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‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ lacks charm of first movie

‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ lacks charm of first movie

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2018

With Harry Potter finished, the Fantastic Beasts franchise has stepped up to capture the attention of new and old fans alike with a new story that still connects to the wizarding world. The second installment to the Fantastic Beasts series, “Crimes of Grindelwald,” was released mid-November and two...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ enjoyable but lacks substance

‘Fantastic Beasts’ enjoyable but lacks substance

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 20, 2016

I wanted to love this movie. A film within the Harry Potter universe but in a different era and country set up “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” to explore the magic millions love without messing with the established setting of the original series. However, I left with more questions...

Quidditch – Not just a Hogwarts sport

Taylor Fox

October 21, 2014

At first glance, onlookers might wonder what students are doing running around a field with a broomstick between their legs. They see dodge balls being thrown at the broomstick clad joggers while they sprint toward the opposite side of the field to throw balls of their own through large rings. "WTF?" Wh...

Guest lecturer uses Harry Potter to keep medieval times ‘alive’

Meredith Harris

March 6, 2013

Stretching beyond the realm of the Harry Potter world, some characters in the series mirror the lives of Medieval Saints. Wendy Hennequin, English Associate Professor at Tennessee State University, will present her lecture, "God for Harry, Hogwarts, and St. George: How J.K. Rowling Uses Medieval S...

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