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Success, experience valuable from sources outside the classroom

By Anthony Szudarski | August 26, 2013

What are you going to do now?Classes are starting and while that’s the most important thing to keep in mind, many of us are going to be left with free time to fill between classes, studying and work.Now, you could spend that time playing video games,...

NIU Quidditch team holds first practice of the semester

By Lindsey Rodriguez | January 24, 2013

Move over, Hogwarts. The the NIU Nargles are taking over the Quidditch playing field. Micah Jade Haji-Sheikh, recently elected Quidditch president and sophomore illustration major, said the game follows the rules of the Harry Potter book series. Main...

Don’t quidditch before you start

By Melissa McKenna | September 21, 2011

Quidditch: It's the sport of the wizards. Filled with brooms, bludgers, beaters, seekers and, most importantly, the golden snitch, it combines almost every element of athleticism and magic that a person could possibly ask for. Unfortunately for us Muggles,...

A Hogwarts pastime starts up at NIU

By Lauren Dielman | September 15, 2011

Quidditch, a sport played in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, is growing at NIU, group organizer Bridget Hickey said.Hickey, a sophomore special education major, attributes the growing popularity to better organization, having a new rule book and competing...

Quidditch growing in popularity for Muggles on university campuses

By Zachary Brictson | December 5, 2010

Quidditch is picking up steam at universities in the Midwest. Quidditch, the fictitious sport that wizards and witches play in J.K Rowling's Harry Potter books, is being made a reality on campuses across the nation. Closely adapted from the actual game...