Lockdown’s wellness craze might be better left in lockdown
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson The domestic stasis of lockdown has for many ignited a new zeal for wellness. Whether it’s baking, walking or running, taking up arts and crafts or spending…
Love Island has gone on sabbatical, but should it ever return?
It seems the summer of 2020 will be spent at home. With the majority of the British population confined to one time zone perhaps Love Island 2020 would have been…
Instagram influencers are undermining activism
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson It has been almost three weeks since protests began following George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis. What has followed has been momentous. Protests have spread internationally in support…
Yet again, the government shows no care for child refugees
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson The list of issues that the government does not care about seems to be growing longer by the day. Its senior advisors and party MPs are breaching national…
What does COVID-19 mean for Europe’s refugees?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson A great deal has changed in the world of late, yet our tendency to ignore the suffering endured by Europe’s refugees has held fast. It never takes…
Why does the end of lockdown seem as daunting as lockdown itself?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson There are many reasons to look forward to the return of normalcy. The idea of being hemmed in around a pub table amongst my friends, elbows jostling,…
Calling Normal People ‘basic’ reveals underlying sexism
Illustration by Hannah Robinson Everyone is talking about Normal People. Rightly so, the programme conjures such richness and complexity with deft, subtle strokes. It also seems breathtakingly new and it has…
Once upon a time: Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 fairytale
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Perhaps, there has never been a finer time for fairy tales. As a nation in need of solace and certainty, the straight-cut world of heroes and villains…
COVID-19 has made us act sustainably- but will it last?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson How sustainable is our new-found sustainability? The tirade of mantras and teachings that COVID-19 has generated have proven almost as tiresome and unrelenting as the virus itself….
Netflix’s Love is Blind reinforces Female Stereotypes
Illustration by Hannah Robinson Masterfully dropping on the eve before Valentine’s Day, Love is Blind has since snowballed in popularity. Perhaps this is unsurprising, it is the televisual equivalent of mashed…
A Note from the Managing Director
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, Managing Director
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