Blasé attitudes will make coronavirus much worse
Illustration by Hannah Robinson Students pride themselves as being at the cutting edge of social change and ‘making the world a better place’. Abundant evidence of this can be found all…
Should ‘Wokeness’ Win?
Illustration by Hannah Robinson I recently read a letter to The Guardian which explained how the resistance to ‘wokeness’ – being alert to all social injustices – was similar to the…
Social Media: where the election wasn’t won
Illustration by Hannah Robinson It is standard procedure for losers to suggest that they had always been destined to lose, long before voting began. The fact remains that until that exit…
Can’t we concentrate on climate change?
Illustration by Hannah Robinson Collins Dictionary recently announced that ‘Climate Strike’ was their word of the year for 2019. Ignoring Piers Morgan’s helpful interjection that this is in fact two words,…
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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