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The Volunteer Feature: Artsweek

With Artsweek around the corner, Blitz got a sneak peek at the artists’ palette. Prepare to be wowed by Artsweek on campus in Week 5. What happens at Artsweek? How do you take art in its entirety and slot it into five days? You don’t. Art is such an abstract …

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Struggle Street: 10 Things That Happen During Group Assignments

When I die, I want all the members of my group to lower me into my grave, so they can let me down one last time. It’s the most notorious and widely hated uni activity and the same things always happen. 1. Oh sure, ‘randomly’ assigned groups. So that’s just …

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Where Are They Now: The Teens of Neighbours in the ’00s

#YouKnowYouAreAustralian when your ’00s self tuned into Channel Ten to watch The Simpsons but, more importantly, the Aussie soapie Neighbours. IMHO, the show was at its peak in the late aughts. If you ever wondered what the teens of Ramsay Street have been up to lately then read on. Zeke …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Catching Public Transport

Before the tender age of about 17 or 18, every young Sydney-sider would have had the pleasure of navigating our public transport system. (Unless you’re incredibly rich and get chauffeured, in which case, can I have a ride plz?) Me? I took my sweet time getting my drivers license, meaning I had the …

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TuesDIY- Easy ‘Weave’ Tapestry

Happy TuesDIY! The internet seems to be obsessed with weaving at the moment, but everything I’ve seen requires a special frame for weaving or an amount of skill that I do not possess, so here is a super easy, “cheat” version! Materials: – wool/ string–the thicker the better. As many …

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Blitz Debates: Is it Okay to Meet Someone off Tinder?

Yes, says Emilie Sharp. Why the hell not? You’re young, you’re wild, you’re free, so go forth and Tinder it up. Suffice to say all you single folk out there have perused Tinder at some stage, whether it be for fun or for the ego boost but if you’re on …

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Struggle Street: Being Broke

There’s $0.73 in your account. It’s been a while since you’ve eaten or bought anything nice for yourself. You were gonna be better with your money this time, yet this train of thought sounds oddly familiar. Here are 40 thoughts you have when you have no money. It’s so hot …

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Movie Review: The Beatles 8 Days a Week, The Touring Years.

How To… Be the Ultimate Groupie

With the Roundhouse Band Comp coming round again it’s time to get behind your favourite band and become the ultimate fan, the groupie. The Merchandise You are not a true fan until you own every piece of merchandise: the t-shirts, the CDs, the wristbands and the hat. Yes the hat. …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: The Big Bang Theory

Currently awaiting the premiere of its ninth season, this American sitcom tells the story of two socially awkward physicist-best friends and their attempts to navigate the world around them–beginning with the moving in of their new neighbour, Penny. I’m no physicist, but a number of little gems of wisdom strike …

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Social Stalker

Here are our top picks for must see social feeds. Twitter: Faces In Things @FacesPics (twitter.com/@FacesPics) You can’t help but laugh when you realise there’s a face in a rock. Add on a sarcastic caption and voila! You’ve got a tweet for Faces in Things. You’ll find everything from sharks eating …

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TuesDIY: Wool Garland

Wool Garland! What you will need: -4 balls of wool in a variety of colours – 2m of string -scissors – a bobby pin or paper clip How To 1. To make tassels, wrap the wool around fingers about 15- 20 times depending on your desired look. 2. Cut off …

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Exchange Diaries: Utrecht

Blitz tracked down UNSW student, Ben King, to get the latest on studying abroad in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Why did you decide on Utrecht for exchange? To be honest, the decision to go to Utrecht was rather spontaneous and spurred by recommendations from friends and a fast approaching deadline. That …

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Struggle Street: Living Out Of Home

40 Thoughts You Get Every Day When You Really Wanted To Move Out, Enjoyed It For Ten Minutes And Then Kind Of Regretted It (But Not Really, But A Little Bit). I wonder if my roommate is a vampire. Vampires are sexy. I wonder if we’ll make rent. Is rent …

