HSU students gathered Friday evening on the intramural field to participate in a Harry Potter favorite. This was the first time Student Activities has hosted a Quidditch tournament.
Hunter Jarvis, sophomore life science education major and member of Student Activities from Abilene, said, “We wanted to have an event that was more physically active and just really fun! It brings a sense of uniqueness to campus because of the unusual game that Quidditch is. We’re hoping this will become an annual thing and get all of the school involved.”
Even though we “muggles” lack the ability to fly on broomsticks, it doesn’t take away from the entertainment and excitement of the game. Students must still run around the field with a broom between their legs, attempt the catch the snitch, and score points all at the same time.
Clancey Lynch, senior psychology major from D’Hanis, said, “It’s nice to have things to do that are fresh and new. I almost feel guilty for not being a great snitch. Even so, it was a blast.”
Students signed up prior to the event and were divided into the four houses of Hogwarts, Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.
Jarvis said, “I think that students will really enjoy this event. It’s a very fun silly game but also competitive. It was a great time for students to meet people they may not know, or get to know better those that they do.”
For more information on student activities events see www.hsutx.edu/offices/student-activities/.