The Quinotaur, which serves as the image for Capricorn, is half goat and half mermaid (or merman, if you wish). Capricorns are typically pragmatic, mature and patient people with a strong work ethic and they have the willingness to overcome hard luck. They are ambitious, opportunistic and often cunning, which can make them seem cold and manipulative at times. The sign of Capricorn is associated with the element of earth and the planet Saturn. Though they are obviously destined to be leaders, how do the different houses juggle these traits? [READ MORE]
Spoonful of Supplements Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
When exposed to direct sunlight, the cholesterol on the surface of the skin is converted to vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol), which is an inactive form of vitamin D. This vitamin D3 is then converted again in the liver before finally being converted to the active form, calcitriol, by the kidneys. The body can produce enough vitamin D from regular sun exposure just two to three times a week. This is why vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin. [READ MORE]
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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 February Fortescue and Sixth Year Saeir Darr! [READ MORE]
Studious Shadow Maxwell Shadow
Here on HOL, the Autumn term is drawing to a close and it's time to start thinking about the Spring. I always love the very beginning of a term and waiting (very un-patiently) for the new class list to be published. At this point in my HOL career, I have taken 38 classes, earning 41 quills in the process and I still struggle to narrow down the list when it's first published. After all these years there are still new classes available each term along with some of the classics I've not yet taken. In my column this issue, I'm going to give a little advice on how to choose which classes to take this upcoming term, which might be useful to our newer members (or those who just really struggle to make the decisions!). [READ MORE]
How Did They Do It? February Fortescue
Oddly enough, though, despite all of my all of mother's fine qualities, she isn't famous for being the Wizarding World's Most Wonderful Mother and Undeniably Most Nurturing Witch; instead, Molly Weasley seems to unofficially hold this title. Why in the name of Merlin is this? The reason completely escapes me. How on earth can you be considered Mother of the Century when all you get your children for Christmas are jumpers? [READ MORE]
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