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Friendships Are Hard

Friendships Are Hard

It was a Saturday night and I was sitting at my godmother’s marble breakfast bar, filling her in on the latest drama happening between myself and a group of ‘friends’. Whilst looking for Tupperware in her many cupboards, she listened intently to my recount, even gasping in the extra juicy …

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How To: Exercise Without Actually Exercising

How To: Exercise Without Actually Exercising

Being a uni student – exercise is a tough call. You’re either too broke to go to the gym, don’t have time to exercise or (if you’re like me) simply can’t be bothered. Here are some quick and easy tips on how to stay active without having to go for …

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Motivation Blues

Motivation Blues

Motivation is the one thing we all seek on a constant basis throughout life. Motivation is defined as the desire to do things and as university students, it is deathly hard to find this desire to do things. We all have these dreams and aspirations, and sometimes, we have a plan …

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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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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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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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Understanding “Woke,” Internet-speak, And How To Succeed In Making 12-year Olds Cry

Understanding "Woke," internet-speak, and how to succeed in making 12-year olds cry.

On my 5th birthday, my Father took me on his knee, looked me directly in the eye and said, “Son, you are one hell of a prenatal screwup. SMDH.” It wasn’t until years later, with the advent of urban dictionary, that I found out what the slang-speaking, acronym using drunk …

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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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Psyched: Winding Down

Psyched: Winding Down

At last, the long awaited mid-sem break has knocked on our doors. Although it has named itself a “break”, it has come bearing gifts of assignments, which are due sometime soon after the elusive mid-sem break comes to an end. The purpose of the mid-sem break however is to give …

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Pregnant At Uni: Making It Work

Pregnant At Uni: Making It Work

UNSW students are fun, inventive, energetic, and passively aggressively competitive towards USYD kids. In addition to this, a rare few are also pregnant. Along with a backpack full of laptops and text books, some also carry a tiny human. For those, the Basser steps have a special meaning and trips to …

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How To: Get Lucky

How To: Get Lucky

Leprechauns, double rainbows, pots of gold, four leaf clovers – a list of things that bring good luck. Blitz always has your interests at heart, and in light of St Patrick’s Day coming up, we’ve put together a few ways to help you get lucky.  Crushes Display of fashion and …

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The 5 Students You’ll Meet at Uni

There are over fifty-five thousand students at UNSW and you’re bound to have met all, if not all, most of these students. The Contributor A true hero, the Contributor steps in when that painfully awkward silence hits a tutorial discussion that is gaining momentum as it plummets straight into the …

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A Letter To: My First Year Self

Dear First-Year Me, Get ready for a crazy ride over the next four++ years! First things first, find a group of people who love what you do – join a club or a volunteering group…or both…and be ready for that to change your uni experience completely. Be open to new …

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Student Survivor: Making Friends

Student Survivor: Making Friends

Braving the realm of uni for the first time can be daunting. For many, one of the biggest anxieties is the prospect of having to navigate new and unfamiliar social situations. To help ease your lingering anxieties, Blitz has composed a list of easy-to-apply tips and tricks for making fast …

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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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Student Survival Guide

Student Survival Guide

The bus line is long, the campus is huge and the coffee options are limitless. If you’re starting first year, and feeling overwhelmed, fear not – we’ve got your back. Timetabling Troubles There’s nothing worse than sitting through 13 weeks of lectures, only to find out that a course doesn’t …

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Why Should You Watch: Preacher ?

Number 1: It Makes Zero Sense Here’s a list of things I found rather strange to happen in Preacher’s pilot episode . Deep breath and: A Home-made rocket launcher, an African Preacher exploding onto his congregation, a plane fight complete with medieval weaponry and someone doing a rather accurate impression of …

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Why Should You Watch: Wayward Pines ?

Number 1: It Constantly Keeps You Guessing Wayward Pines is very different in it’s plot. It’s rare to have a show that is completely unpredictable. Even shows that used to keep us on our toes have become a bit easy to guess what happens, sorry Game of Thrones, but it’s …

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Why Should You Watch: Game of Thrones ?

Number 1: Your Friends Will Stop Bugging You. Hopefully Let me set the scene. There’s a really popular show on at the moment. All your friends are watching it. You haven’t. Every day, every single day they keep on telling you to watch the show, and you always make an …

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Why Should You Watch: Daredevil ?

Number 1: The Fight Scenes are Amazing In the first season you’ve got one of the most well choreographed single shot fight scene with Daredevil. In season 2, you have 2 totally bad-ass fight scenes that just leave you drooling. It’s not just the choreography, its the realism in the …

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Why Should You Watch: Vinyl ?

Number 1: It’s Created by Scorsese & Jagger Now, if you don’t know who Martin Scorsese or Mick Jagger is, I give you full permission to leave. No, I actually recommend you leave. Good, so let’s talk about these two guys. One if one of the most incredible directors of our …

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HOW TO: LAND THE BEST CONCERT TICKETS

CONCERT TICKET GUIDE: Avoid the stress of ticket-buying and land those first row tickets, and even score cheaper tickets. FIRST THINGS FIRST 1. Be subscribed to a bunch of ticketing or music sites including Ticketek, Ticketmaster, LiveNation, Bandsintown to be aware of artists/bands coming to town and any fan pre-sales, …

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Why Should You Watch: 11.22.63 ?

Number 1: It Star’s James Franco I know he isn’t as big of a selling point as he was in the Green Goblin days, but James Franco in 11.22.63 proves he’s a legitimate actor. But we all knew this, right? Remember pitying him in Freaks and Geeks, or crying with laughter at Pineapple Express, and even covering …

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Dear Agony Aunt…The Hipster Edition

According to the Bible of the Twenty-First Century, Urban Dictionary, a hipster is a subculture that values independent thinking, counter-culture, being progressive and rebellious, an appreciation of indie-rock and indie films, creativity, intelligence and witty banter.

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Dear Agony StudAunt… I Have An Itch

Dear Agony StudAunt, This is massively embarrassing, so please make sure I come up as anonymous. I slept with someone at a university hall party last week. This morning, I woke up with an itch. I hope it’s not what I think. Is it? Urgh. Also, do I tell the …

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