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WATCH: Mardi Gras 2017

WATCH: Mardi Gras 2017

This year was the first time UNSW (The University of New South Wales) marched along in the Mardi Gras parade. Blitz went along and captured the rainbow infused, glittery moments of the night.

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Play Review: The Tempest, NUTS

2016 Club of the Year, NUTS (New South Wales Theatre Society) creates a world of magic realism and fantasy in their sold-out run of The Tempest for their first offering of the year. Distinct from traditional runs of the show, The Tempest uses song and dance as transitions and impressive …

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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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Endorphins – Why Happy People Don’t Kill Their Husbands

Endorphins - Why Happy People Don't Kill Their Husbands

In the wise words of Elle Woods “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy and happy people just don’t kill their husbands.” Apart from being an anti-spouse murdering molecule, what are endorphins and how do they work? Endorphins are these cool little molecules that we make in response to pain and …

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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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Finding Your Way Through First Year

Finding Your Way Through First Year

Finding it difficult to adjust? Wondering how every other student has got the first week down to a T? Blitz is here to help you out, with a list of how to rectify common first year problems. Problem #1: Trying to survive this uni thing First up, course outlines are your …

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Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

We put together a list of a few expectations and realities to ensure that you’re a little bit more prepared when starting uni. Expectation: You’ll sign up to every society, attend all their events and be the most social student on campus. Reality: You’ll sign up to a few societies, …

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Interview: JaySounds

Interview: JaySounds

Ahead of his set at the O-Week Party: Go-Wild, JaySounds chatted to Blitz about DJing with a girl twice his size on his shoulders, being thrown around during a set by a club owner, and the evolution of his sound style. First off, can you tell us a bit about …

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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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10 Years of Arc

10 Years of Arc

To celebrate Arc turning double digits, Blitz gathered together the top 10 highlights and facts from the past 10 years: Over the course of 10 years Arc has had over 160 000 members! That’s over 160 000 membership packs, and 320 000 hands flipping through Arc diaries. When founded in …

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Just In: O-Week 2017

Just In: O-Week 2017

We rounded up the top three news stories for the week. #alternativefacts Instagram upgrades server in lieu of university students’ return from Europe As one year dawns, and another comes in its place, we face the cyclical beauty of nature. In light of their annual homebound migration from Europe, the native …

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WATCH: O-Week 2017 Freebies

UNSW O-Week 2017: Freebies

The best thing about UNSW O-Week is the freebies, making friends, joining clubs & societies, freebies, campus tours, freebies, night events. Did we mention freebies? #hotandspicy #freebies #unswoweek If you’re keen on embracing student life and always on the hunt for freebies, you’re in luck! There are freebies around campus …

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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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Create Content With Blitz

Create Content with Blitz

Blitz is the ultimate student guide to what’s on, what’s hot and what’s not, sprinkled with a few memes, puns and a heavy dose of humour. Run by a bunch of creative, media-loving students bursting with ideas, we develop and publish content for the entertainment of your eager eyes and …

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Uni Bucket List

Uni Bucket List

Whether you’re a fresh-faced first-year or you’ve been around for a few years, there are a few things that every UNSW student must check off their bucket list before they graduate. On behalf of Blitz, here are a few: Join Arc  Arc is UNSW’s student organisation that’s run by students, …

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What’s On Sydney: Mardi Gras

What's On Sydney: Mardi Gras

Feeling overwhelmed by the prospects of bank-breaking textbooks, sleepless nights, and unhealthy eating habits? Liven your spirits with the most fabulous weekend of the year! Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is THE Australian pride event in which people of all sexual orientations, genders and ethnicities (including all you straight …

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