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Opinon: Wilson Sink represents the status quo

Wilson Sink has a strong, thorough platform. He has shown an in-depth knowledge of campus, town and state issues and has provided actionable steps to advocate for students.

But we ultimately feel he would be a continuation of the status quo within student government.

In many regards, Sink has the same background as previous presidents, providing an analytical and technical understanding of student issues. This outlook has been ultimately ineffective in organizing students to fight for their interests.

Secondly, his sudden change in position on the issue of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation and separation is also worrisome to this board. His refusal to advocate for the position he holds suggests he will subordinate his beliefs to his immediate political interests.

This is not to say his platform did not have new, refreshing plans. Sink says he wants to mobilize students to vote out the elected officials slowly leaching our university‚Äôs resources — an idea this board also advocates. But we believe Sink is not the person to inspire students to bring about these changes.

This board hopes to see Sink continue to advocate for the causes he is passionate about in the coming year, but we do not believe he will be able to deliver a necessary change in vision to student government.

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