WALSH HALL — It’s almost March and while most people think of Spring Break, Shamrock Shakes, and how badly they want to swim in the green Chicago River, for us at a Jesuit Catholic institution like Boston College, we think of Lent! Yes, if you have not been paying attention and missed a few masses here and there (every single one except for Christmas and Easter) it is about that time when one must think of something to sacrifice. For one Walsh room, 8 brave souls chose the honorable sacrifice of giving up slurs for Lent.
“It was really hard for us,” said Ray Sessed (CSOM ’25), “All of them make up such a huge part of our vocab, we really weren’t sure where to start.”
The 8-man, all of whom are white and have parents in the highest income tax bracket, had a spiritual awakening this semester after taking God, Self, and Society to fulfill their theology cores. In years past they had given up soda or Netflix, but after pondering grander, more existential questions, they elected for something bigger than themselves.
“We just thought, you know, this was the year to really take our faith seriously,” said Big Ette (CSOM ’25). “So, yeah, we’re Catholic and proud and we aren’t saying ANY slurs except the f-slur out of devotion to our faith.”
Sessed, Ette, and the boys are now being praised by university leadership for their devotion to this sacred time. Fr. Leahy recently announced plans for a gala in their honor and has graciously canceled his Conference on Racial Justice in order to make room in his busy schedule for a proper celebration! More details about the gala will be sent to your spam folder from CAB soon.
At press time, the 8-Man was silently writing slurs on bathroom walls in order to satisfy their cravings.