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UNSW’s Nuttiest Society – NUTS

The New South Wales University Theatrical Society (fondly known as NUTS by its members) is the perfect avenue for you to let out all your creative urges. NUTS is also a great medium to forge friendships with a wonderful exuberant family of actors, writers, techies, designers, and all sorts of theatre …

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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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Interview: David Vu, O-Week Coordinator

Interview: David Vu, O-Week Coordinator

Blitz met up with O-Week Coordinator, and Arc legend David Vu to chat about what he loves most at the week long fun fest, and his advice for freshers for their first few weeks at uni. How many Yellow Shirts are in your team? Altogether, the program is made up …

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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.

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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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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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It’s All in Your Mind

When I was in high school, I was plagued with serious Acne on my face and body just like any other teenager. After going through countless medications and climbing up the ladder of seriousness I was left with the final option, Roacutane. Roacutane is a very serious acne medication that …

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PHIL’s Top 10

Bad marks got you down? Wishing the sem was over already? Well, we’re here to bring that good PHIL’-ing back into your life! PHIL’ is Arc’s charity effort to raise $30,000 for Music and Life Therapy at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Inspired by the awesome work at the hospital, we’ve put together our …

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Great Music You Missed – Ft. A Hated Childish Gambino, Abortion and The Weeknd

When we live in 2016, it’s easy to forget that Childish Gambino, The Weeknd and J. Cole, for a long time, weren’t all that popular. It was only a few years ago that Childish Gambino was just the funny ‘black’ guy on Community, The Weeknd another hopeful musician desperate to get …

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Things That Don’t Suck

Let’s get the obvious truth out of the way: a lot of things about uni suck, including but not limited to aking broken promises the minute you set foot on campus, everything about tutes and mid-semester breaks that bring a whole new meaning to “mid”. But not everything about uni …

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How Adult Are You at Exam Crunch Time?

The lecturer announces the contents for the exam next week and hold up, you don’t remember this course having an exam.  You feel that surge of a meltdown setting in. So which meltdown are you? Kristen Wiig as Annie Mumolo in Bridesmaids on the plane You’re not a complete wreck, …

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EXCHANGE DIARIES: Ontario, Canada

Kristen Clifford Kristen just returned from Canada where our favourite (and coincidently the most attractive) Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is based. From maple syrup to snow storms, we found out a little more about what a few months exchange looks like in Ontario. What surprised you the most about exchange? …

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PHIL’ Spotlight

The Fun-A-Thon is a 24-hour endurance event that will arrive 13-14 Oct, with 100 participants from 10 diverse teams moving and grooving at different stations. Think bubble soccer and running on treadmills while blowing bubbles The best part? All money raised goes to the Sydney Children’s Hospital for Music and …

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Autobiographies Every Uni Student Can Relate To

You, young person, have a thrilling story to tell? What’s missing is a snappy title. Well, what do you know, you’ve got me to thank for as I’ve done the hard yards for ya. Include me in your thank you speech when your potentially best-selling New York Times book scores …

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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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