Chrissy Teigen’s miscarriage posts were bold and brave… end of story
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Whether you know much about her or not, Chrissy Teigen: the model and television personality, who’s also married to John Legend – is a hit on social…
Is it time up for TikTok?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson TikTok; the video-sharing app that no one can stop talking about and the app that will be responsible for making me fail university. It is addictive, and…
Porn: the good, the bad and the ugly
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Pornography is no longer the dark underworld of the internet, but now a heavy force in the entertainment mainstream. It is the fast-moving undercurrent of internet traffic,…
The women we grew up watching: muses, fantasies and troubled
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Over lockdown I found myself slowly returning to the TV shows and films that many of us grew up with. This time round, I began to see…
The “new normal” – there’s no returning to the old
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson What will we keep of this lockdown experience? “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine…
The management of COVID-19 is a matter of leadership not gender
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Amongst the chaos of press coverage of COVID-19 – misinformation, a lack of honest facts and fear-mongering – one line of argument stands out. A distinct preoccupation…
Can we find some hope during this pandemic?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson. These are uncertain times. This is probably the first time that young people, myself included, feel that we have no idea what the future holds. We weren’t…
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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