In The Boy’s Room

I teach Art at Long Beach State University. I have a tiny, boring office in a half-century-old faculty office bungalow. I used to hold office hours there. A while back it occurred to me that the students and I would both be better off if my office hours were someplace more open and light than my dingy office closet. So I moved my OH to the tables outside the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at the University Student Union at the center of campus.

Close to Coffee Bean are the main floor USU restrooms. Above the urinals in the men’s room are 2 chalkboards that usually feature some spontaneous opinion, vernacular expression, or drawing. This semester (Fall 2017) I thought I would photograph these chalkboards after my Monday & Wednesday office hours.

Photo of the entrance to the restrooms.
Men’s & Women’s rooms on the main floor of the University Student Union at Long Beach State University.
photo of 2 chalkboards mounted over a row of urinals
Chalkboards in the Men’s room on the main floor of the University Student Union at Long Beach State University
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
6 September 2017, North Chalkboard.
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
6 September 2017, South Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
11 September 2017, North Chalkboard.
11 September 2017, South Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
18 September 2017, North Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
18 September 2017, South Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
20 September 2017, North Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
20 September 2017, South Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
25 September 2017, North Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
25 September 2017, South Chalkboard
27 September 2017, North Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
27 September 2017, South Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
2 October 2017, North Chalkboard
brown chalkboard in the men's room with various markings in white chalk
2 October 2017, South Chalkboard