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UNSWEETENED LAUNCH PARTY! Whether you’re a contributor, critic, or a fan, one of the social highlights of the year is the UNSWeetened Literary Journal Launch Party. Like Truman Capote’s infamous Black and White Ball, the Launch Party is an extravaganza involving art, punch, music and free (vegan and gluten free!) food.

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CONTENTS

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CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT

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BITZ & PIECES

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Zedecho

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FUCOID Brunch

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YOU KNOW WHAT SUCKS... People Who Hate On Arts Students

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#THROWBACK To Pre-Uni Life

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STUDENT SURVIVOR Become A Literary Genius

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ADULTING 101 Laundry

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WHAT'S ON

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AN INTERVIEW WITH... DrakeSoc

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QUIZ What Type Of Artist Are You?

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AN INTERVIEW WITH... UNSWeetened

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EXCHANGE DIARIES Paris & Stockholm

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BLITZ RADIO SPOTLIGHT The 895 With Dom & Nick

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BLITZ DEBATES Is It Okay To Illegally Download?

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REVIEWS

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Arc FLEA MARKETS

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PHIL' SPOTLIGHT Meet Team Blitzed

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PUZZLES

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VOX POPS

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COVER IMAGE BY ZEDECHO (KAIT POLKINGHORNE)

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Eden Gillespie Blitz Editor Antonio Castigila Online Editor Lydia Morgan Blitz Designer

Tina Zhou Chair of the Arc Board

E chair@arc.unsw.edu.au W arc.unsw.edu.au/board-blog

E blitzeditor@arc.unsw.edu.au W blitz.arc.unsw.edu.au

Hey UNSW,

In the spirit of Artsweek, I’m going to tell you about my favourite artist: Frida Kahlo.

The student literary journal UNSWeetened is a beautiful compilation of creative student works that is soon to be released. Be sure to get your hands on a copy at the launch on Aug 25! Artsweek is also underway, so make sure you take the time to enjoy the dazzling displays from Vivid and Sculptures by the Sea. Pop up bars, Laneway live music, arts markets, galleries and top notch chocolate, surely should make it on your to-do list. Best, Tina

The Mexican feminist icon was known for drinking her weight in tequila, being an aggressive revolutionary and having a polyamorous relationship with Diego Rivera. Her mum, throwing the ultimate shade, described Frida’s marriage to Diego as a marriage between “a dove and an elephant”. (If you see the movie Frida you’ll realise it’s not too bad a comparison, tbh). And that brings me to my favourite Frida quote ever: “I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim.” If you want to continue the art-high after Artsweek and the UNSWeetened launch within the fortnight, Frida is a must-see. Cheers, Eden

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NADIA YEO MEDIA (COMMUNICATIONS & JOURNALISM) Who’s your favourite artist? Jackson Pollock. His paintings remind me of failed attempts at laundry.

If you could paint a huge mural on campus what would it be of? Sushi.

What’s the first step to becoming a literary genius? Watch all the movie versions of the books first.

The ultimate first date spot in Sydney? To a hidden bar because I want to feel like I'm in a movie when I'm really a struggling uni student who eats packets of noodles on a regular basis.

Wrote Adulting 101 p.15, What’s On UNSW p.17

PAIGE MCGRATH MEDIA (COMMUNICATIONS & JOURNALISM) The most bizarre artwork you’ve ever seen? A fluffy alien orb/egg thing that glowed. Kind of cool, kind of creepy.

Wrote #Throwback p.12

What’s the first step to becoming a literary genius? The first step to becoming a literary genius is not proclaiming to be a literary genius.

Is it okay to illegally download music and movies? Yeah, we all do it. It’s not like Taylor Swift is going to go broke because I didn’t buy Wildest Dreams. Your opinion of Shakespeare? When I was 16 I wrote a Facebook status that said ‘I wish Shakespeare's parents had used some form of contraception’, so there’s that. I’m a bit more ambivalent now though!

CHARLOTTE GOODSIR ARTS The most bizarre artwork you’ve ever seen? An art student friend of mine filmed ‘Chubby Bunny’ with chocolate covered tampons... it was interesting. What’s the first step to becoming a literary genius? Smoking Marlboro Reds, all black outfits, quoting Sylvia Plath daily and wearing glasses, even if you don’t need them.

If you could paint a huge mural on campus what would it be of? A huge mural of dogs. Because dogs. Your opinion of Shakespeare? Shakespeare ain't got nothing on me! I'm kidding, a god and inspiration.

Wrote Fucoid p.09, What’s On Sydney p.18

ANNIE DAVIDSON MEDIA/ COMMERCE Who’s your favourite artist? It changes a lot, but right now Rose Wylie, her art is really intriguing.

Wrote Album Review p.26

The most bizarre artwork you’ve ever seen? A blank canvas, not sure if it was a mistake but I stood there for a few minutes staring at it.

What’s the first step to becoming a literary genius? Accept that you may never be appreciated in your own lifetime. Your opinion of Shakespeare? I love how he put subtle progressive messages within his plays, but managed to stay in his lane so he still got respect.

SAMANTHA CLEMENTE PSYCHOLOGY The most bizarre artwork you’ve ever seen? I once saw a painting that was just noses. If you could paint a huge mural on campus what would it be of? I’m horrible at painting, but if I could, probably a cliché inspo quote in bright, happy colours.

Your opinion of Shakespeare? Other than making high school English a living hell, I love him. He invented his own words and that’s pretty badass. Who’s your favourite artist? My younger sister, everything she makes is art, especially when she’s not trying.

Wrote Film Review, p.26

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BITZ & PIECES BY MADELAINE DE LEON

NATASHA BEDINGFIELD | Unwritten Here’s some inspiration for UNSWeetened this week. This throwback song is pop with good literary chops.

PLAYLIST

THE BEATLES | Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds The Beatles are known for their artistic references. Contrary to popular belief this song is not about LSD but about a drawing of the same name. PAINTER SONG | Norah Jones A nice crooner to keep your mind in a restful breeze this Artsweek as assessments are strolling through the door.

THIS IS A BOOK

BOOKNOOK

by Demetri Martin

This is a Book is the perfect read for those with short attention spans. Comedian and somewhat author, Demetri Martin, will get you hooked with his wise cracks.

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FUNFACTS Eating an excess of carrots can cause you to turn orange. Humans produce enough saliva in a lifetime to fill two swimming pools. Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

UNSW LOVE LETTERS


SOCIAL STALKER

VIRAL

Instagram

@tasteofstreep

LIKES There will be actual jaffle parachuting at Artsweek! Flying food? We are so there. Ocean's Eight adds more female stars to its cast, including Ri- Ri and Anne Hathaway. This movie is gonna slay!

An Instagram account loaded with pictures of Meryl Streep edited into classic Hallmark dishes. This account will not only patch up your hungry stomach but will foster a desire to a tag all your friends in every post.

A parody event entitled Pauline Hanson’s Big Halal BBQ has hit Facebook and it’s really something. This September 13, go get yourself a halal snack pack.

YouTube

ChoNunMigookSaram

Spring is on its way and we're bloomin' keen.

Megan Bowen is an American living in Korea who vlogs about her experiences. From reality dating show parodies to ‘Koreans React’ videos, her account is entertaining as well as eye-opening.

DISLIKES

Scientists say that tiger sharks in the Great Barrier Reef are "inherently lazy", making them our new favourite marine species.

Twitter

@dariatbh

The Rio 2016 Olympics has finally come to an end. For those suffering from postOlympics depression, it’s gonna be okay. Kendall Jenner is dating A$AP Rocky, making them the second rapper-reality TV star partnership for the family. Buckle up for another month of schooling before the mid semester break. Can the time machine get here any sooner?

This is parody account tweets everything you’re thinking. If you like sarcasm and self-deprecating wit, you’ve come to the right place. Retweets are a definite.

Adele invited a fan onstage to sing with her and was blown away when she ended up being a Grammy nominee.

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ARTISTSPOTLIGHT//AN INTERVIEW WITH ZEDECHO Zedecho (aka Kait Polkinghorne) was one of the amazing Artsweek volunteers last year. If you visit her website zedecho.com you’ll find psychedelic quotes and slime-dripping illustrations. Blitz chatted with Kait about her art on the brink of Artsweek.

