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Blitz O-Week Competitions

Here’s a quick overview of Blitz’s O-Week competitions! Scavenger Hunt  WHO: YOU AND YOUR MATES! Teams of 2, 3 and 4 can register! WHAT: Bring a camera, your running shoes and a sense of adventure! WHEN: 11:00am – 2:00pm Wednesday 24th Feb 2016 WHERE: Blitz Tent (By the Arc membership …

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The Summer Bucket List – 20 Things To Keep You Busy This Summer!

With a few months of no assessments, no exams and (hopefully!) no stress, it’s time for a much-needed break. However, unless you’re attending summer school (good luck!) or travelling somewhere (take me with you?!), those summer months can drag on with nothing to do. Here are some suggestions in case you …

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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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In Other News…

It’s the end of Semester guys! Yay! And more ‘yay’ for me as I don’t have exams! (#artstudentlyf #winwin) So I thought, in the spirit of nostalgia at the conclusion of another year, I would throw-back to some of my favourite news pieces from this Sem-though it was kind of …

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(Semi)Serious Stuff WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH ‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’ So begins George Orwell’s seminal (and suddenly foretelling) novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It may have taken another 30 odd years, but turns out Orwell was right …

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The Interview: The Rubens

Blitz’s Eden Gillespie caught Elliot from The Rubens in the middle of their Hoops Australian tour to chat about everything from song writing to breaking down in middle of nowhere. What was the recording process like for your new album Hoops? We went to a house an hour south of …

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(Semi)Serious Stuff ‘NO ES-CAP-EY’ SAYS DORY A Perth man made headlines last week for the wild and totally irrational ending to his two-hour police chase across sand dunes near Two Rocks in Western Australia. It wasn’t an expected ending, like the man’s car getting sanded-in, or police actually catching up …

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The Review: Delivering the Goods – Sydney’s Newest Park

Tai-chi, sketching and second-hand books were the order of the day as Sydney’s newest park, The Goods Line, held its debut public event. Running between Railway Square and Darling Harbour, the former railway turned green space introduced itself in a major way, as part of the annual Sydney Architecture Festival, …

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How To: Not Sweat the Small Stuff

With exams creeping up, take time to think about what really matters, AKA your health and wellbeing. Here’s how to not sweat the small stuff. Listen to music.  Listening to your favourite music and belting it out is proven to reduce stress, so whether it’s 1D or Whitney, a bit of …

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(Semi)Serious Stuff NASA HAS A FREAK OUT, SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE Last week NASA made the HUGE announcement that evidence of flowing water had been discovered on Earth’s closest neighbour: Mars. ALL SCIENTISTS ARE EXCITED. I AM EXCITED. MATT DAMON IS EXCITED FOR THE ADDITIONAL PRESS FOR HIS MOVIE THE …

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The Review: foodi’s Cupcake and Dessert Walking Tour

Think of foodi’s Cupcake and Dessert Walking Tour as a way to indulge that mighty craving for everything sweet while telling yourself that it’s OK, the walking cancels it out. Food, light exercise, and an experience that will make me feel like a classy person–sold! foodi’s walking tours generally occur …

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(Semi)Serious Stuff BUT FIRST, LET ME TAKE A SELFIE The world is a rapidly-changing place, ladies and gentlemen. Cars are able to phone people, phones have become personal TVs, and monkeys are on their way to achieving copyright. Yes, you heard/read correctly. Remember Naruto, the crested macaque from the Indonesian …

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The Review: Rolling Stone Live Lodge Launch Party

After successfully running a pop-up bar in Melbourne last year, Rolling Stone Australia is bringing the Live Lodge to Newtown Social Club for three rockin’ weeks. I managed to score the opportunity to attend its exclusive launch party on Tuesday night, and boy what an event it was. The atmosphere …

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(Semi)Serious Stuff MEET OUR RELATIVE, 6-FEET-REMOVED In case you missed it (is THAT what ICYMI stands for?!), scientists discovered a new uncle/aunt of the human race last week–say hello to Homo naledi, our ‘newest’ old relative. The species was found in a cave near Johannesburg, South Africa, and poses huge …

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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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The Review: The Other Art Fair

Most art fairs are snooty, exclusive soirées catered with wine, biscuits and cheese. Tall, middle-aged collectors and ‘self-professed aficionados’ in berets prowl those gallery spaces, marking their territory with sharp stares and disapproving looks. Thankfully, there’s The Other Art Fair. Housed inside the living green walls of the Central Park …

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What’s On: Nick Jones at The Sydney Fringe Festival

Listening to Nick Jones explain his new project in the Sydney Fringe Festival excites me more than a 50 Shades of Grey sequel does middle-aged mothers. ‘Bizarre things can happen to normal people and all of the sudden you’re a bizarre person,’ says Jones on his latest project The Story …

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In Other News…

(Semi)Serious Stuff BORDER FARCE RETURNS By now I’m sure we’ve all heard about the Australian Border Forces’ attempt to conduct ‘Operation Fortitude’ in Melbourne a few weeks ago. Well, ladies and gentlemen, the ABF has now evolved from random street-side visa checks to their new, greater purpose: purchasing $15 000 …

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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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What’s On: GRAPHIC Festival

The GRAPHIC festival, presented by the Sydney Opera House, is a unique celebration of the intersection between graphic storytelling, animation and music. It’s been endorsed by no less than Neil Gaiman as ‘the smartest, wisest, most cutting-edge festival and celebration of narrative literature and its intersection with culture in the …

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The Review: Anything Goes-The Musical

Who doesn’t love a good night out at the theatre? Currently showing at the Opera House, Anything Goes brings a Broadway favourite to Sydney. Taking place on the S.S. American as it makes the journey from New York to London, Anything Goes follows the story of Reno Sweeney, a nightclub singer, played by the …

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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 Review: Sydney Fringe Festival’s FRINGE IGNITE: Heat the Street Erskineville

They say heaven is a place on Earth and that’s certainly the case for music and arts lovers in Sydney. Picture a street filled with live music and togetherness. That’s what the 2015 Sydney Fringe Festival feels like. The festival officially launched this past weeekend and transformed Erskineville Road into …

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In Other News…

(Semi)Serious Stuff GUESS WHAT, THE END IS NIGH – AGAIN (AGAIN!) Whilst Australia was recently subject to imminent dam failure and flash flooding (read: Armageddon), the US is now also experiencing its own end-of-the-world disaster.  It’s a big one, guys. The Bubonic Plague has returned. Yes, you heard me (read …

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