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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Guide For The Lazy: How to Look Active Without Trying

Couch potatoes, homies lacking motor skills and plainly unsporty peeps, I’ve got your  back. So what if you don’t have runners or razorback exercise tops and running tights? I’ll help you  fool the sporty crew that you’re the next Serena Williams or Bernard Tomic. The ‘Active’ Hair: Tying up your hair and tucking your fringe and loose ends away from your face  immediately makes you look more energetic and active. Leave the hair covering times  for another more apt occasion, like trying to avoid someone you hate. A Fitting Shirt: Avoid overly ­baggy tees because that will defeat all your deceiving efforts. Put away  that shirt that is two sizes too big, you wouldn’t want to look like the sack that keeps all  the couch potatoes. Neutral Colours: If you’re reading this, it should be safe to assume that sport isn’t your forte and you wouldn’t want to stand out among the active. So stay clear from brightly coloured  clothes, especially neon. This way you’ll look sporty without being forced by sportsenthusiasts to get sweaty. Avoid White Tees At All Cost: The deadly combination of sweat, water and white has been embarrassing people since the dawn of time Unless being the wet white shirt guy in Call Me Maybe is your  goal, please allow tees to fulfill their sole purpose of shielding you from stares at your  torso. Exercise Bottoms: Exchange expensive exercise bottoms with cheaper alternatives that you can find in  your wardrobe. Take sleeping shorts for example, they are comfortable for sure and you  don’t even have to change out of them once you get out of bed. Zero effort needed! Shoes  Runners, sneakers, loafers, whatever. The hard and fast rule is if it doesn’t bother you,  you’re doing it right. By Nadia Yeo  

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Vegan Chronicles: Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Peter Siddle spearheads Australia’s bowling. His trophy collection is bigger than most people’s houses and he’s done everything imaginable to reach those heights. Yet, there is something he will not do. Mac Danzig is a physical phenomenon. Having won the UFC, he credits his surge in form and fitness to …

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A Dropkick’s Guide to University Sport: Touch Rugby

In contrast to last week’s Blitz sports article by Niko, who offered a thoroughly educational recap of all that was sport over the Summer, this week I will instead give a personal take on my first ever experience at participating in a uni sport. For the many of you who …

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Interview: Run Forest, Run… (A Chat With RunSoc)

Blitz caught up with Daniel from RunSoc, UNSW’s Campus Runners, just in time for the Festival of Sport. Can you tell us about RunSoc? RunSoc started in 2015 when our founder Steven realised that a recreational running club didn’t exist after mistaking the Running Man Society (Korean Variety Show) for one. We want …

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How To Survive An Exercise Regime In The Summer Heat

Sun’s out thighs out. Summer has rolled in and that means some people are taking advantage of the warm weather to venture outside for a run, so that they can show off their stunning figures at the beach. Maybe you’re like me and struggling to keep an ongoing exercise regime this summer because …

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Summer of Sport – Things We Learned

Well, it’s been a crazy Summer of sport these past few months. Breaking news and big stories seemed to dominate Facebook feeds, evening news bulletins and newspaper stands everywhere (you kids still read those things, right?). Now, put any sport in front of me and I’ll be drawn to it …

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How To: Not Sweat the Small Stuff

With exams creeping up, take time to think about what really matters, AKA your health and wellbeing. Here’s how to not sweat the small stuff. Listen to music.  Listening to your favourite music and belting it out is proven to reduce stress, so whether it’s 1D or Whitney, a bit of …

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The Interview: Jane Saville

Aussie race walker and UNSW alumni, Jane Saville, was 100m from gold at the Sydney Olympics when she was disqualified. Blitz’s Serena Dong chatted to her about everything from Olympic medals to Kel’s butt wiggle. Why did you decide to become a race walker? I did lots of sports when I …

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The Feature: Underwater Rugby

Forget about the Rugby World Cup… there’s a new sport taking the world by storm. Blitz’s Lyndon Christie pulled out his snorkel and trained with the UNSW Underwater Rugby Team. Not only are they masters of the weirdest sport on campus, but eight of their players have just competed for …

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Wellness Series: 3 foods to boost your brain

It’s getting to be that time of semester when your brain needs a little boost; a helping hand to get through the long nights of cramming. Instead of burning out on energy drinks that are packed with more sugar than the candy aisle, consider some of these brain-boosting foods that …

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UNSW Eats: Cha-Gio (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)

PREP TIME: 30 MINS COOK TIME: 10 MINS DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM SERVES: MAKES AROUND 30 Ingredients -250g pork mince -1 medium sized carrots, finely shredded -100g taro, finely shredded -20g dried pre-cut wood ear mushrooms -1/2 medium sized onion, finely diced -1 egg yolk -Salt and pepper -1 packet of small …

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Wellness series: Snack Hacks for the Time-Poor Uni Student

Uni students are constantly hungry so it’s safe to say we’ve got snacking on our minds. But staying on the healthy snack wagon is easier said than done with vending machines scattered all over campus. While fruit seems the obvious choice, an apple or banana is easily squashed making this …

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Sports on Trial: Ultimate

Ahhh the humble Frisbee… a classic staple of the school P.E. department. When I think about the humble Frisbee my mind is transported to lazy Sunday picnics, a cool ocean breeze and the peaceful sounds of summer recreation. Ahhh nostalgia… Well I’m here at Dave Phillips training with the UNSW Ultimate …

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UNSW Eats: Key Lime Pie

PREP TIME: 20 MINS // COOK TIME: 17 MINS // COOLING TIME: 3 HOURS // DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM // SERVES: 8-10 Directions  1. Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan-forced). 2. For the biscuit base, combine crushed biscuits, sugar and butter in a mixing bowl. Press mixture into a regular pie dish …

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Wellness Series: 4 Free Fitness Apps You Need in Your Life

Gym memberships are expensive for the humble student, so finding a budget-friendly way to stay healthy can prove more challenging than your one rep max. Luckily, there’s an app for everything these days and let me tell you, fit friends, there’s a plethora of fitness apps at your fingertips to …

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Sports on Trial: Gridiron

Lyndon Christie pulled on his shoulder pads to try out good ol’ Gridiron with the UNSW Raiders. The last time I tried to out muscle a 155kg line backer, I was sitting on my couch in my undies with a bowl a Doritos and my favourite Xbox controller. Yet here …

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