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How To: Survive First Year

Surviving First Year: How to look like you're not in First Year

Are you a first year tired of the side-eye looks you get whenever you stack it up the Basser Steps? Irritated by those seagull-eyed protestors/obscure society recruiters/overpriced food vendors who just won’t leave you alone? We’ve got a foolproof method for keeping those stink eyes away – because obviously, the best …

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Blitz Debates: Morning Class v Afternoon Class

Blitz Debates: Morning Class v Afternoon Class

Morning Class Says Rachel Lui Definitely morning class! It’s so much better to turn up to a 9am lecture energised, refreshed, and motivated from a great sleep rather, than being groggy and in serious need of an afternoon nap for a 3pm class. You can tick all those things off …

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Divorced Father Sad Enough To Believe Pop-up Ads

Divorced Father Sad Enough To Believe Pop-up Ads

A divorced father of three and regular of the community speed dating scene is now sad enough to believe internet pop-up ads. Reports indicates that Ryan Gilroy, 47, owner of five corduroy trousers, has taken to investing a considerable amount of time towards adult themed spam, the likes of which …

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Interview: KPOP Society

Interview: KPOP Society

Blitz had a chat to Leon and Yuki from the KPOP Society about their love for all things “K”, dance workshops, and more! What is the KPOP society, and what does the society do? Leon: The KPOP society was founded in 2011 and basically it was a club for people that …

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What’s On: S1 W4

What's On: S1 W4

All Week ENTER the UNSW DJ Comp Kudos Gallery Exhibitions Heinz Harant Award Nominations OPEN UNSW Grand Challenges: Design For A Better World – Get Involved Monday How To Make: / 2-3pm / Arc Clubs Space / ONLY $6 – TICKETS Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Beerfest / 11am-8pm / …

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Suspicions on Superstitions

Suspicions on Superstitions

Love them, hate them, or even think they’re the stupidest things ever…. we’ve all encountered superstitions. What you probably haven’t encountered, is just how bizarre these superstitions can be. We put together the top five weirdest superstitions from all around the world. Sweden In Sweden they have circuits in the city …

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Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness

Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness

You may hate short stories but you won’t hate this book. Here’s why. We’ve all felt lonely, heartbroken, empty, lost, and have struggled (are struggling) to trudge through uni, while hopefully keeping our smiles on our faces and sanity intact. We complain about how life sucks and how uni sucks more, …

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Psyched: To Be or Not To Be Mad

Hamlet is, one of Shakespeare’s timeless plays. It is one of the most frequently quoted books in the world, and some historians argue that it is the second most quoted book in the world, right after the Bible. The exploration of mental disorders and how a mental disorder affected a person, as well as those around him, is precisely what made Hamlet so quotable. Written in the 1600's, the humanistic story delved into an array of mental disorders projected through the strong and relatable human characters. Consequently, leaving every reader wondering, “Was Hamlet actually mad?” Mad or crazy, whichever of these interchangeable words you choose to call him, there was no denying that something was not quite right about Hamlet. But did his actions render him mad? If Hamlet walked into a psychologist’s office today, would he be diagnosed with a disorder? Or was it all a façade for him to attain his personal goals? To be diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive disorder, an individual must present a single episode of mania during the course of their life. Throughout the play Hamlet displays: irritability, elevated mood, unusual talkativeness, flights of ideas, and excessive involvement in activities that are likely to have undesirable consequences. All of these things qualify Hamlet for Bipolar I. It can also be argued that Hamlet also had Schizophrenia, as he kept on seeing and talking to his father’s ghost. However, as this was the only Schizophrenic symptom, we cannot diagnose him with the disorder. Moreover, we can not be certain if Hamlet actually hallucinated and saw the ghost, or if he only pretended to act insane in front of the King to escape liability for his string of questionable actions. Either way, Hamlet, the prince of Denmark was a very troubled soul with contentious actions and the answer to the time old question of whether or not he was actually mad is still inconclusive.

Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s timeless plays. It is one of the most frequently quoted books in the world. Some historians argue that it is the second most quoted book in the world, right after the Bible. The exploration of mental disorders and how a mental disorder affected a person, as …

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Interview: Circus Society

Interview: CircuSoc

Ever wander past the village green and stare in amazement at the jugglers? Felt like there’s an inner acrobat waiting to come out? Blitz sat down with Anna, the President of the Circus Society to learn more about circus life. What does CircuSoc do? We’re a student society on campus …

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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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5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

To celebrate #girlpower, we’ve compiled a list of our fave female musicians. Leadlight – Julia Jacklin Originally from NSW’s Blue Mountains, Julia Jacklin fell in love with music at the age of 10, upon discovering Britney Spears. Since then, Julia has captured the hearts of many, with her honest, raw vocals, …

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Interview: Lucy Smith, FBi Radio

Interview: Lucy Smith, FBi Radio

Lucy Smith, the host of the breakfast show, Up For It on FBi Radio chatted to our Radio Station managers about her journey from university to the real world of  the media industry and more! Listen below:

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5 Ways To Get Active At Uni

5 Ways To Get Active At Uni

After a four-month long binge of unproductivity, excessive partying, and eating for the sake of eating, it’s time for us to snap into gear and lose some of that excess cellulite. However, with the stresses of our increasing uni workload, employment responsibilities and TV shows to attend to, finding the …

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Just In: Local Cricket Captain Only Gives it 200%

Just In: Local Cricket Captain Only Gives it 200%

Scandal reaches the shores of Cronulla, as a local over 20s cricket captain reveals that he only gave it 200% during a recent weekend match. Ben McLachlan, 23, was approached by the press for a post-match interview. He remained unsettled and rather evasive throughout the entire interview. After much perspiration …

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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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Documentary Review: David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

Documentary Review: David Stratton - A Cinematic Life

David Stratton is quite possibly the most well-known Australian film critic of all time. With his fatherly charm and encyclopaedic knowledge of movies, he entertained TV audiences for almost three decades with his lively movie debates with fellow film critic Margaret Pomeranz on ‘The Movie Show’, SBS, and later ABC’s …

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Movie Review: The Great Wall

Movie Review: The Great Wall

The Great Wall is a spectacular film, based on a legend and set in 15th century China starring Matt Damon. As a Spanish mercenary, Damon along with his friend, (Games of Thrones star Pedro Pascal) embarks on an adventure seeking scared black powder. During their pursuit, a bizarre creature attacks them. …

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Discovering New Zealandia

Pub Science: Discovering New Zealandia

Places of the world that start with Z include: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Zürich, Zealandia… You read right, Zealandia is a real place. In fact, it’s the world’s newest and smallest continent. As you probably guessed, it sits under the gigantic land mass known as New Zealand, but also New Caledonia …

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Psyched: The Pursuit of Happiness

There comes a time in our life when we ask ourselves, “what is the meaning of life?” For hundreds of years, this very question has been recycled, and with it, various answers. The answer to this question can be broad and also narrow. Some may claim the meaning of life …

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Album Review: Skin Companion EP II, Flume

The rise of Flume is never-ending. Not satisfied with topping the Triple J Hottest 100 with ‘Never Be Like You,’ the Sydney producer recently took out his first Grammy for best dance/electronica album with the 2016 gem, Skin. Now, we have been blessed with the second ‘companion EP’ to Skin, …

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