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Students Celebrate Movies With Popular Oscars Party


Pictured from left are: Steven Gu ’15, Darien Sepulveda ’15, and Joyce Wu ’15.

When it comes to the Oscars, it’s not only Hollywood that knows how to do glitz and glamour. While much of the U.S. population sat with eyes glued to the TV on Feb. 26, about 50 students—some in seriously red-carpet-worthy garb—gathered in Upper Tarble to witness on a large screen that most famed night in entertainment. This was  Swarthmore’s annual Oscars Party—a campus favorite for the past several years.

Sponsored by the student-run Movie Committee, the event featured food from local businesses, including Margaret Kuo’s and Renato’s Pizza. Beyond savoring these treats, attendees were encouraged to pose for the camera on the Red Carpet, which stretched several yards across the venue. All attendees received an Oscars Award ballot, on which they could predict winners in each category. The canniest—or luckiest—movie critic won a $50 Amazon gift card as well as a voice in choosing the last movie to be shown by the Movie Committee this semester.

The Swarthmore Oscars fun actually began well before the party. Earlier in the week, the committee hosted a Pub Nite Quizzo on Oscars trivia. Each member of the winning group received an Oscar figurine that allowed them to skip to the front of the food line at the party.

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