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Sharknado survival plan stirs up a storm

Sharknado survival plan stirs up a storm

Francesca Mann, Student reporter

August 22, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

Out of all the disaster movies that have been released in the 21st century, no-one expected the low-budget horror movie Sharknado to create such a big impact on society. The cult film emerged from the cringe-worthy depths of America’s favourite B-Grade network, Syfy, in the middle of July, and set ...

Scholarship sends Mandurah boy to dance in Germany

Scholarship sends Mandurah boy to dance in Germany

Rachel Knight, Student reporter

August 22, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Nineteen-year-old Mandurah ballet star Kris Bradford has set his sights on Europe after receiving a $5000 Lesley Couzens Scholarship to study in Germany. After more than two years with the Perth-based Youth Ballet WA, Kris is looking forward to next week when he leaves for the University of Music...

New big top warms winter music crowd

New big top warms winter music crowd

Alex Jenkins, Student reporter

August 22, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

At the tail end of winter, August hasn't usually been associated with big music festivals, but that’s about to change. Circo is Perth’s newest winter music festival. Held at Ascot Racecourse with three stages and plenty of room for the 4500-strong crowd and the promise of circus performers, Circo...

“Does this guy ever shut up?” The People’s Forum turns nasty on Rudd’s home soil

“Does this guy ever shut up?” The People’s Forum turns nasty on Rudd’s home soil

Kally Borg, Student Reporter & Production Editor

August 22, 2013


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Gay marriage politics ‘insulting, degrading’

Gay marriage politics ‘insulting, degrading’

Wes Milburn, Student reporter

August 21, 2013


Filed under News

Jake Smith is a 21-year-old university student living the student life. He studies hard for good grades, works at his local Coles shopping centre to support himself financially and, when he gets the chance, hangs out with his friends on weekends. He is also openly gay and in a happy relationship with his partner, Travis...

Stirling passes new ‘demolition by neglect’ rules

Stirling passes new ‘demolition by neglect’ rules

Michael Donnelly, Student broadcaster

August 21, 2013


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The City of Stirling has pushed ahead with a new policy to force owners to repair heritage homes that become neglected. Michael Donnelly reports   Podcast Powered By Podbean...

Fears students will suffer from education job cuts

Fears students will suffer from education job cuts

Kate Lambe

August 21, 2013


Filed under News

Anaphylactic and special needs students are set to suffer after a State Government decision to axe 500 jobs in education, with allergy advocates warning that better training is needed for anyone who interacts with allergy-prone students. Kate Lambe reports. Podcast Powered By Podbean...

University students protest funding cuts

University students protest funding cuts

Kaitlin Shawcross, Student reporter

August 21, 2013


Filed under News

University staff and students have rallied in Murray Street Mall to oppose the Federal Government’s tertiary education funding cuts. The proposed cuts are supported by the Coalition and will see $2.3 billion taken from universities and student support services to help fund the Gonski school reforms. Students...

Transperth’s train fleet to grow by a quarter

Transperth’s train fleet to grow by a quarter

Clarissa Rebeiro, Student reporter

August 21, 2013


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Transport Minister Troy Buswell has unveiled the first of 22 new ‘B’ series three-car train sets expected to operate on Perth’s metropolitan network by 2016. The new railcars are part of the State Government’s $243 million investment in new rolling stock to help relieve congestion on Perth...

The little app that could change the course of a big disease

The little app that could change the course of a big disease

Rachel Knight, Student reporter

August 20, 2013


Filed under News

An app that allows Parkinson’s disease sufferers and their doctors to track the progression of their disease could offer hope for treatment or even a cure, according to one of the students who developed the program. School of Computing and Security Science students Jose Alvarado, Adriansyah and...

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