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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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UNSW EATS: Quinoa Coco Porridge

GLUTEN FREE   SERVES: 2 DIFFICULTY: Easy PREP TIME: 5 MINS COOK TIME: 10 MINS   When I ask friends who quit gluten what they miss eating most, their reply is a warm bowl of porridge. My gluten-free recipe comes as close to the comforting classic breakfast as possible, and …

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You Know What Sucks – Being Single During Spring

Flings? During spring? Groundbreaking. The question is, what if you’re single and there’s no one to mingle with during this season? Being alone and thirsty AF during this “traumatic” period sucks. Here are eight times that living the fling-less life is too motherflippin’ real. When you develop a crush during …

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Award Predictions For The 2016/17 NBA Season

With the Olympics Games finally done and dusted, basketball fans now have to endure an excruciating two-month wait until the start of the new NBA season at the end of October. Kevin Durant’s shocking departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder to Golden State has drastically changed the NBA landscape. The signing almost …

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THE MTV VMA’S: BEST AND WORST DRESSED

Last week many of our favourite celebrities walked the white carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.  Notorious for its crazy and out-there fashion statements, there were no Lady Gaga meat dresses or barely there Miley Cyrus get ups to be seen. Attendees …

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Review: Cherry Blossom Festival 2016

As I walked through the crimson magnificent red Torii, I was immediately transported to another world. I was greeted with the abundance of rose pink Sakura flowers, as far as my eyes could see. My steps came to a stop as I looked around, taking in my surrounding. I was getting …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Surry Hills (and a trip down Oxford St)

Surry Hills is an inner city, Eastern suburb, perfect for the refined hipster. Good ol’ Surry has a palette of fine foods, nice nooks and wonderful wall art. (Pro: super close to uni.) Need some picturesque architecture in your life (or on your Instagram feed)? Surry Hills’ got you covered. BACKGROUND …

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Brunch Is Useless

Brunch was invented by people who were too embarrassed to say they woke up late because they were hungover and instead made a meal sound more like an activity that one should shave their legs for. If you have popped into any café that serves food on wooden boards rather …

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UNSW EATS: Chicken Cashew Curry

This recipe is perfect for students and is hands down the easiest and quickest curry that I have ever made.   SERVES: 2 DIFFICULTY: Medium  PREP TIME: 10-15 MINS COOK TIME: 30-35 MINS   INGREDIENTS Curry Paste 1/2 cup of cashews (soaked in water for 30 mins) 1/2 cup of …

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Should Chess Be An Olympic Sport?

The 2016 Summer Olympics are finally under wrap. But with every end comes a new beginning, and plans for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are already underway. Chess and Bridge are among 26 sports that have applied for inclusion in the next Olympics. Yep that’s right. Imagine the slow gentle hum …

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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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