Editor’s note: Each year, The Observer’s Editorial Board meets with all of the candidates for student body president and vice president.
This week, the board had a meeting with each ticket, during which the candidates presented the most important parts of their platforms and answered questions from Editorial Board members.
From this year’s five tickets, all with ambitious ideas, the Editorial Board was able to narrow its debate to two pairs of candidates.
While the majority of the board voted to endorse current student body president Catherine Soler and her running mate Emily LeStrange, a number of members voted to endorse Pat McCormick and Brett Rocheleau.
Beyond supporting different candidates, the majority and dissenting opinions represent different views of the role and scope of student government at Notre Dame.