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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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What To Do During Mid-Sem Break

Deciding how to spend your University Break can be tough (especially when all you want to do is sleep). But don’t worry, we have the perfect inspiration for you to make the most out of your time off. Sleep Okay, I know I just said we have inspiration beyond sleep- …

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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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Interview: Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré

I recently had the chance to catch up with Jeremy Bolm, frontman of post-hardcore band, Touché Amoré, ahead of their Brisbane show. They’re currently embarking on an Australian headline tour in support of their latest album, Stage Four. Jeremy and I spoke about the pros and cons of festivals, coffee, …

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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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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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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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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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’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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Blitz Debates: Remakes

Blitz Debates: Remakes

Yay Says Lubna Sherieff I like remakes. There’s something interesting about seeing the same story again but differently. Remakes get a lot of hate, and some of it is justified, but I don’t think we should hate them simply because they’re not the original. I love remakes and here’s why you …

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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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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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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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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: 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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Pub Science: Hair, An Homage To The Afro

Pub Science: Hair, An Homage To The Afro

Let’s throw it back to our parents’ style when they were our age and in university. The flared jeans, the gold chain, the platform shoes, and best of all: that afro! That shimmering, stylised, highly flammable head of hair. Chemical alterations and expensive stylist appointments aside, how come some people …

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