What’s your favourite piece that you’ve made? That’s tricky. Probably one of my portraits with a psychedelic background, they’re always fun to do.

Your art pseudonym is Zedecho, what does it mean? Zedecho came from when I was watching the end of Pulp Fiction. I thought the way that Bruce Willis said “Zed’s dead baby” was so cool. So I grabbed Zed and chucked echo on the end because I had been reading about the phonetic alphabet.

Where do you get the inspiration for your illustrations? People mostly. My friends are probably sick of me asking to draw them or taking pictures of their hands in weird shapes.

Why did you choose to have a pseudonym rather than go by your own name? My name has always been awkwardly long and I never felt that it fitted me or my work. I feel that working under a different name, at least for now, gives me a bit of freedom with what I do. How were you involved in Artsweek last year? I initially came on board as the graphic designer but then also became the co-coordinator. It was

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a huge amount of work but looking back it was a really great experience and heaps of fun throwing parties, meeting artists and getting to decorate the campus. I've never had to manage anything that huge before. What kind of illustrations do you make? I think all my drawings are pretty strange. I like skating the line between cool and creepy. Anything that’s dripping slime or a little bit weird I am into. I love things that are a little bit unnerving. How would you describe your creative style? It’s kind of digital graffiti. I am heavily inspired by street artists: their bold lines and bright colours are something that I really try and draw on.

What’s the process like for making your illustrations? Do they take a long time to create? A portrait usually takes a couple of hours, depending on the hair. If they have long, wavy hair (like mine) it can take literally hours before I even start thinking about colours. Anything else can take between an hour up to days and days.

//RAPID FIRE If your art was a drink it’d be… Something fruity, strong and over the top. Your favourite zoo animal? The sun bear of course. If you could rename your mother you’d call her… That is so hard. She is just such a Sam. Three things that you’d take with you on a space mission: My RM Williams (they are essential to my life), Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s second album and probably my brother — I think he would be a lot more well equipped and prepared than me.


FUCOID//

BRUNCH BY CHARLOTTE GOODSIR

BRUNCH WAS INVENTED BY PEOPLE WHO WERE TOO EMBARRASSED TO SAY THEY WOKE UP LATE BECAUSE THEY WERE HUNGOVER AND INSTEAD MADE A MEAL SOUND MORE LIKE AN ACTIVITY THAT ONE SHOULD SHAVE THEIR LEGS FOR. If you have popped into any café that serves food on wooden boards rather than plates with tastefully sparse décor that looks like IKEA designers have had a party inside, then you have successfully infiltrated the beast. We’re talking about the kind of café that has exposed concrete and brick walls that serves more poached eggs than a North Shore retirement home.

YOU KNOW WHAT SUCKS...

PEOPLE WHO HATE ON ARTS STUDENTS By Ryan Bautista

Another day, another post on UNSW Rants talking about how we, Arts students, aren’t going to find a job with our “useless” degrees. We’re probs going to earn cashola at Macca’s once we graduate, they say. But you know what? The Arts folk are doing pretty alright if you ask me, because while our degree is home to some not-so-picturesque buildings, we get three per cent deducted per day for submitting assignments late, wbu? This is what we're bloody sick of hearing from you selfassured non-Arts peeps.

“THAT MUST BE INTERESTING” We know what you mean, but look: We’re stoked to leave uni with a treasure trove of fun facts. Like, did you know peeps in the Victorian era ate corn flakes so they’d stop feelin’ themselves? Do you have an interesting fact you’d care to share from your degree? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

“HOW DO YOU APPLY YOUR DEGREE IRL?” Brunch is supposed to take place between breakfast and lunch, which in practice, never really happens, because eating a full meal shortly after another full meal is f*cking ridiculous. Nobody needs to eat that much and even The Very Hungry Caterpillar would be undoing his belt and taking big deep breaths at this point. Back in the good old days we had morning tea at 10:30 and mid-morning hunger could be solved with a bit of fruit and a muesli bar or half a jam sandwich if you’re really hungry, then being the adult you are, you would get back to your duties and wait the 1.5 hours until lunch! Normal people have three meals a day and we generally call the first thing you eat breakfast. Get it? You “break” your “fasting”. No matter what you consume at this time; fruit loops, cold pizza or pancakes, it still falls under breakfast. Brunch is just an expensive, self-indulgent, pseudo-meal whose purpose has very little to do with socialising or nourishing yourself and almost everything to do with being seen. This means showing off how many spare hours you have to waste in cafés that offer six single origin decafs and a trailblazing menu of Basque/ Cambodian fusion that charges $15 for half an avocado on toast because you’re such a bloody foodie. F*ck brunch.

Possessing the ability to learn fun facts because your mind has the capacity to take in mindless information is a v important skill. That's right, we have the power come presentation time to brain dump 2000 words so we can get them Ps.

“OH, THAT SOUNDS EASY” If you say so yourself then why don’t you take a walk in my Salvos-wearing shoes, huh? Do my three 2000-word research essays, each worth 50 per cent of my grade – which are all due this week. If you could submit three hard copies by four on the dot, that would be greatly appreciated. And also, if you could summarise my weekly readings, then you’re a deadset legend. PSA: stay in your lane, thanks.

“SO, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL THAT FREE TIME?” See, that’s one of the perks about being an Arts student: less contact hours. How much free time do you have? Not much? Tragic.

“WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH THAT?” Yes, actually we would, because we’re going to raise our chips to the fact that we’re doing just fine, even if we don’t have it all figured out. And also, we’d like a chicken and cheese burger and a large frozen Coke, thanks.

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MON 26 SEPT (MS BREAK)

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HOW TO GET YOUR FOOT IN THE

CREATIVE INDUSTRY BY VICTORIA TICHA

Let’s face it: you’re about to graduate and you’ve realised that as that celebratory day looms ever closer, so does the prospect of “getting a real job”. Sure, signing up for another degree and becoming a lifetime student is a viable option for many, but for those of us less academically inclined, and let’s be honest — lazy — it’s time to face the real world. And if you’re anything like me, guilty of cruising through uni and leaving plans until the last moment, don’t worry! We’ve got your back with this handy guide on how to make it in the creative industry.

CREATE AN ONLINE PORTFOLIO AND BLOG! Anyone can create a blog, all you really need is Wi-Fi and some motivation. Keep it professional but also let your personality shine through. If you get enough site visits you can start raking in that cash money by placing ads on your site. And don’t just let it sit there for a year. Blog regularly and make sure all your information is up to date.

BUILD CONTACTS Whether at uni, work, internships or parties, there’s a never-ending list of people who might have some sort of connection to what you’re doing and where you want to be. Be open to the experience of meeting new people and making new friends. It's time to find your power squad.

PS GET DEGREES High marks aren’t a reflection of your intelligence, creativity, or ability to do the actual job. So if you have a lot of things going on outside of uni (like an internship, volunteering and other extracurricular activities) don’t feel guilty about sacrificing a bit of study time to focus on them. And don't feel shitty about being rejected. JK Rowling got rejected 12 times before someone gave Harry Potter a chance and without the classic novel we’d never have a uni Quidditch team.

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#THROWBACK TO PRE-UNI LIFE BY PAIGE MCGRATH

Do you remember those sweet, glorious years before you began uni? Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane and revisit what life was like before Moodle, WAMs and daily life crises.

WHEN HOLIDAYS WERE ACTUALLY HOLIDAYS Let us first throweth back to those glorious weeks when commitments were nil, responsibilities disappeared and relaxation was a priority. Remember when holidays were actually ‘holidays’ and you didn’t have to sacrifice them to work or do internships?

YOU THOUGHT ASSIGNMENTS WERE HARD — THAT’S CUTE

THE SCARIEST QUESTION WAS ‘WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?’

Remember when assignments were just those annoying things you made half-assed attempts at when you weren’t socialising or watching TV? Recall the days when a mere essay wasn’t inevitably panic-inducing and mortally terrifying, and we weren’t plagued by crippling self-doubt after submitting them? Ah, memories!

And finally, remember when at every family gathering your aunt or uncle would ask what you were thinking of studying, instead of interrogating you about your intricate plan for employment post-graduation? #Throwback to the time when you didn’t have to plan and prepare responses to make it look like you’ve got your shit together, and any sort of vague idea was accepted as satisfactory.

