By Paige Jackson ’24
This past Sunday, students who were unable to go home and participate in their usual Super Bowl traditions came together. At 6:15 in the dining hall, students watched the game on a projector, ate classic football snacks, and rooted for their favorite teams.
In case you aren’t an American football fan, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles reached the Super Bowl and faced off on Sunday. The two teams weathered months of challenging matches and fans couldn’t be more thrilled that they made it. Both teams put up a strong fight, with the Eagles leading the match with the first touchdown. Unfortunately for the residents and fans of Philly, Kansas City made a fierce comeback and took the win. But it wasn’t without its cost. One of the Chiefs’ most beloved star players, Patrick Mahomes, injured his ankle in the second quarter. Luckily, he was able to play through the pain, but it’s unknown what this will mean for the postseason.
The dining hall was packed with students, leaving no divide between Eagles and Chiefs fans. Though some insulting remarks were made towards friends supporting opposing teams, it was all in good fun. Students leaned into the competitive spirit, sharing chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks as they made predictions for the game.
The halftime show was a favorite segment of the game for many students. Rihanna performed a classic Super Bowl halftime show, with hundreds of back up dancers and an extravagant outfit. While she kept it simple, with no guest stars or outfit changes, fans were extremely impressed with her show. Rihanna is currently several months pregnant for the second time in the past few years, which only added to the amazement of her performance last Sunday. Many students came to the watch party just to see Rihanna, including Charlotte Smith ‘24.
“I was kind of upset that Rihanna didn’t have a guest star but her performance was so cool, and even cooler because she’s pregnant,” Smith said. “It was a good time, the snacks were fire.”
Overall, the Super Bowl watch party was lots of fun for students, faculty and their families. Students were immensely grateful to the school for organizing this event and brightening up an otherwise ordinary Sunday.