Cultural appropriation: the only way out of genocide?
Illustration by Hannah Robinson Recently, high fashion house Louis Vuitton released an Instagram campaign in which they featured China’s most popular actress, Dilraba Dilmurat, posing in Shanghai alongside fellow actress…
UK universities will follow US anti-safe-space lead
For the past six years, the organisation Turning Point USA has been championing the anti-safe space movement. It is an American right-wing organisation dedicated to ridding universities of what they…
Brexit has brought democracy under question
It is widely agreed by the Western world that democracy is the best form of government available. However, with the legislations and actions of several countries’ governments coming under intense…
The NHS has transformed my attitude to private healthcare
People generally seem to have the same set of complaints regarding the NHS: the waiting times are ridiculously long and the quality of care is perhaps lacking (especially regarding mental…
The Chinese government ‘don’t see us as life’
I’m trying to become more active in the international Uyghur community, and through various online searches, attempts to purchase a book, and some good old fashioned Facebook stalking, I managed…
China’s concentration camp you’ve never heard of
Everyone knows about the Holocaust, we all consider it part of the somewhat distant past that we’ve learnt from and will never repeat. Thankfully, for the most part, that’s true….
Censored Chinese search engine is oppressive, Google it
I grew up in a country where using Google was an act of defiance. Just to look something up on my preferred search engine involved downloading several VPNs, switching back…
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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