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UCM watch party goers revel in Super Bowl LVIII

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Photo by Aaron Bax
Students cheer as the Kansas City Chiefs score to win the game in overtime during the Super Bowl LVIII Feb. 11. Students had gathered in the Union to watch the game with free popcorn and pizza.

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After a night where there was free pizza and popcorn for those with a UCM ID, students watched the Kansas City Chiefs conquer their second Lombardi trophy in as many years. Watch parties were held in the Elliott Student Union Atrium, cinema and bowling alley. Despite the game going into overtime, almost no one left before the final touchdown was scored.
Watch party goers choose to watch the game for a variety of reasons. Party goer Katie Kim was there for multiple reasons. Wearing a Taylor Swift’s Boyfriend t-shirt, she came to watch the hometown team.
“I’m cheering for the Chiefs, I’m cheering for Taylor Swift if I am being honest,” Kim said, “I have to cheer for the hometown team of course. So since I’ve grown up in Kansas City, I have to cheer for the Chiefs. But it does make it way more fun to watch with Taylor Swift.”
Party goers also had other reasons to come watch the game at the Union. While multiple people said they came to hang out with friends, some had reasons aside from the game. Some like Sophomore Derek Reynolds simply wanted a break from studying.
“Honestly, I kind of needed a break from studying. It was nice to do that. To see people I kinda know,” Reynolds said. Reynolds did however state that his favorite part of the night had been, “just being around, just talking to people I know. Just hanging out.”
Watch party goers expressed many different emotions throughout the game but the entire crowd celebrated after the team won. Freshman Jaden Robbins shared the sentiment with the crowd, after the game. Robbins said he was “excited, happy and glad we [the Chiefs] won. It was a close game so I am glad we [the Chiefs] were able to win in the last eight seconds of overtime.”

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Aaron Bax, Sports Editor
Aaron Bax is the Sports Editor at the Muleskinner. A Warrensburg Native, Aaron started working for the muleskinner as a senior in high school, covering local sports. After graduation Aaron hopes to pursue a career in sports journalism.

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