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Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Productive Ways To Procrastinate

With exams fast approaching, our old friend procrastination is a stranger to no one. Here are some productive ways to procrastinate so you can waste time while still achieving something. Procrastibaking Satisfy that sweet tooth with a sweet treat! Besides, doesn’t everyone need some sugary goodness after a long ‘study’ …

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Review: Snapbuds -The World’s Best Earbud Detangling System

Review: Snapbuds -The World's Best Earbud Detangling System

Detangling earphones is always a mission and a half. Luckily, Blitz were sent some Snapbuds to make our lives that little bit easier.* But do they actually solve the tangling issue? I put them to the test. Snapbuds claim to be the world’s best earbud or earphone detangling system. The Snapbuds are comprised …

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Get Off Your Butt and Get Motivated

5 Completely reasonable Ways To Make Money In UNSW

It’s the last leg. You’re almost there, just one or two more weeks till you cross the finish line… But….all you want to do is sleep and watch Netflix. You can’t seem to find the energy to start studying. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Here are a few tips to …

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What’s On: S1 W13

What's On: S1 W9

All Week Get Involved with Blitz (that’s us!) Volunteer with Arc Artsweek Submissions Open  Get Tickets to End of Session Party ~~ Full Moon Phil’ Fun-a-Thon – Enter your team Leadership Labs – Applications Open Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Theatre Sports / 2-4pm / Greenhouse Ping Pong …

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A Taste of Persian Cuisine

When it comes to food you’ve probably tried Thai, Indian, and Mexican, but in my completely unbiased opinion, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried Persian cuisine. Prepare yourself for huge portions and a ridiculous amount of carbs. You can find a lot of affordable restaurants in Sydney. Here’s a guide …

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Local Vegan Feasts on Cardboard and Disappointment

A local vegan has taken to pretending her steady diet of cardboard and disappointment “… isn’t as shit as it sounds…”. Joy Sarrandon, 31, accounts executive at a Surry Hills PR firm, is reportedly surviving on three square meals of Samsung delivery boxes with a side of unfulfilled hunger, supplemented …

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Inspirations, Style and New Poetry Collections with Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur is a Toronto-based writer and artist, and is widely known for her viral Instagram menstrual photo and 2014 publication ‘milk and honey’. Ahead of her appearance at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, she took the time to speak with Blitz about her inspirations, style and upcoming book. Why poetry? …

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Interview: Mariko Tamaki

Interview: Mariko Tamaki

With the Sydney Writer’s Festival kicking off, a wide range of talents have flooded into Sydney to impart their wisdom for avid readers and budding writers alike. Blitz chatted with one such bright star, Mariko Tamaki, a Canadian graphic novelist known for her LGBT+ themes with a focus on young people (and not mention her …

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Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners

If you are anything like me, your eyebrows just perked at the mention of fidget spinners. For those who don’t know what they are, let me try and explain it to you: they are, a type of toy, that spins. Basically, a generic fidget spinner consists of a bearing in …

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Food That Is ExTra

Food that is ExTra

Extra is using an umbrella when you’re wearing a raincoat. Extra is when you keep complaining about the bus line for the 891 when hello, whining about it will not make it go away. But most importantly, extra is something indigestible that Instagram somehow turns indelibly gorgeous. Here are some of the …

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Tasty Recipes IRL

Since it’s creation in 2015, Tasty by Buzzfeed has exploded, with its Facebook page boasting over 85 million followers as of May 2017. Safe to say, almost everyone has seen these aesthetically pleasing videos of food floating around on social media. So the food in the videos definitely looks tasty and relatively …

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What’s On: S1 W12

What's On: S1 W12

All Week Artsweek Submissions Open  Get Tickets to End of Session Party ~~ Full Moon Tune In to Blitz Radio Phil’ Fun-a-Thon – Enter your team Leadership Labs – Applications Open Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Theatre Sports / 2-4pm / Greenhouse Ping Pong Tournament / 5-6pm / …

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Wellness: A Gratitude Experiment

Wellness: A Gratitude Experiment

A few days ago we asked some students to call up a person they’re grateful for. What happened next was pretty special. Watch the video, feel all the feels and tell a mate how grateful you are for them. Arc’s goal is to put your health and happiness first. Find out …

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My Faculty Rules: Engineering vs Business

