Soon, a new student body president will be elected. All that’s certain is that he or she will not be part of the amorphous entity that is UNC’s campus left. This is an unusual and troubling development.
At least within recent memory, SBP races have featured at least one candidate identifiable as an activist — think Emilio Vicente or Kevin Claybren — and often a candidate with a strong base in the Campus Y, such as Hetali Lodaya.
Other candidates, such as Christy Lambden or Will Leimenstoll, had campaign teams well-connected with progressive campus groups.