of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
Headmistress: Minerva McGonagall
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Requirements
First-year students will require:
1.Three sets of plain work robes (black)
2.One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
3.One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
4.One winter cloak (black, with silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupil's clothes should carry name tags.
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1)
by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi
by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection
by Quentin Trimble
1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set glass or crystal phials
1 set brass scales
Students may also bring and owl OR a cat OR a toad.
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS
YEAH, ME. I’m not short on cash or anything, but I’ve definitely felt guilty this year. I’m never at my place, wasting - oh - $460/month! A very expensive back-up plan.
So I was looking through part-time job listings on the Career Center during my daily internship search and saw that the Cinema Studies program was hiring for a student assistant. The duties were varied and a mix of web and office work, but I was intrigued. I went into the interview a little hesitant of my busy schedule and with no expectations and came out wanting it BADLY. The office coordinator was funny and easygoing, and the position sounded more challenging and crazy than expected. The program is growing (for those not at UO, the major just started last year), and they needed people who could go with the flow.
That was Friday. It’s Monday. Got the call 15 minutes ago. They actually ended up hiring another girl, who also worked at Ethos, because there was so much talent. Scoped her out on FB, and she likes Harry Potter. Done.
I’m so excited! Money! A job! New references! Web! Social media! Blogging! Getting paid to do what I love for a University program is mind-boggling.
Yes, I did just pull an all-nighter for a project I don't care about.
But I cared enough about my stupid-sounding voice to make something more genuine, shoot some cool scenes that Chris helped act out, and spend four hours editing the damn thing into three minutes of an “autobiography.”
As my Gateway chapter closes and I finally enter the upper-ranks of the journalism school, I find tonight oddly funny. During fall quarter, I was so frustrated and worried over the work I produced, but this term, we had a lot more freedom and learned things more relevant to my interests. I somehow became more relaxed and tense at the same time. I put off every project until the last minute, assuming that I know enough to get it done on time. But I don’t. Duh.
This last project was especially challenging when I first assumed it’d be easy. The prompt was an autobiography. Talk about yourself. But I didn’t realize how difficult it’d be to boil down a certain topic about myself into two-three minutes and be able to show something along with my voiceover. I kept thinking, “It’ll work itself out.” But it didn’t. It wasn’t until I put myself in front of the camera when Chris left that I found all these words tumbling out of my mouth. He came back, and I realized that it was all too depressingly honest for the assignment, but he helped me find the good, and I redid it. After acting out some scenes for the photomotion element (my original idea), I spent about four hours putting it all together.
The ironic part is that I did NONE OF THIS using anything I learned in Gateway. Okay, I exaggerate, but the main tools we’d use for multimedia pieces would be a Zi-8 camera and/or Tascam audio recorder and Final Cut Pro. I used none of that. I used my own camera which has an HD video function (way nicer, but not mobile) and iMovie ‘09. THAT’S RIGHT. I discovered how useful it is last week when putting together a visual timeline on a deadline for Communication History and not having FCP on hand. It’s much more intuitive.
Anyway, </ramble> I’ll post the video tomorrow! Good luck on finals, everyone!
“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
I don’t usually criticize packaging design here, but what kind of audience is this targeting? It’s so bland and completely stripped of Asian culture. I’m all for minimalist design, but this is so misrepresentative of the food contained by this takeout container. I don’t understand why you would ever want to make Asian food packaging generic. This isn’t Target.
“Perhaps we don’t like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size, our dimples, our knuckles too big, our eating habits, our disposition. We have disclosed these things in secret, likes and dislikes, behind doors with locks, our lonely rooms, our messy desks, our empty hearts, our sudden bursts of energy, our sudden bouts of depression. Don’t worry. Put away your mirrors and your beauty magazines and your books on tape. There is someone right here who knows you more than you do, who is making room on the couch, who is fixing a meal, who is putting on your favorite record, who is listening intently to what you have to say, who is standing there with you, face to face, hand to hand, eye to eye, mouth to mouth. There is no space left uncovered. This is where you belong.”—