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March 18, 2019

The Atrium


6:26 am - MariaAna




The Atrium finally managed to get rid of those pesky leprechauns, and bring some new activities.

We can't wait to hear what you have to think in our two newest polls, and we've got a new participation raffle and HEXperience trivia to tickle your taste buds! Run on over to the Fountain of Magical Brethren to chat up two members of site staff and ask them all your questions! This month you can even win badges for these questions! The Ministry decided to pay tribute to the Ides of March, and the Muggle writer, Shakespeare. Pick your Shakespearean task in this month's contest: The Ides of March.

In addition to our Errors and Glitches thread and suggestion threads, be sure to check out our Known Bugs thread, the Broken Coding and Formatting thread, and our Homepage Polls: Let's Talk About That! thread!

We hope to see you around The Atrium soon!



March 17, 2019

Caretaker Concoctions - March


7:58 pm - Zimmy




With their O.W.L.s on the horizon, several students have formed a study group and agreed to meet up in the Trophy Room to practice transfiguration. Unfortunately, things don't quite go as planned... Help the Caretakers put things back in order and learn an important lesson in Transfiguration Troubles! !

PRIZES


McGonagall's Wand || Transfigured Rabbit-Frog Hybrid || Trick Wand - Purple


Be sure to watch the Student Hangout's Watch Thread and our Student Corkboard for regular updates on the happenings inside the walls of Hogwarts.



March 16, 2019

Daily Prophet :: March Edition


10:03 am - Cait



March is a very special month as it has been declared Women's History Month. Not only does it highlight the contributions women had to events in history, it also showcases their contributions to contemporary society. Follow us in March's issue as we take a look at what witches have contributed to our own history.

Did you miss an edition, or want to re-read your favorite articles? Check out our Official Archives to get your hands on all of the Daily Prophet's former issues.

If you have any concerns regarding the Daily Prophet, please contact Breanna or Janelle. You may also get in touch with Cody, Karli or Steph from Publications Management.



March 15, 2019

Let the hunt begin!


9:45 pm - HEX Staff



Spring is in the air and the flowers are in full bloom. But what is that sneaking around over there in the tall grass? Can it be a Leprechaun? It might be a wise idea to try to catch him. But be quick, no telling what kind of treasures he could give you, IF you do manage to catch him.

Come join us, and the Leprechaun, for some St. Patrick's Day fun. The REs are falling, the four-leaf clovers seem to be promising a great deal of luck, and the old prank items "Auld Sod" and the "Shillelagh Stick" are making a come-back!



March 13, 2019

Shopping Forums Update


12:16 pm - Nicole Phelps



It's March, which means new and exciting activities for you to join in on in the Shopping Forums! With House Points and prizes galore, what will you explore first?

Chatting in Knockturn Alley bestows a special gift to one lucky user. Think you have what it takes to be the Death Eater of the month? Then head here for your shot at all the glory and a special action rare.

All of our monthly contests will earn you a ticket for the Quarterly Raffle, and you will not want to miss out on all we have in store. And don't forget to put Babbling Over Butterbeer on watch for a chance at an extra ticket when the new prompt goes live on March 15th.

And now for this month's contests:
Brewing the Best Butterbeer | McGonagalls March Madness
Hiding in Hogsmeade | Winging It




March 12, 2019

Social Media is Hiring!


12:46 am - little fox




Do you have an interest in Social Media platforms? Do you have fun ideas for a HEX forum? The Social Media team may be the place for you! We are looking to hire individuals as Forum Moderators and Content Creators! To fill out an application head on over here and check out the buzzing details! Applications are due by 11:59 PM March 26th. We hope to see you there!



March 11, 2019

From the Grounds


5:40 am - Kljy




Oh no! It seems disaster has struck Platform 9 3/4 as students board the train to Hogwarts. The question is, what is the disaster? Why is it happening? Who's involved? That's up to you in this month's contest, A Mission In Time. All entries are due March 31st, 11:59 PM HEX time.

While you're at it, make sure to keep an eye on our Watch Thread to stay up to date with events like our current bi-weekly chat and roleplay and roleplayer of the month.



March 10, 2019

New Issue of The Quibbler!


5:21 am - Zoe



Dearest readers, I'm very sorry, but this month, The Quibbler is... well, it's trash. Trash-themed, that is! I know it seems surprising, but there are some very important matters at hand concerning trash that need our attention and we want you, our loyal readers, to know about them! Before you scoff too hard, pick up the March issue of The Quibbler, toss that candy bar wrapper over your shoulder, and settle into a soft chair. Prepare to be enlightened.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about The Quibbler, please either visit The Newsstand or send an owl to Zoe.



March 9, 2019

Teaching Center Updates


4:09 am - Cait




March over to the Teaching Center and congratulate our Student of the Month. While there, practice leaving feedback on roleplays in this month’s 101 series on Providing Feedback.

