Editorials

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 »

Which ‘Deathly Hallows’ Ending Did You Prefer?

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At the end of Deathly Hallows, Harry is faced with what to do with the three Hallows. The stone, he discards in the forest. The cloak, he keeps as an inheritance. But the wand finds two different endings. Read More »

What to Do If You’re Falling Out of Love with ‘Harry Potter’

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What to do if you’re falling out of love with Harry Potter. Read More »

Create Your Own Felix Felicis Necklace

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Just in time for St Patty's Day, create your own necklace of liquid luck! This was originally a Christmas ornament I made, but I see no reason why you can't add a longer chain and wear it around your neck for a little extra luck. It's really simple to make. All you need is a glass vial, gold seed beads, decoupage glue, a silver chain, and an optional four leaf clover charm. Read More »

Top 10 Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

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Where would the world be without our favorite wizard pranksters? I’ve compiled a list of my top ten favorite Weasley products. Enjoy! Read More »

Harry’s Hair

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Known in the books for having "jet black", permanently untidy hair, Harry Potter's ever-changing hairdo throughout the films has caused both frustration and satisfaction from the fans. In this editorial, I examine each of Harry's many hairstyles and gauge how close they are to the books' description. I also included some reaction GIFs on what I've noticed has been the general opinion on each look in the Harry Potter fandom. Read More »

10 Potter Ladies Who Kick Butt

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Minerva McGonagall: Professor McGongall doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap. Minerva is tough but good-hearted and never goes down without a fight, standing alongside Harry and the trio until the end of the battle. Hermione Granger: Hermione is a given on this list. She uses magic to defeat everyone from schoolyard bullies to the most evil wizard of all time. Hermione is powerful and clever enough to destroy the Horcruxes and helps Harry every step ... Read More »