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Andrina Manon is both living the dream and turning it into art

Andrina Manon: Designing And Living The Dream

Sydney based artist and illustrator, Andrina Manon is living the art student’s dream. While completing her degree at UNSW Art and Design, she has already begun to establish an impressive career as an illustrator and designer with commissions from well known clients such as Princess Highway, Caboodle Magazine, Dahlia Fashion, Casetify, …

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Interview: Frenchy

Interview: Frenchy

Blitz chatted to Frenchy ahead of his surprise appearance at O-Week Comedy Night. Read the highlights and listen to the full interview below. Before you were a comedian, your main job was teaching. Obviously you had to go to Uni for that, so what are three tips you would give to students …

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Interview: David Stratton

Interview: David Stratton

“Maintain that passion as long as you can” Blitz sat down and spoke to the incomparable critic David Stratton, about his work and the new documentary based on his life. WATCH our interview with Stratton, below. The documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, reflects on the journey of the famous …

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WATCH: Blitz @ Tropfest

WATCH: Blitz @ Tropfest

Blitz braved the 45 degree heat to cover the Black Carpet at Tropfest 25. We chatted to Sam Neill (Actor – Jurassic Park), Will Gluck (Director – Easy A), Bruna  Papandrea (Producer – Gone Girl), John Polson (Tropfest Creative Founder) and more! Tropfest, one of Australia’s most iconic events, has been …

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Interview: Dan Haggis, The Wombats

Interview: Dan Haggis, The Wombats

Blitz had a chat to Dan Haggis from The Wombats about the band’s namesake, playing in Sydney, and the changes over the past 10 years.  Listen or read ahead for the full interview. Groovin the Moo 2017 announced yet another phenomenal line up, from home grown legends Tash Sultana, and All …

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Interview: The Million

Blitz caught up with The Million’s bassist Tamon Mashimo to talk all things music, touring and their upcoming single, which comes out August 17 *heavy breathing*. His band, from New South Wales, even have a tour van, so you know their music is bloody awesome.  I haven’t been this keen …

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The Interview – Dr Velan and Derek Williamson (Museum of Human Disease)

The Museum of Human Disease is a historic and fascinating part of uni life, set up in the early 1960s to reflect the ever-changing patterns of disease. In gearing up for Halloween, Blitz sat down for an exclusive interview with Museum curator Dr Velan and manager Derek Williamson to talk about the …

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The Interview: Jane Saville

Aussie race walker and UNSW alumni, Jane Saville, was 100m from gold at the Sydney Olympics when she was disqualified. Blitz’s Serena Dong chatted to her about everything from Olympic medals to Kel’s butt wiggle. Why did you decide to become a race walker? I did lots of sports when I …

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The Interview: Tom Symonds

Blitz writer and Roosters fan, Yael Brender, crossed to the dark side to interview Manly Sea Eagles player and UNSW alumni Tom Symonds. What did you get out of your time at UNSW? I started at UNSW straight out of high school, and it was a great place to start because …

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The Interview: Directors of CSE Revue

Blitz chats with the Directorial Team: Pierre Estephan, Lucas Pickup and Louis Samuels about this year’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Revue: ‘The Lego Revue’ . What is the CSE Revue? CSE Revue is an annual four night comedy extravaganza held in second semester! This year it’ll be in the Science …

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Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh

Blitz caught up with UNSW commerce/science student, Rosie Sackett, to find out about studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh. Why did you decide on Edinburgh for exchange? It is a world renowned university in a beautiful city which I had heard only great things about. Plus, who doesn’t love a …

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Glorified Mime Work- An Interview With Matt Okine.

Comedian, TV host and triple j Breakfast co-host Matt Okine will take his award-winning live show around the country from September to November. Okine–who was named the 2015 MICF Director’s Choice for The Other Guy–chats with Blitz following his stint at the Comedy Gala Showcase last week. Do you have a rags to riches …

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The Interview: Emma Jane

Blitz speaks with Emma Jane ahead of this weekend’s Fesitval of Dangerous Ideas where she discusses cybersexism. Dr Emma A. Jane (previously known as Emma Tom) is a Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Fellow right here at UNSW, where she is currently leading a three-year study into gendered cyberhate. …

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UNSW Creative: Haneri Punjabi Di

Blitz sat down with two members of the dance group Haneri Punjabi Di (HPD), Tia Singh & Navpreet Kaur, for a chat about everything Bhangra. What is Bhangra? Bhangra is a folk dance originating from Punjab, India. Traditionally it has been performed predominantly by males, however HPD hope to prove that …

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The Interview: Wil Anderson

Blitz’s Hope Williams chatted to award winning comedian, TV host, writer, podcaster, Aussie icon and all round good guy Wil Anderson in the midst of his Free Wil tour. Why does stand up appeal to you over other forms of comedy? I guess it’s the immediacy of it and the …

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The Interview: West Thebarton Brothel Party

Having just dropped their first, self-titled EP, garage rock hydra West Thebarton Brothel Party have rendered themselves standouts in the local Adelaide scene. Blitz chatted to vocalist Ray Dalfsen about shooting their recent Misophonia video, playing Gizzfest this year, and touring nationally in support of the EP. Which track on your self-titled …

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The Interview: SAFIA

Delivering a stunner of a set at this year’s Splendour in the Grass, this electronic three-piece have come a long way since their first official release on triple j Unearthed. Blitz caught up with vocalist Ben Woolner ahead of SAFIA’s highly anticipated shows at the Factory Theatre in September. You guys are …

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The Interview: Joe Mande

He writes for Parks and Recreation. He’s a stand-up comedian. He has a bitch face and loves amateur hip hop. Blitz’s Eden Gillespie caught up with resident funny guy Joe Mande before his Australian tour this September. Your stand-up mixtape Bitch Face is out now. Why did you decide to go …

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The Interview: Miami Horror

Blitz’s Charlotte Goodsir interviewed the mastermind, DJ and producer Benjamin Plant behind Melbourne band Miami Horror ahead of their All Possible Futures Tour. What’s the best gig you’ve ever performed? It’s hard to really pinpoint one because we have done a lot of good ones. We played Falls Festival 2013 …

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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 Interview: Gang of Youths

Few could have predicted just how quickly local Sydney four-piece Gang of Youths blazed onto the music scene this year, with their poignant indie-rock debut album The Positions cracking #5 on the ARIA Album Charts in April and making the cut on multiple lists for best record of 2015. After a sold-out national run …

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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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The Interview: Judith Lucy

She’s one of Australia’s finest stand-up comedians, renowned for her brazen style and and unflinching humour, and this year Judith Lucy returns to the Australian comedy scene with her new show Ask No Questions of the Moth. Do you have a favourite comedian that you’re watching at the moment? As …

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