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Academics Weekly Assignment — October 10th, 2021

Welcome to the Academics weekly assignment for the week of October 10th, 2021! These weekly assignments will give our Professors the ability to showcase some of their lesson ideas here on the website. Each assignment will be posted for a week, in which everyone will be able to read about the topic and respond to the assignment prompt. This week's assignment is "Ghoul Studies - Banshee,” created by Jenn (jenily).

The assignment is as follows:
A banshee is a female spirit that comes from Irish legend as an omen of death. It is believed that every family has their own banshee. Whenever a death in the family is approaching, they are known to scream as a warning. The sound is described as an intense shrieking that can be known to shatter glass and can go on for hours.

Typically, a banshee appears with long silver hair and red eyes from crying through the nights. She almost always is wearing a grey or white hooded cloak. It is known that she carries a comb with her, and is sometimes seen brushing her hair with it. Due to this, people fear leaving out their hair brushes, worried she may pay them a visit and a loved one would pass away. While a banshee is known to be an unlucky symbol, ultimately she is harmless.

One night, you are awoken from your sleep by a loud wailing sound. You look over and see a woman with long silver hair, crying and brushing her hair. You realize this is a banshee. What happens? How do you react? Are you able to keep yourself and your family safe?

Please make sure to write at least 5 full sentences to get AC for this assignment! Your assignment must be entirely written by you, and may not be plagiarized (including copying anything from online sources, books, or movie plots) in any way. Assignments must follow all PotterworldMC rules, which can be found here; assignments that do not follow all PotterworldMC rules will be subject to punishment. If your assignment does not meet the requirements, you will be unable to redo your assignment for this week. Assignments are due at 12am PST on Sunday, October 17th, 2021. You may submit as soon as you would like, but any assignments submitted after that time will not receive grades. You may receive up to 20 ACs for your submission. House points will not be awarded to any submissions. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Jr. Professor, Sr. Professor, Academics Advisor, or Head of Academics on Discord.

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