Written by Daniel Evans
I’ve been reading the Bison for four years now, and the article with which I felt the most connection was “The Toilet Review.” Written by Zach Hailey and published on Feb. 28, 2014, “The Toilet Review” is a survey course in Harding restrooms. It was exactly what I needed as a freshman, and this is a brief summary of what I have learned in four years of going to the bathroom.
The singularities of Harding restrooms are astonishing. They were obviously designed with the diverse interests of students in mind. Fathers of infants should use the Jimi Hendrix building first floor restroom or the Shores lobby restroom for their baby-changing stations. The most decorated restrooms I’ve seen were in Graduate Hall room 105, Allen Hall third floor circa 2015, or the upstairs Student Center restroom across from the Center for Student Success, complete with a miniature bust of Sophocles. Those who prefer a “high-chair” style experience should search the first floor of the art building for a unique commode.
The art department isn’t the only one whose restrooms cater to the desires of its students. The Reynolds has newspaper articles affixed to the walls at eye level above the urinals for a quick Arkansas update. The GAC has locker rooms for pregame usage and sinks that are operated by a pedal for those who are coordinated enough to use them. The second floor of the Ganus building has an antique cabinet that tells of American history. The bathroom is one of the best places to engage in what you’re learning. The science department should think about offering pH strips in theirs.
In a recent, unofficial survey of friends in the library, I noticed that many of the seniors polled had a personalized answer to “Which bathroom on campus is your favorite?” While freshmen all claimed the first floor Heritage restrooms as supreme, many more experienced users spoke of nooks and crannies with water closets that even a professional campus walker might not know about. Whether you’re looking out of necessity, need for fellowship or desire for leisure, there is a bathroom on campus that fits. I encourage you to go find a new one today. It might change your life.