Whalen is the best place to go to the bathroom
By Kacey Deamer
Since moving to campus in August, I have noticed poor quality toilet paper; it is thin, rough and rips too easily. Toilet paper isn’t exactly something I focus on, but it was a big change from the plush two-ply I was accustomed to using at home.
When walking back from the library one night, nature called, so I stopped into the Whalen bathroom outside Ford Hall. The bathroom itself was one of the nicest, largest and cleanest I have seen on campus. But as I reached for the toilet paper I noticed something different. The material I was holding was softer and slightly thicker than I had become used to. After closer inspection I realized the sheets even boasted a small floral pattern.
Why would the music building have nicer toilet paper than every other bathroom on campus, especially when most students are relieving themselves in high traffic buildings like dining halls or dorms?
IC could be focused on the fact that many non-students visit Whalen to attend performances and recitals. Thus, the music building gets precedence in distribution of bathroom products—after all, the soap smells nicer, too.
If this is true, it seems Ithaca College administrators care more about the people visiting the college than about those who are already here. It’s valid for IC to want to make a good impression on visitors, but they should also consider students already attending.
Why not evenly distribute the nice toilet paper so that all students can benefit? I doubt the cost would be too overwhelming for the college. Chafed students, unite!
Kacey Deamer is a freshman journalism major who’s tired of wiping with sandpaper. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.