traveled the north of India, this may sound a little more familiar. A decade ago, I …

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Travel Tales: Travelling Solo

Traveling solo can be a challenge. Though this is not because you’re ‘alone’ per se: the challenge is in trying to succeed in actually remaining alone, because a lot of the time this is not as straightforward as it sounds. Unless you go completely off the beaten track and are an aspiring hermit, …

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A Dropkick’s Guide To: The UNSW Boxing Club

Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Fraser, iconic sportsmen one and all but something else these men all have in common: brain damage. And with that in mind, welcome to the Dropkick’s Guide on the glorious art of Boxing. With such mind-games typically only witnessed in the high-stakes world of chess, boxing …

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SAMPLE SALES: A GUIDE TO SURVIVING THEM

Everyone loves a good sale! But what you didn’t know is that the best ones happen outside of ASOS. Forget your 10% student discount, its all about the sample sale! These sales have been a long standing tradition in the fashion industry for fashionsta to score a bargain. For those …

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Travel Diaries: My Best (and Worst) Drinking Story – Part 2

Last week I began telling the story of one of my very first real drinking experiences at the Haufbrau Haus in Munich, Germany. You can read Part 1 here  “I’ll have what you’re having.” At this his eyes lit up like sparklers. He let out a howl of amusement. “I …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: A Guide to House Parties

Ahh, the beloved house party. Not quite as sweaty as clubbing; not quite as casual as kicking back with friends. A motley crew of friends and randoms; the thirsty and the taken. Then there’s the attire: some parties have themes, which is always a good excuse for guys to show …

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Vegan Chronicles: Vegan Pub Snacks Sorted

Tofu sushi (Image: breakfastdramaqueen.com) Even if you have the coordination of a baby giraffe, making vegan sushi is easy. All you’ll need is; sheets of seaweed sliced veggies of your choice (recommendations: carrot, cucumber, avocados and flavoured tofu) sushi seasoning/ vinegar sushi rice Boil rice, cut veggies, roll up ingredients. …

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Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Tinder

Hello again and welcome back to the fortnightly segment which literally nobody asked for. That’s right, ‘Hashtag Not Even Cool (Bro)’, for some unfathomable reason, is back for a third instalment so please try to contain your rapidly bulging excitement. As always before we begin the stirring of some sh*t, …

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IND-I-Y: How to Name and Proclaim Your Indie Band

There’s an escalating trend of individuals who believe they have IT. That God given talent provided by the wings of Red Bull. You’ve got a band that’s sick? They’ve got just what it takes to blow the water out of the park in the music industry! They have musical porpoise written …

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Travel Tales: Diamond Hill – Failure or Success?

It all started with a trip to the local national park, and a very poorly planned hence failed hike up a ‘mountain’, called Diamond Hill. Very early that morning I took a bus from Galway, an old fishing village on the West coast of Ireland, up to Connemara national park. …

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A Dropkick’s Guide To: Japanese Professional Wrestling

WRESTLEMANIA, the show of the immortals, wrestling’s Superbowl, an event this past Monday which hosted over 100,00 rampant fans live while millions watched at home. Yeah, it is overrated. But you know what is actually cool? Something that will knock your non-existent socks off whilst you lie in bed in …

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Travel Tales: India – The Three Do’s

Sometimes, travelling, especially in a country like India, can feel a bit like a love-hate relationship. Most days make you feel like you are the happiest person alive, but there are also days when you feel lost, frustrated and overwhelmed and all you can do is smile and try to keep …

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8 AUSSIE/NZ FASHION LABELS YOU SHOULD SHOP

If Australia is doing anything right at the moment – its fashion. With leading designers like Zimmerman, Romance was Born and Ellery taking over the fashion scene globally, it is the perfect time to talk about the Australian labels making a difference at home. Some would argue Australian fashion has …

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Travel Diaries:My Best (and Worst) Drinking Story – Part 1

Let me start by saying Germany has very clean cities. Looking back now, that was probably where I made my mistake. In thinking that the nice, safe, clean city of Munich couldn’t possibly be hiding such a dark temptation, but oh was I wrong. It was my first time in Europe, …

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Beer Geography

  There’s one thing that has always brought the world together, our love for a cold bevvy at the end of the day. Most countries brew their own variations of that little glass of sunshine. As an International student, I’ve tried many of them. Here are the best beers from …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: A Guide to Clubbing

So you’re a singleton who is forced to come clubbing with your friends or risk feeling nauseating amounts of FOMO and missing endless opportunities to post photos on Facebook that prove you have a social life. Now, the assumption is that as a single male, I should enjoy clubbing. It …

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Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Eastern Suburbs

First and foremost, greetings to the five of you. I assume you are all well and your bowel problems from last fortnight have been resolved. Oh, they’ve only gotten worse? That sucks. Anyway, without further ado, the segment that no one asked for is back! And its smaller and more …

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Tech Geek: VR and Robots

Want to master that mountain pose? There’s a robot for that.   We’d like to introduce you to Alpha 2, the cutest robot we’ve ever seen, who can read to kids and most importantly, act as your very own yoga instructor from home. He’s a tiny red and white machine …

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IND-I-Y: Guide to Indie Record Shopping

April is coming… (it’s already here actually)   Winter is coming…  (is it ever too early for GoT references?) And so is a funny little phenomenon in the independent industry titled, Record Store Day. What is this (which is the probably the number one question engrained in your mind as you …

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Cheap Eats

“Make sure you eat well!” your mum cried out to you as you left the family home with a spring in your step and staggering amounts of optimism for your prodigal return to university. Ten weeks on and your eyes are bleary from a few too many late nights and …

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Travel Tales: Feeling ‘Sick’ May Make Your Day

Ok, let’s face it: travelling ain’t always a bed of roses. Especially when traveling to places such as India, when you are not particularly used to the array of intense spices and, more importantly, levels of spiciness. You are basically guaranteed to get – as Anglos very elegantly like to put …

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First Month of NRL: Who Needs to Step Up

So that concludes the first month of the NRL season and if there’s anything we can say, it’s been a frantic four weeks of footy. While the table may not show it, the competition so far has been one of the most even first group of rounds in recent memory. …

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UNSW Eats: Chia Seed Pudding

This recipe is an absolute life-saver when things get busy. Just mix all the ingredients the night before, put the mixture in the fridge overnight, take it out the next morning, add your toppings and you have yourself a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 …

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Eddie Eats: The Shop

For a place with 4sqm of kitchen space, one toaster, two burners and a storeroom hiding in a garage 20m up the street, The Shop and Wine Bar has a big following. For ten years, this little bus stop sized café has been setting precedent at Bondi Beach. The Shop …

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