Students and faculty react to dinginess
Published: Monday, May 28, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 00:05
Students and faculty agree that cleanliness and lack of recycling seems to be an issue on campus.
Many students feel that everyone should work together and provide a better campus environment for all students to enjoy.
“We need to clean up ourselves and develop better cleaning habits,” said student Clarissa Roldon, 20, Business.
Students have come to a consensus the cleanliness of the campus relies on their contributions, such as picking up after themselves and recycling.
“It is not acceptable to have our campus ranks so low on cleanliness,” said student Carlos Lopez, 19..
“We as we have the ability to work together as one and take care of our school,” he said.
The CSM Facilities department would benefit from the effort of students in keeping the campus clean.
“If students and faculty could just put everything back the way they found it, that would help my staff,” said Bryant Evans, Custodial Supervisor at CSM.
“The less time they spend putting away chairs and tables or cleaning graffiti, the more time they can spend keeping the campus clean,” he said.
Recycling has become problematic despite the amount of designated recycling bins in nearly all buildings on campus.
“One problem we do have is contamination of recycling. People put food and trash in their recycling bins many times,” said Evans.
“If the recycling is contaminated, we have to dump it in the trash,” he said.
“If people were more careful about which can they use it would let us recycle more.”
The effort of students, faculty and custodians unified would make a difference and result in a moderately cleaner campus.
“When you walk outside and look at this beautiful campus, what would possess a person to try and mess that up?” said Alex Gordon, CSM Lead Custodian.