Editorials

Why Ron is more than “just funny”

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“I get that Harry stands for bravery and represents all that’s good. Hermione represents reason and Voldemort, evil, obviously. But what on earth does Ron Weasley represent?!” I thought about it for a couple of seconds and gave her an answer I’m not very proud of: “He’s just funny.” I felt bad immediately after saying it. Read More »

More Than Just a Pretty Face

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Fleur Delacour is a character better known for her loftiness and beauty than her accomplishments and acts of humanity. I took what I believe to be Fleur's top five best moments in the "Harry Potter" novels in the hope of reminding everyone that, though she is a bit annoying at times to both the reader and the Weasley women, Fleur deserves a lot more recognition than she gets. Read More »

Why Dobby’s Death Was So Devastating

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When "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" hit movie theaters, I was of course right there at midnight. The night was all excitement, but even though I loved the movie it ended in tears. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried while watching Dobby die on the big screen. When the lights came up in the theater, my friends were appalled to see me in tears. They hadn’t read the books, so they didn’t fully understand. Read More »

Is Harry Potter Divergent?

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Hogwarts sorts students into houses via the Sorting Hat. Divergent sorts people into factions via the aptitude test and the choosing ceremony. If Harry entered Veronica Roth's world, would he be deemed divergent? Read More »

Quidditch Comes to Life!

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Playing Quidditch in the air may be closer than you think! Say hello to the HoverBall, a possible precursor to a real-life Golden Snitch. Read More »

Not as Crazy as You’d Think

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We all know Professor Trelawney by her crazy predictions, mind-numbing lectures, and outrageous frizzy hair. But is she as loony as we think? I decided to make a chart weighing whether her predictions throughout the Harry Potter series are generally correct or incorrect (not counting her two prophecies). Read More »

Nature vs. Nurture in the Wizarding World

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One of the most common forms of psychology, developmental psychology, highlights the notion of "Nature versus Nurture" in an individual's personality. In the Harry Potter series, many characters are controlled by their senses of nature and nurture, but which seems to be the more popular of the two in the wizarding world? Read More »

Why Do You Think Lily Chose James?

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Snape loved Lily. James loved Lily. She wasn't happy with either one of them, so why did she choose James? Read More »

In Defense of Ginny Weasley

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Ginny Weasley gets a lot of hate in the fandom, and given that we so often criticize those who don’t read the books, I have to wonder why. Although the film franchise did not do the youngest Weasley justice, anyone who read the books knows Ginny is one fierce lady. Read More »

Which Pet Would You Bring?

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As we learned in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, first year students are encouraged to bring a small animal along with them for their time at Hogwarts. While all of the conventional pets are represented throughout the series, the advantages and disadvantages of each is barely touched upon. What significance would each pet have on a student's experience at Hogwarts? Read More »