Quidditch flies into popularity at Plaza Verde biannual event

Residence Assistants come together to plan

By Zelenia Vasquez
On April 13, 2017

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo

From books, to movies, to real life, the game of Quidditch from the Harry Potter series is becoming the sport to play.

"I know it started in the United States somewhere in 2005 and has gained speed and influence as a sport ever since," Plaza Verde Residential Assistant Rebekah Watson said. "It now has reached an international level.

In 2010, the International Quidditch Association was officially incorporated as a nonprofit business.

"The International Quidditch Association came up with the actual rules and equipment use for the sport," Watson said.

This is the second semester that dorm residential assistants have set up the Quidditch tournament.

"Myself, Ashley and Marco are all RA’s from Plaza Verde, Concho and the Massies respectively," Watson said. "This is our program that we’ve put together ourselves."

Participating in this tournament not only reminds the students of the books or the movies, it also provides an enjoyable evening with others.

"I like Quidditch because it reminds me of all the happy memories of reading Harry Potter," Cora, said. "Also, it is fun to play with others and it is not every day you get to run around with a broom in between your legs. "

The goal for Quidditch is to have a tournament each semester and the ultimate goal is to eventually create an intramural league for Quidditch.

"Other students should come out and play because it is the perfect opportunity to get to meet new people," Cora, said. "Even if you are not a complete nerd about Harry Potter, that is not what it is about. If you are not a huge fan of running around, then you can still enjoy watching and cheering on your favorite house and tell those cheesy Harry Potter jokes."

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