Written by The Raven Quill
After the reign of Dorchester and pleasantly abiding goons, it seems this year started off rather quickly with a bang of rules. Is there a new policy that was administered by our very own Headmistress Fischer, that hasn’t really been announced but only enforced by the head of houses? Ravenclaw head of house, as well as the Slytherin head of house by the looks of it, have joined forces in entire house punishments. We have followed the kindling flame hearts since last year when Owlsey stepped foot back at Hogwarts but did that lead into almost a turn around over summer break where they are now, apparently, a team?
We had our head of houses going head to head [pun intended] with punishments on their houses already to kick off this year. Professor Green, Head of Ravenclaw house, issued full house detentions over a student putting them into negative points. If this isn’t a wake-up call, little Eagles, to start controlling your own in your house I am not sure what is. Could this also end up being a power struggle with the students? Keep in mind if you have too many students trying to enforce fellow students to stay in line, this could lead to catastrophe and arguments. Should it not have been advised to contact a Prefect to actually take care of the matters and not into your own hands? Which brings us to our one and only Professor Owsley, Head of the Slytherin house who has now issued studies in the common room during dinner, and to not be seen in the great hall during this time.
By the looks of the situations, either Owsley is feeling intimidated by how Green is running her house and figured he finally needed to walk into the Slytherin house to maintain a balance with his newfound students that are under his watchful eye. With the other houses barely having any trouble makers except for the Gryffindor house, soon enough those houses will be cracking down on all house punishments. Dorchester seems to have started a domino effect of stricter rules that carried over into this year, makes you wonder if Dorchester had maybe too much of an effect on the professors. This could be for the better and opened the eyes of the staff just how much the students are out of control.
Sounds like a hand holding exercise with all of the houses are in great need this year. Fights have broken out countless times and not all of them are being brought to professors attentions. Teenage angst is at a record high already this year and we have 10 months left of school to go. Welcome back to Hogwarts students, where we are guilty by association within our own houses, stealing is an artform, and students are more worried about what to wear to a dance that is 3 months away and who they are going with are more important than their studies. Cheers to a brilliant year students and faculty of Hogwarts.