Welcome to June, the end of the Spring Term, as well as the conclusion of the HOL school year! Unfortunately, we've also reached the finish line of our Harry Potter Read-Along. It's been an amazing journey! We would like to thank each and every one of you who have participated and revisited the book series with us.
Harry Potter Read Along was originally the idea of B.J. Johnson, and began in September with Maxwell Shadow and February Fortescue writing the tasks and trivia. During its six year run, Professor Scarlet Leslie-Lewis, Professor Amy Lupin, and Arianna Stonewater have added their amazing talents to this venture.[READ MORE]
Happy Herbalism Lucia Dinapoli
Herbalism, otherwise known as herbal medicine, is the practice of plant-based medicine using a variety of plants in different medical ways. Within this practise you can use both dried and fresh herbs depending on the plant. There are a huge array of plants that can be used in this practise, for each plant (and sometimes even each part of one specific plant) holds different medicinal qualities. The unique qualities within them can support and heal the body and mind in the same ways as modern medicine can.
There are numerous ways of practicing herbalism, some of which I will be going into more specifically in later issues, so don't forget to pick up the latest copies of SerpenTimes![READ MORE]
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In the Spotlight Emily Spencer
This month In the Spotlight, we have Slytherin's Head of House, Professor Scarlet Leslie-Lewis. Professor Scarlet has been around HOL since... well... forever, so it's really awesome to be able to highlight her in this month's column. Here we go![READ MORE]
Fortescue's Forecasts for You February Fortescue
It's me again, dear readers! For my final column of the of the HOL school year, I'm going to share some information that I just know you'll find fascinating! If you read my previous column (Of course you did, who would miss it?), you discovered how your Sun Sign, Moon Sign, and Rising Sign affect your personality. Well, prepare yourselves, because for this very special issue of SerpenTimes, I'm going to explain how the Sun, Moon, and the eight other planets control your very life! Oh, and yes, before you ask, Pluto IS a planet. [READ MORE]