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Gig Review: Sleepmakeswaves

Gig Review: Sleepmakeswaves

Otto Wicks-Green stands on a fold-back speaker in a typical classic-rock power stance, holding his guitar heavenward, and grinning from ear to ear. He’s on stage at the Metro Theatre, in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Sleepmakeswaves have just returned from a national tour of China, preceded by an …

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Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Blitz chatted to Justin Truong, co-founder of GigPick, a startup empowering local performers and connecting event organisers with live music acts. How did the idea for GigPick come about? I used to be very involved in various student societies on campus, where I organised events for the student constituency and through this, I was exposed …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 3 Recap

The Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 3 Recap

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney, the ladies dealt with the fallout of Matty and Athena Xymel Levendi’s battle; except for Krissy and Victoria who smartly avoided the drama following the mess of the first two episodes. We open to Nicole delicately sifting flour over her homemade coconut bread, …

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Interview: Frenchy

Interview: Frenchy

Blitz chatted to Frenchy ahead of his surprise appearance at O-Week Comedy Night. Read the highlights and listen to the full interview below. Before you were a comedian, your main job was teaching. Obviously you had to go to Uni for that, so what are three tips you would give to students …

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A Definitive Scoring of the Real Housewives of Sydney

Sydney finally has it’s very own reality show centred around affluent, drama driven, outspoken women otherwise known as real housewives. Let’s take a look at who these real housewives are, and how their taglines define them (from left to right in header image). LISA: “Brains and beauty, are my weapons of …

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What’s On: S1 W1

What's On: W1S1

All Week Arc Volunteering Apps OPEN Blitz Content Creator Apps OPEN Register your team for a social sports comp or register your interest for a taster session for Festival of Sport W2 Kudos Gallery Exhibitions Monday Trivia / 5:30-6:30pm / Greenhouse Tuesday Theatre Sports / 2-4pm / Greenhouse Ping Pong …

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WATCH: O-Week 2017 Freebies

UNSW O-Week 2017: Freebies

The best thing about UNSW O-Week is the freebies, making friends, joining clubs & societies, freebies, campus tours, freebies, night events. Did we mention freebies? #hotandspicy #freebies #unswoweek If you’re keen on embracing student life and always on the hunt for freebies, you’re in luck! There are freebies around campus …

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What’s On Sydney: Mardi Gras

What's On Sydney: Mardi Gras

Feeling overwhelmed by the prospects of bank-breaking textbooks, sleepless nights, and unhealthy eating habits? Liven your spirits with the most fabulous weekend of the year! Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is THE Australian pride event in which people of all sexual orientations, genders and ethnicities (including all you straight …

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Review: Best Places to Snorkel in Sydney

Summer is finally here at last! You know what that means? It’s time to spend endless days at the beach and work on your tan. For those you who love the water, then there’s lots you can do like swimming, surfing or kayaking. We are blessed that Sydney is covered …

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Review: Best Places to Visit at the Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Garden is Sydney’s most beloved treasure. It’s the oldest botanic garden and scientific institution in Australia since 1816. It’s home to an outstanding collection of plants focusing on Australia and the South Pacific. Also, this year marks its 200th year anniversary. I absolutely love visiting the gardens because …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette: Hometowns

Here we go. She is going to meet Mattie’s family first, because they’re in Sydney so it’s presumably the cheapest. He takes her to “Stallion Club”, which I thought was going to be a strip joint but is actually a pony club. She rides a horse called Thelma but his horse …

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Review: Beautiful Beaches in Sydney

Spring is already in full swing. Flowers are blooming everywhere you look and the sun is making us walk around in shorts again. It’s really a wonderful feeling being able to rock up at the university with a t-shirt and thongs (edit: flip-flops). This is an exciting time for me …

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Review: The Rocks Markets

The Rocks Markets are a favourite destination that is enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Located within walking distance of Sydney’s city centre and Circular Quay, the markets are set within a historical setting where buildings and public places from the city’s colonial past that can still be seen today. …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Surry Hills (and a trip down Oxford St)

Surry Hills is an inner city, Eastern suburb, perfect for the refined hipster. Good ol’ Surry has a palette of fine foods, nice nooks and wonderful wall art. (Pro: super close to uni.) Need some picturesque architecture in your life (or on your Instagram feed)? Surry Hills’ got you covered. BACKGROUND …

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5 Great Sydney Cinemas To See Movies

There are so many fantastic Sydney cinemas you can visit. After a long day at uni these are great places for a good movie and a good time with mates! 5. Dendy Opera Quays Seen enough of the Opera House? Nothing good on at the art gallery? Well never fear, because tucked away in …

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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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SUBURB DETOURS: Parramatta, the Emerald City

Parramatta or (you guessed it) “Parra” is a western suburb, that’s not too far from the CBD and not too far from the outer west. Basically Parramatta is the Emerald city of Sydney.  Like any other western suburb it is stereotyped to be full of bogans and gangstas, but I …

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SUBURB DETOURS: The Great West of Liverpool

While pretty much every university student spent their semester break, “backpacking” through Europe (you know it’s true), I devised a travel project of my own. This semester I plan to travel across different suburbs a fortnight, from my home area, Liverpool up to the beautiful Kensington. All with my trusty …

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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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Cheap A$$ Sydney (Early June)

Looking for a thrill without having to get up, you a sucker for turntables or walking through the artsy streets of Chippendale? Heading into this chilly June, you’re in luck.    Listen Better Read’s Talking Heads: Chris Allen When: 6:30-7:30pm, 31 May Where: Newtown Library Cost: Free More info: cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au Looking …

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Cheap A$$ Sydney (Late May)

Need a leisurely stroll to cool off after those long assignment slogs, need life inspiration or feeling like some free meditation? May is brimming with it all.    Wander Markets in May When: 11am, 5-19 May Where: Martin Place Cost: Free More info: localmarketguide.com.au The third installment of these markets …

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Cheap A$$ Sydney (Early May)

With the real biting end of the sem coming up fast, you need a good kick, a good laugh, and damn good food – as always, we’ve got you sorted.  De-stress Boxing for Fitness When: 1-1:45pm, Every Monday Where: Pyrmont Community Centre Cost: $4.50 (Concession) More info: cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au In the …

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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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Cheap A$$ Sydney (Late April)

Need to celebrate ANZAC Day next week in style or give your day some sizzling Latino flair? We’ve got you sorted.  Celebrate ANZAC Day at Watsons Bay When: 25 April Where: Beach Club, The Watsons Bay Hotel Cost: As much/little as you want! More info: watsonsbayhotel.com.au Imagine stunning waterfront views. …

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SAMPLE SALES: A GUIDE TO SURVIVING THEM

Everyone loves a good sale! But what you didn’t know is that the best ones happen outside of ASOS. Forget your 10% student discount, its all about the sample sale! These sales have been a long standing tradition in the fashion industry for fashionsta to score a bargain. For those …

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Cheap A$$ Sydney (Early April)

As we head into crunch time at uni, all we can think about is that next way to drown our sorrows (or forget they exist). Keen to share some stories over too many drinks,  or wow your senses with some of the country’s finest art? Then take a leaf out …

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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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