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Horrorscopes: October

Horrorscopes: October

Since midsem break is well and truly over and we’re heading into the worst part of the semester, you’re probably trying to find something to distract you. Don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered with this instalment of “Making vague predictions about your life based on what day of the …

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Mind Over (Food) Matter

Mind Over (Food) Matter

There’s an interesting video going around about how mirroring food can trick your mind into eating less. From ‘hacking food’ to the way in which we perceive things, there’s a tonne of fascinating food related research. Besides the awesome stuff, like, VR-related food augmentation, there’s also basic perception tricks, where using …

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Can You Drink Too Much Water?

Can You Drink Too Much Water?

We’ve been told for the longest time that you should drink eight cups of water a day, which is approximately two litres. Is this right? Could you possibly drink too much water? Well, let’s start with the hypothetical first. Yes, you totally can drink too much water. In fact, you …

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Love Keeps Dying On Us

Love Keeps Dying On Us

We’ve all seen the video compilations of celebrity couples that’ll make you “believe in love”. We’ve also all seen the reactions and articles in response to the aforementioned couples’ announcement of their legal separation, deciding for us that “love is dead”. If one were to count the number of times …

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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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’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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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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Learning Languages With Duolingo

Learning Languages With Duolingo

Do you find learning languages challenging? Maybe even terrifying? Have you ever walked into a lecture, faced with wide-eyed fear at the lack of English spoken? Well, fear no longer, your solution is here: the trusty Duolingo app*. With a number of different language options, and easy short listening, reading and …

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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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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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What’s On: O-Week 2017

UNSW O-Week 2017: Freebies

ALL WEEK Blitz Radio is broadcasting LIVE – pop by our O-Week stall, listen in and follow/like us on social media to WIN some epic prizes (movie passes, escape room passes and more)! Social Events Campus Tours Academic Events FREE Pancakes / 9-11am / Main Walkway near Law Building FREE Fairy Floss …

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Interview: B-Grade Society

Interview: B-Grade Society

You know those movies that are so bad they make you clutch your side in laughter when you’re meant to be screaming in fear? Well, there’s a society for that! Blitz sat down with Jack, the President of the B-Grade Society to learn more about the film equivalent of laughing …

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Interview: David Vu, O-Week Coordinator

Interview: David Vu, O-Week Coordinator

Blitz met up with O-Week Coordinator, and Arc legend David Vu to chat about what he loves most at the week long fun fest, and his advice for freshers for their first few weeks at uni. How many Yellow Shirts are in your team? Altogether, the program is made up …

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Why Should You Watch: Luke Cage ?

Number 1: The Killer 80’s Vibe The show isn’t set in the 80’s, if that’s something you may find off putting. But what it does have is a vibe like so many 80’s shows. The series is cheesy, corny, funky and got the perfect amount of action to keep you …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Carpool Karaoke

As we head towards the sticky end of semester you’re probably looking for a break. A break from all those assignments, tests and forced conversations about how many assignments and tests you have. Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to watch something on Youtube? Maybe you’d like to …

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Why Should You Watch: Narcos ?

Number 1: It’s Unbelievable Magical Realism is a concept which was invented in Columbia. It’s where reality meets fiction, and things become so far fetched that you begin questioning if everything is real or not. That is the definition of Pablo Escobars drug cartel. The money, the drugs, the violence. You …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Taylor Swift

So you may have heard that Taylor Swift facing some controversy in the news recently. However if you’re one of the few people who haven’t heard about this because you’re “too busy right now” and “would you please stop bothering me with petty crap like this, Alex?!?!” then …um sorry …

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Why Should You Watch: Mr. Robot ?

    Number 1: The Hacking isn’t People Slamming the Keyboard Now you may be asking what this means. In films like Hackers, or the Matrix, or Swordfish, when people want to hack any regards, all you see is a flurry of hand movements, cheesy lines like “Aaaaaaaaand we’re in”, and lines …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Superheroes

Superheroes are extremely popular now. Whether you want to blame it on the success of Marvel’s Avengers franchise or DC’s scrambled attempts to match it, people sure like superheroes.  Gone are the days when people felt ashamed of being a nerd.  Clearly this is wrong. Sorry to ruin your prolonged …

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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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Wonders of the Web: 6 Instagrams To Follow

Today, on Wonders of the Web, I give you some recommendations of Instagrams to follow. It’s hard to explain the feeling you get when you find an Instagram feed with such beautiful, ‘on-point’ photographs that it makes you want to scroll for days. Let this short list of amazing Instagrams …

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