To prepare us for the Big Game against Stanford this weekend, tons of clubs and organizations have been selling shirts on Sproul with their ideas of school spirit. We’ll leave it up to you to decide which you like best, because there are just so many to choose from.

Cal Quidditch

Cal Quidditch says “Voldemort Went to Stanford,” which apparently would be a strike against the Cardinals in their book.

Phi Sigma Phi

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Alex 2

Photo: Ren

On the fateful Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 …
The sky was a vivid blue layered over with perfect clouds …
Many came to watch …
Screams filled the air …
Knuckles were bitten with anxiety, with excitement …
Bets, faiths and even newborn babies — okay, not babies — were recklessly cast …
Frothy butterbeers were downed by thirsty bystanders …
Blue, cardinal and gold came together …
In the epic Cal vs. USC Quidditch Scrimmage!

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Photo: Choi

How did this game progress? In what way, shape or form did the Quidditch gurus read more »


Snape, Snape, Severus Snape

There’s nothing unusual about seeing college students out and about into the earliest hours of the morning, but when they’ve swarmed the streets with lump-filled throats and perhaps even a few tears still visible, one can take it as an indicator that something big is happening.

At half-past 2, on the morning of July 15, such a scene was the norm as audiences drifted from nearby theaters, still a bit shell-shocked with the realization that had just witnessed the triumphant conclusion to a more than 10-year effort and multibillion dollar franchise. Hours before, students flocked to any theater they could reach with a singular goal: to return once more to the magical world of Harry Potter and see how the rendering on the silver screen matched up to individual interpretations of the series’ countless readers.

It is the end of an era, and this is one that strums heavily on nostalgic heartstrings. read more »