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Album Review: Yours – SG Lewis

Album Review: SG Lewis - Yours

Hailing from the long line of British electronic music producers swarming our airwaves, newcomer SG Lewis brings his Disclosure-esque deep house beats rooted with R&B soul to the charts. The 22-year-old musical scientist (real name: Sam Lewis) tests his experimental tunes in the electronic music waters, pushing the boundaries of stereotyped …

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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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Unsung Heroes of UNSW

Unsung Heroes of UNSW

We all sing praises to the people at UNSW that help us survive the semester: our lecturers, older students and our tute friends. But there are a few people we so often forget! Shout-out to the backstage crew, our guardian angels, the unsung heroes of UNSW.

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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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Print Editor’s End of Year Letter

Bombshell alert: Blitz magazine will no longer be hitting UNSW’s mag stands fortnightly. We’re moving with the trends and putting the paper fortnightly magazine behind us, but don’t worry — we’ll still have two issues out each year. Since the 80s, Blitz has brought students the haps around campus and, of …

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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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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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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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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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A Dropkick’s Guide To: The UNSW Boxing Club

Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Fraser, iconic sportsmen one and all but something else these men all have in common: brain damage. And with that in mind, welcome to the Dropkick’s Guide on the glorious art of Boxing. With such mind-games typically only witnessed in the high-stakes world of chess, boxing …

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Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Tinder

Hello again and welcome back to the fortnightly segment which literally nobody asked for. That’s right, ‘Hashtag Not Even Cool (Bro)’, for some unfathomable reason, is back for a third instalment so please try to contain your rapidly bulging excitement. As always before we begin the stirring of some sh*t, …

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A Dropkick’s Guide To: Japanese Professional Wrestling

WRESTLEMANIA, the show of the immortals, wrestling’s Superbowl, an event this past Monday which hosted over 100,00 rampant fans live while millions watched at home. Yeah, it is overrated. But you know what is actually cool? Something that will knock your non-existent socks off whilst you lie in bed in …

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Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Eastern Suburbs

First and foremost, greetings to the five of you. I assume you are all well and your bowel problems from last fortnight have been resolved. Oh, they’ve only gotten worse? That sucks. Anyway, without further ado, the segment that no one asked for is back! And its smaller and more …

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First Month of NRL: Who Needs to Step Up

So that concludes the first month of the NRL season and if there’s anything we can say, it’s been a frantic four weeks of footy. While the table may not show it, the competition so far has been one of the most even first group of rounds in recent memory. …

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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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Review: Where To Invade Next

Hint: It’s not Australia Where To Invade Next is the latest film from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. You may have seen his documentaries such as Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 or Roger & Me, all ace films in my opinion. Alternatively you may have seen him spoofed in The …

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Hashtag Not Even Cool, Bro: Snapchat

To the three people reading this, I say, ‘Welcome!’ Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, let me introduce to you a cathartic experience disguised as an article. In this potentially recurring segment on Blitz online, you will witness me introduce a trivial trend or topic – which has apparently been …

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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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The Review: Patrick James

Prior to his Newtown show on Saturday night, Patrick James mentioned in an interview with Blitz that his performance would be ‘real stripped back’. This proved to be the defining feature of his set, drawing an impressive range of emotions from the crowd, and James’ supports Jordan Léser and Luke Thompson …

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The Interview: Patrick James

From busking on Sydney’s streets to touring with a live band, Patrick James’ career is set to soar. His latest single California Song has captivated hearts across the country, and Blitz caught up with the man himself ahead of his Newtown gig. What was it like busking for the first time, …

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The Review: Blitz Goes To mUmBRELLA 360

…And gets really good at marketing. In a whirlwind of busy, suited and arguably hard-to-impress PR, marketing and media personnel, mUmBRELLA 360 was pulled off flawlessly this year – and Blitz has the inside scoop on what was most worth the hefty price tag. After a fantastic breakfast from sponsors …

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Star Wars Characters at UNSW

Darth Vader: Project Management Movie quote: “I find your lack of faith disturbing” Quote: “I find your course at TAFE disturbing” Practical, cunning, ruthless, willing to do the dirty work to get the job done, not only is he intelligent and commanding, he knows how to lead. Thriving off results, …

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