By Andrea Starr
Over the course of the last three weeks I have come to call Finlandia University my home. In that same time, I’ve met many new people who I am happy to call my friends. In fact, there isn’t one thing about campus that I have found to my disliking…except one. Trash. Particularly on weekends, there seems to be a lack of cleanliness.
Floor lounges resemble dumpsters, hallways seem to have been struck by tornadoes, but there is no student in sight on a Monday morning to clean up after a wild weekend. This past weekend my roommate and myself took it upon ourselves to spend a minor five minutes picking up the seemingly unending amounts of trash (probably about a full trash bag) that had accumulated in our floor’s lounge – none of which was our own mess.
In my opinion, cleaning up for yourself can make a huge difference here on campus (not to mention it’s common courtesy to the cleaning staff). If you take a little time to throw away your Jimmy John’s and T-Bell, it shows a lot about your character and a lot about your school pride. We’re blessed to be able to attend college in the first place, let alone a private university, so pick up after yourself. Don’t trash Finlandia.