There is nothing better than settling down in the best chair in the Common Room and leafing through your favourite wizarding periodical. Are you a prophet subscriber? A Quibbler devotee? A Witch Weekly devourer? Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit closer to home.
Let’s talk HOL’s very own house newspapers! Not only are they excellent reads full of great creativity and practical advice, they’re also a very effective way to earn some points.
Visit Gryffindor’s Paw PrintSlytherin’s SerpenTimesRavenclaw’s Alte SententiamAnd Hufflepuff’s Wizarding Times
to read previous issues and eagerly await the latest.
You should also get brainstorming ideas for articles of your own and keep your eyes open for the posts telling you when they’re ready for submissions (tip: the Great Hall is usually a good source and so are the dedicated forums on some of the Common Rooms). If you’ve missed the boat on one paper this time, wait until the next issue or try one of the others. Whatever you want to write about (sports, entertainment, recipes) or create (graphics, short stories, puzzles), you’ll almost certainly find a place for it.
In the meantime, have you ever seen or experienced anything you think is worthy of a wizarding newspaper? Perhaps you have a photo of something eerie or just plain beautiful? How about an anecdote or eye witness account of a bizarre happenstance? You can share it below by Sept 30th
for an extra 10 beans!
(Remember, upload any graphics to a graphics sharing website and make sure they’re 600x600 pixels or less)