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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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Exchange Diaries: Florida, USA

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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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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Fucoid: Job Apps

Fucoid: Job Apps

Being an adult is #hardaf. Filing your taxes will have you considering a finance major, and what’s a good deal on superannuation anyway? Gone are the days of ‘pocket money,’ replaced by clean outfits, aspirin and filling out job apps. Job applications are an endless maze of sounding upbeat while trying …

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UNSW’s Nuttiest Society – NUTS

NUTS

The New South Wales University Theatrical Society (fondly known as NUTS by its members) is the perfect avenue for you to let out all your creative urges. NUTS is also a great medium to forge friendships with a wonderful exuberant family of actors, writers, techies, designers, and all sorts of theatre …

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Free Stuff at UNSW

Free Stuff at UNSW

Let’s be real, there is nothing everyone loves more than freebies. When you’re out in the real world, freebies are scarce, so make the most of your life as a student and capitalise on the sweet, sweet opportunity to grab as many freebies as you can. O-Week, is bustling with …

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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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To Avoid: Guilty Pleasure TV Shows ;)

It’s exam season and for me time is ripe to binge watch random TV shows or films in a desperate attempt to escape studying. This week I bring you a variety of my guilty pleasure shows. It’s all well and good to analyse the dark themes of Mad Men, to …

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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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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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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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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Family Reunions

Every family is different, there’s no mistaking that, but I’m a firm believer that how we interact with our families (and I mean distant families) is something that is fundamentally human. So here are the five life lessons I learned from family reunions, (I wonder if yours are the same …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: How I Met Your Mother

Nothing good ever happens after 2am. If there’s one thing that this show has taught me, it’s this: if 2am rolls around and you’re looking for something to do, climb into bed and out of trouble. You can’t trust your tired self. Love the skin you’re in. Whether it’s wanting …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: My Friends Who’ve Moved Out of Home While at University

Serious shout out to all those hard-working, independent and crazy kids who’ve moved out of home and taken the next step towards being an adult! Whether it’s by choice or by necessity, I gotta hand it to you, I’m pretty impressed. But I’m told that living with freedom does come …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Being an Older Sibling

There’s a long-standing debate about which is better: being the eldest child, the youngest, the middle or an only child. Being an oldest child myself makes me incredibly biased, so instead of arguing which is better, I’ll share with you the five life lessons I learned from being an older …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Graduating from High School

Ahh, it’s that time of the year again. All the high school graduation photos are being plastered all over Facebook and Instagram, and the nostalgia sets in for those simpler (or more deathly uncomfortable) times. I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a (major!) throwback and share …

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The Review: Anything Goes-The Musical

Who doesn’t love a good night out at the theatre? Currently showing at the Opera House, Anything Goes brings a Broadway favourite to Sydney. Taking place on the S.S. American as it makes the journey from New York to London, Anything Goes follows the story of Reno Sweeney, a nightclub singer, played by the …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Mean Girls

Easily one of the most quotable, watched and re-watched movies of the last generation, Mean Girls has a number of important life lessons. Here are my top five. The best way to deal with haters is to always be ready with a good comeback. Eventually they’ll get the gist and …

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The 5 Life Lessons I Learned From: Chucking An All-Nighter

Like a rite of passage that you cannot escape from, everyone has, at some point in their life, chucked an all-nighter. Whether it was because you had something cooler to do (*cough* Netflix *cough) or you left a 50% assignment until the night before, there are a number of things …

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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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