Throwback to the days when you used to be thrilled about doing group work in class because it meant buddying up with your besties? Those days truly are long gone.

THERE WAS A THING CALLED A SOCIAL LIFE Speaking of besties, remember when you used to see them a five full days a week? And when the most time consuming and stressful problem to discuss was what to wear to the year 12 formal? Ah, how we miss the days of wearing school uniform and not having to deal with the stress of outfit repeating in the same tutorial every week.

In the classic words of the Counting Crows, "you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone". Life pre-uni was fun, but soon enough we will be throwing back to our uni days with wistful yearning for our youthful innocence and carefree lifestyle before real responsibilities set in.

STUDENT SURVIVOR HOW TO BECOME A LITERARY GENIUS BY SERENA DONG

Unfortunately, not all of us were born with a literary limb. While you might be convinced you have to be born with a literary gene to be a genius, practice and experience can groom you into the literary genius you never knew you could be.

“Beauty is a form of Genius… higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation.”- Oscar Wilde You can’t be a literary genius if you don’t look the part. While chasing a dirty ibis for a feather pen may not be plausible, an investment in a decent fountain pen with a complimentary ink dip and a fancy leather notebook will make you scholarly AF. If you aren’t about that old-fashioned style, grab yourself a Kindle. To top it off, add a little edge by buying some cheap $5 glasses from Typo to pull off the illusion. Works every time, trust me.

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“Arrange whatever pieces come in your way.” - Virginia Woolf Keep a fountain pen and notebook with you at all times so that you can jot down creative epiphanies as you exercise and watch TV. Taylor Swift uses this technique when writing lyrics for her songs, so chances are you’ll write better material than Tay-Swizzle is girlfriend material.

“The first draft of anything is shit.” - Ernest Hemingway Experience is everything! In all honesty, writing like crap is the best way to start. Sentences become structurally eloquent, diction becomes uniquely expressive and ideas become creatively novel. Pick up that fountain pen and scribble away in your notebook. Soon, that shitty piece that you started out with will be history and a masterpiece will arise. Promise.


ADULTING 101//

LAUNDRY By Nadia Yeo

Laundry: this seven letter word is doomed to haunt your schedule and distract you from completing anything important. Unfortunately, having a clean pair of underwear is pretty important. From the master of messing up laundry, yours truly, here’s a tried and tested guide on how to avoid destroying your laundry.

ADDING TOO MUCH DETERGENT NEVER ENDS WELL Don't be a noob. Just read the instructions. It might seems like all the adults out there have some form of telepathy or higher order cleaning communication, but really they've taken a second to read the instructions on the packet.

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SEPARATE THE WHITES! If you fail at this painfully easy task your pristine white shirt will end up looking like a tie-dyed mess from the 70s, or worse you'll be a mirror image of the slain cast from Chainsaw Massacre.

DON’T EVEN BOTHER BUYING ‘HAND WASH ONLY’ ITEMS Once in a while you have the urge to buy that outfit that pierces your heart with its deathly words of ‘hand wash only’. But hear me out: don’t do it. I mean this is why washing machines were invented, to eliminate the need for handwashing.

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FOLDING IS THE ENEMY If there is another swear word that starts with an “f”, it’s “folding”. Folding is kind of like making your bed when you know you’re going to mess it up in less than 24 hours. While naturally, you want to lump your dry laundry into a messy ball in your wardrobe, you probably shouldn’t, or creases will stage an invasion on your laundry.

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WHAT’S ON UNSW 22 AUG — 02 SEP

WHERE:

UNSW WHEN:

Mon 25 Aug- Thurs 28 August COST:

FREE MORE INFO:

arc.unsw.edu.au/grow/volunteering/ artsweek VERDICT:

Dali-d up to party

Finally a week fully dedicated to self-expression and a 100% pure coolness! With Artsweek spicing up campus, you’ll be bidding Pokémon Go! goodbye and stepping into all this Picasso madness. This year UNSW is going to be transformed into a canvas of artworks with crazy graffiti battles, light installations from Vivid and fancy sculptures from Sculptures By The Sea. There’ll even be jaffles parachuting. Get ready to catch and eat delicious treats that will be raining from the sky! And with an arts market sprawling across campus, all you arty peeps will see it first with the underground Laneway Party at a secret location on campus. Sherlock Holmes, you’ve got this, just keep on the look out for more party details coming your way!

UNSWEETENED LAUNCH Skill sharing for the curious and creative. Join the maker movement and get crafty with us! In under an hour you can learn a cool new skill and walk away with something you handcrafted.

45MINS + $6EA.

BY CARLA ZUNIGA NAVARRO

Each year we eagerly await the return of UNSWeetened, its pages filled with poems and prose which make us laugh and tear holes through our hearts in equal measure. This year is no different with the journal set to launch during Artsweek. Amongst a background of digital art, music and booze, UNSWeetened will pay homage to UNSW’s creative writing community and announce the final winners of the three categories; Open Poetry, Open Prose and Indigenous Writing. Pretend to be an adult for a night by stopping by the Art & Design campus, picking up a glass of wine and immersing yourself in the UNSW writing scene. With free copies of the journal to be given out, a silent art auction and screen printed shirts to pick up, this launch is not to be missed.

WHERE:

UNSW Art & Design Courtyard WHEN:

Thurs August 25, 4-6pm COST:

FREE MORE INFO:

arc.unsw.edu.au/read/ unsweetened-literary-journal VERDICT:

Poetry and wine: doing adulting right.

Limited spots, book online now.

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WHAT’S ON

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AUG 22

Trivia

Live Art

Who painted ‘The Last Supper’?

Performance Art

6pm @ The Whitehouse

12-2pm @ QuadLawn

Cocktail Happy Hour

Pop Up Pictures: Big Hero 6

Cocktails for $10, what more could you ask for?

In Big Hero 6 robotics prodigy Hiro lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Hiro's closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. Childhood nostalgia is coming your way in the screening of this FREE film. Don’t miss out.

11am ‘til close@ The Whitehouse

KnitSoc: Beanies 12-2pm @ Quad Lawn

Continue making that cute beanie you started on last week. Free needles provided.

International Collective Meeting

5-6pm @ Arc Precinct, Baxter College, off Basser Steps (D17-18)

Judo Beginners Course

6-7pm @ Martial Arts Room, Lvl 1 Handy self-defence skills that will get you working up a sweat.

Pop Up Pictures: Spirted Away 6pm @ Alumni Lawn

In Spirited Away 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. Don’t miss out on this heart-warming and FREE film.

6pm @ Alumni Lawn

Pop Up Laneway Party

6pm-12am @ Willis Lane – between J17 and J18

WED

AUG 24

UNSW Campus Runners: morning run 7.30am @ In front of Unigym

The Proclaimers would walk 500 miles. You only have to run 6km.

Flea Markets

Falun Dafa FREE Meditation Classes

Learn how to argue with the most persuasive people on campus.

Come along for the ultimate mind and body workout. Just make sure you bring a mat to sit on. For more info head to their Facebook @falundafaunsw.

Volleyball Social Comp

12pm @ Alumni Lawn

Live Art

7-10pm @ YMCA Sports Hall

It’s time to strike for the ultimate social sport experience.

Volleyball: Dig, Spike and Set Course

Once you’ve warmed up with a little friendly competition, brush up on your skills with this course.

2-4pm @ Science Lawn

TUES Craft Workshops

10am-5pm @ QuadLawn

Jafflechutes

12-2pm @ QuadLawn

Live Art

12-2pm @ QuadLawn

Performance Art

2-4pm @ Science Lawn

Bike-ology

12-2pm @ Arc Precinct off Basser Steps Get into that Lycra, it’s time to ride.

UNSW Art & Design Gallery Crawl 6-11pm @ Whitehouse Gallery 6-11pm @ Paddington Campus

6pm-12am @ Willis Lane – between J17 and J18

FRI

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$17 Jugs

11am ‘til close @ The Whitehouse

UNSW Tricking Society: FREE Tricking Class

4-5pm @ Material Science Lawn Learn how to do a backflip!

UNSW Campus Runners: Friday night social run

ALL WEEK Casual Chess Monday-Friday

10am-5pm @ Quad benches

Pop Up Laneway Party

6pm-12am @ Willis Lane – between J17 and J18

Open Mic Night

7-9pm @The Whitehouse The stage is OPEN, so it’s time for you to unleash that J.T rendition.

