It's the beginning of the 1997-1998 year, but change has come to Hogwarts in a way that it never has before. With the Ministry falling and Muggleborn friends disappearing to parts unknown, the world has never felt more dangerous. Hogwarts used to be a haven for those looking for comfort and guidance. Now the guidance comes in the hands of the man who killed Headmaster Dumbledore and takes his place. Replacing a beloved teacher in Muggle Studies, Death Eaters also twist the class of Defense Against Dark Arts to teaching the deadly magic of Dark Arts. Even the prefecture morphs into the Student Authority and instead of being guided by understanding Heads of Houses, the Carrows will attempt to mold these students to guide the others into obedience.
The Death Eaters might present a calm front at first, appealing to rationality instead of railing against their students -- but everyone knows this will not last. The pure will lose their innocence, the strong will bend to a greater will, and the clever will find no solace in logic. But some will fight on, they will sing through the bars of the cage and look forward to a greater hope.