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Why You Should (New)Ski This Mid-Year Break

If you’re teetering on the edge of a decision about what to do over mid-year break, then I have just the thing to tip you over. Newski is for everyone – novice skiers, snowboard show-offs and people who just want to get laid. According to Newski veteran and wannbe snowboarder …

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What’s On at Arc – W6

Holy shit, it’s W6 already! Scott and Vee are back again to give you the lowdown on all the cool happenings going down on campus this week (like high tea and dodgeball!). Script: Maddie James Filmmaker and producer: Adam Humphrey

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7 Times It Sucks To Be A UNSW Student

1. When you pop out on High St at exactly equidistant between the two 400 bus stops and you’re like…uphill for 10 minutes or downhill for 15? Downhill takes me past the IGA so I can get a Red Bull to cope with all this walking, but up uphill has …

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5 Things To Do Instead Of Your Weekly Readings

Weekly readings suck and we know you’d do just about anything to procrastinate your way out of them. Here are 5 helpful activities you can do instead. 1. Have Sex You should probably be doing this instead of lots of other things, not just your weekly readings. How long does …

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10 Rules For PDA On Campus…That Should Be Common Sense

This should be common sense, but the couple with their tongues down eachother’s throats on the Library Lawn in the rain on Wednesday morning reminded me that being all lovey-dovey-relationshippy often prompts your common sense to fly out the window. 1. Hand Holding Totally acceptable. What’s not acceptable is being …

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How To Wear Your Toga

Unsure how to wear your toga to The Roundhouse’s annual toga party? Take this quiz to find out how to wear that Roman attire according to faculty. So answer honestly, adjust your toga accordingly and perhaps change your degree to suit your toga choice. 1. You have an assignment due …

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How to Be a Jock

To get you prepped for the start of the Festival of Sport today, Blitz has put together a pep talk on how to be a jock. It takes dedication, but this go-to guide will have you going from academic to athletic in no time. 1. No shirt, no problem Clothing …

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First Week Fashion Bingo

Looking for something to do between lectures? Grab yourself a coffee, park yourself on the Library Lawn and people watch all the tragic fashion victims (particularly freshers) who try, like, way too hard in W1. How many points can you rack up in an hour? Let us know your best …

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6 Tips for Surviving O-Week

Your first O-Week can be totes overwhelming if you aren’t prepped for the extreme awesomeness coming your way. Check out these six badass tips to keep you sane during your first big week on campus: 1. Dress for Endurance First things first: dress to the occasion. You cannot go past …

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Our Ice Ice Baby

She’s only just graduated from high school but we’re already claiming Winter Olympian, Taylah O’Neill, as our own. The freestyle mogul skier will be starting at UNSW once she returns, but for now she’s taking on the best in the world in Sochi, Russia. We spoke with the undergrad to …

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What’s On at Arc – O-Week 2014

Scott and Vee from Arc bring you the lowdown on O-Week! The perfect time to get to know UNSW, enjoy heaps of fun activities, and check out our night events… Like our free pre-release screening of Pompeii, a free performance by Thundamentals, and a UV Blacklight party. Check out oweek.info …

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How to Stay Out of Trouble in First Year

When you’re already juggling uni, part-time work and surviving outside the family nest, the last thing you need is a hefty Centrelink fine or academic misconduct dramas. You might not think it’ll happen to you, but if you run into troubles with Centrelink, the uni, your landlord or the police, …

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Clubs and Societies

From photography (Photo Club) to juggling (CircusSoc) and even My Little Pony (PonySoc), Arc’s student-run clubs and societies have all your random interests covered. Walking up the Main Walkway during O-Week, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed – you’ll be bombarded by people waving flyers in your face, offering you freebies …

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College of Fine Arts (COFA)

So you finally made it to art school! Get ready for caffeinated mornings to drag your ass out of bed to make three-hour classes. And let’s not forget the daily struggle of deciding just how eccentric you want to look for the day on a scale of 1 to 10 …

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Volunteering @UNSW

Running up those big brick stairs, flicking through that timetable and asking every person where in the world is your room in Old Main Building… This is what will no doubt face you as a First Year as you begin your journey from a senior high school student to a …

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Campus Hangouts

Whether you’re a nature-lover, hibernator, nerd, boozer or jock, there’s always a cool spot for you on campus. Here’s just a few to amp up your university experience… Forget about the hustle and bustle of the Science and Library Lawns! Arts student or not, the Morven Brown Lawn is where …

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How To Travel to UNSW

One of the greatest things about UNSW is that it unites students from all over (and outside of) Sydney. And one thing that all UNSW students unite against is 9am starts. As a self-diagnosed sleep addict, those 90+ minutes it takes me to get to Uni are not fun, so …

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Ask Campus Cupid

LETTER ONE. Dear Campus Cupid, I’ve just begun uni and have developed a crush on this totes quiche hipster in my tute. I didn’t realise it’s so hard to catch someone’s eye at uni. It used to be easy: you’d see your crush every day at high school, but at …

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CONTACT: Information and Referral Service

Think one week isn’t enough to get acquainted with UNSW? Here’s who to call when the Yellow Shirts are gone. What is it? CONTACT is a free, student-run information service for UNSW students and staff. If there’s anything you need to know about UNSW, just ask these guys. And if …

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How to Stay Social on a Budget

The year is 2014. Money is scarce and some UNSW students fear having to retreat to their phones as the only affordable way to socialise. The struggle is real. Fear not, First Years. A hip and thrilling uni experience doesn’t have to be such a life-or-death situation. Just because your …

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Bookshop Tips

Starting university is an exciting and challenging experience; you have a huge new campus to find your way around (and get lost in!), plenty of new and interesting people to meet and lots of fun O-Week activities to join in on. The last thing you want to worry about is …

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Things I Wish I’d Known in First Year

Switch off that post-HSC partying mode and successfully venture into the world of university with these tips! Find your people Doing uni work is a helluva lot easier with friends. Get social and avoid being the bitter party of one and struggles of ridiculously hard tutorial work. Maintain good study …

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