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The Weirdest Foods Ever

The Weirdest Foods Ever

Food glorious food what a glorious strange feeling. Everybody loves good nosh, and with the Student Cookbook launch this week, we’ve all got food on our minds. But what about those meals that surpass the boundaries of gourmet, fusion or hipster cool right into the realm of weird food. Read …

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Tech-free Life; The Beginning.

Tech-free Life; The Beginning

At around five in the afternoon the CBD starts to fill up with tired, empty faces. Edging forward in a weary shuffle; their last dregs of focus relinquished to small, silver screens.  From a distance it’s slightly strange and even sort-of sad. Not the emptiness mind you. Apathy is an extremely …

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10 Reasons To Celebrate Being Single

10 Reasons To Celebrate Being Single

We all want some love and affection, but is it really worth giving up half your lifestyle? Here are 10 reasons why being single is so great, and a cause for celebration. You don’t have to spend money on anyone but yourself No longer do you have to spend your hard-earned …

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A Definitive Ranking of Celebrations Chocolates

A Definitive Ranking of Celebrations Chocolates

“Celllllabrate good times all right!” who doesn’t remember this catchy one liner from the delicious ‘Celebrations’ ad? Since the catchy jingle hit our television screens in the late 90’s these tasty little buggers have been making waistlines bigger and holidays better. Yet, as with any mixed boxes of confectionary, there are …

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Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Superheroes says Jade Barclay Superheroes and villains are both obsessive, driven by deep wounds, often they’re both orphans with PTSD (what’s with that!?). Both also act like they’re above the law. Villains innovate, strategise, take charge, and aim to conquer. But much like an addict, each plan must be greater, …

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The Department of Finance's Hella Awkward Ad

Australian Department of Finance’s Hella Awkward Ad

While many have been caught up in the cinema awards season, the Australian Department of Finance have been busy creating a cinematic masterpiece that rivals the passion, drive and storytelling of Moonlight, La La Land and Lion combined. The Department created an advertisement said to be directed at “attracting and …

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Movie Review: The Great Wall

Movie Review: The Great Wall

The Great Wall is a spectacular film, based on a legend and set in 15th century China starring Matt Damon. As a Spanish mercenary, Damon along with his friend, (Games of Thrones star Pedro Pascal) embarks on an adventure seeking scared black powder. During their pursuit, a bizarre creature attacks them. …

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Album Review: SG Lewis - Yours

Album Review: Yours – SG Lewis

Hailing from the long line of British electronic music producers swarming our airwaves, newcomer SG Lewis brings his Disclosure-esque deep house beats rooted with R&B soul to the charts. The 22-year-old musical scientist (real name: Sam Lewis) tests his experimental tunes in the electronic music waters, pushing the boundaries of stereotyped …

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Seroukas Sermon: What Happened to democracy?

Allow me to preface this with the fact that I am apolitical. That is not to say that I do not take an interest in politics — rather, I am neither left-wing nor right. I vote for which party serves my needs, and this decision oscillates with each election that …

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The Philosophy of (Invisible) Privilege

I am a cisgender female, I am Dutch, white, 23 years old, mostly straight, and able-bodied. What did I just do here? I identified the social categories that shape my life, and, in that, recognised the ways in which I am privileged. Yet, why is this important? Acknowledging the ways …

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Seroukas Sermon: #AtTheRaces Has To Stop

Picture this: In another world, light years away from Earth, lives a civilisation that celebrates the abuse of another species – under the pretext of a “sport” – while viewers get inebriated to the point of quadriplegia. They are admired by their friends for the ostensible affluence displayed, all the …

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Seven Tips for Green Student Living

Walk/ public Transport to uni I’m going to start off by saying I know this isn’t possible for everyone. (no haters please). But you lazy legs, can get up an extra ten minutes early and walk to uni or to the bus stop rather than driving. Not only is it …

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Should You Unfriend Your Ex On Facebook?

There is a reason you dated your ex in the first place (hopefully) and now that you two aren’t together anymore you have two choices: keep contact or eliminate any forms of communication. I’ll admit there’ll always be those warm tingles in your heart when you think back on  memories …

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The Philosophy of Being Bald (Voluntarily)

About a week ago I shaved my head. Despite the overwhelming positivity I have been showered in by those close to me, I have noticed that on a lot of people’s faces, the question remains: why? Though I think a better question to ask is why not go bald for a …

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Seroukas Sermon: Celebrities Aren’t That Bad

Like most arts faculty students, there is nothing more I love than drinking different types of coffee and displaying cynicism whenever possible. So when I heard that Rihanna was teaming up with Julia Gillard to become a global ambassador for Global Citizen, you can imagine how loudly I retorted. What …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Carpool Karaoke

As we head towards the sticky end of semester you’re probably looking for a break. A break from all those assignments, tests and forced conversations about how many assignments and tests you have. Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to watch something on Youtube? Maybe you’d like to …

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Seroukas Sermon: A Word on Football Hooliganism

If you took certain mainstream media’s news for gospel, you would think Australia’s “soccer hooligans” were creating mass terror in the streets of Australia. Even writing that sentence sounds imprudently asinine. But it’s happening: To compare a minority of football fans to terrorists in other parts of the world is simply …

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How To Nail Your Instagram Bio

Instagram gives you 150 characters to show that you’re about as deep and complex as Kim K. Just kidding. Instagram isn’t only for vain people who think they’re more interesting than they really are. It’s also an integral component in the quest to centre society on how many likes people …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Taylor Swift

So you may have heard that Taylor Swift facing some controversy in the news recently. However if you’re one of the few people who haven’t heard about this because you’re “too busy right now” and “would you please stop bothering me with petty crap like this, Alex?!?!” then …um sorry …

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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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