Proud, ambitious, cunning: the traits of a House that turns out its fair share of leaders in the political, economic, and societal arenas. Knowing how to entertain potential political allies, business partners, and societal matrons will help solidify your position. Entertaining does not have to be an expensive, fancy, or stressful affair. There is elegance in simplicity. In this installment of Elegant Entertaining, we start at the very beginning: meal planning. [READ MORE]
Iverian's Interviews Iverian Gnash
Hello everyone! I’m Iverian Gnash, a first year Gryffindor. For this issue of SerpenTimes, I thought it would be cool to find out what fellow students thought about some Harry Potter topics. I interviewed Zen McGregor, a second year Gryffindor; Cody Lewis, a fourth year Slytherin; Astaria Rivers, a fourth year Hufflepuff; and Maxim Trevelyan, a fourth year Ravenclaw. Here’s what I found out: [READ MORE]
Harry Potter Read-Along Update Arianna Stonewater
It's great to be back for another year of school and a new book to read-a-long!! This year we are working our way through Book 5, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!
Don't forget, you can still respond to Chapter 5 and 6's tasks until October 31st and there's more coming up! Everyone is welcome to join at any time![READ MORE]
Graphic by Sirius Fudge
Graphic by Vanessa Tilley
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Graphic by Cody Lewis
Graphic by Sirius Fudge
Meet the Snake Arianna Stonewater
While you're busy racking up House points and working on homework, take a moment to learn more about who is scoring more scales, decorating the common room, or just making the Dungeons more enjoyable!
This issue features First Year Amaryllis Storm and Second Year Draco Riddlet! [READ MORE]
Moments of Zen Amaryllis Storm
The world is a stressful, frustrating place that can leave you wrung out and ready to go DARK. Unfortunately, becoming a Dark Lord and casting Crucio on everything in sight is frowned upon. Fun though it may be to contemplate – yes, I have contemplated it a lot – I have resorted to other means of finding my moments of peace and happiness… My moments of zen, which I freely share with you. (End results may vary!) [READ MORE]
Delicious Destinations Maxim Trevelyan
Our delicious destination this issue is a country in the Caribbean Sea, Cuba. The cuisine here is a fusion of Spanish, African, Caribbean, and Native American Taino food. A typical Cuban meal consists of rice and beans, which can be cooked either together or apart.[READ MORE]
Spoonful of Supplements Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Taking biotin is "in" these days. Like the other B vitamins, vitamin B7 is an essential vitamin that the body requires for multiple functions. Due to its unique structure, biotin acts as a cofactor for several different enzymes needed for critical steps in the breakdown of food. Vitamin B7 plays a role in the regulation of genes and how cells communicate with each other. Biotin has been shown to be important for hair, skin, and nail growth. Companies that produce biotin supplements market it as the "beauty vitamin." [READ MORE]
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