Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

Reef Life Survey diver

Andrew Fewster, Reporter

October 23, 2017

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...

Ditch screen time for green time this October

ECU beach volleyball competitors

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017

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

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...

Proximity: How Close Will You Get?

Proximity: How Close Will You Get?

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

October 2, 2017

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

Toruk is set thousands of years before the events in the film

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017

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...

Why a stranger should select your profile picture

When choosing our own profile pictures it seems we don't pick the most flattering image, strangers do

Brigid Dix, Reporter

September 17, 2017

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

credit: pixabay

Andjela Ergic, ECU Reporter

September 17, 2017

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

Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia Jeff Hansen at Sea Shepherds 40th anniversary event in Perth Western Australia

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Ecu Reporter

September 11, 2017

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

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

courtesy to Doctor Katherine

Mari Spanja, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017

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

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

WA Liberal State Conference

September 3, 2017

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...

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