Sunday Night Football has been a staple at the Intercultural Center for the past few years and was a huge hit this semester among students who gather to enjoy the game and food. The center has introduced a new program, Scandalous Thursdays, for students who want to get together to watch the new season of the ABC show, “Scandal” in similar fashion.
“Scandal” is a political/romance thriller starring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a former White House communications director who now runs her own crisis management firm, and Tony Goldwin, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant. The show navigates the illicit love affair between Pope and Grant, who is married with children, and the many political scandals that have drastically altered their lives and those of the people around them.
The viewing party was created by Rose Cherubin ’15, who is an avid fan of the show. “I was skeptical about watching the show, until this past summer, and then I became hooked,” she says.
Taking a cue from Residential Assistant Jeremy Ramos ’14 and the success of his Sunday Night Football viewing partying, she decided to create a viewing program dedicated to “Scandal.” “So many people love ‘Scandal’, and the Intercultural Center is like a second home on campus to a lot of us, so I decided to blend the best of both worlds.”
She notes the first event, which was the season premiere, had a great turnout, and she hopes the crowd gets larger next semester as the season continues.
“I’m really grateful for the help of the Intercultural Center for allowing me to host this program and for Jeremy’s help in program logistics,” says Cherubin. “Events like these (alongside some great food) bring people together and make a strong community.”
The Office of Intercultural Affairs, located at 288 Pulteney Street, hosts these events during the academic year, with the exception of holidays and finals week.