The Oberlin Review

College fourth-year and Quidditch Team Captain Haley Gee.

Quidditch Captains Share Their Love for the Sport

March 13, 2020

For many kids of our generation, growing up, the Harry Potter series was one of the first they had the chance to follow from its first book to its final film. Of all the interesting aspects of the series, one of the most fascinating is the sport of Quidditch. While we Muggles can only dream of soaring through the sky on a broomstick, College fourth-year Haley Gee and her fellow Quidditch captains, College first-year Elian Rubin and College second-year Harper Ross, are not like the rest of us. Wh...

Feature Photo: Quidditch

Feature Photo: Quidditch

March 4, 2016

Oberlin’s first home tournament — aptly titled Ch. 33: Fight and Flight — includ­ed games against Ashland University, West Virginia University, Case Western Reserve University and Carnegie Mellon University this past weekend. Oberlin finished the tournament 0–4, while Carnegie Mellon University posted a per­fect 4–0, making them the undisputed champions. While Carnegie Mellon was the overall tournament winner, Oberlin finished the competition with the high­est number of snitch catches....

The quidditch team poses for a celebratory photo after defeating Ashland University in its first-ever home game at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex last Friday. Quidditch officially became a club sport earlier this semester.

Rising Popularity of Quidditch Hits Oberlin

April 27, 2015

The quidditch team was officially named a club sport at Oberlin this semester in a move reflecting the growing number of participants on campus. The roster now has upwards of 20 people, practices up to four times a week and participates in regional competitions. As a member of the national organization U.S. Quidditch, Oberlin’s chapter functions as an all-gender-inclusive team. The program’s initiation started off rocky. Sometimes there were not enough players to field a full team of seven, ...

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