Elaine Obran is a Senior Writer at ANU Reporter and the Digital Communications Assistant.

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Colour and conflict: Mardi Gras has always danced between two worlds 

The year is 1978. Homosexually is illegal and queer rights are non-existent, but on a cold winter’s day…


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Parasite insights: the award-winning scientist teaching the world about deadly diseases

When it comes to parasites and their reputation in the animal kingdom, it largely, well, sucks (literally). Small,…

27 February 2024



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Modern day Madonna? How Taylor Swift’s music takes inspiration from the 80s

There’s a Taylor Swift Love Story happening at the moment, and it will come as no surprise that…

23 February 2024



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Thought you had your partner’s love language figured out? Think again.

Whether you are in love, looking for love or have your Facebook status set to ‘it’s complicated,’ there’s…

13 February 2024



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Murder (is back) on the dancefloor: TikTok gives old hits new life

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s hit ‘Murder on the dancefloor’ is being sung all over the world again, more than two…

24 January 2024



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From code to Vogue: the ANU student behind sustainable food start-up Ohna

When Kayleigh Sleath taught herself to code in her bedroom as a teenager — a start-up that forged…

22 January 2024



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“The world lost one of its best people”: Sophie Trevitt’s remarkable legacy

Few people make a lasting impact in some of Australia’s most challenging and important policy areas by the…

15 January 2024



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Racing with the sun: student-designed car lights up prestigious solar race

It begins and ends on the red road that connects Darwin and Adelaide. Three thousand kilometres of gum…

12 January 2024



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Drink, pray, law

What does Jesus Christ have in common with a decomposing snail? Aside from being unconventional conversation starters, this…


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“We all have a role to play”: addressing family and domestic violence over the holidays

Sometimes, the hardest conversations are the ones that are the most important to have – this is true…

22 December 2023



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Top glass: making Australia’s most famous trophies 

Hand-making 36 intricate glass sculptures is no easy task — but Australian National University (ANU) alumnus Louis Grant…

13 December 2023



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Has the Melbourne Cup run its race?

The Melbourne Cup was once famously known for its ability to ‘stop the nation’, but it’s become a…


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“I thought we could find a Voice”: Stan Grant on the referendum defeat

Professor Stan Grant broke his silence on the Voice referendum, sharing his reflections and disappointment about the outcome,…

31 October 2023



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