We should not tar the diverse drag community with the same brush
Last week, The Broad’s Lucy Hodgeon criticised the use of cultural appropriation in the world of drag, and more specifically in RuPaul’s Drag Race. I feel there are a few…
Anti-racist, anti-facist, anti-Semite? Millennials have forgotten the Holocaust
In one of the most disgusting cases of antisemitism we have seen in recent years, Mireille Knoll, an 85-year old French Holocaust survivor, was stabbed 11 times, then burned to…
Philsoc and a discriminatory discussion: The Inside Story
Wow. On Saturday, I wrote an article, published on The Broad, highlighting the discriminatory nature of the University of Edinburgh Philosophy Society’s event, ‘Philosophy discussion on Feminism (for Women and non-binary folk)’….
Discrimination on campus: Men barred from Philosophy Society event
UPDATE: The University of Edinburgh’s Philosophy Society have now distanced themselves from the event. It is still going ahead, however, it will no longer be hosted by the Philosophy Society…
Government can’t change the censorious attitude on campus
The joint committee on human rights (JCHR), a select committee of the Commons and the Lords chaired by Harriet Harman, have recently been considering the issue of free speech at…
There’s nowhere to hide from Cambridge Analytica, nowhere at all
It’s been a tough few years for globalists. At an exponential rate, all that they heralded as vessels to bring us closer together – free trade, open borders, the future…
Tory response to Skripal poisoning is an own goal
The UK’s news on the poisoning of Sergei Skripal has been rife with inflammatory and miscalculated political statements. Deftly written and well argued, yes, but my fellow Broad columnist Emil…
Corbyn’s silence on Russia shows why he’s unfit for No. 10
The ‘unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom’ is what Theresa May called the attempted murder of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal. That’s about as…
Is Bieber’s ‘Despacito’ the theme tune of cultural appropriation?
Love it or hate it, you know it. The song ‘Despacito’ was played non-stop for an entire summer, shooting to number one in every Latin billboard. However, as with the…
If marriage is a construct, I don’t want to be a construction worker
Marriage is steadily on the decline. While many articles have lamented the breakdown of this ancient establishment, there are a lot of practical factors behind the fall in marriages in…
Vince Cable’s speech has revealed his anti-democratic bigotry
The Liberal Democrats are currently polling at 7%. They have been languishing around this level for some time and, despite rebranding themselves as some sort of Remain resistance, have yet…
Are millennials hypersensitive puritans?
Generation Y. Snowflakes. Millennials. Call them what you want. Our generation is quickly becoming the largest focus of debate and analysis in contemporary discussion since the Free Love generation of…
Borders underpin international order
Last week my fellow columnist Lucy Hodgeon wrote a piece on whether borders have been made redundant by globalisation. It was original, thought-provoking and brilliantly written. I categorically disagree with it….
Borders suffocate international progress
Trump and Mexico. Britain and Brexit. Whilst states across the world seem to be reaffirming their borders, there exists a counter movement asking: do we even need borders? The World…
It’s International Women’s Day and pink beer ‘for girls’ feels inauthentic
It is no secret that we live in a society where marketing is often as important, if not more so, than the product on offer. Campaigns and strategies are tailor-made…
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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