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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...

What’s on in November

What’s on in November

Mari Spanja, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With more hot days on the way there are plenty of events this November to get you moving in the sunshine. The Great Fremantle Race A charity food drive with a difference in Fremantle on Sunday November 5. Racing teams are encouraged to wear their brightest matching costumes and fill their d...

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...

Suspension of disbelief

Suspension of disbelief

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Sometimes we need pain to contrast the pleasures in life. Without it we wouldn’t have anything to measure our happiness against. But what if pain could bring pleasure? While most people don’t even have their ears pierced, some are willing to be hung from the ceiling by sharp hooks. Body suspension...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 16, 2017


Filed under News

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has increased by more than 50% in the past year, bringing the total listings to more than 8000. The re...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 9, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD student Gillian McCarthy, from Victoria's School of Design, along with Dr Brian Robinson from the Facult...

What does Perth sound like?

What does Perth sound like?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Dave Warner, the musician behind the 1978 song Suburban Boy, once said that "Whatever Seattle was to the US, Perth was to Australia." The city of Seattle, which fostered the likes of Nirvana and Soundgarden, shares a common theme with Perth, being far away from the larger cities of its nation that...

Macy Gray: Anything but Dull

Macy Gray: Anything but Dull

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Following Macy Gray’s performance at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday night, a flood of articles swarmed online claiming that the ‘I Try’ singer had left fans bitterly disappointed. Gray recently completed a European tour and has been performing Live DJ sets across Indonesia, Australia and...

WA wrestling the world

WA wrestling the world

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

If you were asked to imagine wrestling, the first thing that might come to your brain is WWE’s John Cena, or maybe Netflix’s new series GLOW, perhaps even Hulk Hogan if you’re a little older. What you might not know is that Perth has its own wrestling scene and it’s as exciting as hell. ECU...

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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