Home / Student Life (page 5)

Student Life

What I Have Learned From Internships

Are internships worth it? That’s something that we all ask ourselves at some point, especially if you’re about to graduate with a relatively empty résumé. But there is good news for struggling students and we promise that your days won’t be filled with pointless photocopying and coffee runs, Devil Wears …

Read More »

PHIL’-ing Good with Kristie Mak

Arc has a new PHILanthropy initiative. It’s called PHIL’, it’s PHILed with puns and it’s in support of the Sydney Children’s Hospital. It’ll bring us weekly pop up stands where you may find yourself with a temporary tattoo or in an escape room. Better yet, PHIL’ will hold THE biggest …

Read More »

Fashion Throwbacks That Definitely Shouldn’t Make a Comeback

Double Denim Double denim was the height of fashion when it was sported by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears when they were still a couple (hint: a millennium ago). And unfortunately this eyesore of a fashion statement is making an awful comeback. This outfit is the arts-student equivalent of a …

Read More »

Your Fortune for Today

“I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re sceptical.” – Arthur C. Clarke Have you ever wanted to know the future? Know if getting out of your warm cosy bed in the morning and heading off to uni or work, wearing your favourite outfit is a good idea? …

Read More »

Adulting 101: Feeding Yourself

Are you contemplating going freegan because your cooking skills are zilch? We’ve all been there. So here is a handy guide on how to mess up when it comes to the most basic of life skills… feeding yourself. Defrosting is a mastery skill The art of defrosting meat while ensuring …

Read More »

Get Involved With Walama Muru

  Volunteering, making new friends, killing boredom and travelling comes together in our own grassroots reconciliation project called Walama Muru. ‘Walama Muru’ means a return of road or path, and like its name, the project is making a much anticipated return in sem two, connecting students of all backgrounds through …

Read More »

The Best Non-Official UNSW Facebook Pages

If you’re procrastinating on a UNSW-related page, is it really procrastinating? The Internet is a beautiful place full of cat videos and disappointing clickbait. Is your Facebook newsfeed lacking a little certain something? Here are some Facebook pages that you should follow to boost that UNSW pride.   Snoozing at …

Read More »

How to Gumtree with Gumption

When imagining a student living away from home, without parents to demand basic hygiene, one often thinks of a cramped apartment with minimal furniture that reeks of boxed wine, takeaway pizza and regret. When I moved from the Central Coast to Sydney earlier this year, I spent a good month …

Read More »

Being Sami’s Brother: Communication and Learning

One of the more difficult things a person can learn is how to convey more information with fewer words. It defies the very nature of communication. If someone doesn’t understand the original statement, you would elaborate on it in more detail. With Sami however, this is not an option. More …

Read More »

A Guide to the Best and Worst on Campus

From food, booze, bookshops and coffee, UNSW offers a plethora of things to do while bumming around waiting for class. Sure, you could study. But, we both know you won’t. Fresh-faced first years or UNSW students needing a new place to hang, here’s our top three best and worst places …

Read More »

Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Superheroes

Superheroes are extremely popular now. Whether you want to blame it on the success of Marvel’s Avengers franchise or DC’s scrambled attempts to match it, people sure like superheroes.  Gone are the days when people felt ashamed of being a nerd.  Clearly this is wrong. Sorry to ruin your prolonged …

Read More »

Ten Questions with Amelia Brown (Late July)

Hey lovely peeps! It’s finally start of semester and boy, I am loving every minute of it (lol)! And guess what, I caught up with Amelia to see how her holidays were! On a scale of 1 to 10, how much did you hate uni exams? Seven – they’re agonizing …

Read More »

Being Sami’s Brother: A Perspective on Autism

“Are you Autistic?” was always an insult that bewildered me growing up. Much in line with other frowned upon slurs, it reeks of ignorance, carelessness and is just purely mean. I was perplexed as to how someone could use such a turn of phrase without consideration for those with the …

Read More »

BEST PLACES ON CAMPUS TO…

Still a little lost roaming UNSW, a campus so big that it has its own postcode? Never fear, Blitz has lined up the best spots on campus for all you mid-year newbies to chill out, study and grab a bite to eat. SLEEP The beanbags on Level 3 of the …

Read More »

A Day in the Life of an International Student

  I’ve lived in Sydney for the past two years and while I’ve gotten used to most of the Australianisms (what the hell is a servo guys?), there are some things that continue to both surprise me and confuse the hell out of me. For instance, I remember the first …

Read More »

Cheap A$$ (Late July)

Laugh Comedy Night @ Hotel Sweeney’s When: 7:30-10pm, Every Tuesday night Where: Hotel Sweeney’s, CBD Cost: Free More info: whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au Whether you’re an established comedian dying to trial some juicy new material, a rising star, a mate or a critic, come on down for the last comedy night of the …

Read More »

How To Survive Exampocalypse

Exampocalypse. The time of the year that is feared by all students. This inevitable plague brought down upon us will cause chaos and stress. Some may break down, some will barely cope and just manage to get through this hell. If these are some of the experiences you have encountered …

Read More »

Ten Questions (Early June): William Li

Howdy folks! I’m back with another Ten Questions and this time, I caught up William Li who delighted me with his answers on his favorite beverage, if he ever tried a Halal Snack Pack and would he prefer to be smart or happy.  1.Would you prefer to be smart or happy? I …

Read More »

Coolest Acts That Rocked the Roundhouse

We bid the good ol’ Roundie a goodbye as it closes its doors for a year and a half to welcome a new (and cooler) Roundhouse era. 53 years of sold-out gigs, 53 years of raging parties, 53 years of memories. Here are some of the Roundhouse’s coolest moments in …

Read More »

Cheap A$$ Sydney (Early June)

Looking for a thrill without having to get up, you a sucker for turntables or walking through the artsy streets of Chippendale? Heading into this chilly June, you’re in luck.    Listen Better Read’s Talking Heads: Chris Allen When: 6:30-7:30pm, 31 May Where: Newtown Library Cost: Free More info: cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au Looking …

Read More »

Crazy Full Moon Facts

The full moon is actually shaped like an egg with the pointed end facing earth. During this extra special moon period many things are not what they seem. Here are some crazy full moon facts that will fully blow your mind and might make you feel like howling at the …

Read More »

How To Clothes Swap Like A Pro

It’s time to get some fresh vintage finds and to say “bye” to your boring clothes when you could’ve spent your cash filling your tummy with a Golden Gaytime instead. Despite the bad life choices that you have made, here are some effortless tips to make the best out of …

Read More »

How To Survive The Death of Your Favourite TV Character

When they killed off Sherlock in the season 2 finale, I felt my heart be hurtled off the roof and onto the ground with his body. Our favourite character’s fate lies in the hands of cruel, cruel writers. Game of Thrones fans are probably experts (with their now cold, emotionless …

Read More »