We must act now to help refugees
When Europe began to back out of its open-door policy in 2015, the world was forced to watch the refugee crisis develop into the biggest humanitarian catastrophe of the 21stcentury….
A few thoughts on Jordan Peterson’s worldwide tour
Jordan B. Peterson has achieved a meteoric rise to intellectual stardom over the past two years from the relative obscurity as a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto….
Travels around the Arab world: debunking myths
I often get asked why I decided to study Arabic at university and to this day I give the same ridiculous but truthful answer: I had been obsessed with the…
City of Stars: Skid Row is the dark, Dickensian underbelly of Los Angeles
Coming back down to earth from Hollywood’s glittering Hills, we land in Skid Row, one of the largest stable populations of homeless people in America. These days it is only…
Where are you, Mr Hunt? Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe needs you
Since April 2016, I’ve completed my A-Levels, moved to Scotland, finished two years of university, and lived in three different flats. Since April 2016, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in…
China’s concentration camp you’ve never heard of
Everyone knows about the Holocaust, we all consider it part of the somewhat distant past that we’ve learnt from and will never repeat. Thankfully, for the most part, that’s true….
A Star is Born makes a statement about male mental health
After the unveiling of a statue to fellow lost rock god Chris Cornell in Seattle last week and following a summer of the #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay movement, momentum is finally picking up…
How to: Find pots of gold at either end of the political spectrum
The right is evil. The left is stupid. This is genuinely what some people think of the other side of the political spectrum in today’s society. And the gap is…
City of Stars: the religious icons of Hollywood
Los Angeles, in our mind’s eye, is a montage of the city’s most iconic sights. But this flickering reel has been stitched together by Hollywood itself. Scattered across the sprawling…
Stacey Dooley is breathing new life into the traditional media
A few months ago, I’d only heard the name Stacey Dooley in terms of her so-named BBC 3 documentaries. That probably would have been it, had my friend not given…
Censored Chinese search engine is oppressive, Google it
I grew up in a country where using Google was an act of defiance. Just to look something up on my preferred search engine involved downloading several VPNs, switching back…
We can’t ignore the dangers of early sex determination
Throughout history, people have attempted to control the sex of their children. Whilst sex selection for medical purposes, like preventing genetic diseases is largely accepted, the non-medical use of sex…
Jamie’s jerk rice proves the concept of cultural appropriation is inconsistent
A couple of months ago, Dawn Butler MP accused Jamie Oliver for appropriating Jamaican culture to reap profits. The irony is, amongst all this criticism, images emerged of Butler wearing…
If you feel like surrendering, vote instead
My frustration began as a sixteen-year-old girl. Enraged with the rise of Donald Trump and new conservative ideals, disappointed in emerging political polarization, and concerned with the future of my…
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, Editor-in-chief
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