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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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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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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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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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SUBURB DETOURS: Maroubra

I’m sure in your years as a uni student, you’ve heard of ‘Maroubra,’ or as I like to call it, that beach with the large Rubik’s cube. Maroubra or the “Bra” is a beachside Eastern suburb, great for ducking out of the hustle and bustle of school life.  As 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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SUBURB DETOURS: The ‘CBD’

CBD which is short for ‘central business district’ (not to confuse it with QBD – the beloved Australian bookstore), is a suburb and the largest, mainstream area in Sydney. This place is THE tourist hot spot (no question) and not too far from campus, stretching from Circular Quay up to where …

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B+ (Be Positive)

In Australia 1 in 6 people are suffering from depression and 1 in 4 live with anxiety. These statistics are shocking and yell to the public that action must be taken, something needs to change. Statistically, adults aged 25-44 and above are the most likely to suffer from depression and …

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Ten Questions with Lisa Gong

  Hey folks! After her spectacular Law Revue performance, I caught up with Lisa Gong and quizzed her on what’s it like being a uni student, her preference on hot chips or wedges and  some of the things that she wants to be doing when her degree is over. Seriously, I …

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How to Deal with Moving Back in With Your ‘Rents

Shout out to everybody that moved back in with their parents because the cost of living away from home made you contemplate selling your organs on the black market. People may judge your life choices but we understand your struggle. So here are some pointers on how to make the …

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What’s The Go With Snapchat?

There are several very important elements to sending a successful snap. No longer is this fleeting method of communication just for nudes and drunk ‘I love you’ messages. Which is why I bring to you, the gospel for this generation: how to send a successful snap. First, come with us …

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Unfriend Zone

Have you ever met someone you just didn’t like? Look, I know that you’re all the human equivalent of an adorable puppy and will probably answer with a very fast “no,” but I don’t have time for that. I’m at a stage of my life in which I have been …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Manly

Manly is a popular tourist spot in the Northern Beaches area. Basically it’s Australia’s own Miami. Good for a mini vacay or taking beach pictures on the beautiful Instagram. Manly has a gorgeous array of settings perfect for the spring weather. BACKGROUND • The original inhabitants of the land were …

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6 Tips to Increase Motivation and Decrease Procrastination

It is that time of the semester again where our motivation is depleting as fast as the stock market during the Global Financial Crisis in 2007. During these times of low motivation and high procrastination we may often find ourselves googling how to become motivated or stop procrastinating. With exams, …

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Whatever Happened to Privacy and Autonomy?

Public space has become a confused realm where there no longer exists a clear distinction between the public and the private. Everyone is entitled to publicly voice their opinions, disagreements and phobias without taking into consideration other sides to the story. Suddenly we are all self-proclaimed experts on whatever the issue is, …

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Throwback to Those Days of Teenage Angst & Puberty

Gaming was your jam While some 13 year olds were trying to find love, I was trying to find the solution to Cut the Rope. Throwback to the days when Apple introduced its stellar selection of games including; Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Flappy Bird and Temple Run. The hours spent …

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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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Ten Questions with Doris Asante

  Hey peeps! Another fabulous installment of Ten Questions has come again and we caught up with Doris Asante who tells us her ideal day out, her most awkward moment at uni and her favorite Wikipedia article! Degree: Social work/Criminology 1. What’s your favourite colour? Favourite colour is yellow!   …

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HOW TO SURVIVE A CAFFEINE FRENZY

  As semester rears its ugly head, your caffeine intake has gone from zero to your only hero. Papers to write, existential crises to be lived and all the coffee chugging has turned your life into a scene from the Planet of the Apes.  And,  it’s time for an intervention. …

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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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Being Sami’s Brother: Autism and Tantrums

A lot of what has been discussed is an account of Sami on a regular day, when she’s either in a good mood or at least a content one. But there lies a much more challenging side to all of this. When Sami, for whatever reason, decides she’s not going …

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