Crowded bathrooms cause commotion

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Crowded bathrooms cause commotion

Lily Freese, reporter

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In high school, there are many things, places, and people that are too tarnished and problematic for anyone to want to be near. Unfortunately, one place that falls under this certain category is somewhat vital for almost every high school student – the bathroom. High School bathrooms are disastrous, and in some ways more of an inconvenience for the average student.

The vaping epidemic amongst this generation of teens is no stranger to the confines of a school restroom. One problem in high school bathrooms, is the surplus of students choosing it as a vape spot, and the other students not wanting to travel through a smoke cloud just to use the bathroom. The problem has gotten so serious that many schools are moving to creative ways of stopping and/or preventing the vaping from happening. According to abcnews.com, some schools are using anti-bullying and anti-smoking sensors in order to detect any non-bathroom related activities, such as Fly Sense. This system detects when air quality changes in the area, and it sends an alert to administration.

Another nuisance that occurs in the restroom is the high use of technology. Many students find themselves surrounded by various mirror selfies, phone calls, and those just skipping class to check their Snapchat or Twitter. Students shouldn’t have to wait in line and miss out on class because other students need to check their socials. It can be hard to go to the bathroom when someone is having a full blown phone conversation in the stall next to them. Bathrooms are bathrooms, so everyone should use them accordingly.

Aside from all of the distractions, bathrooms aren’t always the most welcoming place. Many high school stalls lack privacy. Locks can be faulty and the cracks between the doors can be too wide, causing an overall uneasy feeling for any student. In high school restrooms, there really isn’t a supply area that is easily accessible for students. Once the bathroom runs out of supplies, students either run to tell a staff member or they just don’t go.

High school bathrooms might just be the worst part of anyone’s high school experience. Bathrooms can be annoying, messy, and stressful, making them one of the worst places to be. Students should either fight their “bathroom problems,” or just wait to go until they get home. The bathroom truly should only serve one purpose – going to the bathroom.

 

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