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How Do We Turn on the Light?

How Do We Turn on the Light?

The week since the presidential election has been extremely difficult. I’m having a very hard time coming to terms with the Trump presidency for myriad reasons I don’t think I need to explain here. The Harry Potter series seems like [...]

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Severus Snape: Hero or Bully?

Severus Snape: Hero or Bully?

Author's Note: This article contains in-depth discussion of and spoilers for the Harry Potter series in its entirety. A monster franchise like Harry Potter will always have fans arguing about something. With such a deep and intricately thought-out universe, there are [...]

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My Father Will Hear About This Article

My Father Will Hear About This Article

Nobody likes Draco Malfoy. And you’re not supposed to - from the first, readers can see he’s snotty, bigoted, and rude. Even if you do believe ‘affluenza’ is a real thing now, Malfoy can’t even use that excuse because he [...]

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Editor’s Letter: Our Own Monomyths

Editor’s Letter: Our Own Monomyths

I was seventeen when I first studied the monomyth in a class. (The class, incidentally, was Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, and we were particularly studying The Hobbit.) For the uninitiated, the monomyth is a basic outline common to mythology and literature, [...]

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Better be – HUFFLEPUFF!

Better be – HUFFLEPUFF!

Hogwarts house affiliation has become a surprisingly regular topic of conversation among my friends. I’ve always identified as a Ravenclaw, and when the Pottermore quiz confirmed it I was so relieved I was giddy. On the flip side, a friend [...]

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March Madness 2015: Round 1, Division B

March Madness 2015: Round 1, Division B

Welcome to our second annual March Madness tournament!  During Girls in Capes' March Madness, we search for fan favorites in a single category.  (Check out last year's winner here!) This year's category is Sisterhood, and we have a bracket full of [...]

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