Story by Ahmya Williams
The 91st Oscars aired live Sunday, Feb. 24. Many watch parties occured during the Oscars. Rose State’s Student Engagement put together an Oscars watch party that was held Downtown at the Innovation Station. This event had food, fun, dressing up and of course, the Oscars.
Many students attended this event and dressed formally in their very own red carpet styles. It turned out to be a fun event for students and others who came out to watch the Oscars together. A majority of Student Senate members from Rose State attended the party.
Student Senator Carter Gierhart enjoyed the party. “We played games of roulette, blackjack and poker.” Gierhart noted that the casino games did not use real money.
“During a game of roulette when I had to bet a rather large sum of money all around the board and won a massive amount of chips,” Gierhard said. It was his favorite part of the night.
Student Senate Treasurer Heather Maker enjoyed the Oscars party concept.
“It was an opportunity for Rose State students to get all dressed up and act like we were walking the red carpet ourselves,” she said. “There were photo opportunities in front of a glitter backdrop and red carpet with little props to add flair to the pictures.”
Maker’s favorite part of the party was, “getting to see all the beautiful dresses that all the other women were wearing.”
Student Senate President Brianna Sanders had a great time at the Oscar watch party. Her favorite part of the party was, “learning how to play blackjack for the first time and actually being really good at it.” President Sanders said she mostly played blackjack during the party and only acknowledged the Oscars when the movie, “Black Panther,” won an award.
“I got so excited every time they won an award, I would scream,” she said. The Oscar watch party turned out to be a fun event for Rose State students. To learn more about upcoming events like these, follow @RSCengagement on Instagram.
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