Uh Oh! The New Student Rec Center Is Just A Copy Of Walsh
LOWER CAMPUS — With less than a year and a half until Boston College is slated to open its new student recreation center to replace the Flynn Recreation Complex, frantic internal university memos show that a blueprint mix-up has accidentally resulted in the construction of an exact replica of Walsh Hall.
Instead of abandoning work on the copy of the notoriously rowdy sophomore dorm, university officials and the firm supervising construction decided in a closed-door meeting that it would be more cost effective to follow through with the project, according to a source who wished to remain anonymous for security reasons.
The replica dormitory building, to be named Walsh 2, will feature pre-stained carpets, empty Natty Lite cans in non-regulation elevators, and an overall vibe of low-end 1970’s flair. Multiple reports have surfaced of construction workers hanging out of windows while smoking cannabis, supposedly to lend a sense of authenticity to the new facility before it opens in 2019.
“I think that having a second Walsh will be good,” said sophomore Roger Hines. “Too many students leave here without knowing what true degeneracy looks like, and I think they’re missing out on a really important part of life.”
It remains unclear if Walsh II will function as a dormitory or recreation center, although sources familiar with the operation indicate that the University has no intention of providing adequate housing for all of its students in the near future.