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Psyched: Taking A Step Back In Time

Psyched: Taking A Step Back In Time

It’s not every day that you get to step into a make-believe time machine that transports you to some of the most pivotal moments of history. Today however, we will be taking a mini magical school bus ride (in our psyche of course) into the history of psychology. Thanks to …

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Cockatoo Island with PhotoClub

PhotoClub Goes To Cockatoo Island

PhotoClub recently visited Cockatoo Island and snapped some incredible shots, check them out below! Tsz Kin William Liu (Above Left) & Anna Zhang (Above Right) Tsz Kin William Liu (Above Left) & Dylan Kim (Above Right) Anna Zhang (Above) Sandy Zhang (Above) Joseph Chan (Above)   Check out more from PhotoClub …

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Exchange Diaries: Birmingham, England

Exchange Diaries: Birmingham, England

Blitz chatted to Albert Lin, who recently got back from exchange in the land of, Big Ben, big Shakespeare plays, and big cities. What university did you attend? I went to the University of Birmingham, in England. What’s your favourite thing about England? The weather, honestly. I mean, as much as …

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Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh, Scotland

Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh

Blitz caught up with Shivika Gupta who spent time on exchange in the beautiful rugged terrain of Scotland. Read on to find out about why exchange in Scotland is much more than just working up the courage to try haggis and tolerating bagpies. What university did you attend? The University …

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SUBURB DETOURS: UNSW, Kensington

Kensington or “Kenso” (fun fact), is an Eastern suburb, southeast of the CBD. Home to many, Kensington provides the land upon which students in HECs debt reside, often lining up for free food events at the lovely UNSW. BACKGROUND Originally inhabited by the Cadigal people, who used to live around …

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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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Travel Diaries: Why I Travel

As my last article for Blitz I wanted to write something special, if a bit longer, explaining to anyone who’s been reading why I do what I do. I recently paid a visit to my 40th country, and this is a little bit about why that achievement means so much …

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Travel Tales: Is Low-Budget Travel Hypocritical?

When I was 18, I had a very strong sense of what travelling should be like. Because it was my first time travelling by myself for an extended period of time in an exotic country, I thought I knew it all. I thought that low-budget travelling was the key to …

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Travel Diaries: A Real Cliffhanger

I had arrived in Switzerland just 2 days earlier and, nestled in the small village of Lauterbrunnen at the foot of the mighty Alps, my friends and I had finally come to the decision not to go skiing on our day off. I don’t think anyone truly wanted to be …

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Travel Diaries: My Best (and Worst) Drinking Story – Part 2

Last week I began telling the story of one of my very first real drinking experiences at the Haufbrau Haus in Munich, Germany. You can read Part 1 here  “I’ll have what you’re having.” At this his eyes lit up like sparklers. He let out a howl of amusement. “I …

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Travel Tales: Diamond Hill – Failure or Success?

It all started with a trip to the local national park, and a very poorly planned hence failed hike up a ‘mountain’, called Diamond Hill. Very early that morning I took a bus from Galway, an old fishing village on the West coast of Ireland, up to Connemara national park. …

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Travel Diaries:My Best (and Worst) Drinking Story – Part 1

Let me start by saying Germany has very clean cities. Looking back now, that was probably where I made my mistake. In thinking that the nice, safe, clean city of Munich couldn’t possibly be hiding such a dark temptation, but oh was I wrong. It was my first time in Europe, …

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Travel Tales: Feeling ‘Sick’ May Make Your Day

Ok, let’s face it: travelling ain’t always a bed of roses. Especially when traveling to places such as India, when you are not particularly used to the array of intense spices and, more importantly, levels of spiciness. You are basically guaranteed to get – as Anglos very elegantly like to put …

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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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Four Out of This World Space Facts

Where do astronauts like to hangout? The spacebar. So stop sending in your selfies to NASA – we all know you’re a star – and keep reading for more totally legit (we swear) space factoids that are out of this world. The Centre of the Galaxy is Basically a Kinder …

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Pop Into Some Pop-up Festivals This Semester

From the celebrated coastline of California to the bright lights of New York City, the USA is packed with famous sights and our friends over at STA Travel want to help you see them all and many more! Whether you want to explore a national park or hang out in …

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Travel Diaries: The One That (Nearly) Got Away

Let me start off by saying that as much as I love the water, I have never spent much time on boats. My father was a sailor, I quit lessons when I was 6 because the life jackets chafed. My uncle owned a pontoon boat, I fell off it and …

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Riding a Camel, Star Wars and Other Feels From My Trip to Morocco

When I found out that I was going to Morocco, I told everyone that I was going to somewhere in the Middle East. For those of you reading right now thinking,‘Well, isn’t it?’ No it’s NOT. It’s in North Africa, right below Spain and beside Algeria. It’s a common misconception, seeing that …

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Going Loco: Why You Shouldn’t Bitch About Sydney’s Trains

Fresh from eight months of wandering the globe, Nicola Shafer is thrilled about the state of Sydney transport. (Ed. She obviously hasn’t been back long.) I am currently exultant about Sydney’s trains. In fact, it’s moments like these that I wish I were in that section of the Good Weekend …

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