For a student body president candidate to receive as much media attention as Emilio Vicente has is nearly unprecedented. However, Vicente is not defined by his endorsements.
Vicente’s candidacy is a testament to the incredible type of leadership found at UNC — a leader who refuses to be defined by the lenses through which the world sees him, which would be an asset to student government.
Vicente’s platform emphasizes his ability to be receptive to the wishes and opinions of the whole student body, in addition to setting defined timetables for meeting executive branch goals.
But much of Vicente’s campaign concerns his plans for listening sessions designed to provide the executive branch with feedback on issues from sustainability to Greek affairs. While this approach is unique to this year’s field of candidates, it lacks concrete action. The campaign is significantly weakened by his lack of tangible policies.
Despite his unquestionable determination in the face of adversity, a toothless student body president agenda is working against him.