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Convenient But Costly Qantas Hop to London

Convenient But Costly Qantas Hop to London

Jack Cooksey, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Qantas's much-heralded, non-stop flights from Perth to London will change travel on the Kangaroo route forever. The flight will become the world's third longest commercial run at 8,989 miles. The new long flights are only possible due to the introduction of the Boeing 787 - which will fly the 18-hour...

Honey Festival to Keep Bee Industry Buzzing

Honey Festival to Keep Bee Industry Buzzing

Blair Jackson

May 5, 2017


Filed under News, Slideshow

  The Honey Festival, taking place in the Swan Valley on Sunday, is part of a renewed push by the beekeeping industry to generate buzz.   Part of Bee Month, the festival is held at The House of Honey in Herne Hill. There will be cake competitions and demonstrations of beekeeping equipment.   Managing...

Teenage Shark Attack Victim Now Centre of Debate

Ramona Szell, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

The fatal shark attack of a WA teenager last month has rekindled community debate about the State's shark problem. Premier Mark McGowan has ruled out a shark cull after the debate resurfaced when Laeticia Brouwer was killed while surfing near Esperance. Mr McGowan encouraged surfers and divers to...

Australia Tops ACL injury List

Riley Inglis, ECU Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

Australia holds the dubious record for having the highest number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world.   The ACL, one of four crucial ligaments that hold the femur to the tibia, is vital to maintain stability within the knee.   The injury mostly affects those who pl...

Experts Warn About Popular New Drama Series

Experts Warn About Popular New Drama Series

Bradley Jones, staff reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

The newly popular Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has been criticised by mental health groups for the way it explores the topic of suicide. The series is based around a teenager, Hannah Baker, and the aftermath of her suicide touching the “13 reasons” behind it. The show was released in...

When VPNs are Virtually Public

When VPNs are Virtually Public

Kimberly McGivern, Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Slideshow

False claims of increased privacy and security are being made by some Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers. VPN providers generally claim their services offer increased security and anonymity for users when surfing the web on their laptops or phones. However, a report conducted by the CSIRO's...

Fyfe – Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

Fyfe – Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

Bradley Jones, Staff reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

Fremantle Dockers captain Nat Fyfe has been courting controversy  this season for not disclosing whether his future lies outside the club.   The Brownlow medallist has stated he would leave contract talks to the end of the season, which has left football experts assuming his intention is...

War Vets’ Post-Traumatic Stress Linked to Chronic Illness

War Vets’ Post-Traumatic Stress Linked to Chronic Illness

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Slideshow

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been linked to 11 chronic illnesses and diseases, according to a world first study into its long-term effects. The study, funded by the Queensland branch of the Returned Serviceman’s League, found PTSD caused an increased risk of developing cardiovascular...

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...

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