Severe weather: a part of Perth’s landscape

Illustrates Perth's 2010 freak storm.

Rhys Gardiner, Reporter

September 7, 2020

Wild weather has returned to the news once again as Perth is battered by the last gasps of the cyclone season. However, it is far from the first time the city has been lashed by the elements. The remnants of tropical cyclone Mangga passed over the metro area on May 24, causing damage to property...

Failing nature laws could lead to further health crises

Taken by Annalise Hunt

Annalise Hunt

September 7, 2020

An open letter sent to the federal government from prominent health leaders and groups says that the review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC act) must be taken seriously. Following COVID-19 and the black summer bushfire crisis, now more than ever, is the most...

Children’s mental health throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Natalie Escobar, Reporter

May 17, 2020

Throughout these tough times, many of us have struggled with our mental health. Although, many people might not realise that COVID-19 has also impacted children’s mental health. Kids Helpline has been one way children who are struggling through the pandemic can find support. According to Kids...

Election wrap up: what’s up with the polls?

Election wrap up: what's up with the polls?

Kate Purnell

May 23, 2019

The federal election was campaigned relentlessly from all sides, however, Ipsos polls on the day showed the Australian Labor Party (ALP) ahead of The Liberal Party 52-48. Despite this, and all other polls leading up to the election showing a Labor victory, The Coalition secured themselves another term. When...

Sports betting apps and addiction

Sports betting apps and addiction

Holly Edwards-Smith, Reporter

May 21, 2019

There are ads on TV constantly warning of the dangers of gambling, yet at the same time, there are ads from gambling services tempting people to bet. While you can’t blame an organisation for promoting itself, we know that gambling is a dangerous habit to be parading on state and national television. The...

Tales from a true detective: “I’m living a movie”

Tales from a true detective: “I’m living a movie”

Joshua Smith, Reporter

May 21, 2019

The word ‘detective’ has become somewhat synonymous with ‘superhero,’ ‘wizard’ or ‘unicorn,’ as it seems like the type of thing that only exists in our favourite TV shows, movies and books. The wide variety of entertainment revolving around detective work makes it seem like the job...

WA’s waste future is in our hands

Western Australians are being urged to consider their waste output.

Mason Smith, Reporter

May 20, 2019

In a time where there is a never-ending list of things to purchase, we’re often left with plenty of new goodies, but also plenty of waste. While new and shiny purchases are all well and good, do you ever stop and think about where all your rubbish ends up? Unfortunately, for those living anywhere...

Burger Day tasting notes

We ate for you

Kate Purnell, Malcolm Coleman, Steven Jones, Bridget Turner, Sharni Harman, Mason Smith, and Holly Edwards-Smith

May 20, 2019

The UK celebrates National Burger day/week/month in August, but Australia seems to be following the lead of the US and celebrating it this year on May 28, with some publications listing gimmicks and giveaways planned around the country. Our offering to you, dear readers, is that we ate burgers for yo...

Wages shaping as a key election battleground

Pay packets have stagnated.

Henry Sims, Reporter

May 13, 2019

With the federal election in full swing, there are countless campaigns underway – not only from the parties vying for seats themselves, but also business groups, lobby groups and unions seeking to get their issues on the national agenda.  Increasingly shaping up as a major issue is wage growth, and with the Australian Council of Trade Unions spending big on their ‘Change the Rules’ campaign, wages have become a major battlegro...

The electorate of Hasluck: 2.1%

The electorate of Hasluck: 2.1%

Kate Purnell, Reporter

May 13, 2019

The seat of Hasluck will be one to watch on election night, May 18. The Liberal Party currently holds the seat with one of the smallest margins nationally, at 2.1%. Last election saw the Labor Party increase their swing by 4%, the question to be answered is whether they can boost their position again. Featured...

The new age of computer scams and viruses.

Hacker's hand in a dark room.

Joshua Smith, Reporter

May 12, 2019

Getting a virus on your computer is embarrassing, especially if you’re a young person. It seems like viruses should only be a concern for our parents, grandparents, or weird uncle. But viruses are always evolving and getting caught out clicking a dodgy link or opening a malicious website is more...

Fab or Fad diets?

Think before starting a juice cleanse.

Brooke Couper, Reporter

May 12, 2019

Fad diets are trendy weight loss plans that promise extreme results. These diets guarantee results like amazing health benefits, disease cures or weight loss. However there is normally little, or no scientific evidence to back up these claims. Accredited practising dietician Catherine Properzi said,...

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