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The Trump Student

Donald Trump is a business man, a polarising personality, and somehow managed to become the 45th president of the United States of America. But, what would Trump be like as a student at UNSW?  Degree: Transferred from Media, to Commerce, to then Law/Economics (currently failing three out of four subjects, …

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Exchange Diaries: Florida

Exchange Diaries: Florida

Blitz sat down with Charitha Katupitiya to talk about his exchange to Florida, surviving social life in sororities and fraternities, and university pride.  What university did you attend? University of Florida. What’s your favourite thing about America? My favourite thing was the abundance of nature and outdoor activities. Florida has …

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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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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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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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Review: The True Cost

As an avid consumerist, a long-term patron of online shopping and a firm believer in ‘treat yourself’, I recently watched The True Cost, a documentary that created a lot of cognitive dissonance. Directed by Andrew Morgan, The True Cost was released in 2015 and focuses on the modern phenomena 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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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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The Summer Bucket List – 20 Things To Keep You Busy This Summer!

With a few months of no assessments, no exams and (hopefully!) no stress, it’s time for a much-needed break. However, unless you’re attending summer school (good luck!) or travelling somewhere (take me with you?!), those summer months can drag on with nothing to do. Here are some suggestions in case you …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Procrastination

In honour of the upcoming study week ahead, I think it’s only fair to reflect on one of the most crucial, undeniable and fundamental aspects of this dark and treacherous time that is the lead up to finals: the universal addiction to procrastination. Here are the five life lessons I …

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Gandalf vs. Dumbledore: Who Would Win in a Fight?

‘Gandalf,’ says Chris Wilson For nearly 80 years there’s been one fictional wizard who’s set the precedent for being awesome and taking heroics to the next level. Not only is Gandalf friends with dwarves and ninja-like elves, he can summon giant eagles to fly him across the world. Then, just …

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The 6 People you Meet on Campus

Here are six peeps you’re bound to meet on campus. They’ll infiltrate your classes, your favourite places to hang out and possibly even your friendship group. You may not know ‘em, you may not like ‘em, but campus sure wouldn’t be the same without ‘em.   1. The Too Eager …

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All The Broken Promises

AKA everything you say you will and won’t do this semester and yet, by W3, you know your resolutions are gonna be going seriously downhill. (Ed. Because past you is a liar. A dirty, good-for-nothing liar). At the beginning of each semester we tend to survey the wreckage that was …

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An Open Letter to Katniss Everdeen in Mockingjay

(Ed. Warning: Here there be spoilers.) Dear Katniss, You used to be my girl crush, the Lara Croft of our generation. You were kick-ass and you had the Jennifer Lawrence thang goin’ for you. The odds are ever in J-Law’s favour and they were always in yours too… until we …

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How to Pick Up Babes in the Library

If the sealed sections of Cosmopolitan are to be believed, then spraying an overpopulated beehive with Lynx before kicking it in the direction of the ladies to ‘enhance pheromone distribution’ is a sure-fire way to succeed in love. But bees are a raucous bunch and unlikely to be tolerated in …

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Failed New Year’s Resolutions

1.Exercise Discovering I could finally jog again almost three years after knee surgery led to an ambitious New Year’s resolution: walking my toy poodle, Faith, daily on a challenging route (my primary school cross-country track) before winning a marathon or becoming Arnold Schwarzenegger. Day 1: Faith trotted up the hill. …

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