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Magnet

The student news site of Owatonna High School.

Magnet

The student news site of Owatonna High School.

Magnet

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Mitch Seykora is a senior at Owatonna High School. This will be his first year on the Magnet staff. He is involved in sports that include baseball and football. During his free time he likes to hang out...

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Mariah Cuellar
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Mariah Cuellar is a senior at OHS, this is her second year on Magnet staff. Cuellar will continue running the social media for Magnet this year. Cuellar is a part of the OHS cheerleading team and cheers...

Aza Lewis is a junior at Owatonna High School this year. This is her first year as a Magnet Staff. Lewis is involved in DECA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Lewis also spends much of her time dancing competitively...

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Blake Fitcher is a junior at Owatonna High School. Fitcher wanted to join Magnet because he wanted to try something new and different, as well as wanting to meet new people and work on his social skills....

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Jayden Omangi
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Jayden Omangi is a senior at OHS this year. This will be Omangi’s second year in Magnet. He came back because he enjoyed his first year as a writer and photographer. Omangi is involved in Soccer, Deca,...

Molly Achterkirch is a senior at OHS and this year will be her third year on Magnet. In school Achterkirch is involved in soccer, hockey, Younglife and Thriving Minds. Outside of school she works as a...

Student’s guide to using the OHS bathrooms

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Ella Williams
Being respectful throughout spaces keeps our bathrooms clean and safe.

Using the bathroom is something that everyone does, and is an inevitable part of day-to-day life. School bathrooms can be intimidating for some people, but using basic manners and respect in the restroom is something that keeps bathrooms clean and more comfortable to use. Here is a do and don’t guide to using the bathrooms at OHS. This will help keep the bathrooms from being locked for cleaning and security.


DON’Ts

Don’t just hang out in the bathroom for fun. Throughout the school day, especially during passing time, people tend to hang out in the bathrooms in large groups. With this, it is not necessary to have more than one person per stall. This can be extremely intimidating for people who just need to do their business. When passing time is five minutes long, the people who need to use the restroom now have to wait longer than necessary while also still having to make it to class on time. On top of this, hanging out in a bathroom for fun is gross. 

Don’t use substances in the bathrooms. We have all experienced seeing people do this. This should be a given, but yet it still happens. Once again, a bathroom is not the place for this. It’s gross. 

Don’t vandalize the bathrooms. Although some of the graffiti is positive, it is still disrespectful to the janitorial staff. This is extra work and time for them to scrub off of the stalls. 

Many of these don’ts should go without saying. We all learned bathroom etiquette as children and, as high schoolers, should know better. There are plenty of things that we should be doing to keep our bathrooms nice. 

DOs

Do flush the toilets after use. No one enjoys walking into a stall to see an unflushed toilet. 

Do wash your hands. Germs spread like crazy. The recommended time to wash your hands is at least 20 seconds, which is not a ridiculous amount of time. Using soap and warm water ensures the spread of germs is more controlled throughout the building. 

Do throw your trash away in the garbage cans. The trash bin is right by the door, throw your things away on the way out. Paper towels do not belong on the floor. 

Principal Kory Kath says, “We want to keep bathrooms open and convenient and able to be used by all students. Students should respect that by not doing things that are not supposed to be done there.” We have nice new facilities and the students and staff have to keep them that way.

Following basic rules can ensure a safe and more comfortable environment for students using the bathroom. This is as easy as just having baseline respect for the people and locations around the school. 

About the Contributor
Ella Williams
Ella Williams, Writer
Ella Williams is a senior at Owatonna High School, and this is her second year in Magnet. Williams has been a dancer at Just For Kix for 15 years and is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and YoungLife. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and being outdoors. Over the summer she went to Clearwater Cove with YoungLife and worked at the Blast, a local ice cream shop. Williams plans to go to medical school after high school, and wants to go into pediatrics. She is looking forward to learning more about the activities that go on at the school while also navigating the new OHS building.