Organizations team up to watch the big game

Andrea Pedon

Residence Hall Association and University Programming Board members joined together to provide students with a Super Bowl party in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on Feb. 4. This has been the third year members of both organizations have provided the students a Super Bowl party. There were about 80 students that attended.

Jose Torres, bilingual education junior and member of RHA, said the party was an opportunity for students to have free food and a good time.

Torres said, “We ordered around twenty boxes of pizza and they were gone by the end of the night”.

After the evening had played out, the Philadelphia Eagles triumphed over the New England Patriots with a ending score of 41-33.

Patriots supporter, Courtney Thompson, business junior, said, “Neither of the teams that I care about were in the Super Bowl, but I was rooting for the Patriots. I was basically on the bandwagon just because they win a lot. I was surprised that they lost, but I think a lot of people were happy that Tom didn’t win because he always wins.”

Despite Tom Brady losing what could’ve been his sixth Super Bowl ring, the Eagles won their first Super Bowl title leaving fans in high spirits.

Though some students did not watch the full game, some managed to catch a glimpse at the halftime show, performed by Justin Timberlake.

Kezi Alexander, computer science major, said, “No I didn’t watch the game, but I did watch the halftime show. I did enjoy Justin’s performance, but he could’ve had a little bit more hype. For next year’s halftime show, since Beyonce has already performed, I think Rihanna would be a really good candidate. ”

For those who keep up with football, they have already began scouting the teams for next years game.

Thompson said that she hoped for the Saints to be in next year’s Super Bowl.