Does this count as English news? I’m leaning towards yes: there are students on campus playing a sport based on a novel that they have undoubtedly all read. Or at least I’m 99% certain they have: a few years ago my first year students and I tried to generate a list of books they had in common. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the only one they had all finished (though they also unsuccessfully floated Catcher in the Rye, anything by Tolkien, 1984, Animal Farm, and Twilight). If you’ve ever wanted to know what a non-airborne Quidditch team looks like, spectators are welcome (practice is Wednesday nights, 6pm, see link for more). I’m thinking a departmental picnic dinner might be in the works.
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