A Plea for Better TP
I believe the biggest hazing scandal in UT’s history has gone unnoticed, and it’s campus-wide. The first year of college is a tough one for everyone. From finding new friends, succeeding in rigorous academic courses, or just navigating the way through a large campus - everyone experiences challenges that fateful first year. I came into college better prepared than most, but there’s one thing that took me aback: one-ply toilet paper. One-ply toilet paper in the dorms. One-ply toilet paper in Welch. One-ply toilet paper in the PCL. Even one-ply toilet paper in McCombs! I do understand there might be legitimate explanations for the toilet paper quality, or lack-thereof, on campus. Money has probably been spent on better ventures like improving the campus, funding research, raising graduate student salaries, or even a 1.5 million-dollar sculpture of canoes.
However, perhaps the choice for one-ply toilet paper was deliberate. Maybe the reason was to force second-year students into moving off campus to make room for the next batch of unsuspecting freshmen. Until an answer is provided, we will not be the University of What’s Next, but instead, the University of One-Ply. Unlike the prolific over-the-roll, under-the-roll toilet paper debate, I think this is a controversy we can all get “behind”.