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Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Over the past decade we have witnessed increasing debate and fear about the impact of social media and technology on society. Television shows such as Humans, Years…
The future of theatre in the COVID-19 world
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Theatre has survived many challenges before, but, without help from the government COVID-19 could be its biggest challenge yet. This week, Andrew Lloyd Webber declared that the…
Systemic persecution of Uyghur muslims continues: and the world fails to act
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson When we look back in revulsion at the atrocities of the past such as the Holocaust, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, the Balkans or Rwanda we consider these…
COVID-19 and recent exam results mean now is time for education reform
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson In life, the best chance at equal opportunity is arguably through education. Education reform and re-evaluation has never been more crucial, particularly considering the current outrage regarding…
Biden has to prove he is capable of making the promises of change a reality
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Following George Floyd’s death, and the subsequent protest marches, the US has become even more divided– between those fighting for change, versus those fighting to sustain the…
What can we learn from this pandemic?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Coronavirus has turned the public into lean-mean-exercising machines. I have never seen my neighbourhood so full of joggers, cyclists, walkers and even people on scooters! Some argue…
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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