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Members of Stony Brooks Quidditch team after a game. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK QUIDDITCH

The wizarding world of Harry Potter on campus

Emily Clute November 26, 2018
Students on campus have decided to embody the spirit of Harry Potter by making their own Dumbledore’s Army, a local chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance. The Harry Potter Alliance is an international, non-profit organization that promotes social activism in areas such as literacy, voter participation, gender equality and more.
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Marek Bugaj defends the goal hoops during a Quidditch team practice in Sept. 2015. The Stony Brook Quidditch team was create in 2010 and is a gender inclusive, full-contact club sport. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

The Quidditch field is where I feel most comfortable

Shaina Montero February 25, 2018
Being on the Quidditch team puts me in a relaxing and accepting environment. When I’m not playing Quidditch, I’m overwhelmed and my work is constantly on my mind. Once I step onto the field, it’s as if I hit the pause button and my focus changes to something fun for the two-hour practice.
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Quidditch takes flight at SBU

Quidditch takes flight at SBU

Cory Haltman September 2, 2015
Quidditch, a sport inspired by “Harry Potter,” has gained popularity on both college campuses and in recreational leagues throughout the country.
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Harry Potter Mania: QUIDDITCH IS OUR DRUG

Harry Potter Mania: “QUIDDITCH IS OUR DRUG”

Megan Spicer February 6, 2011

Their eyes lock on the opposing players on the other side of the pitch. Their muscles tighten with anticipation. This is the moment they have been training for over the past month. This is what the hour-plus...

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