Claws, Paws, and That's Not All February Fortescue
Spring has sprung, trees are re-leafing, and many humans and their pets are becoming more active outside. Around this time of year, many of us begin switching up our regular diets, leaving out comfort foods and adding in more fruits and vegetables freshly picked from the garden. Few tastes can outmatch a warm, luscious red tomato, straight off the vine! What if you are a pet parent though? [READ MORE]
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 Cassandra Remington and Third Year Prefect Will Lestrange! [READ MORE]
How Did They Do It? February Fortescue
March has always been associated with good luck. As I am sure you've noticed, I've been blessed with many wonderful gifts, including tenacity, skill, good looks, and pure blood, but good luck seems to have escaped me. Other witches and wizards seem to have more than their fair share and have done nothing whatsoever to have deserved it and I'd like to know how. No, I am not referring to Harry Potter! Who would want to have HIS life?
For this column, I'll describe that lucky wizard, and you, my excited readers, may attempt to guess who he is. Maybe by describing him, I can unravel what makes him so fortunate. [READ MORE]
Graphic by Leonie Hauri
Graphic by Maxwell Shadow
Graphic by Alice Gistrene
Studious Shadow Maxwell Shadow
The homework that I usually complete early in the month has been piling up and my list of assignments that need doing has gotten longer and longer. I had to ask for extensions on several of my classes last month and I've still made no headway in completing that overdue work. Sadly, it's not even at the top of my to-do list and those who usually see me around HOL regularly will have noticed that I've not been around nearly as much recently. It's no shame to admit that sometimes we all have moments when the thought of all the things we have to do get too much for us and we need some help to get things back on track. So, with that in mind, my column this month is all about getting organised on HOL and should help you to get the most points in the time you have available. [READ MORE]
The House of Zodiac Siobhan Burke
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
The symbol of the fish was derived from the ichthyocentaurs, half-brothers of the wise centaur Chiron. These sea-gods had the upper bodies of male humans and the lower bodies of horses and fish tails. They were peaceful water-dwellers who helped Aphrodite when she was born from the sea. Since they could breathe under water, they were able to lift her onto a scallop shell before guiding her back to dry land. The astrological symbol shows the two fish captured by a piece of string, typically either by the mouth or the tails. They are usually portrayed swimming in opposite directions, which perfectly illustrates the duality of the Piscean nature. [READ MORE]
Spoonful of Supplements Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Since the letter C was already being used for ascorbic acid, K was taken from the German term Koagulationsvitamin. Vitamin K is extremely important in coagulation, or blood clotting. One of the four fat-soluble vitamins (A-D-E-K), vitamin K is stored in fat tissue and the liver. Vitamin K also plays a role in maintaining strong bones. [READ MORE]
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