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Pub Science: Phage – A

Pub Science: Phage - A

Antibiotics are life-savers, literally. They have protected us from infections and death time and time again. Most people know about the modern discovery of them and there is evidence of their use through diet as far back as 330 BC (components of tetracycline from diet is incorporated into bones and …

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Weird Moments In History

5 Weird Moments in Human History

The human race is, arguably, at the top of the food chain. We’ve mastered tools, populated every continent, built civilisations. And yet, when we look at certain moments in history, it’s a wonder we’re still around. The Butter Crisis In Normay, late 2011 as Christmas is approaching, and the excitement …

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Watsons Bay With PhotoClub

Watsons Bay With PhotoClub

Last week PhotoClub went to Watsons Bay, check out some members’ shots below! Check out PhotoClub on their website, or social media!

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Things You’ll Learn On The Brink Of Starvation

Things You'll Learn On The Brink Of Starvation

Left the nest hungry? You’re not alone. Here are some things you’ll learn about cooking when you’re on the brink of starvation. You will start off with high hopes and great expectations. Both will only last as long as it takes you to strut purposefully through every aisle of Coles, …

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Interview: Katie Bird, UNSW Archives

Ever wondered what really lies down below the ground floor of the library? Blitz sat down with Head Archivist, Katie Bird to discuss the times of UNSW gone by. NB – there are alligators involved.  What does UNSW Archives do and why is it important? There are two reasons. Firstly, the UNSW …

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10 Things Turning 10

10 Things Turning 10

2007 was a whopping 10 years ago! Here’s a few things we know and love that started out in 2007, making them a decade old! The iPhone Since coming into the market in 2007, the iPhone has changed our lives from the days of indestructible Nokias and flip phones. After selling …

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Interview: Lydia, UNSW Rowing Club

Interview: Lydia, UNSW Rowing Club

We interviewed Lydia, a rower involved in UNSW’s Rowing club, one of the many ladies involved in the She Can campaign. She Can is made for women by women. An all inclusive sports initiative, She Can empowers women at UNSW of all sporting abilities to make their move!

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Interview: Jordan Rodrigues, Dance Academy

Interview: Jordan Rodrigues, Dance Academy

Play this as you read on. Picture yourself between 2010 and 2013. You paired character logo tees with coloured denim, took selfies on your Nokia brick phone and bolted home in time for Dance Academy on ABC3. RIP Rollercoaster. Now the show is back again, this time on the big screen, …

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Cockatoo Island with PhotoClub

PhotoClub Goes To Cockatoo Island

PhotoClub recently visited Cockatoo Island and snapped some incredible shots, check them out below! Tsz Kin William Liu (Above Left) & Anna Zhang (Above Right) Tsz Kin William Liu (Above Left) & Dylan Kim (Above Right) Anna Zhang (Above) Sandy Zhang (Above) Joseph Chan (Above)  

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A Definitive Ranking of Celebrations Chocolates

A Definitive Ranking of Celebrations Chocolates

“Celllllabrate good times all right!” who doesn’t remember this catchy one liner from the delicious ‘Celebrations’ ad? Since the catchy jingle hit our television screens in the late 90’s these tasty little buggers have been making waistlines bigger and holidays better. Yet, as with any mixed boxes of confectionary, there are …

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Pub Science: Survive – Fight or Flight

Pub Science: Survive - Fight or Flight

Show and Tell. Three words that would either make or break your early schooling life. Suzie’s just finished her talk, it was all about this really cool rock she found on the weekend. But Suzie has finished now, that means you’re next. You slowly get out of your chair, carry …

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Movie Review: Titanic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have come across the viral ‘water’ snapchat filter on Facebook, featuring a famous scene from the 1997 movie Titanic. What scene? You know exactly what scene – the one where Rose repetitively calls Jack’s name to tell him about the boat, without knowing he …

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Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Superheroes says Jade Barclay Superheroes and villains are both obsessive, driven by deep wounds, often they’re both orphans with PTSD (what’s with that!?). Both also act like they’re above the law. Villains innovate, strategise, take charge, and aim to conquer. But much like an addict, each plan must be greater, …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 5 Recap: Athena X Turf

The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 5 Recap: Athena X Turf

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney with the help of her good friend Lisa Oldfield, Athena decides to ruin her art career before it begins. WHITSUNDAYS We return to the Whitsundays where Lisa has legged it back to Oldfield Manor and the ladies discuss everything that’s wrong with her. …

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Are You The Perfectionist Or The Multi-Tasker?

You’re being held at gunpoint. I’m talking sweat-dripping anxiety. A life or death situation that’s more high-pressured and fast-paced than a game of hot potato. A situation that’s more impatient than our generation’s unrealistic expectation of unlimited high speed internet data connection. A situation that asks you point-blank truth or …

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How To: Survive 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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Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

The highly anticipated, RTJ3 is finally here. While their last two albums seemed almost impossible to top, Killer Mike and El-P, have done just that. When first listening to RTJ3, I struggled to take it all in. El-P’s production is a wall of impenetrable booming bass. While there are some relatively calmer …

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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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Pop Rocks: The Solution To All Your Problems

Pop Rocks

Pop rocks are love, pop rocks are life, pop rocks are here and most importantly, pop rocks are now. If you’re not consuming pop rocks at this very moment, then in the eternal words of Lara Bingle “where the bloody hell are ya?” Pop rocks are omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. …

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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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