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Blitz is the cream cheese for your bagel, the best friend's advice on what to text back, the compendium of everything you need to know about student life at UNSW. 

Blitz is home to lit content from student producers at UNSW whose major aim is to keep you in the know. We're here for everything from 'What's On' to serious contemplations of what to do with your life and career (especially your growing Stranger Things meme-bank). We exist online on the Blitz website, in video and on the airwaves on your phone/ laptop/ on the bus and all over campus. 

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Procrastination is a disease and I have it

If you relate to this you'd better check yourself into procrastination rehab.

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Lawyer and Cheese Maker - why not both?

Sometimes we forget that most people have multiple careers. Time to remember that even career choices are temporary.

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Serious Trivia with Jeeves

5 facts you know you need to not know.

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Phil' your Thursday night to the brim

If you haven't got a ticket, you need to check out your priorities STAT.

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Rewire Your Big Mood with a Big Tune

A new playlist is more than just procrastination, it's a scientific way to change your mood.

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On the Importance of Just Turning Up

The under-appreciated art of turning up, regardless of the consequences, is a girl's best friend.

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Problem: sports bore me to tears. Solution: Lyra.

Aside from the endless giggles and fun that come with aerials classes, there is the body positivity that feels inherent within the practice.

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Alice Tovey reclaims the Mansplain

Alice Tovey dishes on growing up listening to Meatloaf, giving voice to minorities and what feminism really means.

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Wax Your Writer's Block Right Off

What do you do to overhaul the dry desert that is your creative mind and use your coffee filled anxiety and actually put ink on paper? event is going to be so hot that you’ll leave a sweaty deliriously-scribbling-ideas-down-mess into the cool autumn air,

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Hate running? Try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

I’ve read about the high that people experience when they run or go to the gym and I suppose it just was not meant to be. So if like me running is not your thing perhaps martial arts is.

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Are you a hot indecisive mess?

8: Your opinions are a swirling mass that devours all information coming your way but never really takes one solid shape.

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Take a Hike Multipassionites

Sometimes you've gotta get outside your comfort zone before you can think about what you're really passionate about.

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How To Survive Life After Uni

​For university students, graduation is a term that can evoke low grade anxiety and a turbulent influx of uncertainty, yet at the same time, it can perpetuate an unbridled sense of liberty and relief. Graduation signals the end of an era and the beginning

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10 Ways To Know You're Studying the Wrong Degree

Whether you’re four years into a law degree, considering transferring from science to teaching, or just dipping your toe into chemical engineering, there’s a little voice in the back of your head that whispers ‘is this the right place for me?’

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World's supply of irony is officially exhausted

Contrary to popular belief, irony is a finite resource in the world, and was sustainably used for centuries, only dipping when a humorous calamity or great work of art was created.

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Art for the Artless

Hopeless with a paintbrush? Can’t tell the difference between a Manet and a Monet? Don't let that stop you from getting creative!

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Creativity is not just for the Arts

Imagine you’re one of those fancy-pants Fine Arts students over at the Paddington campus. You’re a genuinely fine painter, exquisite at drawing and a master of the socio-political histories that made your art forms what they are today.

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Old Answers To New Problems

Artists are usually represented as the tortured soul: the ones who express their debilitating misery, impassioned curiosity and dark desires through the lenses of their work

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Fail In Order To Succeed

Failure as an outcome can cripple us, shadowing us in lingering moments of self doubt, paralysing us with fear and uncertainty: Will I ever be good enough? Is it the end of the road for me?

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​10 People Failing Worse Than You

We fear failure and the possibility of taking stats in summer school but the thing is, there are always people who have it worse. Here are ten people who have definitely had better days.

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Practical Ways to Get Sh*t Done

Here’s how to get shit done: Look at when you’re most productive and build systems to replicate it. It’s really that simple.

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Instagram Rebrands as 'Chris Hemsworth's Diary'

After the long weekend coverage of Chris Hemsworth’s life, social media giant Instagram has decided to call it quits and go with the market demands.

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(The Truth Is) Shit Happens​

Picture this. Carrie Bradshaw sitting in a casually rolled up sweater late at night, intently typing out an aphorism about modern love and sex on her thick 90s Apple Macbook: there’s a battle between what we know and what we feel.

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Dummy's Guide To Attraction

Scared to ask your crush out because you fear crippling rejection? Are you standing at the bar with a drink a friend brought and trying to figure out if they like you or not? Don’t worry we got you fam!

