So what if breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson We all grow up absorbing the idioms and slogans circulating around us. We’re constantly told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, encouraged to believe…
The powerful history (and future) of the Anti-Vax Movement
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Almost a month ago the UK began its mass vaccination programme against Covid-19, with Margaret Keenan becoming the first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Since then, more…
COVID-19: the great leveller myth
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson When Boris Johnson tested positive for Covid-19 in late March, Michael Gove reminded us that “the virus does not discriminate”. The UK government spread the myth of…
Why I’m not expecting black people to talk about race
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson In her seminal work Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge conveys her frustration at her attempts to explain structural racism to…
Isolating alone is not the romance that was sold to us
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson When the UK was plunged into lockdown two months ago we were forced to alter our relationships; with those we live with and those we do not….
Universities still have a lot of work to do on sexual harassment on campus
Illustration by Hannah Robinson Five years have passed since Brock Turner sexually assaulted Chanel Miller on Stanford University’s campus in California. This case caught worldwide attention and garnered vast support for…
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.
Felix Pawlyn, Managing Director
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