Bapst Library Unveiled As A Spirit Halloween Store Following Renovation
LINDEN LANE — After months of ongoing construction, scaffolding was finally removed from the façade of the Bapst Library early this week, revealing that the library is now home to a Spirit Halloween store. The store’s arrival marked the official kickoff to Spooky Season for residents on the Heights.
Large crowds were seen outside of Bapst Library in anticipation of its grand opening. Many members of the Boston College community gathered simply to admire the interplay between the library’s English Gothic architecture and the striking orange banner with a demon skeleton on it.
Most, though, were eager to get inside and sift through the vast selection of outlandish, hair-raising merchandise. Sources confirm that among the earliest shoppers was campus celebrity Molly, who was seen purchasing an “adorable” Cerberus costume. The University’s president, Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., was also spotted with a shopping cart full of slutty nun costumes and a dozen pints of fake blood.
Though the renovations have proven to be extremely popular among students and faculty alike, there are a small few that are upset with the drastic change.
“I can’t stand this hocus pocus, black magic nonsense,” said former librarian Alice Hardy, who is now the manager of Spirit Halloween’s Chestnut Hill location. “I have a masters degree in Art History for fuck’s sake. I don’t need this.”
Some students have continued to study in the space as an act of protest, but have reported unproductive academic sessions.
“This used to be the only place I could get my work done. Now, whenever I get up to sharpen my pencil, some evil clown robot jumps out at me and yells ‘Trick-or-Treat!’” said Glen Lantz (MCAS ’22). “Scares the shit out of me every single time.”
At press time, the Pro-Life Club was reportedly organizing its own protest in response to the animatronic zombie babies on display in aisle four.