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We all know the struggle of taking a bathroom break, only to discover that the bathroom in question is a sordid wasteland of dingy stalls, putrid odors and soggy toilet paper covering every available surface. It can be disheartening. However, we at the Graphic want to save you the trouble of fleeing a restroom in horror, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the least offensive bathrooms on campus. Check out some of these spots the next time nature calls, and never use the sad Caf restrooms again.
If you’re looking for a place that’s a little secluded, be sure to visit the restrooms in the Appleby Center. The AC doesn’t get heavy traffic like the CAC, and many people walk right by this hidden gem. Due to its relative lack of use, this bathroom remains cleaner than more popular spots, and the chances of stepping in something unseemly are fairly low. The ladies’ room also boasts some pretty decent lighting if you need to touch up your makeup between classes.
Travel a floor lower, and you’ll run across another swell spot — the bathroom in the lobby of the RAC. That’s right, the RAC is more than just that place with the fish tank. It also has a very tidy restroom that is often overlooked and has some pleasant decorative tile to boot. This bathroom is spacious, so you won’t have to fight over stalls, and it is much more better-maintained than many other campus locations. The sinks aren’t clogged with paper towels and the toilets can actually handle the simple task of flushing, which is more than can be said for some other bathrooms. It is functional and aesthetically pleasing — what more could you want in a restroom?
If, however, you happen to be on the other side of main campus, never fear. The Plaza Classrooms have a passable restroom of their own. The Plaza bathrooms are some of the larger ones on campus — so even if you’re not alone, you can sit so far away from other occupants that your personal bubble will remain intact. There are also plenty of sinks and counter space, so you can fix your hair without blocking some poor professor who really needs to wash her hands and get back to class. The only downside is that the lights are automatic, so if you sit still for too long, you may end up in the dark. However, it’s nothing that some frantic hand waving won’t remedy.
And CCB people, don’t think you’ve been forgotten! The CCB bathrooms are, in general, a lot nicer than the ones on main campus, almost making up for the fact that there’s almost never any food in the CCB Caf. If you happen to be a Media Production major, your ID grants you access to the Green Room bathroom, which has the all-important exclusivity factor, but what about everyone else? If you don’t mind the extra stairs, the restroom on the third floor will grant you a similar level of privacy, since there are few who venture to the CCB’s upper recesses. There are plenty of stalls, and the tile is a lovely blue color, free from any unsightly stains or bodily fluids. Check it out if you’re not afraid of a little hike.
A list of bathrooms may seem trivial at first, but anyone who’s had to spend time in a sub-par restroom knows how it can drain the spirit. And there’s no reason why you should struggle with terrifying grime and blood-curdling smells when there are actually pretty pleasant spots on campus just waiting to be taken advantage of. Everyone at Pepperdine has enough to worry about, so hopefully this list will help to relieve a little bit of stress the next time you need to take a bathroom break.
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