Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Quidditch Club up and flying this fall

By Carri Bresnahan

October 7, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Quidditch, the fictional wizarding game created by J.K. Rowling in her Harry Potter book series, is not a sport, according to veteran players. Sport or not, however, the University of Massachusetts Quidditch Club hopes to succeed in qualifying for the Quidditch World Cup aga...

Because Hogwarts Didn’t Accept FAFSA

By Justin Surgent

April 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

While their brooms may not fly and their snitch may be a track runner in place of a golden winged ball, the lack of witchcraft doesn’t stop the magic of Quidditch for the University of Massachusetts Quidditch team, the Minotaurs. With...

Rowling lives on with new book, website launch

By Emily Merlino

April 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Words

Acclaimed “Harry Potter” series author J.K. Rowling is lending her magic to a new genre. “The Casual Vacancy,” Rowling’s first novel for adults, has no centaurs or wizards, but publisher Little, Brown and Company still has high hopes for R...

How the ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Twilight’ and ‘Hunger Games’ franchises cradled my generation

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

April 24, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

There are three things coming to mind when thinking about my generation's cultural heavyweights: “Harry Potter,” “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.” Despite anyone’s opinions about these three distinct franchi...

Psychology of “Harry Potter”

By Stephanie Ambroise

November 16, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you enjoy literature, or if you do writing of your own, you know that writing involves including the things you know into your work. With regard to “Harry Potter” novelist J.K. Rowling, this includes her knowledge of Latin words, witchcraft (which is somewhat limited) and also of...

UMass team plays in the fifth Quidditch World Cup

By Nancy Pierce

November 15, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts Quidditch team zoomed and soared on their brooms dodging bludgers and seeking snitches last weekend at the fifth Quidditch World Cup at Randall’s Island in New York. The team unofficially came...