Order of the Falcon bringing magic

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The Order of the Falcon president Aldemar Sanchez discusses the club’s upcoming plans at its meeting on Oct. 7.

Heads up, Potter fans! You no longer need to wait for an owl to join the magical world of Harry Potter.

The Order of the Falcon club aims to bring the world of Harry Potter to Cerritos College.

With a growing group of around 35 members, The Order of the Falcon is uniting the Potter fans of Cerritos College.

“Not a lot of people are able to show how much they love Harry Potter with people that have the same interests as them,” nursing major Clarissa Coria said.

Club president Aldemar Sanchez started planning for the club last spring and summer with the help of some of his fellow student government members.

“We wanted a club that would be social but (that would) also not interfere with any other clubs,” Sanchez said.

In order to join, students must first take the Sorting Hat quiz which will place them into one of the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin.

Members will not know which house they are placed in right away.

In the spirit of the series, the club will recreate the Welcome Back feast where the members of each house will be announced.

The feast will be held next Monday from 3-5 p.m. in the Student Center.

Once sorted, club members will be able to participate in a variety of different activities based on the popular book series, including the sport of Quidditch.

With homecoming only a few weeks away, The Order of the Falcon is busy making preparations, specifically concerning its float.

The club is planning to build a float based on the Battle of Hogwarts scene seen in “The Deathly Hallows.”

Additionally, the club is sponsoring Dana Ramos in the elections Homecoming Court.

While The Order of the Falcon is busy organizing activities for this semester, it is already planning events for next semester.

The club is currently making preparations to conduct its very own Triwizard Tournament in the spring based on the event of the same name seen in “The Goblet of Fire.”

The tournament is planned to replicate the challenges from the book such as retrieving one’s valuable possessions from a body of water.

The club is also planning to host the Yule Ball, a dance featured in “The Goblet of Fire” that coincides with the Triwizard Tournament.

In order to keep the Yule Ball accurate to the series, Sanchez said he is planning on getting live bands to perform rather than hiring a DJ.

The Order of the Falcon meets every second and fourth Monday from 3-5 p.m. in LC 155.

“I’m glad to be in this club because it’s bringing the series to us instead of it just being on-screen,” dance major Areal Hughes said.