10489310_2d9ab9f952_zWe swear we saw the posters in the Free Speech Café come alive and even think we might have spotted Hagrid around People’s Park. It could be that Hogwarts is just on our mind because the largest quidditch tournament ever held on this side of the country is going to take place this month! On March 12 at 9 a.m., gravity may very well give in for the huge number of participants straddling broomsticks.

The Western Cup III Quiditch Tournament will be held on UCLA’s campus. For two days, 19 teams will compete for a chance to catch the golden snitch. Many local teams will be playing such as San Jose State University, Stanford  and of course our very own Quidditch League at Berkeley, who placed fourteenth out of around 100 teams in the Quidditch World Cup last November (accomplishing this great feat using only minimal magic). read more »


Whilst soaring over campus on our Hippogriffs on our way back from a Hogsmeade butterbeer run Thursday evening, we noticed something strange, curious, queerer than a Dumbledorian secret passcode. Harry Potter nerds. In flight. Yes, that’s right. The Dork Parade on Broomsticks Intercollegiate Quidditch Association has officially arrived at UC Berkeley.

The East Coast bred organization boasts over 200 College Quidditch teams in the nation. Considering the high population of caped Rowling fans read more »