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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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Interview: A Chat With UNSW Ultimate Frisbee

UNSW’S Ultimate Frisbee Club has come a long way since their genesis, expanding to become one of the biggest university Frisbee clubs in Australia! Last week Blitz got the opportunity to chat with a couple of Ultimate throwers about their recent victories abroad, their adventures in Asia and what being …

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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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Tips For Your Snow Day

Finally the Olympics have finished and we can talk about something new. How about…snow sports? Yes, I know – technically we are still talking sport. Yes, I also hate sport. But snow sports are different. Maybe its something to do with the fact that magical pieces of ice dust fall …

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Tips For a Greener Spring

Fueled by the injustice from the daily Greenpeace emails I receive, I’m on a mission to stop climate change in its tracks. I’ve complied a cheat sheet on how to be a greenie with minimal effort. Make like Blink 182 and ‘Save Your Breath’ Don’t waste your breath talking to …

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Spring Fling: Best Places to Take a Date in Sydney

So you’ve swiped right and got a match. The next step is finding the right place to impress your date. It can be hard to romance your date with a student budget. To help you out we’ve compiled a list of the best, inexpensive and scenic spots for a truly …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Taylor Swift

So you may have heard that Taylor Swift facing some controversy in the news recently. However if you’re one of the few people who haven’t heard about this because you’re “too busy right now” and “would you please stop bothering me with petty crap like this, Alex?!?!” then …um sorry …

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Ten Questions with Pierre Hemming

Hey guys! This week I had the privilege of interviewing Pierre Hemming and asked him what was the weirdest food that’s he ever eaten, has he been pulled over by a cop and what has he done that he’s never told anyone? Trust me, you would like to know too! …

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An Interview With UNSWeetened

UNSWeetened is back and decidedly less angsty as it has been in previous years. Flipping through the pages you’re not going to find the same gothic writing pieces that once would’ve made a manic Poe smile.  We sat down with student coordinator, Carla Zuniga Navarro, to talk about how this …

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Being Sami’s Brother: Autism & Having A Social Life

The social interactions we have in life are the most transformative experiences we are exposed to. Whether it be a relaxed coffee in the middle of a work day or turning up at ‘da clubz’ on a weekend, the people we choose to surround ourselves with enhance our enjoyment of …

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How to Make the Most of Arc Flea Markets

Arc Flea Markets are a super rad way to shop, but with the maze of stalls, and held back by the weak humans that you call your friends, you might be underestimating the thrifty power that flea markets hold. Here’s how you can do one better than shop ‘til you …

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Interview: Zedecho (Artist)

Zedecho (aka Kait Polkinghorne) was one of the amazing Artsweek volunteers last year. If you visit her website zedecho.com you’ll find something that catches your eye, whether it’s psychedelic quotes like ‘More nudes less rude dudes’ or slime-dripping illustrations. Blitz chatted with Kait about her art on the brink of …

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