10-4pm @QuadLawn

Pop Up Laneway Party

Relax on Friday arvo with some sweet tunes in the Beer Garden.

12-3pm @ QuadLawn

Chocolate Festival

5-8pm @ Art & Design Courtyard

4-6pm @ The Whitehouse

Performance Art

THU

'UNSWeetened' Book Launch

Free Live Music

'UNSWeetened' Blind Date With A Book

AUG 23

This meeting will be off-the-chain!

Explore the city at a faster pace.

Jafflechutes

12-2pm @ QuadLawn

12-2pm @ Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

5pm @ In front of Roundhouse

12-2pm @ QuadLawn

Beginners 5-6pm, Intermediate 6-7pm @YMCA Sports Hall

Bike-ology

You’ve made it through the week. Celebrate with cheap drinks.

10-4pm @ QuadLawn

Debating Society: Debate night 6pm @ Tyree Building

2-4pm @ Science Lawn

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From grand master to just learning how to play come down and have a social match.

Justice of the Peace League

Monday 11-2pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 1-3pm, Thursday 1-4pm. @ Arc Clubs Office A helpful group of volunteers are here every week of semester to witness, certify and check all your important documents. It’s as easy as just turning up with your documents to be signed. See more at arc.unsw.edu.au/help/justices-of-the-peaceleague.


WHAT’S ON

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AUG 29

Cocktail Happy Hour

11am ‘til close@ The Whitehouse Because you’re fancy like that.

KnitSoc: Begginers Crotchet 12-2pm @ Quad Lawn

With these basic crochet stitches you’ll be able to knit a bowtie!

International Collective Meeting

5-6pm @ Arc Precinct, Baxter College, off Basser Steps (D17-18)

Pop Up Pictures: UNindian

Free Live Music

Aussie cricketer, Brett Lee, makes an appearance in this Aussie Romcom. It’s almost too good to be true.

Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.

6pm @ Alumni Lawn

4-6pm @ The Whitehouse

KnitSoc: Tunisian Crotchet

WED

AUG 31

6-8pm @ Colombo Theatre

A cross between knitting and crocheting that creates fast and easy knit-like fabric that even crocheters will love to make.

UNSW Campus Runners: morning run 7.30am @ In front of Unigym

Get your heartrate up with a 6km run to Centennial Parklands and back.

ALL WEEK

Falun Dafa FREE Meditation Classes

NUTS Presents: A Little Night Music

Judo Beginners Course

Breathe in and out. We’re only a month away from midsem break.

$15 NUTS, $20 Arc members, $30 general admission

Learn to kick butt.

Open Mic Night

Debating Society: Debate night

Bust out a jam to get through Hump Day.

6-7pm @ Martial Arts Room, Lvl 1

12pm @ Alumni Lawn

7-9pm @The Whitehouse

6pm @ Tyree Building

The only society that’s proud to say that they’ve got issues (pun intended).

Pop Up Pictures: Bran Nue Day 6pm @ Alumni Lawn

This week’s theme is ‘Australiana’. Bran Nue Dae features Aussie sweetheart Jessica Mauboy in a feel-good musical with a largely Aboriginal cast. There’ll be free popcorn and plenty of cushions to get comfy at this free screening.

Volleyball Social Comp 7-10pm @ YMCA Sports Hall

Grab your friends. You’ll have a BALL we promise.

Volleyball: Dig, Spike and Set Course

Beginners 5-6pm, Intermediate 6-7pm @YMCA Sports Hall Have a DIG at this super fun workout.

TUE

AUG 30

Bike-ology

12-2pm @ Arc Precinct off Basser Steps WHEEL you meet with the coolest bikie gang on campus?

Trivia

6pm @ The Whitehouse What was the name of Frida Kahlo’s husband?

THU

SEP 1

Bike-ology

12-2pm @ Michael Crouch Innovation Centre Get PUMPed and learn some awesome bike skills.

FRI

SEP 2

$17 Jugs

11am ‘til close @ The Whitehouse Cheap jugs to share. Sounds like you’ve got your Friday made.

UNSW Tricking Society: FREE Tricking Class 4-5pm @ Material Science Lawn Get tricky with TrickSoc.

UNSW Campus Runners: Friday night social run 5pm @ In front of Roundhouse

Kath and Kim have nothing on your joggers group!

Tues 30 Aug- Sat 3 Sept @ NIDA Playhouse Theatre A Little Night Music is a fast, witty musical about the absurdity of love and relationships. This is a hilarious comedy that you can’t miss. Grab your tickets at nuts.org. au/a-little-night-music


AROUND TOWN

WHAT’S ON SYDNEY

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

BY GENEVIEVE GAO

LAUGH 10 Comedians for $10

WHEN: FRI 26 AUGUST, 7.15PM WHERE: BREWHOUSE MARAYONG, KINGS PARK COST: $10 MORE INFO: 10COMEDIANS10DOLLARS.COM.AU They sold out shows at last year’s Sydney Fringe Festival and now they’re back. At just one dollar a comedian, this side-splitting lineup of experienced comics is the perfect way to kick off your weekend.

HEADBANG A Triple Tribute Show

WHEN: SAT 3 SEPTEMBER, 7PM WHERE: GEORGE ST, NORTH PARRAMATTA COST: $15 MORE INFO: COLLECTORHOTEL.COM.AU/EVENTS Are you a fan of The Rolling Stones, Blondie and The Pretenders? Then get ready to headbang all night long with this triple threat of a tribute show.

BY CHARLOTTE GOODSIR

If Game of Thrones and Bold and the Beautiful had a baby it would be A Little Night Music, this year’s major play from NUTS, UNSW’s Theatrical Society. The play marks 31 years of theatre making for NUTS’, a society that offers university students the opportunity to create, perform in and learn about performance. When ex-lovers Fredrik Egerman and Desiree Armfeldt have a chance meeting, Fredrik and his wife are invited to Desiree’s ex-courtesan mother’s country house where Desiree intends to win him back. When lovers, wives and servants all get invited to weekend in the country that’s infused with sexual tension... well you connect the dots.

WHERE:

NIDA Playhouse Theatre WHEN:

Tues Aug 30- Sat Sept 3

NUTS/MTS members $20, Arc members $25, GA $30

MORE INFO:

nuts.org.au VERDICT:

You’d be NUTS to miss out!

With a lush score including the classic ‘Send In The Clowns’, this production is a hilarious and poignant comedy not to be missed.

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TASTE

COST:

Cabramatta Moon Festival

WHEN: SUN 4 SEPTEMBER, 9AM-8PM WHERE: CABRAMATTA COST: FREE MORE INFO: FAIRFIELDCITY.NSW.GOV.AU/MOONFESTIVAL With killer entertainment across three live stages and a diversity of food, fireworks and those oh-sodelicious moon cakes, you can’t miss out on the best of Southeast Asian festivities that Sydney has to offer.


AN INTERVIEW WITH

DRAKESOC BY RYAN BAUTISTA

Cast your minds way back last semester when more than 1,000 peeps were absolute keen beans for Drake’s 'VIEWS FROM THE 6' listening party on Facey – only at UNSW, of course. Yes, it was a thing you guys, but hold on, we’re not going home just yet. The 'BLITZ' hotline got blinging as we had a little heart-to-heart with Thomas Bevan, President of UNSW’s Drake Appreciation Society.

CAN YOU GIVE US A RUNDOWN OF HOW DRAKESOC CAME ABOUT? After a night out, a few mates and I found ourselves lying on the lawn in someone’s apartment, just vibing to Drizzy and having the best time. The next day we started talking about how we needed more friends who were into Drake, so we decided something was needed here. YOU’VE ALSO HAD A DEDICATION PARTY AND A LISTENING SESSION FOR HIS 'VIEWS' ALBUM LAST SEMESTER. WHAT DOES DRAKESOC HAVE IN STORE THIS SEMESTER? Much more! Last sem we were still working out what this actually was. This sem we will have hoodies and caps go on sale. We’ll be hosting a warehouse party and have a few other goodies planned. SWEET. ASIDE FROM PAYING HOMAGE TO DRIZZY, WHAT ELSE DOES DRAKESOC INVOLVE? Breakup counselling, crying sessions — basically meeting new people and having a good time. ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR SERVICES IS A LETTER WRITING CLASS. HAVE PEOPLE ACTUALLY SENT “I STILL LOVE YOU” LETTERS TO THEIR EXES? Not with our classes, but Drizzy does that to people. Don’t listen to ‘Doing It Wrong’ while you’re in a relationship or ‘Marvin’s Room’ while you’re not.

