December 2, 2007

Just in time for the impending holidays! The Alte's been quite busy these days, and here's hoping the smoke doesn't run out just yet!

Articles: Take an inside look of Ravenclaw and their deep, dark...sekrits? Also, we have a glimpse of the Christmas holidays.

Scientifics: Ever wondered about snowflaked? Or did you ever ask yourself why boats manage to float, even though they're so heavy? Rosanna Gullveig and Maya Winters will enlighten you in that perspective!

Reviews: Eagles like to read, so it's quite fitting that we have a number of reviews of books that range from fantasy novels to science fiction. There's also a special review of the TV show "House."

Columns: Addie-Vice returns again this month! Go take a look at what she has to say! For more on columns, go visit Morag's Music or delve into this issue's topic of Cassie's mind.

Poems and Ads: We have a number of poems fitting for the season, so enjoy them! Also, creative juices have been flowing because the advertisements for various HOL activities have increased!

Ravenclaw Brain Challenge: I'm pleased to announce that the winner for this issue's Brain Challenge is Maya Winters! Congratulations! And check out the next Brain Challenge!

Also, in other notes, I've added a Past Layouts page, because I actually found a bunch lying in a long-lost folder in the Alte. Considering the past stuff has been very prettily done, I figure I'd keep an homage to the old website maintainers! :)

November 3, 2007

Due to the massive amount of submissions last month (and this month, to boot!), here's the November issue of the Alte in full blast goodness! We have the randomest articles this month, as well as a number of puzzles for you to do (Ravenclaw Brain Challenge is open to all, by the way!).

Articles: Quite numerous, from one about making adorable little babies to witch burnings, to Denethor and Faramir!

Scientifics: When an eagle gets geeky, they surely get geeky. XD Rosanna and Maya entertain us with their witty articles about fighting onions and pondering the meaning of all those red/orange leaves.

Reviews and Puzzles: We have a book and show review for you, as well as a Sudoku and the Brain Challenge for you to do! Enjoy!

Columns, Specials, Ads: Along with the Alte ad at the top, Maya has also made one to cheer the RQT on! Check it out. There's a bit of poetry in the showcase, and of course we have our columns of the month (check them out *g*). Also, congratulations to last month's Brain Challenge winner! *steals Scarlet's brains*

Again, I love submissions! Send me more things! Thanks!

October 6, 2007

Here we go again! Into the new term and I cannot believe I've gotten this amount of articles from people! So thank you to the writers and those who have submitted puzzles and graphics to the following issue! Because there was a whole bunch of articles that didn't quite make it yet, I've put the others aside for the November issue. I know the paper is a bi-monthly thing, but I'm making the exception, since quite a number of people's articles have not yet been published (and I promise you they will be!). For now, here are some things I want to highlight:

Ravenclaw Brain Challenge: Yes, it's reopening again! We don't have any missing brains at the moment, but we DO have a puzzle for everyone to do! Send in your answers to alte.sententiam@gmail.com and you just might win a reward ;)

Columns: Want to hear the latest advice of the month? Check out Adeliene's "Addie-vice" column! Want to see the inner workings of that Lobieskchick's ranty mind? By all means, check out her corner!

Articles and Scientifics: See what Adelline has to say about HOL unity, and what Easton has to write about chocolate pancakes! Also, have you ever wondered about transfiguring objects into gold? Or how about the sky being blue? Then we have articles just for that!

Reviews: Of course, our reviews for the month include a Harry Potter book and movie review, as well as the J-Drama review of the month: Hana Kimi.

Specials and ads: We also have a few poems up (with accompanying graphics). We have had talented people designing ads as well, so it's definitely worth looking through!

So enjoy the issue! See you again next month!

Cassandra Lobiesk