Super Bowl party kicks off with free food, festivities

Super Bowl Sunday is rapidly approaching, and many students will be glued to their TVs to see whether the Cardinals or the Steelers emerge victorious.
The Student Activities Office will host a Super Bowl party for students starting at 4 p.m. in Lydia’s Lounge.
Food will be available for purchase from the cafeteria in Lydia’s Lounge, but some changes are being made to the normal menu.
“The usual game-day food will be served, like wings and nachos, in addition to what they usually serve on Sunday nights,” Student Body President Jordan Ticaric said. “We are also trying to get the cafeteria open before its usual hours.”
Normally the cafeteria opens at 8 p.m., but Ticaric said she is working with Food Services to try and start serving around kickoff time. Food service will continue for the usual hours until midnight.
Although food will be available to purchase, the SAO is also providing some free food for all students in attendance.
“We’re getting a root beer keg and free pizza will be served at kickoff,” Ticaric said.
The game will be shown on all the TVs in Lydia’s Lounge and also on the large projection screen.
“We are just trying to provide a place where students can hang out with their friends and watch the big game together,” Ticaric said.
In addition to the Super Bowl, Sunday also marks the first craft night of the semester, which will be incorporated into the theme of the party.
“At the craft night we will be making sport key chains,” Ticaric said. “Students can choose from a lot of different sports, not just football. We thought it would be a good way to tie the events together.”
The craft night, which will begin at 8 p.m., allows students to take home a memento of the Super Bowl party.
Senior Spanish major Kerry Grady said she will be attending the party in Lydia’s Lounge.
“I have to work the party, but some of my friends are probably going to come, too,” she said. “I think it’s a good idea to use the space so a lot of people can watch the game together.”
Other students plan on celebrating the Super Bowl in other ways.
Sophomore business major Dan Jacobs said although he isn’t sure what he is doing during the game, he plans on watching with his friends.
“I’m going back home this weekend,” he said. “I know some of my friends back home will be having a party, so I’ll be doing something.”
Junior nursing major Kelly Everett said she will be spending the day watching the game at her apartment.
“My roommates and I will be watching the game, but I don’t think we will pay too much attention to the football,” she said. “Really, we just watch for the commercials.”