SO HOW CAN WE BE A BETTER VERSION OF OURSELVES THROUGH DRAKE? Emulate the man. Who doesn’t want to be kind, buff, extraordinarily narcissistic, hugely talented, famous and rich? COULD YOU PUT TOGETHER A DRAKE STARTER PACK? NAME THREE GO-TO DRAKE SONGS TO LISTEN TO. ‘Best I Ever Had’ is classic Drake and it was his first big song and the one that introduced him to the world. ‘Headlines’ is rapping Drake – one of the best songs off his second album and a song that every Drake fan can rap from start to finish. ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ is singing Drake. If you’re not into rap, this shows the other smoother/dancier side to his music. NOW I’VE JUST READ 'AUBRIH' (RIHANNA + DRAKE) IS REPORTEDLY A THING AGAIN? DID YOU SEE IT COMING? Well, to quote a song that came out last year: “She said, ‘I heard you back with you know who’; I told her, ‘Girl, I’m always back with you know who’’. They’ve never really been a massive secret and I feel like most people’s reaction is that of a proud moment or something and also a lot of cringe every time you see them dancing together.

RAPID FIRE DESCRIBE DRAKESOC IN THREE WORDS: Caring, supportive, tender. NAME A DRAKE LYRIC FOR WHEN WE NEED AN INSTAGRAM CAPTION: Squad pic: "No new friends, no, no, no." WEIRDEST FACT ABOUT DRAKE? He loves pools. He has a weird obsession with them. He’s building a huge one in Toronto at the moment. BEST DRAKE COLLABORATION? ‘Forever’ with Lil Wayne, Eminem and Kanye – I think.

Love some Drake? Want to keep tabs on the latest events? Give UNSW’s DrakeSoc a like on Facebook.

ANY LAST WORDS FOR ANYONE WANTING TO JOIN THE SOCIETY? In the immortal words of the God himself: “Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight.”

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WHAT TYPE OF

ARTIST ARE YOU? By Jean Kearney

With the Artsweek making a comeback this year, it’s time to get inspired and find yourself. So with that in mind, Blitz has put together this handy guide to help you find out whether you’re more Picasso or Kahlo.

WHAT IS A WOMAN? a) Yes! What IS a woman? b) A Virgin. c) Dots. d) Strong and independent. e) Biological speaking, XX. WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL WEEKEND? a) Getting really deep with philosophical conversations. b) Working on your latest project. c) Something outdoorsy. d) Protests! e) Checking the stocks. WHO'S YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST? a) Everyone is an artist. b) The Ninja Turtles. c) Monet. d) Del Kathryn Barton. e) Coldplay. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT (APART FROM ART)? a) Philosophy. b) Science. c) Geography. d) Gender Studies. e) Maths. WHAT'S MOST WRONG WITH THE WORLD? a) Accepted traditions going unchallenged. b) Ignorant people. c) Industrialisation. d) Female oppression. e) The world is perfect.

MOSTLY A: POSTMODERNIST You love challenging traditions and turning norms on their head. We might not understand what your art means but keep up the good work! Your art soulmate is Yoko Ono MOSTLY B: RENAISSANCE MAN/ WOMAN You are a complete all-rounder! One day you are working on a huge painting, the next, you’re designing a flying car! You tell Monet who’s boss. Your art soulmate is Monet

WHAT'S YOUR DRINK OF CHOICE? a) Coca Cola. b) Meed. c) Champagne. d) Red wine. e) Water. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR FASHION STYLE? a) Minimalistic. b) Elegant. c) Kathmandu catalogue. d) Braless. e) Suited up. WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH? a) Your intellect. b) Your technical skill. c) Your wild mind and desire for adventure. d) Your commitment to justice. e) Being able to eat 20 hotdogs in 10 minutes. WHICH OF THESE WOULD YOU WATCH? a) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. b) Game of Thrones. c) A David Attenborough documentary. d) Orange Is The New Black. e) Probably a game of golf.  

MOSTLY C: IMPRESSIONIST You prefer working outdoors than being cooped up in an office or studio. You’re totally Zen. Can we please borrow some of your chill? Thanks. Your art soulmate is Leonardo Da Vinci MOSTLY D: FEMINIST You’re all about female empowerment and reversing gender norms. You are not afraid to make your voice heard—we dig! Your art soulmate is Frida Kahlo

MOSTLY E: NOT AN ARTIST It's probably better that you stick to what you're good at. It’s okay, you can always admire art from the sidelines...or become an art critic.

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up for each category. Everyone is in the running to get subscriptions to Good Reading and Kill Your Darlings. One of the writers will be published in Good Reading and their young adult spin-off magazine, Spine.

AN INTERVIEW ITH

UNSWEETENED BY CHARLOTTE GOODSIR

UNSWeetened is back and decidedly less angsty as it has been in previous years. Flipping through the pages you’re not going to find the same gothic-esque pieces that could've inspired a manic Poe. We sat down with student coordinator, Carla Zuniga Navarro, to talk about how this year’s UNSWeetened will be different. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR UNSWEETENED COORDINATOR? I wanted to apply because UNSWeetened publishes student works in an official public work and it’s a really interesting way to experiment with your writing. It’s one of the only creative writing outlets at UNSW. HOW IS THIS YEAR’S UNSWEETENED DIFFERENT TO PREVIOUS YEARS? This year we have open poetry, open fiction and we have created a new section that’s all about indigenous writing. I have been working with Bridget Cama, the Indigenous Officer, to involve indigenous students. In previous years, the publication has been really angsty but this year we have tried to stay away from that and attempted to go for more satire or ironic pieces. We love pieces that take a bit of a risk. WHO IS JUDGING THIS YEAR? This year there are three categories; Open Fiction, Open Poetry and Indigenous Writing. There are prizes for each winner and a runner-

This year we have superstar judges; Sam Cooney, Publisher and Director at The Lifted Brow, Rowena Morcom, Editor and Publisher of Good Reading, Ash Hanson, Deputy Editor of Kill Your Darlings, and Jo Mandarano, Editor of Lip Magazine. WHEN CAN WE SEE THE FINAL PRODUCT? The launch is at the Art and Design campus this year in the courtyard. We are commissioning an artist to do some live work there on the day. We are going for a bit of a literary party vibe. There will be soundscapes and video projection art. You’ll also be able to grab a copy a day after the launch (Aug 26) at Arc Reception or around campus. WHAT ELSE DID UNSWEETENED INVOLVE THIS YEAR? Earlier this year we had a workshop with Poetry Slam about creative writing. We also had a South Asian writing workshop. We wanted people to get involved and experience writing collectively.

RAPID FIRE FAVOURITE DEAD AUTHOR? Hemingway. AUTHOR THAT YOU WISH WAS DEAD? Bret Easton Ellis (mainly due to his Twitter). KILL, KISS, MARRY: SYLVIA PLATH, EDGAR ALLAN POE, OSCAR WILDE? Kill Poe, Kiss Plath, Marry Wilde. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS? Three words: not a fan.

Need your literary fix now? Check out UNSWeetened at arc.unsw.edu.au/ read/ unsweetened-literary-journal. If you’re keen to join the party, head on over to the Art and Design campus, Aug 25.

