Lord Voldemort. He worked hard to achieve total power over our world, and almost achieved it. Granted, he was a bit too ruthless, and while I know I probably should never admit that I don't believe in all that "blood purity" stuff, or subjugating muggles, I do want to be honest in my column, especially since it will be read and studied thousands of years from now. The question I asked myself is, how did Voldemort do it? [READ MORE]
Studious Shadow Maxwell Shadow
Many of you will know that the thing I love most about HOL is the classes. I love that there are so many wonderful people who give up their time to write imaginative lessons and homework assignments and that they stick around to grade work and issue points, quills and awards. In previous issues of the SerpenTimes, I’ve written about some of my favourite ever classes (one of which I was lucky enough to be able to bring back thanks to the kindness of its creator, Dean) and since then I’ve been thinking a lot about what others love about the classes here on HOL and whether a certain Professor makes a class extra special. [READ MORE]
Spoonful of Supplements Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is an essential vitamin that performs many important functions in the body. It is an antioxidant, blocking damage to DNA... Vitamin C is extremely important in collagen formation. Collagen is found is multiple types of tissue, include skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Proper healing from wounds requires collagen. [READ MORE]
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Snake Charm Hope Stark
The weather is cooling outside. It’s time for bonfires, camp outs, and Quidditch! The greatest dilemma anyone can have as the seasons change is that age old question, “What do I wear?” We have some fabulous fashion tips for you that will get you through the fall season in style! [READ MORE]
Elements of Bending Ivelisse Ada
This column will focus on tying together the bending arts in the Avatar television series with their martial-arts foundations. We’ll begin our journey with waterbending!
Waterbending is the ability to control water in all of its forms. Like most benders, waterbenders rely on a combination of a special bending ability/their innate psychokinetic ability as well as body movements to direct the movement of the element...
Waterbending was based on the Chinese martial art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan – specifically the Yang style. [READ MORE]
The House of Zodiac Siobhan Burke
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
When thinking of Libra, the brass Scales of Justice immediately come to mind. Balance is a crucial concept for all Libras, as is logic, intelligence, grace, beauty and an abundance of charm. These are the friends that happily divide the Halloween candy between everyone present, ensuring that everybody enjoys enough sugar before suffering from the same stomach ache. The sign of Libra is associated with the element of air and the planet Venus. Libras are definitely a rational crowd, but how does the Sorting Hat decide who goes where? [READ MORE]