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Cirque’s Toruk is Avatar history

Cirque’s Toruk is Avatar history

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk, inspired by and set in the world of James Cameron’s Avatar, is coming to Perth in November. Set thousands of years before the events of Avatar and before humans came to Pandora, Toruk – the First Flight – tells the story of a quest to save the Tree of Souls, told...

What’s On: Oktoberfest

What’s On: Oktoberfest

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

It's time to don your lederhosen again! Oktoberfest is just around the corner. Originating from the world's largest beer festival, held annually in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest is traditionally a 16 to 18 day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more...

Why a stranger should select your profile picture

Why a stranger should select your profile picture

Brigid Dix, Reporter

September 17, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

When you click on someone’s social media account one of the first things you’ll notice is a person’s profile picture. It can be a stranger’s first impression of you, an employers first image they see of you, or a potential partners first look at you - so profile pictures have become the way...

Diet and exercise can relieve asthma symptoms

Diet and exercise can relieve asthma symptoms

Andjela Ergic, ECU Reporter

September 17, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

A balanced diet and regular exercise may be able to lower asthma symptoms in non-obese patients, according to new Danish research. Asthma is a chronic lung condition which causes patients to have to have sensitive airways that flare up when triggered, causing difficulty in breathing. These triggers...

Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Ecu Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

Anti-whaling and marine environment conservation organization Sea Shepherd has announced it will no longer fight Japanese whaling fleets in the Southern Ocean. Founder Captain Paul Watson has accused the US, Australian and New Zealand governments of being “hostile” towards the environmentalists...

COMMENT: Respect for the triggered

COMMENT: Respect for the triggered

Holly Ferguson, ECU Reporter and Dircksey Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under News

As the editor of a student magazine, I always strive to ensure that I, my section editors and our contributors consider the thoughts and feelings of readers and provide trigger warnings where necessary. But, I have learnt that the topic of trigger warnings is very divisive and controversial. This y...

Love your body

Love your body

Mari Spanja, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Butterfly Foundation's Love Your Body Week from 3-9 September focuses on celebrating all forms of body positivity by actively challenging negative conversations. It does this by being active on social media, getting involved in community events and urging people to display printable online flyers at work, school and in public areas. Everyone is encouraged to post activity tha...

‘Yes’ events are happening

‘Yes’ events are happening

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under News

The High Court is expected to make an announcement on Thursday about the success of legal challenge to the marriage equality postal vote. In the meantime the campaigns are running full steam ahead, as the current plan has the first postal vote letters scheduled be sent out on September 12. For people...

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

September 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

Time to dump male stereotypes

Time to dump male stereotypes

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

September 3, 2017


Filed under News

A study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute shows that one in five grade three boys in Australia have common emotional and behavioural problems and lag one year behind their female classmates. The study examined the behaviour and emotional status of about 1200 children in schools across Melbourne....

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