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MON & TUES TIL WK 8 ALUMNI LAWN • 6:15PM START Arc presents the biggest open-air movie-palooza at UNSW with Pop-Up Pictures. Message your mates, rustle a rug and smuggle some snacks to Alumni Lawn on Monday and Tuesday nights. Get in early to secure the best spot.

arc.unsw.edu.au/pictures

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Blitz chatted with Emily Forté about spending two semesters in two beautiful cities: Paris and Stockholm. What university did you go to? My first semester of exchange was at ESSEC Business School in Paris. My second semester of exchange was at the Stockholm Business School. Do you speak any Swedish or French? How’d you go speaking it there? I had quite a good command of French when I arrived in Paris from years of study in high school and university. It was helpful to know French when getting around the city but certainly not essential — contrary to popular belief, Parisians are not rude and will almost always speak basic English. I spoke no Swedish when I arrived in Stockholm and I still don’t! It is absolutely mind-blowing how well Swedes speak English. It certainly shows that they’re the best non-native speakers in the world. What was the most touristy thing you did? The most touristy thing I did in Paris was repeatedly taking photos and being stunned by the Eiffel Tower every time I crossed it. In Stockholm, it would have to be the time a group of exchange students and I hired kayaks and paddled through Gamla Stan. We didn't take a phone for photos so we shouted out to a woman who was sitting on the river bank and asked her to take a snap of our kayak group and send it to us on Facebook. I thought it was a perfectly normal request at the time but looking back, how strange we would have seemed! Here’s the photo:

How is Stockholm different from Sydney? Stockholm’s public transport system would have to be one of the greatest in the world so that was a difference I welcomed with open arms. Again Sydney, get a subway system ASAP! In terms of the people and main cultural factors, it felt pretty similar to Sydney. Hot tip: swap the singlet and thongs combo for a collared shirt and Birkenstocks and it's just like home. Did it snow a lot in Stockholm when you were there? The first day that I arrived in Stockholm was the coldest I experienced. The sun would set at approximately three o'clock in the afternoon and not come up again until around eight o'clock in the morning. There was a tonne of snow in winter, making it beautiful to see and a lot of fun to participate in winter sports like skiing and sledding. By the time I left Stockholm, the days were almost 18 hours long and the weather was perfect almost every day.

RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS Tips for students going on exchange? Save, save, save! One of the best things you can do whilst on exchange is to take the opportunity to explore the areas and countries around you. Travel on the weekends and during your time off. How is Paris different from Sydney? I guess the main differences stem from the history and cultural heritage that Paris and France have. The food, the art, the music, the sport, the streets, the language and the people all have so much history behind them that you feel older and wiser just walking around. There's something for everyone in Paris and you will never get bored. And the metro. The metro is ace. Sydney, take note.

Stockholm or Paris? If you held a gun to my head I would say Paris — only because I am deeply in love with that city. Three things that remind you of Paris: Wine, Justin Bieber's album Purpose, the smell of pastries. Have you ever eaten snails or frogs legs? Of course! Snails are like muscles minus the fishy taste, plus some garlic and basil. Frogs legs are like chicken with a lot of bones — pretty annoying to eat actually! Fancy yourself an adventure? Find out more about student exchange at student.unsw.edu.au/exchange.

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BLITZ RADIO895 WITH DOM AND NICK BY AMY KIMBALL

Dom and Nick are on-air from 4–6PM ON TUESDAYS. Tune in for all things topical at blitz.arc.unsw.edu.au

This week we're taking the UNSW express bus. We sat down with Dom and Nick, two new Blitz radio volunteers to hear more about their weekly show. Nick and his Dom host the Tuesday drive show, '895 With Dom and Nick', from 4-6pm. They talk about current events and news, entertainment and the constant struggles of a uni battler. Their banter is always on-point and is the perfect way to unwind after a long day of tutes and lectures. They may be newbies, but Nick and Dom keep it old school — like Hamish and Andy but with HECS debt. And if you miss the live show, podcasts are available on the Blitz website (blitz. arc.unsw.edu.au). I sat down with Nick to find out a little more about the Blitz radio class clown.

RADIO SPOTLIGHT //

NICK KAKAROUBAS Who is your favourite radio personality?

got a job at a Greek restaurant after the owner noticed my last name, asking if I was a “good Greek boy”. After nodding my head, he puts the paper down and told me to go home and put on a black t-shirt and jeans for work!

On the radio, probably Hamish and Andy. I also listen to a bunch of podcasts, so my favourite podcast personalities are the guys from The Weekly Planet.

Your show in three words:

Your go-to radio jam?

What are you afraid of?

I love my old-school hip hop, anything with a nice flow. Have you ever had a strange job interview? I might have had the shortest interview for a job ever. Fresh out of high school I

Dumb and Dumber. Who is your dream radio guest? Kanye. Spiders.


BLITZ DEBATES

IS IT OKAY TO

ILLEGALLY DOWNLOAD? YES

NO

You come home from a long day at work and it’s time to relax. You search Netflix for the name of your favourite rom com. You log in, scroll down and search for its title — but what’s this? They don’t have it! What are you supposed to do now? Torrent it like a goddamn vagrant, that’s what.

Of course not! Illegal downloads are bad for you, they’re how you broke your computer back in the good old days of LimeWire and MSN, and while they’ve gotten better over the years, watching a new release movie via some sweaty person’s shaky hidden camera has got to be bad for your eyesight.

The truth is that nobody really likes downloading illegally. We all like supporting content creators. Even when Bandcamp lets me pay nothing for an album I still throw in a couple of bucks (#humblebrag)!

If your health and your laptop aren’t your number one priority, just think of those poor starving artists out there. Are you okay with depriving the future President of the United States, Kanye West, of the money he needs to make our world a better place? Or with swiping a copy of Lemonade without paying, like a bully stealing from a child’s soft drink stand?

SAYS JACK BUTCHART

Exclusivity is the wall that illegal downloading breaks down. So if an album, game or movie is only available on one specific platform, it’ll never fit the needs of the audience. In the end, the people want what they want. So if publishers aren’t going to give it to us, their beloved audience, we’ll find their own ways. If they really are that desperate to make money, make your product available first or otherwise we’ll be forced to steal from you like a modern pirate #sorrynotsorry.

SAYS LACHLAN HARMAN

These artists have worked away and sacrificed for us year after year, putting out album after album, and you’re not going to put down the cash to at least buy one of their singles? Shameful! Artists, both big and small, deserve a little bit of cash for the work they do. Oh, what’s that I hear you say, they’re all “too rich” and don’t need your $1.99 to stay afloat? Well there are thousands of indie artists who you love that do need it. That’s not even to mention that they’re called “illegal downloads” for a reason, but I think you get the point. Be kind, support the arts. Sail away from Pirate Bay.

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STAR TREK BEYOND BY SAUL TURNER

*Beware spoilers* Star Trek Beyond blasts onto the silver screen with a diverse range of characters, plot-points and a beautiful new planet. With the Enterprise destroyed and the crew scattered against a formidable new villain, unlikely character combos emerge that allow the spirit of the series to truly shine on this unknown planet. Kirk and Chekhov work to save the crew, Spock and Bones struggle to survive and Uhura and Sulu confront the villain and defend their crew mates, while Scotty befriends the stranded, badass scavenger Jayla. The theme behind this film and the series at large is strength through unity and with a diverse range of characters, and a thematically antagonistic villain, Star Trek Beyond is nothing less than two hours well spent.

FILM

GRADE: DISTINCTION

SILICON VALLEY SEASON 3 BY JACK BUTCHART

GIG

TV

In Silicon Valley, start-up company, ‘Pied Piper’, has made a billion-dollar discovery: the technology to compress incredibly small files with no loss of quality. Boring technicalities aside, Silicon Valley’s impressive cast and spot-on humour makes it a Netflix treasure. Trust me, if you’re after a witty and fast-paced comedy, you’ve hit the goldmine. As expected, the third season suffers from less bombshells than season one and two, making it hard at times to stay emotionally invested. Especially when one of the bigger cliff-hangers from the second season is brushed aside fairly abruptly in the third season, leaving loyal viewers like myself feeling cheated. Silicon Valley is a step up from 16 and Pregnant I guess, but be wary of holding high expectations for the show. They’re bound to come crashing down when you reach the third season.

GRADE: CREDIT

THE AVALANCHES - WILDFLOWER BY ANNIE DAVIDSON

The Avalanches have finally returned from their 16-year hiatus after dropping their first experimental album, Since I Left You, in the year 2000. And Wildflower has not disappointed. The album provides us with euphoric tunes like ‘Frankie Sinatra’ and ‘Kaleidoscopic Lover’. The vibes are electric, each song taking you on an interconnected journey you never knew you needed. The album kicks off with a 15-second intro, travelling into the next song, ‘Because I’m Me’, that hints with its intense, mesmerising samples that you are in for a wild ride. With elated tunes like ‘Subways’ and ‘Going Home’ it’s clear the Melbourne based group have not lost their spark. Although many of the songs on this album can be listened to singularly, if you want to get grooving, listen to the album in the one sitting. It’ll make you completely forget about their 16-year hiatus.

