Disrespect doesn’t look good on anyone

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Disrespect doesn’t look good on anyone

Peeing in an elevator is not funny; it is straight up disrespectful. It seems that some Lindenwood students have a lot of growing up to do.  Illustration by Kat Owens

Peeing in an elevator is not funny; it is straight up disrespectful. It seems that some Lindenwood students have a lot of growing up to do.
Illustration by Kat Owens

Peeing in an elevator is not funny; it is straight up disrespectful. It seems that some Lindenwood students have a lot of growing up to do.
Illustration by Kat Owens

Peeing in an elevator is not funny; it is straight up disrespectful. It seems that some Lindenwood students have a lot of growing up to do.
Illustration by Kat Owens

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LINDSEY FIALA | Culture Editor

Over the past few weeks, there have been multiple instances where a resident of Calvert Rogers has walked into the elevator and found the floor soaked with pee.  

Now, I don’t know about you, but I find that not only disgusting and unsanitary, but completely uncalled for and disrespectful.  

Last time I checked, we are all adults. This kind of behavior is unacceptable. As adults, Lindenwood students should be holding themselves to a higher standard than this. 

Even though we all pay to go to school here, either as a commuter or a resident, Lindenwood is not our property to mess with. It might seem like all fun and games because if no one is caught, no one deals with the consequences, but someone is eventually going to have to clean the mess up. 

According to the 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, there were a total of two robberies, 20 burglaries and five motor vehicle thefts at Lindenwood in 2017.  

Just this school year, there have been over 14 cars broken into and several cars stolen

Just last April, the D from the Lindenwood sign was stolen

Although those incidents don’t sound nearly as humorous as peeing in an elevator, it all boils down to the same word. Disrespect.  

Living on campus is a whole new world, a time where students start to figure out how to live on their own and take care of themselves. This time should also be for taking care of where you’re living, especially because you don’t own it.  

It’s the golden rule we all learned by the time we went into first grade: treat others the way you want to be treated. I don’t know a single person who wants to open an elevator to head up to his or her room after a long day only to find a puddle of pee covering the floor. Not only does a community advisor have to clean that up, the elevator is going to smell like pee for the next few days. 

Disrespect gets someone nowhere in life. Not just college students, but people everywhere need to step up and be mature adults. No mature adult thinks stealing a car, vandalizing someone else’s property or peeing in an elevator is funny or cute. 

College is a time to prove that we are mature adults, ready to get out into the working world and prove ourselves, but it seems that some of us have a lot more growing up to do than others.