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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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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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Is Uni Better When You’re Single?

‘No way,’ says Brittney Rigby My first and only tip for surviving uni: get a boyfriend/girlfriend/both. Getting in a relationship will make everyone think you’re desirable and that your life is totally awesome (plus you’ll have a great excuse for getting out of social obligations you couldn’t be arsed attending). …

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The Uni Student’s Guide to Negotiating Use-By Dates

‘Use by’, ‘Sell by’, ‘Best Before’ – so many rules, so little time to care about what they mean. Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s what in the supermarket jungle: what you can flirt with, what you shouldn’t mess with and what will keep your hungry student stomachs food-poisoning free …

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Share House Hell

Here we take a look at all of the shitty stuff that absolutely happens in every share house ever, no matter how well you all get along. Other people’s nocturnal visitors First there’s the light tap on the front door at two in the morning. Then there’s the full-on knocking. …

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7 Types of Halloween Costumes

There has been some confusion lately over this American holiday called Halloween. Do I dress scary? Can I wear whatever I want? Why are pumpkins involved? Well I have no idea why pumpkins are involved, what I do know is that the dress code varies more than the subjects in …

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Is This How You Feel? Blitz Chats Up The Preatures

It’s fair to say Sydney band The Preatures have everyone talking. With two EPs, a whole host of award wins and a place in triple j’s Hottest 100 under their belt, the Aussie rock band have finally seen fit to release their debut album. We here at Blitz think it’s …

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11 Reasons We’re Pumped for Spring

1. The return of short shorts. 2. Eating gelato on the beach (without getting hypothermia). 3. The beach in general. 4. Being outside. 5. Flowers and bees and shit. 6. It’s (kind of) almost Christmas. 7. Spring showers > winter rain. 8. Enjoying a cold beverage is much nicer when …

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The Five Stages of Handing in a Late Assignment

1. Denial and Isolation So the 3,000 word essay you haven’t started is due tomorrow. For the last five weeks you’ve been all like: But now it’s crunch time. You can probably get it done in one night, right? You isolate yourself from your peers (i.e. turn down that invitation …

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23 Reasons Monday 9am Classes Are The Worst. Ever.

1. Your alarm goes off at a ridiculous time. 2. Sunday afternoons are super depressing because you can’t stop thinking about tomorrow morning. 3. You’re starting the same time as the working folk, but you’re not getting paid. 4. You’ll probably fall asleep in class and miss everything important. 5. The weekend is …

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To Live at Home or Not to Live at Home, That is the Question

If there’s anything university students are known for, it’s laziness and a constant tight arse money situation, so it’s no surprise that a large amount of UNSW students live at home. For those currently tossing up whether to live on campus, rent an apartment (read: sh*thole) near Coogee, or remain …

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15 Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through Exam Week

1. ‘Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.’ – Jack Canfield 2. ‘Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.’ – Dale Carnegie …

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Pro-CATS-tination 101

There is no denying that our lives have significantly improved since cats took over the interwebs. Productivity might have fallen but that’s a small price to pay for all the crazy cat ladies and gentlemen out there. So here’s a little catnip of some of the amazing Katniss related things …

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YouTube: Learn Shit That Isn’t the Shit You’re Supposed to Be Learning

STUDY WARNING: Once you pop, you can’t stop. Seriously. These channels are addictive. We will not be held responsible for any failing grades. Crash Course Did you know that bestselling author John Green (yep, the guy who wrote The Fault in Our Stars) is, like, totes into history and stuff? …

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The Most Addictive YouTube Threads

1. Jimmy Fallon Videos From arm wrestling Channing Tatum, wearing tight pants with J-Lo, and hashtagging with Jonah Hill and Justin Timberlake, you can watch Fallon’s videos for hours. 2. Judge Judy Cases Some of the cases that make it on this show are so damn embarrassing they make for …

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Maleficent Review

Disney has an extensive history of providing family movies but Maleficent is a considerably darker affair, following the viewpoint of the titular character in this restyling of a classic. We’re introduced to Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) as a young fairy who befriends a farm boy, Stefan (Sharlto Copley). Predictably, they grow …

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6 Biggest Friendzoned Characters

The Hunchback of Notre Damn It’s obvious the unfortunate looking Quasimodo has got the hots for street gypsy Esmeralda, but when a hansom prince gets involved you know there’s no hope for the bell ringing bestie. To rub salt in the wound, Quasi watches their wedding from a high tower …

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Study Snacks: A Week-Long Guide

Monday: Laksa There are several on-campus places that will sell laksa to you for around $10, and this stuff is tasty. It’s nice and spicy, so it might wake you up and give you enough energy to get back to the library and write those notes. Can tend to make …

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A Guide to Dealing with Bad Results

Bad results? Don’t worry, we’ve got a way to help you get over it, and yes, they do involve movement. We’re sorry, but it’s worth it. Burn It Does it look like your future boss wants to see all your test results stapled with your resume? No. So destroy the …

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Egyptian Lover at Goodgod Small Club

The Egyptian Lover is an ageing old-school hip-hop West-coast electro-rap DJ from California who owns a record label called Egyptian Empire Records. His most famous single is titled Egypt, Egypt. His best-known EP is called Electro Pharaoh, not to mention On The Nile, Back from the Tomb, and Platinum Pyramids. …

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The Most Eurovision-y Things About This Year’s Eurovision

I love Eurovision. The flamboyant pop stars, ridiculous costumes, and geopolitical tensions are unmatched by any other international competition. Where else would you find a teenage girl singing, a single backup dancer in a unitard that covered his entire face, and a little person, all in the same entry? (Albania, …

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The 10 Worst Things About Sharehouses

1. Other people’s nocturnal visitors First there’s the light tap on the front door at two in the morning. Then there’s the full-on knocking. Then there’s the whispering and urgent shushing in the hallway outside your door, followed by their bedroom door closing. Then there are shoes against the wall …

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