When students throw up their hands and give up on politics, that only allows the powers that be to maintain control. What we need on this campus is a political revolution – a revitalization of student democracy from the ground up.
Clay Martinson is a competent candidate who clearly cares deeply about improving student experience, though his ambitious platform needs more specifics if he is to succeed in its implementation.
Ross will be a fantastic VPAA with a clear vision, specific, well-researched platform points, and a desire to better student life on all fronts.
Forrest is clearly passionate about fostering relationships with veterans and making sure money and programming revolves around them, and this has the potential to be one of the better implemented portions of her platform.
Claudia Hogan seems to have entered into this campaign as an afterthought, with few ideas and even fewer specifics on how to implement them.
Adams also has ideas more geared towards campus life that this Editorial Board hopes to see him accomplish, especially his platform point of putting emergency medical overdose kits in all Greek houses and residence halls. Though this plan, too, needs specific details as to who would have the training and authority to use these kits in an emergency, it is an admirable idea that shows Adams’ commitment to truly serving students.
He seems to truly care about serving students, and we hope to see him increase the needs-based scholarships available through SGA, which he said he was most passionate about.
The system we have in place is not working... However, as long as partisan politics and raw emotion cloud our vision of what’s at stake, nothing will happen.
The movie’s message is clear: give black people room to have their own stories told.