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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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A Dropkick’s Guide To: American College Basketball

Ladies and gentlemen, now introducing to you an internationally televised, heavily sponsored, billion-dollar industry comprised exclusively of unpaid amateurs; in other words, College Basketball. In a faraway land known as the United States – where elections are vaguely interesting and extremely worrying – there comes a basketball tournament where students …

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Travel Tales: A Golden Temple Slumber Party

Remember slumber parties? Tucked away cosy and warm, surrounded by all your friends, gossiping your way into the early hours of the night because you’re too hyped up to sleep from all the candy you ate? This slumber party wasn’t exactly like that. It wasn’t warm, it wasn’t cosy, and …

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FASHION FOR FIRST YEARS

We all know what it’s like on the first day of uni, those dreaded thoughts running through your head. As you stand in the long queue on Eddy Avenue wondering; Am I going to make any friends? Will people be nice? Did I dress okay? DO I HAVE TO WAIT IN THIS …

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Travel Diaries: An Absolute Warzone

Before I tell this story it has come to my attention that some background information may be necessary. I recently attended a party that I was surprised to find was super-villain themed (I know right; don’t you wish you had my friends?) Seeing no better way to still look cool …

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Be Single, Not Lonely: Mating Math

Another fortnight has passed and your favourite casanova (read: desperado) is still as close as getting into a relationship as Kanye is to saying something reasonable. And for anyone who is about to defend Kanye, please ask yourself if producing esoteric music and selling overpriced clothes is ‘groundbreaking’ or ‘unique’. …

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Dear Agony Aunt…The Uni Party Edition

I’m new to UNSW and I’m considering going to my first Roundhouse party. I’ve heard that our generation can be really judgemental and I want to fit in and be cool. My mum says that’s very important.

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Exchange Diaries: Philly Meikle (University of Birmingham)

Blitz chatted with Philly Meikle who is on exchange at the University of Birmingham. She shared with us what it’s like living in a football-crazed country, where hot chips are basically a staple food. Why did you decide on Birmingham for exchange? Birmingham is the second largest city in the …

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Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Snapchat

To the three people reading this, I say, ‘Welcome!’ Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, let me introduce to you a cathartic experience disguised as an article. In this potentially recurring segment on Blitz online, you will witness me introduce a trivial trend or topic – which has apparently been …

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IND-I-Y: The Big Deal With Newtown

You may have heard it; you may live under a rock. Newtown (or what my mum ironically calls ‘Old Town’), is an inner-west suburb sandwiched between Redfern and Ashfield. It has cultivated indie all-star cred among most of Sydney’s urbanised hipsters and has become such a big deal that even …

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Pop Into Some Pop-up Festivals This Semester

From the celebrated coastline of California to the bright lights of New York City, the USA is packed with famous sights and our friends over at STA Travel want to help you see them all and many more! Whether you want to explore a national park or hang out in …

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UNSW Rugby: No League of Their Own

Rugby League is an international sport. Dominated in most countries by its strategy-focused ‘older brother’ Rugby Union, Rugby League is only played in a handful of countries. In fact, the only country where Rugby League is more dominant than Rugby Union is ours. Australia is the biggest Rugby League nation …

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