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10 Instagram fitness models that will actually help you get fit at uni

Lacking motivation to head to the gym after class? Struggling to have the time to cook healthy meals? Walking into the gym but having no idea what to do?

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Do’s and Don’ts of Spiritual and Bodily Self-Care

Do Not: Live your life by the Wikihow page titled "How to Care for Your Sea-Monkeys". Do not let algae develop in your tank for you to eat. Do not aerate your tank with a turkey baster.

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5 Body Positive People to Follow on Insta

If you’re like me and you’re addicted to Instagram (forget that Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter crap), you probably spend a lot of time scrolling through #aesthetic feeds.

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Quarter Life Crisis

It was during summer break of 2017 when I read an article that predicted your date of death based on ABS statistics, your age and where you have lived. The article predicted that I would die on 26 December 2079. Needless to say that’s when my quarter life

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10 Show Tunes (to Make You Cry Like a Baby)

One of the greatest things about show tunes is that when you’re listening to a song, you’re not just listening to one single song, you’re listening one part of a greater narrative.

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5 Things You Didnt Know (That You Needed to Know)

​How to Make the Most Out of Your Mornings

Your sweet sleep is ruined as your obnoxiously loud alarm rings, irritating not just you but your parents as well. You groan as you reach over for your phone to turn it off before settling back into your cosy and warm bed.

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Books Worth The Time

Everyone knows that life just gets in the way (of everything), and this is especially true once the rush of semester comes into full swing...

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7 Things You Should Be Doing ( to Go to Bed Before 2am)

Here are 7 simple things to (hopefully) get you in bed before 2AM - and up in time for your 9AM lecture. Yawn!

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RIP Sydney's Nightlife

If people who like to party don’t get better at writing formal letters, it’s R.I.P. to Sydney’s Nightlife

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Not So Easy Lovin'

Attraction + Intimacy = Sex and/or Relationship. Right?

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Get Woke or Die Trying

Ground Breaking research proves that your ‘Wokeness’ can be measured by the amount of glitter you find in your bed the morning after Mardi Gras

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Philosophy for Fun

Tradies of UNSW strike fear and admiration into the hearts of female student population with stream of Foucault references in casual conversation.

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Top 6 Tips for Having a Lush Mardi Gras

With one of the world's biggest pride events hitting Sydney on Saturday we thought you might like some advice on how to make the most of the glittery annual spectacle Mardi Gras in 2018.

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GREATEST


Colin Dray's new novel Sign explores a non-verbal life

Colin Dray's ground-breaking novel throws light on what being unable to speak is like.

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Adulting is... Budgeting

In the name of all that is holy, read this cautionary tale before your only sustenance is canned vegetables.

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Deciding to get your First Ink

So you're nervous about getting your first tattoo. Have a think about this.

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Coming Out and the Not-Choice to Transition

Transitioning: there are few bigger decisions, and yet, should we consider it a choice?

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When in doubt, focus on your passions

Passion, instead of being a forced and relentless pursuit, is something which we cannot create, but merely carry.

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Become a Wellness Warrior!

Stress Less Week may be wrapping up, but that's just the beginning for Wellness @ Arc.

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Stopping the spiral before it starts

We all fall down, but it's essential we learn how to identify it so we can pick ourselves up.

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Does film only further stigmatise mental illness?

Is film representation being a friend or a foe in our engagement with Mental Health issues?

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Adulting Is...Electricity

It was on this day that I became the Electricity Nazi, the air-con commandant, the wicked witch of the light switch. From this day forward not a single light was left on unless it was completely necessary.

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What's elegance got to do with it

Sometimes it feels like exercise is either a boys' domain or for elegance only. Punch that myth in the face.

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I exercise to stay sane

Your relationship with exercise doesn't have to be about beauty standards, it can be about your optimum brain function, it can be about self-control, it can be about transcendence.

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Adulting is... Garbage

Avoiding loitering in the kitchen on a Thursday? Prepared strategies to not overfill the bin? We've got some Grade-A adulting avoidance going on here.

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Lonely Not Alone

The internet has created a place for our generation to feel linked… to feel valued through the actions of others. Why is it that we only find value in the eyes of others and not in our own eyes? Through high school friendship dramas, unrequited teenage cr

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Who to follow in #asupol

5 PMs in 5 years, the rise of the minor party type-a personalities (two of which have appeared on Dancing with the Stars) and the ongoing issues with the Murray Darling Basin, live exports and the NEG (whatever that might be). Although US politics is mess

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Should I stay or should I go?