GRADE: HIGH DISTINCTION

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INSIDE BY JACK BUTCHART

INSIDE is a dark, spooky game brought to you by PLAYDEAD — the makers of the next best dark spooky game, LIMBO. This game is a 3D, but conceptually 2D puzzle, platformer starring a young boy in a world of nightmares. To say any more would spoil the experience — this is just one of those games that you have to go into blind! INSIDE is a game of beautiful moments. It consistently throws new puzzle mechanics at you, keeping the experience fresh. And by the time the segment becomes stale, the mechanics have already been swapped out. The only downside to this is the short length of the game, which could be nutted out in just a couple of hours, especially when the “puzzles” are pretty damn easy. But when the pacing is so sweet, and the flow so funky fresh, you wouldn't want it to overstay this welcome. And finally with an exquisite sound design, you don't want to miss INSIDE.

GAME

GRADE: HIGH DISTINCTION

HUNGER BY VICTORIA TICHA

BOOK

Published in 1890, Hunger by Norwegian writer, Knut Hamsun, is an extraordinary example of modernist literature. Hamsun takes from Dostoevsky the idea that plot is not something that merely happens to a character, but something that a character drags around like an obedient dog. The book follows the life of a young writer, struggling to make ends meet. He is too weak to write anything good, but needs to write great in order to get paid (sound familiar Media students?). They say writers should write about what they know, and with this novel, Hamsun has definitely mirrored this logic. This book was published when Hamsun was 30 years old, after he had been scrambling around for years trying to write and to get his work published. It is a product of his unwavering resolve to keep writing, and is inspiring to say the least.

GRADE: HIGH DISTINCTION

ARCHIBALD, WYNNE AND SULMAN PRIZES @ AGNSW BY JEAN KEARNEY

Even though it seems to be one of Sydney’s favourite art prizes, the Archibald was once again a bit of a letdown this year. The paintings may have been technically good, however they lacked meaning and context, leaving a lot to be desired. Louise Hearman took the top prize with her realistic portrait of classic Aussie favourite, Barry Humphries. I would have preferred a more interesting or challenging work to take out first place such as Natasha Walsh’s small scale painting on copper, Camillo De Luca’s piece which left blank wooden boards visible or Guy Maestri’s artwork which inverted the traditional portraiture pose.

ART

The Wynne was another disappointment with most artworks being abstract. They were lacking substance and simply blurred into one giant, uninspiring blue-green blob. Overall, the Archibald Prize was overrated as usual. If you’re planning on stopping by, do so on a day out in the city, rather than make a trip of it. And don’t expect a deeply creative experience.

GRADE: PASS

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2016

ELECTION NOTICE

SRC & INDIGENOUS OFFICER

NOMINATIONS

VOTING

OPEN W5 MON 22 AUG CLOSE W6 THUR 1 SEPT COMMENCES WK12 MON 17 OCT CLOSE THUR 20 OCT

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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF

Arc FLEA MARKETS By Victoria Ticha

Arc Flea Markets are a super rad way to shop, but with the maze of stalls, and held back by the weak humans that you call your friends, you might be underestimating the thrifty power that flea markets hold. Here’s how you can do one better than shop ‘til you drop at Arc’s monthly markets.

EVERY CARBON-BASED LIFEFORM FOR THEMSELVES Your friends may say that they want to shop with you, but there comes a time when you’ve got to cut the loose ends. You’re on the hunt, my friend, so unless your squad are willing to be your unequivocal wolf pack, it’s time to cut your losses. And just so you know, a true friend will make sure you never pay an exorbitant amount for a broken lamp.

ONE DOES NOT GO TO A FLEA MARKET WITHOUT EATING GÖZLEME These spinach and cheese packed pastries are the key to happiness — and for only $10 a plate.

DITCH YOUR SECOND-HAND PREJUDICES You’re a uni student, this may be the only time in your life that you can get away with buying second-hand clothes without your family asking if you need some financial help. You might end up looking like you just walked out of Newtown, but embrace it Macklemore.

TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL If you want to do some serious good for the planet, why not have your own stall? Sell something at a flea market and you’ve earned the right to call yourself Mother Theresa. It won’t be your money that is fuelling this volatile consumer culture (just your abundance of things, but that’s besides the point). And that’s what LeBron James would call a slam dunk.

Arc Flea Markets are getting a makeover Artsweek in week five. Wander down to the Main Walkway on Aug 23 to find your own vintage treasure. Hoarding some truly awesome items? Register to have your own stall at arc.unsw.edu.au/fun-arc-flea-markets.

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PHIL'-ING GOOD

MEET TEAM BLITZED We've signed up for PHIL', Arc's newest philanthropy project that will reach an awesome peak at the 24-hour fun marathon this October. Meet the Blitz team and help us raise money for music and life therapy at Sydney Children's Hospital (donate at phil.everydayhero.com/au/arcphil).

LYDIA

WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING FOR THE EPIC MARATHON EVENT? I'm hoping activewear, but I have a feeling I'm going to end up in a zebra onesie or something. WHAT FRUIT OR VEGETABLE WOULD YOU MARRY? A pineapple—rough around the edges but with a heart of gold. THE SONG YOU'LL PLAY WHEN YOU ACHIEVE VICTORY? ‘BLITZkrieg Bop’?

EDEN

WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING FOR THE EPIC MARATHON EVENT? Something crazy. Seeing as we’ve dressed as Bowie and athletes for our editors pics, you should know that we have no shame. WHAT IS YOUR TEAM'S KRYPTONITE? Revealing our weaknesses for competitors to exploit them.

HIEN

NICK

WHY WILL BLITZ WIN THE FUNA-THON?

WHAT IS YOUR TEAM'S KRYPTONITE?

Nash’s voice.

Jacky when in charge of the GoPros (he had one job, then broke our only one).

WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING FOR THE EPIC MARATHON EVENT? Shorts and my puffy jacket* (*a Hien staple wardrobe item).

THE SONG YOU'LL PLAY WHEN YOU ACHIEVE VICTORY? The John Cena theme song.

WHAT NETFLIX DRAMA SUMS UP YOUR LIFE?

WHAT NETFLIX DRAMA SUMS UP YOUR LIFE?

IT Crowd.

Parks and Rec.

THE SONG YOU'LL PLAY WHEN YOU ACHIEVE VICTORY? ‘Free Bird’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd is pretty damn euphoric.

NASH

ANTONIO

JACKY

WHAT'S YOUR TEAM'S SECRET WEAPON?

WHAT'S YOUR TEAM'S KRYPTONITE?

WHY WILL BLITZ WIN THE FUNA-THON?

Laxatives.

Gluten and Nash.

Because we're great at clowning around.

WHAT IS YOUR TEAM'S KRYPTONITE?

WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING FOR THE EPIC MARATHON EVENT?

WHAT FRUIT OR VEGETABLE WOULD YOU MARRY?

THE SONG YOU’LL PLAY WHEN YOU ACHIEVE VICTORY?

A tomato to please my nonna. She’d be happy that I got to marry a nice Italian.

‘Can’t Stop This Feeling’.

Laxatives. WHAT FRUIT OR VEGETABLE WOULD YOU MARRY? Whichever one comes with the most lucrative life-insurance policy, because when I inevitably eat my bride I don't want to be lonely and poor.

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HARRY

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Hopefully Borat swimwear. WHAT NETFLIX DRAMA SUMS UP YOUR LIFE? The Sweet Life of Zack and Cody.

THE SONG YOU’LL PLAY WHEN YOU ACHIEVE VICTORY? ‘First Day Out Tha Feds’ by Gucci Mane.

WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING FOR THE EPIC MARATHON EVENT? My birthday suit.

WHY WILL BLITZ WIN THE FUN-A-THON? My charming wizardry.


