By Cassandra Middles
Ever since the new potions mistress has come to the school, I instantly warmed up to her. We’d brew together, eat macaroons and chat, and instantly became good friends. Though she came from the ministry, I felt that there was no way that Professor Zemeckis had any ill intent on this school. Perhaps I was naive, but I really felt that the ministry brought her to better our school, see how well we were all doing, and see that the students were safe from the Hag attacks.
Students all seemed to have mixed reviews of her, speaking of the way she looked, the way she acted, and her odd whereabouts around the school. Our classes so far have consisted of far more advanced potions, including a laxative potion that is even in the restricted section. Though much more fun to attempt, it has been reported that Ravenclaw, Freyja Godfrey’s potion went completely awry when attempting, the contents flying everywhere and even burning off her face. This leads me to believe this potion could be far too dangerous for the students to be teaching at the year Miss Godfrey was, as thoroughly a poor judgment of character of the Professor’s part.
Now, after a few rumors, a few interviews, and a few very important articles that I’ve found, I’ve reason to believe that Miss Zimelda Zemeckis may be terribly up to no good. My first rather large worry was after an interview with Miss Zemeckis. We sat together in her office, going over some gossip I had questions about. In this discussion, she spoke of something rather off with the pure blood directory, taking off her family name, and i quote “However, we were discluded from the Pureblood directory by Cantankerus Nott due to… unwavering disagreements.” Now, after several news clippings, articles and books,this reporter already knew well of the Nott family line, believing that they were part of the Dark Lord’s side in the Dark Wizarding wars. It has brought me to believe that this removal could have been more for the Professor’s protection than in a lost of Dignity, as another interviewee has stated.
After finding out about this pureblood directory, it made me wonder about the rumors I’ve been hearing about the professor, moreso, about her own part in the Dark Wizarding Wars. It is rumoured that the professor could even possibly have been close with the Dark lord himself. More probing on this plus more rumours stated that the Professor’s documentation in the ministry was missing from the years 1990-2000. The coincidences adding up make the rumors seem so much more likely, and this reporter so much more uncomfortable. It makes me ask this question: How did she get into our school? It seemed no questions were asked about these missing years and that Minister Picklebottom felt she was worthy of entering the school with no worry whatsoever for the students in the halls. Another clue found was that this Minister may not even be in control of everything around the ministry.
Now readers, I ask you these questions : What is going on within the halls of the Ministry? Have you spoken to your parents lately over the idle rumors? What is professor Zemeckis up to? And, what will happen to our school? Let’s think about these long and hard and never forget our unity as a school. set aside the house colors and band together, showing the Ministry we do fine on our own, with or without their control.