by Brennan Noel —

On November 21, from 7-11 p.m., Hogwarts came to the University of Louisville. For the third consecutive year, the Honors Student Council held the Yule Ball. The Harry Potter-themed dance was cleverly coined the Yule Ball, after the Hogwarts dance from the fourth movie and book, “The Goblet of Fire.”

Bored college students and Harry Potter fanatics alike came together for a magical night full of dancing, pointy hats and Harry Potter-themed desserts. The Yule Ball was held in the Red Barn located next to the SAC. Decked out in sparkling lights with witches and wizards partying to DJ Persh’s music, the Red Barn was nearly unrecognizable.

“I went last year and remember it being really fun, and I wanted to go again this year,” one student, a self-proclaimed “huge Harry Potter fan,” said. She said her favorite part of the night was probably the dessert booth that was called Honeydukes, after the sweet shop from Disney’s World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida.

If you didn’t hop on your broomstick or ride any thestrals down to this year’s Yule Ball, you missed out. Not only was it a great time, but it also contributed to a great cause. 100 percent of the proceeds from the $5 entry fee went to Camp Quality Kentuckiana, which is a community-funded and volunteer-run non-profit.

Camp Quality provides year-round programs and camps for children suffering from cancer. It allows them be care- and worry-free again, make new friends and form personal relationships with kids like themselves. This program is offered at no cost to the children.

If you missed it and still wish to donate, you can visit Camp Quality Kentuckiana’s website and make an online donation.