Is new “Zen” consumerism cultural appropriation?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson In this unprecedented climate, an interesting symptom is the rise in self-help products and trends including tidying, skincare, remodelling and fitness; all, by my books, great things….
How social media has polarised racial discourse
Illustration by Hannah Robinson On 23 October in Congress, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlighted how Facebook does not fact-check their political ads, and how this can be used to manipulate the…
Mindless Consumption : Asian Culture as Fashion Trend
In 2007, Dior’s Haute Couture collection by John Galliano consisted of exaggerated Kimono styles and geisha makeup which simplified Japan to its most basic cultural symbols. It is of no…
White people need to listen in Black History Month
Black History Month was originally started as “Negro History Week” in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson. Initially, it was intended to be taught only in black schools, as an…
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.
Felix Pawlyn, Managing Director
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