Labour Live epitomised everything wrong with today’s Labour Party
The endless ‘JezFest’ which has become the singular face of a once diverse party was on full display at this trivial one-day festival which took place on June 16th. Corbyn’s…
Why is there a price placed on life in Gaza?
The Guardian recently reported that the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza has removed an eight-month-old baby from a list of people killed by the Israel Defence Forces on the Gaza…
Israel is at the mercy of mainstream media’s prejudice
Israel is wrongly depicted by the media as the clear and sole culprit of Palestinian suffering. Coverage on the Hamas-orchestrated protests along the Gaza border this week was no exception….
Sam Gyimah is right: free speech is vital on campus
Sam Gyimah’s remarks on encouraging free speech at UK universities, made at a private seminar last week and publicised widely in various news outlets, should be welcomed. He recommended that…
Why did the state have ultimate control over Alfie Evans’ life?
The tragic story of Alfie Evans, a 23-month-old infant who passed away this morning, has touched the hearts of many across the globe. Suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disorder, the…
Negative press ignores the necessity of the Syrian airstrikes
Commentary on the airstrikes which targeted the Assad regime early morning on April 14 has been, from right-wing to left-leaning British news outlets, overwhelmingly negative. The arguments against the strike…
University ‘Safe Spaces’ will never be completely impartial
It has been at least two years since King’s College London Student Union (KCLSU) began to employ Safe Space Marshals. Their role was created to implement the university’s eponymous Safe…
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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