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Greece Is Coming To ECU!

Greece Is Coming To ECU!

Tayla Damir
April 21, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Slideshow

Grab your toga and get ready to party! Edith Cowan University 's Joondalup tavern will host the fourth Annual Toga Party on 21 April 2017.   ECU Parties and Events,  an ECU run group founded by ex ECU student Trent Barron, will host the toga party.   Jason Duffin, President of...

Kit Kat Changes Not So Sweet

Kit Kat Changes Not So Sweet

Ramona Szell, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, News

Kit Kat lovers are expressing outrage over the iconic chocolate’s first recipe change since it was introduced in 1936. The reformulated Kit Kat is said to be healthier, with 10% less sugar and 209 calories, as opposed to the previous 213 calories. This comes as part of Nestlé’s plan to cut...

Western Australia’s Indigenous Prisoner Dilemma

Western Australia’s Indigenous Prisoner Dilemma

Oliver Skelton, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Western Australia currently detains more Indigenous Australians than anywhere else in the country. Indigenous Australians are 18.5 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-indigenous Australians. The number falls just short of America’s imprisonment of African Americans which is a...

WA Women In Care Denied Dignity

WA Women In Care Denied Dignity

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under News

Western Australian women are being denied access to basic sanitary and hygiene products while in the care of WA hospitals, refuges and mental health units. Jennifer McGivern, a WA nurse and founder of charity Worthy Australia, told ECU Daily: “I've worked in both public and private hospitals across...

The Key To Ageing Well? Eat Better Food

The Key To Ageing Well? Eat Better Food

Tayla Damir
March 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Making simple dietary changes could be the key to ageing healthily, according to University of Sydney research. The University's Nutrition For Healthy Living Coordinator Dr Rosilene Waern, told ECU  “Ageing is linked to a decline in appetite, which leads to lower dietary intake. This then places...

Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Ramona Szell, Staff Reporter
March 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Airbnb, the world's largest online hospitality service, is currently making stronger gains than traditional tourism accommodation. The Deloitte Tourism Hotels Market Outlook report provides an insight and analysis of current trends and issues that affect the Australian Tourism industry. It showed...

Social Media the New Guardian for Quokkas

Social Media the New Guardian for Quokkas

Tayla Damir
March 21, 2017
Filed under News

Social media is helping catch offenders of quokka abuse on Rottnest Island. Twenty year old Corey Douglas James was fined $2000 after posting a video to Snapchat, showing a quokka being hurled against a wall, allegedly by 19-year-old Angus McPherson. James's lawyer, Nicole Young, told the court...

Nando’s Lifts Its Game After Food Act Breaches

Nando’s Lifts Its Game After Food Act Breaches

Bradley Jones, Staff reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After being fined for breaches of the Food Act, the Nando's restaurant chain has assured customers it has lifted its game. Since 2015, The Department of Health has issued breaches to Belmont, Nedlands, Northbridge and Spearwood stores for various Food Act offenses, including poor cleanliness. In the...

Gutsy Research into our Health

Gutsy Research into our Health

Yvonne Ardley, Staff
March 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Emerging research from Perth universities and hospitals indicates a strong link between health and gut microbiome. Gut microbiome, previously referred to as intestinal microflora, are microorganisms which live within the human gut. At the forefront of science and research is a large amount of evidence...

Autumn Heat Surprise

Autumn Heat Surprise

Bradley Jones, Staff reporter
March 14, 2017
Filed under News

Autumn has kicked off with a streak of sizzlingly hot days, catching Perth off guard. With the first week of March reaching temperatures of 36 degrees, the unseasonal conditions have come as a0 surprise, just as many were preparing for the upcoming cooler autumn season. This is not the first time...

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