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Interview: KPOP Society

Interview: KPOP Society

Blitz had a chat to Leon and Yuki from the KPOP Society about their love for all things “K”, dance workshops, and more! What is the KPOP society, and what does the society do? Leon: The KPOP society was founded in 2011 and basically it was a club for people that …

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Interview: Antoni and Lucas,Tricking Society

Interview: Tricking Society

Meet Antoni and Lucas, two UNSW students who both share a passion for tricking. Unless you are new to UNSW, chances are you’ve seen them both flipping and flying all over the Quad lawn.  What the hell is tricking? Antoni: I would probably describe it as an aesthetic blend of …

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The 5 Students You’ll Meet at Uni

For many starting uni can be daunting, and so Blitz put together a list of the five students you’ll meet at uni, to help prepare yourself for what awaits. The Contributor A true hero, the Contributor steps in when that painfully awkward silence hits a tutorial discussion that is gaining …

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Student Survivor: Making Friends

Student Survivor: Making Friends

Braving the realm of uni for the first time can be daunting. For many, one of the biggest anxieties is the prospect of having to navigate new and unfamiliar social situations. To help ease your lingering anxieties, Blitz has composed a list of easy-to-apply tips and tricks for making fast …

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Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

We put together a list of a few expectations and realities to ensure that you’re a little bit more prepared when starting uni. Expectation: You’ll sign up to every society, attend all their events and be the most social student on campus. Reality: You’ll sign up to a few societies, …

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10 Years of Arc

10 Years of Arc

To celebrate Arc turning double digits, Blitz gathered together the top 10 highlights and facts from the past 10 years. Over the course of 10 years Arc has had over 160 000 members! That’s over 160 000 membership packs, and 320 000 hands flipping through Arc diaries. When founded in …

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UNSW O-Week 2017: Freebies

WATCH: O-Week 2017 Freebies

The best thing about UNSW O-Week is the freebies, making friends, joining clubs & societies, freebies, campus tours, freebies, night events. Did we mention freebies? #hotandspicy #freebies #unswoweek If you’re keen on embracing student life and always on the hunt for freebies, you’re in luck! There are freebies around campus …

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Create Content with Blitz

Create Content With Blitz

Blitz is the ultimate student guide to what’s on, what’s hot and what’s not, sprinkled with a few memes, puns and a heavy dose of humour. Run by a bunch of creative, media-loving students bursting with ideas, we develop and publish content for the entertainment of your eager eyes and …

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Uni Bucket List

Uni Bucket List

Whether you’re a fresh-faced first-year or you’ve been around for a few years, there are a few things that every UNSW student must check off their bucket list before they graduate. On behalf of Blitz, here are a few: Join Arc  Arc is UNSW’s student organisation that’s run by students, …

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Interview: B-Grade Society

Interview: B-Grade Society

You know those movies that are so bad they make you clutch your side in laughter when you’re meant to be screaming in fear? Well, there’s a society for that! Blitz sat down with Jack, the President of the B-Grade Society to learn more about the film equivalent of laughing …

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Free Stuff at UNSW

Free Stuff at UNSW

Let’s be real, there is nothing everyone loves more than freebies. When you’re out in the real world, freebies are scarce, so make the most of your life as a student and capitalise on the sweet, sweet opportunity to grab as many freebies as you can. O-Week, is bustling with …

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Unsung Heroes of UNSW

Unsung Heroes of UNSW

We all sing praises to the people at UNSW that help us survive the semester: our lecturers, older students and our tute friends. But there are a few people we so often forget! Shout-out to the backstage crew, our guardian angels, the unsung heroes of UNSW.   Baristas These guys and …

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Student Survival Guide

Student Survival Guide

The bus line is long, the campus is huge and the coffee options are limitless. If you’re starting first year, and feeling overwhelmed, fear not – we’ve got your back. Timetabling Troubles There’s nothing worse than sitting through 13 weeks of lectures, only to find out that a course doesn’t …

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Fully Sick

So now, we’ve made it. Holidays here we come, no more uni for another year and full speed ahead to Christmas carols, mulled wine and bad dancing on NYE. Goodbye 2016! Except not quite, because as I type this I am lying in bed, sick from a mystery illness. I …

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Ten Questions with Tina Phan

Hey everybody! Exams have arrived and they’re stressing the crap out of us! Luckily, I found myself having a good laugh with Tina Phan who delighted me with her answers this week. This time, I asked her what makes her laugh the hardest, her favourite Disney princess and has she …

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The Final Countdown

It’s almost here! We are almost at the end of the end – that is to say, the light at the end of the tunnel, the Holy Grail, the end of semester, exams and uni for 2016. All metaphors aside, it’s almost the glorious time of year when we can …

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SUBURB DETOURS: UNSW, Kensington

Kensington or “Kenso” (fun fact), is an Eastern suburb, southeast of the CBD. Home to many, Kensington provides the land upon which students in HECs debt reside, often lining up for free food events at the lovely UNSW. BACKGROUND Originally inhabited by the Cadigal people, who used to live around …

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Debunking The Paranormal

You wake up in the middle of the night. You look at the clock and its 3am in the morning.  But next to the clock you think you saw something, or someone. You tell yourself it is all in your mind and hide under the covers, praying you will fall …

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Exchange Diaries – Mexico City

Nicola Johnson Hola todos, Nicola has returned from Mexico City to share with us what it’s like to go on exchange in Mexico. Rest assured, many fish tacos were had during her time there. What university did you attend? Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. What’s your favourite thing about …

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Ten Questions with Reece Owen Jansen

Hey guys! We are nearly towards the end…well almost because we have those wonderful exams to look forward to! *note sarcasm* Anyway, this week I met Reece who delighted me with his answers on what the world should focus on; should ketchup be in the fridge or pantry; and does …

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Study Hacks: How to Study Without Really Studying

Procrastination is one of the key problems for students (along with rising coffee prices and no more free Opal trips), but what if I told you that it was possible to study without actually studying? “What sorcery is this?,” you would probably exclaim, but dear reader, I ensure you this …

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Being Sami’s Brother: A Future With Autism

A long term future for a family with an autistic child is ripe with uncertainty. There is no well established pathway to the future for someone with autism. A lot of questioning goes on, often involving some pondering of pretty dire circumstances. What do we think Sami can feasibly spend …

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New Years Resolutions

Look, I know its only October. It’s not even Halloween, the best time of the year if you like dressing as a cat, which I do. But with my last submission, I thought I should give everyone a little advice on how to write and stick to their New Years …

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myExperience is the New and Improved CATEI

This semester UNSW is launching the myExperience survey which will replace the CATEI survey for lots of courses. We asked Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) to tell us a bit about myExperience and why students should spend their precious time filling it in. Why should students bother filling …

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