Community in Brief

Club hosts Quidditch match

Heather ’11, the Chudley Cannon’s Seeker and team captain, was just about to give up her search upstairs when she caught a glimpse of the Golden Snitch. She stalked the Snitch – Jewels ’11 clad in golden leggings – down the stairs and into the modular village, where she finally cornered her in front of math instructor John Frank’s classroom. Victorious, Heather walked onto the field clutching her golden captive like a trophy. She had just won the game for her team.

On Feb. 10, the Harry Potter club held its second annual Quidditch match. The 13 members of the club were divided into two teams, the Chudley Cannons and the Hollyhead Harpies. The Chudley Cannons won 170-40, Heather said.

“We were scrambling to get players last minute because some people were sick, but overall it turned out very well. Everybody remembered their brooms,” she said.

Harpies ’12, a new member to the club, thought that the sight of girls playing Quidditch was unique to Marlborough.

“At my old school, I never would’ve imagined students to have the courage to run around with broomsticks between their legs. It was a lot of fun!” Harpies said.

The club is hoping to hold another Quidditch match later in the year, Heather added.

“I’m hoping that we might even be able to have a full tournament,” she said.

-Celine ’09

Class of 2011 trip to the Pier

The class of 2011 presented its Tetris-themed banner through a series of SNL-inspired skits, which showcased both dancing math teachers and Harry Potter music, on March 20.

After their presentation, the girls spent a day at the Santa Monica pier and helped with a beach clean-up for “Save the Bay.”

Sophomores said the banner reflected their class well.

“We thought that it was a good representation of our unity as a class, because we all fit together–like the puzzle pieces of Tetris,” said Bo ’11.

In general, the student body enjoyed the presentation.

“I thought it was pretty funny and entertaining, especially Dr. Talone and his dance,” said Sara ’12, who added that the banner was “pretty interesting. It probably wouldn’t be something I would think about myself.”

However, others were confused with the approximately 15-minute skit.

Sydney ’10 said, “It was funny if you watched Saturday Night Live. If not, it didn’t make any sense.”

-Cassidy ’10 and Brianne ’10

Pennies for Peace a success

The Pennies for Peace Club hosted “Pennies for Peace Week” in March to raise awareness and funds to build schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The club held an information session on Tuesday, March 17, and sold ice cream and tea during the week, raising $779.51, said president Ariana ‘09.

Ariana said that she wanted to focus on spreading the issue to the younger generation to inspire them to raise funds. She added that Pennies for Peace, a program of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute, believes that education is the way to stop terrorism.

-Jenny ’10