Jamie’s jerk rice proves the concept of cultural appropriation is inconsistent
A couple of months ago, Dawn Butler MP accused Jamie Oliver for appropriating Jamaican culture to reap profits. The irony is, amongst all this criticism, images emerged of Butler wearing…
Facebook’s left-leaning leaders don’t run a free speech platform
What shocked me most about the recent Facebook-analytica scandal, was not that Facebook are using and marketing your data but that people were actually surprised by this. If you think…
The world is a scary place, lets not hide in ‘safe spaces’
When the NUS decided to ban a debate on multiculturalism on the Durham campus, eyebrows were raised. It was the opening act for the university’s ‘no platform’ policy which seeks…
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary among universities. Trashy, often unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad we’ve decided to take a step back, a deep breath and focus. We have talent spotted and welcomed writers to the team, who have found a new home in the very collaborative environment created by our editors. Between writer and editor, we are hoping to challenge the current view of what it is to be a student journalist. We’re putting the way we feel about the world into words with a fresh take. Our entirely free online content is by students for students. We want to publish unbridled and beautifully written opinion. I hope the journalism on The Broad has the power to inspire, aggravate and sometimes silence. Essentially, if the girls, the boys, the lefties, the righties and everyone in between find something to shout about we’re doing our job right.
Helena Irvine, Editor-in-chief
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