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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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Government To Tax Uni Students for Breathing

Government To Tax Uni Students for Breathing

With the announcement of the latest budget, many are outraged at the rising university fees, a consequence of severe education funding cutbacks. But the worst is yet to come, as Treasurer Scott Morrison just called a press meeting to introduce a breathing taxation on all university students nation-wide. “Oh boo …

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MTV Awards 2017: Hail, Long Speeches, and Gender Neutral Awards

MTV Awards 2017: Hail, Long Speeches, and Gender Neutral Awards

Since the first award handed out in 1992, the MTV Movie and TV Awards have been around for the past 24 years. Staying fresh as ever, the awards definitely brought some interest this year. Hail hits the red carpet The awards started off swimmingly when a rain and hail storm attacked the …

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Review: The OA, Netflix’s Intense New Sci-fi Series

The OA: Reviewing the Intense New Netflix Series

One rarely talked about yet wholly under appreciated Netflix original series is the science fiction meets psychological thriller The OA. The OA is the brainchild of the generously talented Brit Marling and her partner in crime Zal Batmanglij. The pair have teamed up before on such projects as Sound of …

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Local Dickhead Complains About Friend With “First World Problems” More Than Friend Actually Complains About First World Problems

Local Dickhead Complains About Friend With "First World Problems” More Than Friend Actually Complains About First World Problems

UNSW student, Enid Smith has made the bold declaration today that he was “sick and tired” of his friend Steve complaining about his “first world problems”, a term often used by dickheads to dismiss anyone with complaints that don’t involve starvation or poverty. “I’m so sick of all these entitled …

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Things That Will Help You Stress Less

Things That Will Help You Stress Less

Assignments are a-plenty and exams around the corner. If you’re not already stressing, you will soon be stressing. We’ve put together a few things that are guaranteed to help you stress less. Sloth Tea Strainer Herbal tea is a natural de-stresser. Why not jazz up your cuppa with this adorable Sloth …

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What’s On: S1 W10

What's On: S1 W10

All Week Artsweek Submissions Open  Clothes for a Cause / Arc Reception + UNSW Main Library / Donate Your Clothes Get Tickets to Phil’ Charity Concert The Whitehouse’s 6th Birthday  Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Stress Less Week / 10am-7pm / UNSW Stress Less Week :: Shh! Silent Disco …

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Interview: UNSW Sri Lankan Society

Interview: UNSW Sri Lankan Society

You’ve seen the flags, maybe you’ve seen the events, but do you really know how the cultural clubs on campus operate? (If no, then read ahead to delve deeper into one of many cultural clubs on campus! If yes, then read ahead just because you’ve gotten this far!) Does your …

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Struggle Street, UNSW

Struggle Street, UNSW

UNSW is amazing,  why else would we all go here? But that doesn’t stop us from experiencing ‘first-world-problems’. The 891 bus lines Everyone knows the massive pain that is the 891 the bus lines. Especially when you’re late for a 9am lecture and the line at Eddy Ave is literally through the …

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Interview: Alex Gaskarth, All Time Low

Alessandra from Blitz Radio sat down with All Time Low frontman, Alex Gaskarth, to talk about their new album, Last Young Renegade, upcoming Australian tour and musical influences. To kick things off, you have just announced your seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade, out June 2nd, via Fueled by Ramen. How did this …

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Review: The Fate Of The Furious

The Fate of the Furious expects us to suspend disbelief and satisfaction in return for action and banter. The eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise is not a good movie by normal standards, but also a disappointing entry into the 17-year long series. It’s definitely worth your money, but …

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Words Of The Internet: Extra

EXTRA – The use of it, is to be it. You may have heard it, seen it, meme-ed it, used it ironically, or even used it ironically so many times that for better or for worse, it has now embedded itself into your daily vocabulary. Either way, the word ‘extra’ …

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What’s On: S1 W9

What's On: S1 W9

All Week Artsweek Submissions Open  Clothes for a Cause / Arc Reception + UNSW Main Library / Donate Your Clothes Get Tickets to Phil’ Charity Concert Monday Arc Board Elections / Voting OPEN Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Arc Board Elections / Voting OPEN BIG Trivia: Music / 6-9pm / …

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How To: Get Your Crush To Like You

Crushes can be tricky. In year six, I gave mine love poems and roses before asking her out. She said no. I cried while listening to James Blunts’ “Goodbye My Lover” on repeat. These days, I’m marginally better at attracting the opposite sex. Here are some tips I’ve picked up …

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Interview: Allday

We sat down with Allday, aka Tom Gaynor, before his Sydney listening party, to talk favourite memes, moving to LA, and his new album, Speeding. Check out the interview below. SPEEDING IS OUT NOW. Catch Allday on his Speeding tour on the 8th July at Sydney’s Big Top, Luna Park.

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’13 Reasons Why’ Is A Setback For Mental Health Awareness

'13 Reasons Why' Is A Set Back For Mental Health Awareness

WARNING: Spoilers, mentions of suicide, sexual assault, and rape. Whether or not you love to binge-watch TV series, you have probably heard about ’13 Reasons Why’. Based on the book, the 13 episode Netflix series depicts the reasons behind the main character, Hannah Baker’s, suicide. Since it’s release, the show has …

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Andrina Manon: Designing And Living The Dream

Andrina Manon is both living the dream and turning it into art

Sydney based artist and illustrator, Andrina Manon is living the art student’s dream. While completing her degree at UNSW Art and Design, she has already begun to establish an impressive career as an illustrator and designer with commissions from well known clients such as Princess Highway, Caboodle Magazine, Dahlia Fashion, Casetify, …

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What’s On: S1 W8

What's On: S1 W8

All Week Register for FREE TICKETS to Blitz Presents: Media Industry Panel Get Tickets to Phil’ Charity Concert  Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Anzac Day Public Holiday Wednesday She Can – Underwater Rugby / 1-2pm / Uni Pool / FREE – REGISTER She Can – Fitness Class / 2:30-3:30pm / Uni Gym …

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Light Painting With PhotoClub

Light Painting With PhotoClub

Light does some pretty amazing things. PhotoClub visited Baranagaroo and captured some incredible photos, check them out! Check out more from PhotoClub on their website, or social media!

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Exchange Diaries: Seoul, South Korea

Exchange Diaries: Seoul, South Korea

Blitz chatted to James Huo about his adventures in South Korea while on exchange. Why did you decide on South Korea for exchange? It started a few years back when I stumbled upon a Korean show and I just happened to get hooked. From there I visited South Korea for …

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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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