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Crossing the Nullarbor

No matter how you spent your holidays, we’re willing to bet you didn’t ride over 1000 km by bike while creating a world record, making a film and raising funds for charity along the way. UNSW Fine Arts/Education student Sophie Bligh tells Blitz about her journey across the Nullarbor Plain. A …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Scheduling a 9am Class

I don’t know about you, but whenever it gets to be the time of enrolment each semester, I always have the same dilemma: do I cram all my classes into the least amount of days or does avoiding the 9am classes sit higher on my priority list? Every semester I …

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Where Are They Now: JoJo

JoJo was 13 and more successful than you when she dropped the Break-up Anthem of 2004, Leave (Get Out). 13 YEARS OLD, if you didn’t get it the first time. Like, after hearing that, how does it make you feel, pal? Old? Same here, man. As one YouTube user commented, …

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Blitz Debates: Are Piercings & Tattoos Unprofessional?

Yes says Megan Baenisch.  Firstly, I have nothing against your right to creative expression or individuality but come on… there is a 110% guarantee in life that you WILL be judged on your appearance. When you walk into a job interview you are being judged. When you sit down to …

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TuesDIY: Peanut Butter + Brownie Bliss Balls

  Happy TuesDIY everybody! Today we will be making some scrumptious study snacks and guess what, THEY ARE GOOD FOR YOU! Peanut Butter + Brownie Bliss Balls (Vegan+ Dairy Free + Gluten Free) Ingredients – 3/4 cup of almonds – 1 tablespoon of Cacao powder -12 fresh pitted dates – …

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In Other News…

(Semi)Serious Stuff SCIENTISTS FEAR WHAT MOVIES HAVE BEEN TELLING US FOR DECADES: AI = NOT GOOD Buenos Aires hosted the 2015 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence last week, which saw the release of a letter signed by over 1,000 scientific experts – including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Steve …

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Struggle Street: The Third Wheel

Come out with us, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. Approximately seven minutes later: Is there someone special, they ask? Why not, they ask? Why don’t you go out and meet people, they ask? Well, that’s okay, they sigh. You’ve always got us. Fantastic, you think. They make out for …

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The Volunteer Feature: Justice of the Peace League

Blitz was certified to find out about the league of super-witnesses on campus, the Justices of the Peace League, from the program coordinator Eric Souksai. What is Justices of the Peace League? It’s a free Arc service where student volunteers help other students by witnessing, checking and certifying their documents. Anyone …

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From: F.R.I.E.N.D.S

If when The Rembrandts’ I’ll Be There For You plays you don’t automatically think of the best television show ever be created, then you were either born after the year 2000 or live under a rock. After countless 10-season marathons, there have been a number of important life lessons I’ve …

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Where Are They Now: Michelle Branch

Hey, remember Michelle Branch? Okay good. And if you don’t, then now you will. She’s a singer-songwriter whose two albums – 2001’s The Spirit Room and 2003’s Hotel Paper – were truly masterpieces of the early aughts. Let me explain: at 17, she graced our TV screens, when ABC’s rage …

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How To: Stick To Your New Semester Resolution

Make the ultimate semester plan.  Mark out all due dates for the semester on a poster with colours, fonts or even dinosaur stickers – anything to make it eye catching. A glance at this will make you think twice before swapping in your W2 readings for Buzzfeed (we know you …

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TuesDIY: Constellation Poster

  Welcome to TuesDIY! My goal for this segment is to create easy and stylish things for uni students that are cheap, easy to source and easy to make. Recently the bogging sphere seems to be booming with astrological decor items. Today I will show you how to make a …

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Study Break Part 2

When you crave the “study snack” and you just keep going to the fridge and expecting new food to appear but there is still the same food as there was two minutes ago, last time you checked the fridge. Repeat. Now go get a HEALTHY snack and get back to …

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