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Ella Munro: A modern day Janis Joplin.

Ella Munro: A modern day Janis Joplin.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Ella Munro is a 23-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Perth, WA. In her short life, she has experienced what she describes as a ‘series of unfortunate events’. These events include homelessness and a near death experience. This has encouraged personal growth that she expresses musically. Munro’s...

Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

Andrew Fewster, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Due to global warming, rising water temperatures are having dramatic effects on the ecology of coral reefs, recent studies have shown. One study shows that as waters warm, fish are able to extend their hunting range, which will impact on invertebrates such as crabs, lobsters, and sea urchins. “As...

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Marley Amphlett and Vesh Arumugam

October 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

For several weeks, the presence of a large vehicle in the car park has puzzled students at Edith Cowan University in Mt Lawley. ECU Daily saw this as an opportunity to investigate and educate. Kristy Clark, Arts and Communications student, said: “It's been in the car park for a while, I haven't...

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life skills, like self-confidence and collaboration. What was once a single 18-piece ensemble has grown...

Ditch screen time for green time this October

Ditch screen time for green time this October

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Outdoors WA is encouraging West Australians to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the state's landscape this month for Outdoors October. There are a variety of activities and events being organised for people to enjoy such as bush walks, camping, boating and many more. Jamie Bennett, the Executive Officer of Outdoors WA, said: “Outdoors...

Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping. According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC), children are increasingly struggling with basic physical tasks. The report demonstrates...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 2, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

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Proximity: How Close Will You Get?

Proximity: How Close Will You Get?

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With the arrival of spring and expectance of summer, festival season is in full swing! Among the abundance of music and food festivals lies a unique set of experimental works at Proximity Festival. Proximity is a festival held from 26 September to 7 October, at a number of locations around Perth...

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...

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