Harry Potter’s battle of the houses

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Harry Potter’s battle of the houses

Isabella Paragas, Illustrator and Staff Writer

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[media-credit id=59 align=”alignnone” width=”220″][/media-credit]On Sunday afternoon, Carlmont’s Qudditch club held their first official Qudditch game between the fours houses. Unfortunately, not enough students attended, so it became a practice for the loyal few who did show up for the fun.

“This was supposed to be the first game of the houses,” explained Monica Chin, club president. “But there’s not that many people, so this will just be a practice for us to see what we need to change.”

In Quidditch, there are a total of seven players on the field per team: three Chasers, two Beaters, one Keeper and one Seeker. There are also three flying objects called the quaffle, the bludger, and the golden snitch.

The Chasers pass the quaffle among themselves, trying to score a goal by throwing it into one of the hoops, but also trying to keep it away from the opposing Chasers.

The Beaters try and throw the bludgers at the opposing players, so they will have to drop the quaffle and run back to their goal.

And the Seeker’s sole task is to search and catch the golden snitch, which is actually a person sprinting around all dressed in yellow. And the Keeper is like a goalie, protecting their team’s three rings.

The three “goals,” or rings, are meant to be suspended hundreds of feet in the air, but with no magical flying cleaning tools available, the club uses rings that are just a few feet high, made with the help of Home Depot.

Besides the lack of players, those that came had fun slipping in mud and “accidentally” hitting each other with their broom sticks.

“We became interested so be could bring the spirit of Harry Potter!” exclaimed Jenna Mourad, a club member. “Besides we’re here for the fun, fun, fun!”

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