Madison Dobrzenski

Madison is the Opinion Editor for the Niner Times. She is a sophomore double majoring in Social Work and Spanish, with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Madison is from Fayetteville, North Carolina, so naturally she loves J. Cole and has seen his house more times than she can count. When she isn’t binge watching a TV show or writing for the Niner Times, she’s working at Mellow Mushroom, drinking iced coffee or attending a concert with her friends. For any inquiries, she can be reached at opinion@ninertimes.com

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Celebrating, Not Capitalizing

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Celebrating, Not Capitalizing

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and dance club located in New York City. The Stonewall Inn was a space that accepted even the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly trans and gender non-conforming people of color, a group that […]

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Effective Discipline

| April 27, 2018
Effective Discipline

A sentence I’ve said all my life that shocked my peers: I’ve never been spanked. When that came out of my mouth, people always said they were jealous of me. I always responded by saying that my mother didn’t need to spank me, and also she didn’t feel it would punish me as well as […]

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Retroactive: The Pop Culture that Shaped Us

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
Retroactive: The Pop Culture that Shaped Us

Jeffrey Kopp (A&E Editor) Movie: “Tarzan” (1999) – This is a film that hits me in the feels every single time that I watch it. The soundtrack by Phil Collins adds so much emotional depth to the movie; “Two Worlds” and “You’ll Be in My Heart” are the definite standouts. This is by far my […]

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Lana Del Rey: A Queen in the Queen City

| February 10, 2018
Lana Del Rey: A Queen in the Queen City

“It’s a good time to be a woman in the music industry. Well, it’s getting better anyway.” Just two days after the Grammys, Grammy-nominated artist Lana Del Rey spoke these words at the Spectrum Center. On Jan. 30, the “Born to Die” singer transformed the Charlotte venue into her own beach, open highway and horse […]

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CMS’ Multicultural Debate

| February 8, 2018
CMS’ Multicultural Debate

On Tuesday, January 23rd, I attended a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board public hearing. They were discussing a revision to their multicultural clause, which describes different cultures and identities that are protected in the classroom. The revision would make the clause now include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Of the roughly 30 people that spoke […]

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H&M: The Dumbest Monkeys in the Jungle

| February 8, 2018
H&M: The Dumbest Monkeys in the Jungle

  When I first saw the H&M ad of the black child in the “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie on twitter, my first thought was “how did no one catch this?” I wanted to have the opinion “I’d like to think this was a coincidence.” I thought “I have no way of knowing whether […]

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DACA dismemberment destroying dreams

| December 5, 2017
DACA dismemberment destroying dreams

On September 5, 2017, many Americans’ whole worlds were altered. Their idea of “home” was questioned and their idea of the “American dream” was threatened. President Trump decided to end DACA, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This immigration policy was established by Obama in 2012. A lot of people have formed their opinions on […]

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Shoulder to Shoulder

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Shoulder to Shoulder

On the first day of school at San Benito School in Hollister, California, around 50 girls and two boys were called to the office for violating dress code, for a rule that had not previously been enforced. Of those girls and boys, about 20 were sent home for wearing supposedly “revealing clothing,” because the administration […]

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Going Green: Plant-Based Dieting and it’s Effect on Climate Change

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Going Green: Plant-Based Dieting and it’s Effect on Climate Change

 I have been a vegetarian for two years. I have cut meat out of my diet because I want to do any simple thing I can that benefits the environment, and if that means cutting steak out of my diet, I’m okay with that. Eventually, I want to become vegan for the same reason. I […]

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Silencing Sam: Students Call for the Removal of the Silent Sam Monument

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Silencing Sam: Students Call for the Removal of the Silent Sam Monument

UNC-Chapel Hill’s first day of class this year was particularly special for hundreds of students gathered at the Silent Sam Confederate monument because it was also considered “the first day of Silent Sam’s last semester.” Silent Sam is a statue of a Confederate soldier located on Chapel Hill’s campus. After the rallies in Charlottesville, a […]

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