UNSW EATS SERVES 2

DIFFICULTY Medium

PREP TIME 10-15 MINS

COOK TIME 30-35 MINS

CHICKEN

CASHEW CURRY BY JOHANNA HAGENAUER

This recipe is perfect for students and is hands down the easiest and quickest curry that I have ever made.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

CURRY PASTE

1. To make the sauce blend all the ingredients in a mixer or with a stick blender until the consistency is smooth.

½ cup of cashews (soaked in water for 30 mins) ½ cup of coconut milk ½ can of canned tomatoes ¾ cup of water 1 tsp. curry powder 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled VEGGIES AND MEAT 1 diced onion 1 broccoli, cut into small pieces 1 diced carrot 200g of chicken breast or thigh, sliced

2. Next heat coconut oil in a medium sized frying pan, add onion, broccoli, carrots (or any other vegetable you have handy). 3. Cook the veggies for about five minutes at medium heat, occasionally stirring.

5. Add chicken slices and turn up the heat slightly. Let the mixture simmer for another 1015 minutes (or until the meat is cooked). 6. Place the curry into a bowl and top the meal with coriander. Serve with brown rice, cauliflower rice or with some greens on the side.

Hungry? Check out Johanna’s website thriftywholesome. com and Instagram @thrifty_ 4. Add the sauce and let the wholesome for more vegetables simmer for 20 food porn. minutes on low heat. (If the sauce becomes too thick, you may have to add extra water.)

1 heaped tsp. of coconut oil a few pieces of coriander

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ARIES

ARTSCOPES

Aries, stop being so damn airy-fairy. There’s only a month left until mid-sem break, so strap on that work ethic and you’ll be smashing goals. What painting are you: His Station and Four Aces (Coolidge).

GEMINI

SAGITTARIUS

CANCER

CAPRICORN

Dream big, Cancer. Anyone who isn’t a fan of yours can just fly away. What painting are you: Esterhazy Madonna (Raphael)

LEO

You may become infatuated with someone on the wrong side of the tracks (read: a f*ckboi). Get out of there Leo, before you get hurt! What painting are you: Impression, Sunrise (Monet)

VIRGO

This is your month Virgs, for real! Be nice to yourself and let the compliments sink in, you’re killin’ it. What painting are you: American Gothic (Wood)

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BY GEORGIA GRIFFITHS

TECH GEEK

Libra get into your social nous and mingle, single Pringle! You need to expand your circle. What painting are you: Girl with a Pearl Earring (Vermeer)

SCORPIO

Everyone is stressed AF but don’t take your frustrations out on your amigos. There might be some trouble between you and a close friend. Just let it go, gem. What painting are you: The Two Fridas (Kahlo)

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LIBRA

TAURUS

Good thing Artsweek is on its way because you need some serious brightening up. Let yourself wander on the canvas of student life a little. (We’re saying you need a hobby, and you know that’s not bull-sh*t.) What painting are you: Sunflowers (Van Gogh)

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BY MADELAINE DE LEON

THIRSTY PLANT KIT $32

You’ll never kill a plant again with this awesome gadget. Just stick the plant monitor into the soil and it will make a sound when your plant is #thirsty.

This is a good time to lock your piggybank in a safe. Your money needs to be safe from you, sly little Scorpio, and safe from everyone else. What painting are you: The Scream (Munch)

We all know you’re the life of the party, Saggy. Work may be getting the best of you, but soon you’ll be able to dance like Disco Stu. What painting are you: Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (Friedrich)

Fill your heart with rage, Capricorn with the horns. Charge through all your competitors with fire. This is your race! What painting are you: Mona Lisa (Da Vinci)

AQUARIUS

A big break will float to you downstream, famous Aquarius. Keep that waterwheel spinning and next thing you know it’ll be mid-sem break. What painting are you: The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Hokusai)

PISCES

It’s time to do some soul-searching, little fish. Get out of the fish tank and swim towards a better job. It’s time for a job hunt. What painting are you: The Umbrellas (Renoir)

FUJIFILM INSTAX SHARE SP-2 PRINTER $270

Instagramming your favourite picture is all well and good, but there’s something special about having a physical print-out of a cute photo. This printer allows you to print Polaroids straight from your phone in 10 seconds. That means you could even gram a picture of the Polaroid if you’re super meta like that.


MAZE CRAZE

HUB WORDS How many words can you make from the letters in the wheel? Each word must contain the hub letter.

SUDOKU A MOVIE PASS TO BLOOD FATHER We’re giving you the chance to win a movie pass to Blood Father, released Sept 1. Action and attitude meets humour and humility in Blood Father. Mel Gibson stars as John Link, an ex-con trying to embrace life on the straight and narrow, eking out a meagre existence as a tattoo artist in his trailer park home. When his estranged daughter, Lydia finds herself reaching out to the last man she ever thought she’d need – her father.

To enter the competition, send an email with the subject line ‘Blood Father’ to blitzeditor@arc.unsw.edu.au, tell us your favourite Mel Gibson film and why.

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MASTERS OF COMMERCE

ABDI

WHO'S YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST? Picasso. He was at a market once and this lady came up to him, asking to draw her portrait. Once he finished, he asked for $30,000. He argued, “Well it took me three minutes but it has taken me 30 years of preparation.” IF YOU COULD PAINT A MURAL ON CAMPUS WHAT WOULD IT BE OF? I would paint the Main Walkway because it’d be a metaphor that you are constantly walking towards knowledge. WHAT'S THE FIRST STEP TO BECOMING A LITERARY GENIUS? Reading, reading, reading!

CHANNY

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MASTERS IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

JESSICA

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE ARTWORK? The self-portrait artwork that Van Gogh painted is really amazing because it’s the perception of how the artist sees himself. DO YOU HAVE ANY CREATIVE TALENTS? I play the violin and so I like classical music a lot. But I didn’t bring it with me because my friend told me I couldn’t bring it into Australia because it’s made of wood. WHAT WOULD YOU WRITE A STORY ABOUT? In my Kurdish culture, we like to write poems about love and sacrificing for your love.

WHO'S YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST? Vincent Van Gogh. He shows a lot of emotions in his paintings. DO YOU HAVE ANY CREATIVE TALENTS? I used to write some stories and send them to a publisher. I wrote fictional stories about the supernatural. IF YOU COULD PAINT A MURAL ON CAMPUS WHAT WOULD IT BE OF? Alligators. I love drawing alligators but in a cute way.

PHD IN GEOGRAPHY

MASTERS IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING WHO'S YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST? Chen Danqing, a famous artist in China. He changed his career from Arts to Education to influence more children to become artists. WHAT'S THE FIRST STEP TO BECOMING A LITERARY GENIUS? You need to read a lot of books and talk with different people so that you will have a rich experience and can tell stories. WHAT WOULD YOU WRITE A STORY ABOUT? I would write a motivational book about love and the meaning of life.

MASTERS IN RISK MANAGEMENT

POURIA

WHO'S YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST? Leonardo da Vinci. I went to his museum in Milan and it was pretty fascinating. He was not only an artist but an engineer and that’s why he is my favourite. DO YOU HAVE ANY CREATIVE TALENTS? I love surfing, dancing and my job! IF YOU COULD PAINT A MURAL ON CAMPUS WHAT WOULD IT BE OF? Something like the street artworks by Banksy. When I find a painting I try to match my interpretation and the artist’s interpretation. Usually they don’t match. (laughs)

MASTERS IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

RITA

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE ARTWORK? Zhang Daqian’s artwork about the Chinese mountains and clouds. I feel closer to nature when I look at his paintings. DO YOU HAVE ANY CREATIVE TALENTS? I can play the guzheng, a chinese musical instrument. It is played similar to the guitar but it’s placed on a desk. IF YOU COULD PAINT A MURAL ON CAMPUS WHAT WOULD IT BE OF? It would be a colourful abstract mural of a tree. The bright colours would make me feel positive and think about sunshine.

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THURS 25

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SWEETS + TREATS LANEWAY PARTY (7PM)

Sculptures • Jafflechutes • Live Art Demos • Gallery Crawl • Performance Art arc.unsw.edu.au/artsweek

UNSW Blitz Magazine 2016: Issue 10 (S2W5)  

Blitz is UNSW’s student magazine and guide to what’s happening and what’s hot on campus and...

UNSW Blitz Magazine 2016: Issue 10 (S2W5)  

Blitz is UNSW’s student magazine and guide to what’s happening and what’s hot on campus and...