Super Bowl 50, an American holiday for Hampton U. students

By Brianna Jackson

HAMPTON, Virginia – The Super Bowl is an American culture holiday.

When the game approaches, football fans over prepare by making reservations at restaurants that broadcast the game such as Dave and Busters or Buffalo Wild Wings, or ordering lump sums of foods from places like Farm Fresh, Subway or Jason's Deli so they can have guests over to share this moment. But whatever way people choose to celebrate, this game in particular is always a big deal.

Shannon Scott, a fourth-year Hampton University student in the 5-year MBA program from Philadelphia, and his roommate Tyrin Ellington, also a fourth-year in the 5-year MBA program from West Bloomfield, Michigan, decided to have their own Super Bowl party at their apartment. For their guests, they had multiple flavored wings, pizza, beer, and Hawaiian Punch.

Most of the people attending this party in particular were Carolina Panthers fans.

"I'm going for the Panthers tonight," said Jibri Ward, a senior graphic design major, computer science minor from Houston.

"I've always liked the [Denver] Broncos and Peyton Manning. I think he's a great quarterback, but I'm rooting for Cam Newton to win this one."

One of the most memorable game moments for this crowd was when Jordan Norwood, the wide-receiver for the Denver Broncos, caught the ball and took it down the field 61 yards, making it the longest punt return in Super Bowl history.

"It was very impressive," said Arriana Mclymore, a journalism major from Raleigh, North Carolina. "I don't think I've ever seen anything like that before."

The writer is a student in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.

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