By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor
It’s no secret that all bathrooms on campus are not the same. We all have special qualities and preferences when nature calls, and it’s tough to know where to go. Bathrooms on campus vary greatly from individual faculties to large lavatories.
This week, we spotlight the private bathrooms on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. Located in the northwest corner of the building near the multicultural offices, these alone-thrones provide privacy at a price.
While these two loos act as sanctuaries of solitude, lines are often long due to the shuttle stop located just outside.
These righteous restrooms are also not as modern as others. The power of Pinesol appears to be ineffective here, as hieroglyphics of past pooers offer a literary decor. If you are willing to wait lines similar to those of Disney’s Space Mountain, or perhaps in this case Splash Mountain, then one of these thrones is calling your name.
“Private restrooms are rare on campus,” said Freshman Tristan Anguiano. “It’s nice to just have a couple of minutes to relieve yourself in silence, rather than having to reply with an awkward occupado when someone comes knocking.”
Perhaps the longer lines are due to ladies playing “Project Runway” in the mirrors. Lengthy wait times might also be caused by those workaholics needing a quick place to change. Senior Catherine Booth witnessed this type of bathroom boo-boo before. “This guy went in with jeans and a flannel, but came out looking ready to serve me at The Cheesecake Factory,” said Booth.
It’s unknown what will happen to this oasis after the planned renovations of the building. To simplify the analysis of these islands of privacy in the UNO sea of bladder blunders, we give a thumbs up to this bathroom choice. Sure there will be a wait and they aren’t clean enough to enjoy a hoagie in, but the payoff is oh so sweet.