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Enough with childish behavior

Enough with childish behavior

Even though we are all college students, some individuals still act as if they are in grade school.

Each campus has its own sort of juvenile behavior going on, including graffiti, theft, litter and extraction of bodily fluids in inappropriate places.

This mistreatment to our campuses is not only childish and rude, it has become an inconvenience for students and faculty, not to mention maintenance staff.

The first thing to notice on a campus is the trash, like cigarette butts in the parking lots. Whether one agrees with the smoking ban, if people plan to smoke, they should put the butts in the trash or a car’s ashtray.  Other common pieces of trash in our lots are run-over water bottles and crumpled fast-food paper. Trash cans have been strategically placed around every campus to help keep our campuses clean and litter-free.

pigstyMaybe the next most rampant problem would be the graffiti on campus walls.

Some TCC bathrooms need new paint, mirrors and stall doors as well as dividers because of defacement.

The most atrocious and inexcusable acts would be urinating on bathroom floors and spitting on bathroom mirrors. It’s true that this does not go on in every bathroom at TCC, but just one bathroom is far too many.

Those who see these disgusting things are sick and tired of stepping around someone else’s mess and believe that they are being disrespected.

These acts usually happen in the same places at the same rate, especially in the bathrooms. Knowing this can help us keep a watchful eye. It’s high time to put an end to this delinquent behavior.

What to do if somebody witnesses these things happening: just report it. Letting someone know might stop this kind of behavior. To rid our campuses of these despicable acts students and faculty need to have a sense of respect for where they work and go to school.

It shouldn’t be that hard to meet such a sanitary standard.

Aside from this just being uncouth, these acts end with spending more money to pay someone to clean it up or to replace certain items — all because people can’t act their age.

The complete disregard of consideration is baffling.

This simple problem of housekeeping really has a simple solution. It’s in our hands, literally.

Use the toilets for the purpose they serve, throw away paper towels in trash cans and report to a custodial service if an area needs immediate cleaning.

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