Our generation sometimes has a skewed perception of permanence. We’re very good at living for the moment, making spontaneous decisions based on current thoughts and feelings.

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​Born a Catholic, Raised a Catholic and Now I’m Free(thinking)

The questions begun on a random lazy Sunday morning, as I begrudgingly dragged myself out of bed at an ungodly hour.

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Adulting Is...Cleaning

The big bad world bites you in the bum in a number of ways. Each razor sharp tooth a responsibility that all come chomping down on you at once. With handling my own shopping being the first of my wounds to tend to, it was time to break out the Dettol for

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Confessions of an art school reject

I love my art degree. It has been deemed “impractical”, “narcissistic”, “cute”, or, perhaps worst of all, “unnecessary”.

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Adulting Is...shopping

It was when three of my friends and I moved into our shitty fibro share house that I came to realise my free trial of life was over.

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Home Grown Talent

Tucked behind the 7 Eleven on Oxford Street, you’ll find some of UNSW’s most creative talents drawing, sewing, hammering and snapping away their latest creations on our Art & Design campus.

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Sport | Where Failure Is Success

Failures flying at your head from all angles? Tired of walking the long path of mediocrity in cycles of failures? Why not give sport a try where failure is success!

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Does the Carpet Match the Drapes?

Let’s talk about how red heads are a pretty fine example of recessive genetics, but when it gets down to it, are also (apparently) growing a Grindylow in our pants?!

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​Do You Know When Dissatisfaction Become Dysmorphia?

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you have looked in the mirror and realised all the reasons why you aren’t modelling alongside Gigi Hadid and Tyson Beckford?

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To the Pointe

​For 18 years of my life, every time I have stepped into the shower my feet have stung. The skin on top of them is thick, however certain parts have be worn down so raw that even cold water feels like a burn.

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​Be Wary of the Metrics You Use to Measure Your Life

It should come as a shock to exactly none of us that most people struggle, at one point or continuously, with the question of whether there’s any point to your life. If you’re not Beyoncé or Steven Hawking, it will come to your attention that the ripple

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Adulting is...Garbage

Incredibly well prepared to avoid taking out the bins? Instinctually know not to loiter in the kitchen on Thursday? Grade-A adult avoidance is underway.

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I Am Busy (Therefore I Matter)

Please kindly slap me next time I tell you I’m crazy busy. You’ll be doing my overinflated ego a big favour.

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Fast Forward

​When we were little the concept of time seemed irrelevant. All that we would care about was running home to watch Dance Academy and eat red clouds.

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(Everyone I know is) Bad At Love

Commitmentphobes, Lonely-Romantics Microcheaters, Breadcrumbers, Ghosters: everyone I know is bad at love.

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The Perils of Wearing the Pants

Confidence – something we all want to have, unless we have it.

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Why International Women's Day is a terrible idea

Tokenistic and infuriating, diversity days are part of the problem not the solution.

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5 Reasons to Use Your Libido for It's God Given Purpose

Looking for reasons to tell your m9s that there is nothing wrong with playing the field? Look no further than our exploration of the benefits of a healthy sexual appetite.

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What to do with your existential crisis

Tips & tricks to help you survive uni (and life)

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Arc Programs

eReuse

Refurbishing computers and donating them to local charity groups in need!

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Artsweek

Artsweek is all about UNLEASHING your creative side. No longer are we just a feel good art festival - welcome to the creative stomping ground of UNSW Kensington's campus!

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The Student Cookbook

Whether your signature dish is toast and the entirety of your cooking experience is watching Tasty videos on Facebook, or you whip up dishes worthy of a Michelin star – the Cookbook is your back pocket guide for simple, delicious meals.

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Festival of Sport

Ready, sweaty, go!

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UNSWeetened

So what is UNSWeetened? Is it like, low cal cooking?

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CREATIVE


Ongoing Compendium of Notable Bus Passengers

Somewhere, a fantasy tale set in the middle ages is missing it’s loveable-ey dull giant who runs ‘round unknowingly causing chaos in the kingdom.

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A Series of Experiments

When I was filled with sadness, it was only because I had forgotten the silver-green creek at the edge of my family’s property, which served as the backdrop of my existence.

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Uber Differences

Nola: “Anyways, I don’t actually think Donald Trump is thaaaat bad.” Me internally: Okeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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