There it was. Tipped over on its side, door slightly ajar, turning heads on Sentinel Road. The blue Port-o-Potty that once stood in solidarity with York University’s TAs, GAs and contract faculty, has fallen. Toppled by a regime that some have called “Angry Undergrads With Something to Say,” or “Bored Undergrads Who Get Drunk and Break/Tip Shit,” it’s clear that the message is… unclear.
A PhD candidate and strike captain who identified himself as Alex von Arbeit Volk (rough German-to-English translation: “Alex of the Working People”) revealed there had been a half-dozen Port-o-Tipping incidents over the past three weeks. “It’s pretty obvious who it was,” said von Arbeit Volk. “I’m guessing the undergrads are just drinking in the dorms and doing this because they have nothing else to do anymore.”
Gone are the good ol’ days of peaceful protest. Behold: potty humour at its worst.