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by Alexandra Saunders
Bathroom graffiti: whether you’re a guy or girl you see it everywhere. Slogans of so and-so loves Mr. Right and then the response of “he’s mine,” followed by multiple expletives. Then there’s the guys’ bathroom where slogans of a sexual nature are usually found, as well as who is sleeping with whom and so on and so forth. But no one has said anything until now; the sad thing is that the newest type of bathroom graffiti is anti-war related. I understand where the janitors are coming from, and I certainly understand that cleaning marker off the wall must be a hard task. But think of the message this person is trying to send. Posters are not a good way to do things anonymously, even if it is done after school. The cameras in all the hallways would record someone walking into a bathroom with paper and tape, and give it away; also posters can (and will) be torn down. Therefore, this person felt obliged to write things in the bathrooms because she would reach a broader audience. One thing that bothers me though: why was the announcement made before that bathroom graffiti artists if caught would be suspended? Ever since I first came to SJHS in grade nine every year there has been an abundance of bathroom graffiti, and no one has said anything about it. I guess that anti-war slogans are more offensive than “So and so is a *unprintable word*”.