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Random Spin To An Old Sign

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Columbia Chicago chapter.

During a long day at work, and drinking too much Peach tea, I found this in the women’s washroom in the Journalism Department. I read this sign every day and I always wonder do we still need the reminder to not throw away pads or applicators in the toilet. I wanted to use the sign, before the added text, as a photo blog to make my point: this should now be embedded into the minds of all women +18. I started my period at 12, so for 11 years I have known NOT to flush these items.  

So upon reading the sign, as if I don’t know what it says, I now see the bonus text of “Dreams and Ethics are okay, though.” I don’t know who wrote and I won’t get into my reasons of what it could mean. I just think it’s interesting, something to think about and gives a new spin to the redundant sign. 

Shardae is a senior journalism major and honor student at Columbia College Chicago, class of 2011. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Shardae considers Lake Michigan and its surrounding land to be her "backyard." In addition to being a Campus Corresponent for HerCampus.com, she's an Assistant Campus Editor for The Chronicle, Columbia's newspaper.  She also writes for Gloss Magazine Online and is also an intern for Special K at 103.5 Kiss FM. Shardae is an avid reader of celebrity gossip blogs, and believes news is just organized gossip. She is also the mother of a one-year-old daughter and would like to show other young women that all the above can be achieved. Shardae is extremely excited about graduation next spring, and plans to wear her cap and gown for an entire 24-hours after the ceremony. Her favorite thing to do is eat and her passion is writing, she hopes to one day work for Food Network magazine.