Article by Minnie Fae
As another week comes to an end, a new one begins. Once again Sunday lunch rolls around, though it wasn’t as pleasantly filled as usual. Yes, the food was divine as always the elves always outdo themselves on Sundays, and the company was well too. It seemed like it was a much needed break from the usual day to day activities in the castle, considering there was not Sunday feast last week.
However, this fact might explain why there was as many shocks, surprises and half answers as there was food this Sunday.
If you were unable to attend the Sunday feast, I’m here to fill you in on what you missed- well besides the food, I don’t share food. Deputy Headmistress O’Keeffee addressed the house points as per usual except that Ravenclaw has taken the lead leaving the other houses to catch up. Along with congratulating Gryffindor on their win of the Qudditch game Saturday, came mention of Professor Knagthon taking a rather sudden leave of absence, and the retirement of Professor Bellingham to be with his new family. Now that official business was out of the way we get to the most revealing part of the speech.
Our dearly beloved Deputy Headmistress seemed to be fairly forthcoming, letting as the muggles would say “the cat out of the bag” on the fears and woes she was having for the school. Honestly it was refreshing to hear her brute honesty, we as students need to know what is happening on the grounds so we can help protect ourselves and others around us.
It is comforting to know that the ministry has been informed and is involved as well, but this is one man so I urge you to study up on what can keep werewovles away and at bay. Yes, there is always wolfsbane but there is other ways too. I implore each and every one of you to take upon yourself to learn as much as you can to protect yourself, your classmates and this castle from what is lurking beyond these walls. If there is one thing I can agree on is that without the support of all the walls will fall, I know things in the castle have been tense, but let’s try to put our differences aside and fight whatever there is lurking in the dark.
Editor’s Note: Wolfsbane is for use by werewolves only. It can prove deadly if ingested and does not ward werewolves away. Page 394, The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts.