A Plant by Any Other Name

By Essa Nazari   Monkshood. Aconite. Leopard’s bane. Mousebane. Women’s bane. Devil’s helmet. Queen of poisons. All of these names are the same plant that is currently being tended by the students of Hogwarts as an extra credit assignment. Professor Dracheblume assigned the project after the March Hogsmeade trip revealed that there was a shortage…



Portrait of the Month – May

by Emily Neutron, Fourth Year, Ravenclaw   Subject of the portrait: Willis Arthur Ambleton Milligant III   Location of portrait: Grand Staircase, Third Floor Landing, above and to the left of the door to the Third Floor corridor This month’s Portrait of the Month is that of the famed Transfigurationist Willis Arthur Ambleton Milligant III.…



Confessions – 9/5

Rumour Has It is for the sharp tongued among us, and the people who claim to deplore gossip, but secretly read it all the same. Ruffled Feathers are for those who need help and advice. Confessions are something entirely different. Got something you want off your chest? Need to scream it from the Astronomy Tower…



Tarot Tuesday – 8/5

Hello again readers, it is I, the Black Flamingo, once again here to answer your deepest darkest questions with the guidance of the cards. What mysteries will I reveal today by reading the tarot? What answers will I provide? Read on to discover, but remember… I offer no substitutions, redraws, elaborations, refunds, clarifications, replacements, or…



Rumour Has It

I’ve never been to a Death Day party before, but I’m pretty sure that students vomiting and collapsing over refreshments isn’t a normal part of it. Did any of them die?     Most of the students who were poisoned at that party are Slytherins. Does someone have it out for the Snake house?  …


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Hogwarts Spotlight – 06/05

Welcome to another installment of the Hogwarts Spotlight, a feature dedicated to showcasing different students and professors throughout the school! Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Aisling Rose Opal Jones, a sixth year Hufflepuff whose hometown is located right outside of Galway in Ireland.   Hufflepuff values hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty…