L. Hong | Editor-in-Chief
To The Victor Go The Spoils
And so the end of the Quidditch season is finally upon us. Fans of the QQ need not despair though, because it’s not quite the end of your favorite student publication just yet. We’ll be putting out one last issue after this, with all the highlights of the season. I won’t reveal the exact details, so if you want to know how it all ends, you’ll just have to grab a copy once it’s out! It will definitely be one worth reading and re-reading.
But that’s enough gratuitous advertisement for the last issue, I think, because right now, we have this issue to look forward to. Now, as our cover has probably already told you, this edition will be all about the winners of this Quidditch season, Slytherin!
Now, depending on your house allegiance, the news is either something to celebrate or something to sigh over. Of course, as a Hufflepuff myself, I cannot help but feel a little disappointed my own House did not win. Still, I have to give the snakes credit because they truly did play a spectacular game---including some incredible plays by this editor’s very own girlfriend, Claudette Gautier. If that makes it sounds like it’s just my bias speaking, then I urge you read on, because you’ll definitely see by the end of this issue that the Slytherin Quidditch team did an amazing job this season.
As I’ve mentioned before, Quidditch isn’t just a game. It’s a cultural phenomenon, a wave you can’t help but get swept into. Especially at Hogwarts, where games are divided by house teams, it’s an integral part of student culture. Even non-fans of the sport--like myself--find themselves invested purely because of House Pride. However, it’s important to note that while it can be a lot of good fun to root for your favorite teams, it shouldn’t get to the point of ruining inter-house relations. After all, at the end of the day, we’re all still fellow students at Hogwarts, regardless of House. So, no matter who you supported during the actual matches, I recommend that you give the snakes a congratulatory greeting on their win, because they deserve one.