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UMass team plays in the fifth Quidditch World Cup

By Nancy Pierce

November 15, 2011

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...

Melodramatic Muggles

By Merav Kaufman

September 15, 2011

With the much-anticipated release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” July 15 was the ultimate midsummer night’s dream for all fans of the lovable, bespectacled, chronically-occupied boy wizard. As I was in the mids...

Harry Potter and the existential crisis

By Emily Felder

September 11, 2011

I anxiously awaited the release of each of the “Harry Potter” books, along with everyone else. In my family the latest book went to whoever got dibs on it first. Calling someone a ‘Mudblood’ was just as bad as any other...

Deathly Hallows, Lively Brain Function

By Staff

September 7, 2011

This is part one of a two-part column. This summer I watched the eighth and final installment of the Harry Potter film franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two,” marking the end of its 10-year reign. T...

Few bright spots in blockbuster filled summer

By Kevin Romani

September 5, 2011

For major motion picture studios, the summer movie season has become the most important time of year. With school out for the summer, kids and parents are left seeking opportunities for affordable fun. Movie theaters, as overpriced a...

A bird’s-‘Eye’-view of London

By Margaret Gaby

April 11, 2011

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Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Holub

By Brandon Tower

February 22, 2011

As President of the Student Government Association, I know it’s not politically advantageous to give high praise to any administrator, let alone the head of the campus. When campaigning for SGA elections, we talk about the a...

Harry Potter brings characters to Cinemark

By Kate Evans

November 21, 2010

From the Bloody Baron to Fred and George Weasley, eager fans decked out in Harry Potter costumes flooded Cinemark Theatres at the Hampshire Mall last Thursday evening. Diehard enthusiasts started arriving as early as 3 p.m. and ...

‘Deathly Hallows’ makes box office magic

By Nick Coviello

November 21, 2010

After ten years, “Harry Potter” has finally reached the beginning of the end. Cut into two installments, the last of the “Harry Potter” series continues to be what it’s been for the past decade: one of the best book-to-screen...

10 More Sites that Your Homework Hates

By Ashley Berger

November 2, 2010

The internet is filled with thousands of websites waiting for you to stumble upon, so I decided to create a second list of even more websites that will help you procrastinate and learn more useless information 1.

Lightning lacking in unoriginal ‘Jackson’

By Nora Drapalski

February 22, 2010

  In the wake of the wildly successful film adaptations of the young adult series “Harry Potter,” the big wigs in Hollywood have been dying to produce the next big hit series. Summit Entertainment got a taste of that s...

‘Half-Blood Prince’ brings audiences ‘Half-Way’ to a magical finale

By Haley Navarro

September 9, 2009

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth installment in the Harry Potter franchise, opened July 15 and quickly secured its spot as a summer blockbuster. According to, as of August 30, the film has grossed $895,958,075 worldwide. The...