Brittany Wilson

Brittany Wilson

I am a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Political Science, Communications, and Journalism. Aside from my role as a staff Opinion section writer for the Niner Times, I find joy in playing an active role in my campus and community. Often I can be found volunteering my time to causes that I am passionate about. After graduation, I plan on pursuing a career in political journalism and libertarian activism in Washington, DC.

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Op-Ed: Fifteen Years Later

| October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Fifteen Years Later

Another Sept. 11 has passed, and in its harrowing wake terrorism has once again taken the forefront of evening news and dinner table conversation. Each year this day holds an especially tender place in my heart. I was a New Yorker, my father worked for law enforcement, though I was only a kindergardener, the attack had […]

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Op-Ed: Free Speech Culture in the Classroom

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Free Speech Culture in the Classroom

A state of cognitive dissonance. College campuses have long been the birthplace of revolutionary social and political change. From the civil rights movement to the antiwar movement, students have led the way, engaging with ideas that were largely controversial, giving a platform for rational discourse, and creating immense societal value as a result. It is […]

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OP-ED: Legislating morality is ineffective in upholding society’s moral standards

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Legislating morality is ineffective in upholding society’s moral standards

Many people, especially college students, laugh at the notion of modern day alcohol prohibition. The idea of legal abstention from a substance that, when used responsibly, is virtually harmless to society is irrational. The legal prohibition of the 1920s ultimately didn’t stop people from enjoying their forbidden beverages. Statistics show that numbers stayed the same, […]

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OP-ED: Midterm elections brought small gains for millennials, but our fight is far from over

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Midterm elections brought small gains for millennials, but our fight is far from over

Whether you have spent the past few weeks hot on the campaign trail or generally disengaged from the political process, election season is inescapably exhausting for everyone. As a grassroots campaigner, much of my fall semester was spent having conversations with the electorate while canvasing neighborhoods, making phone calls and registering individuals to vote. In […]

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OP-ED: Raising the minimum wage adversely affects college students and low-skilled workers

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Raising the minimum wage adversely affects college students and low-skilled workers

In the 76 years since the introduction of a federally mandated minimum wage to U.S. economic policy, the general electorate have debated its necessity, usefulness and real-world impact to the point of exhaustion. With the arrival midterm elections, controversy inevitably ensues. This year, President Barack Obama and the Democrats have pushed a national minimum wage […]

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OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

On Oct. 17, an official U.S. Senate debate, hosted by Free the Vote and cosponsored by UNC Charlotte’s very own Young Americans for Liberty, took place on campus, drawing a sizable crowd, attracting considerable media attention and generating meaningful conversation and honest debate about the issues facing our region, our state and our country. As […]

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OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

Desperate to become a legal citizen of the United States, 18-year-old Manuel Rodas spent all he had on a one-way bus ticket from St. Louis, Mo. to Charlotte, N.C. to appear in front of an immigration court and fulfill a lifelong dream to obtain what many of us take for granted – legal citizenship. “This […]

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OP-ED: Innovation and liberation trump feminism when dealing with college rape culture

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Innovation and liberation trump feminism when dealing with college rape culture

On her journey to becoming the Miss USA 2014 title holder, Nia Sanchez made a remark that outraged leftist feminists and ignited an already fiery debate that continues to divide students in universities across the country. When asked about how to approach the “horrific epidemic” of sexual assaults on college campuses that had been “swept […]

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OP-ED: Millennials tell the federal government to keep its hands off free market Internet

| September 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: Millennials tell the federal government to keep its hands off free market Internet

“I wanted to work for myself. I wanted to make my own schedule. I wanted to have more control over my life and my work. I wanted to become an entrepreneur.”  Kylah Allen, a UNC Charlotte alum and founder of a successful North Carolina company, is far from alone in her pursuit to pave her […]

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OP-ED Debate: Lower the cost of education with the free market

| September 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
OP-ED Debate: Lower the cost of education with the free market

The price of higher education is rising at an alarming rate, while its real-world usefulness, return on investment and overall quality is rapidly deteriorating. The result is a product that’s leaving the next group of college graduates broke, jobless, and searching for answers. Student debt is currently at a staggering total of $1 trillion dollars […]

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