After a thrilling, close encounter between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, the latter won their fourth title, amid cheers and celebration in the Richmond University’s Atlantic House common room. Every Super Bowl night, the students at Richmond University gather in the common room, decorated with banners, with the promise of pizza, beer and snacks.
The game went down to the wire, with the Seahawks looking like they’d defend their crown but instead of Marshawn Lynch attempting to shoot the ball, the team decided they’d rather throw it. Moments later, and to the dismay of many, the pass was intercepted and the Patriots battled through and won the crown.
The Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady even broke the NFL record for the most Super Bowl touchdown passes, and celebration broke out in the common room – and indeed America-wide.
Claudia Carreno, a psychology major said, “The party was good, the pizza was great although I wish there had been more. I also would have liked to have seen the American advertisements.” For many Richmond students, most of whom are American, it was a great reminder of home. “My three brothers all play football so it made me miss them and also made me miss the big Super Bowl party that we throw at our home every year,” said Cheyenne Hinton, an International Relations major in her third year.