Monthly Letter from the Editor

Happy September, Germies!

I’m sure by now you’ve mostly settled into the school routine, whether or not it’s a new grade or a new school entirely. September is a unique month in that it combines a return to routine and new beginnings. Here at Germ HQ, we are working hard to bring you guys articles that will help with both the growing pains and the daily grind, prepping you to spring straight into the fall season.

That being said, few works of literature embody this idea more than Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The first book in the beloved Harry Potter series introduces us to the titular boy wizard himself and his discovery of magic and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

His journey of discovering how to navigate the social and educational pitfalls of his new school and magical world truly parallels how the beginning of the new school year can be for the rest of us muggles. We may not have magic, but we are all trying to find our way to our calculus class or make friends so we don’t have to sit alone in the cafeteria. Much like the global reach of Harry Potter, the scholastic experience unites us all. And, hopefully, here at Germ you will find a similarly comforting place to relax and unwind during the craziness of September. We’re rooting for you!


Jordan