My Faculty Rules: Engineering vs Business

Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. This is My Faculty Rules. Each episode, teams of two representing their faculty go head to head competing in challenges to determine the age old question: Which UNSW Faculty is best? In the first episode we witness the hustling nature of Business …

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Money Saving Hacks That Actually Work

Ridiculous Money Saving Hacks that Work

Let’s face it. So many of us are destitute – in money, in spirit, in hopes and dreams. They say you’ll never get rich by saving up; we say a penny saved is a penny earned. On your marks, get set for mastering these brilliant money saving hacks! Always buy …

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Creative Spotlight: Amy Ge

Originally hailing from Perth, Amy is a third year Media Arts student studying graphic design and animation at UNSW Art and Design. In her spare time, when not working on illustrations, she can be found tutoring students, organising community events or volunteering around Sydney. Tell us a little about yourself! How …

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New Relief Fund For People With Bogan Names

New Relief Fund For People With Bogan Names

A relief fund has been founded for individuals unfortunate enough to be bestowed bogan names. The NGO known simply as For Unfortunately Characterised Kids Owning Failing First-names (F.U.C.K.O.F.F) comes public with this new monetary support system, with high hopes of alleviating the hefty burden associated with being terribly named. “It …

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Do Money Saving Hacks Work?

Do Money Saving Hacks Work?

I’ve never been great at saving money. While my friends save to travel Europe, buy their first car or just to have some general financial security, I’m always sucked into buying things in sales that I never really use (hello, smoothie maker from Myer Boxing Day sales). In an attempt …

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The Immortalisation Of Food

Feast To Your Needs Content

Was that a moment of hope you felt just then? Let it die. Be fair to yourself. You googled the place beforehand, just to see how photogenic the food really was…goddangit there’s flowers involved. Maybe you can order the ugliest thing on the menu….naturally it’s the one thing you’re allergic …

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Soundtrack To: UNSW’s Big Gay Wedding

Soundtrack To: UNSW's Big Gay Wedding

To celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and UNSW’s Big Gay Wedding, we put together a playlist of the most colourful, fabulous, and glitter infused tunes. Listen below!

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Tech-free Life; The Beginning

Tech-free Life; The Beginning.

At around five in the afternoon the CBD starts to fill up with tired, empty faces. Edging forward in a weary shuffle; their last dregs of focus relinquished to small, silver screens.  From a distance it’s slightly strange and even sort-of sad. Not the emptiness mind you. Apathy is an extremely …

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What’s On: S1 W11

What's On: S1 W9

All Week Artsweek Submissions Open  Get Tickets to Phil’ Charity Concert Get Tickets to End of Session Party ~~ Full Moon  Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Flea Markets / 10am-5pm / Main Walkway, outside Red Centre Clubs Mashup :: Global Passport / 12-2pm / Science Lawn Wednesday She …

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TV Review: Girlboss

TV Review: Girlboss

Feisty, frantic, and fearless are just some of the words that spring to mind when the character of Sophia Marlow (Britt Robertson) first appears on screen. Loosely based on the rags to riches story explored in Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, #girlboss, the Netflix original comedy ‘Girlboss’ will take you on an …

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Words Of The Internet: Triggered

Words Of The Internet: Triggered

To say it is to cause it. PSA – Trigger Warning. What does triggered mean to you? Induced/caused To retreat into one’s own neck in anger gif of a red beanie-d man violently convulsing Blind, ill placed anger That One Friend. This word in the hands of the right/wrong friend …

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Real Housewives of Sydney FINALE Recap: Pigs and Strawberries

This week on The Real Housewives of Sydney: Hypnosis, glitter bombs and ungrateful pigs round out the season. HYPNOSIS First we’re whisked away to an undisclosed location where Athena the eXorcist Levendi is undertaking ‘hypnosis’. The entire scene gives the impression of a high school improv class, but we would expect …

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Political Comedy And Marzipan Dildos: Armando Iannucci’s SWF Recap

Political Comedy And Marzipan Dildos: Armando Iannucci's SWF Recap

The Sydney Writers’ Festival started off with a bang, bringing Armando Iannucci, creator of hit political comedies Veep and The Thick of It, for its premiere. Iannucci has a knack for creating shows to reflect, and sometimes even accidentally predict, the stupidity of politicians in modern society. Veep coined the term “Continuity with Change” as …

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