Welcome back to another installment of Hogwarts Spotlight, where we return the light to Ravenclaw. This week: Brynhilde “Bryn” Mclachlan.
Brynhilde, but call him Bryn, is a fourth year Ravenclaw, born and raised in Port Glasgow, Scotland. When asked about how he fits in with his house, he answered with, “I believe the reason why I was a fit in my own house is one, I am able to think rationally about a situation and not jump to conclusions, on top of that my wisdom, it might not be the same as some Ravenclaws, but it is there proudly.” When asked about what other house he might have been put in, he answered Hufflepuff. He explained that, along with trying to be a friend to everyone, he works hard to “earn every little thing” he owns in his life. He then went on to show how the two work out for him. “I worked hard to gain street smarts, rather than wizarding smarts – especially since it helps with looking at different outcomes, which is then helpful with making rational decisions.”
Switching over to his time at Hogwarts so far, I had to ask what class a Ravenclaw like him favors. “I would have to say, Potions. I am in advanced classes and love taking them with Du’val,” he said, before explaining further, “I love everything about them, creating them and the patient it takes to do them right. I could sit for hours to brew one potion if I have to.” Being the daughter of a potioneer myself, that is a good reason to love working on potions! I then wondered if he would end up working on potions once he graduates. He might since he said that he would love to be a healer at Saint Mungo’s and knowing how to make potions to help with the healing is great knowledge to have.
Outside of class, his time varies between between different pastimes. You can find him either running on the Quidditch pitch or curled up near a window reading a book or two. When it comes to the books, he might be reading a muggle book like ‘Eragon’, or a wizarding book like ‘Flora!: 101 Uses of Non-Magical Plants in Potions.’ Speaking of plants, one of his favourite memories here at Hogwarts has to be “when I saw Professor Dracheblume tell off Professor Cowley and when she also told the librarian she was the head plant lady.”
As we come to the end of the article, we come back to the lightning round of questions. Bryn’s favourite ice cream flavour is Butterbeer Ice cream. His favourite sweet are those yummy liquorice wands. Lastly, his favourite professional Quidditch team is the Tutshill Tornados.
If you see Bryn around school, run up to him and and give him a friendly hello. Maybe ask him for help on your potions homework. Or you could ask him for any book recommendations. This Ravenclaw has a lot he can offer you!
Stay tuned when we turn the light back onto a Slytherin.