Interested in getting into roleplaying but don't know where to start? Check out our Beginners Roleplay Companion Creatures! Do you ever feel like you need help with giving your roleplay something to respond to? We've got you covered in Hope to Hear From You Soon. Hurry though, this ends on the 14th. As a reminder, all activities provide House Points.

Finally, if you’re interested in working one-on-one to improve your roleplaying skills, be sure to check out our mentor program! Head on over here to learn more about the program and sign up for a mentor. If interested in helping others improve their skills, mentor apps are always open; additionally, moderator applications close at midnight on March 9.

Mentor Application | Moderator Application



March 7, 2019

Publications Management - March Update


8:30 am - duckie


House Achievements and Activities

March is upon us, and that means new and exciting activities are creeping into The Newsstand. For starters, the Quibbler paid homage to the typically-wet - and cold - month of February by diving into the topic of water! Come share your thoughts on water-related memories, activities, and locations with our discussion on water.

Do you know any radiant Ravenclaws? Do you happen to be one? Then February's Daily Prophet issue might be up your alley! Join us in the Newsstand for a discussion on Ravenclaw - its members, its features, and its founder are all up for examination. Or maybe you are interested in yearbook contest.

And starting this month, the Newsstand is introducing a new weekly avatar incentive. Participation in any and all of the events this month could earn you not only some House Points or other shiny prizes, but also tickets to the Newsstand Quarterly Raffle!

Gazette the Owl



March 6, 2019

RPC March Updates


5:09 am - Morgan93



The RPC is filled with primal fighting and animalistic instincts this month! The conflict begins as the March RPotM pits the hunter against the hunted. Will you be predator or prey when you play Tag, You're It!?

Is that a wooden sword I see? Or perhaps a water balloon? Things may be going Splat! over in the Freestyle as you and your opponent battle it out with children's toys. Finally, someone has started a Pillow Fight!, which is happening in the Lounge. Grab a cushion and join in the fun! The Participation Raffle has some fierce prizes that just might reward you for your skill.



March 5, 2019

HINT Forums :: March Update


12:07 am - KatieNumbers


Something's A-HINT

What…. what is this? One of my chocolate bunnies is MISSING? I… I knew I shouldn’t have let Zoe roam around in my Trophy Case! KatieNumbers thought, as she frantically searched for the bunny. Oh no… could it also have been one of my co-workers? Could telling them about my beloved bunnies have been a mistake? AHH! What do I do now?! I NEED IT BACK!

Join us (and quickly, please!) in Something's A-HINT to find the true culprit of the missing chocolate bunny. Could it have been Kasey, who has always been threatening to eat one of the chocolate bunnies? Or worse, could it have been one of KatieNumbers' other co-workers (maybe even her boss!)? You get to decide in this month’s new monthly contest!

There are a total of 10,500 House Points up for grabs, as well as these nifty prizes:

Wormtail's Silver Dagger Firenze's Bow and Arrow Charm Undiluted Bubotubers Pus Chocolate Bunny



March 4, 2019

Social Media March Update


12:42 pm - Maia



Welcome to March, the flowers are blooming in! The Social Media forum is springing with joy to share our new activities with you all!

Join us in celebrating spring in Scattered Seasons. Bring your most tweet worthy poems!

How do you feel about sponsored posts? Discuss this and in March's Monthly Musings!

Do you want a chance to win the Social Media exclusive item or House Points? Visit our monthly raffle Platform Ponderings for all of the important details!

A new set of trivia questions are ready for March! Scroll on over to I Bet The Muggles Won't Know About This! to check them out!

Finally, a new Social Butterfly has been chosen! Interested in earning this title and a snazzy new avatar? Check out the details here!

#SocialMediaofHex #BeSocial



March 2, 2019

Magical Archives


2:29 pm - nickolaii



The Magical Archives are bringing in March with a whole slew of new and exciting contests, discussions, and activities - enough to entertain everybody.

A thoughtful gift, turned disastrous, join us in Bedazzled Baby Blanket if you've ever wondered how Harry's baby blanket might have looked. If you've ever wondered how fairy tales come about, have we got the challenge for you! Join us in Tantilizing Tales where you can stoke your inner Bard.

But of course, that isn't everything we have on offer. Check out our Table of Contents to see everything going on in the Magical Archives. If you don't want to miss any future activities, just pop our Watch Thread on watch so you never miss a chance to win all of those House points, or our much sought after Book of Records!

Watch Thread || Table of Contents



March 1, 2019

Join Us in Arts & Gran Fiction!


11:27 am - Julieexann




"I was merely reading the Muggle magazines," said Dumbledore. "I do love knitting patterns."
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Are you an avid knitter? A seamstress? Do you love arts and crafts? Do you have a scrapbook of your own? Well, you are in luck because the Arts & Graphics Forum and Fan Fiction bring you our joint collaboration, Arts and Gran Fiction! Spend some time with some renowned older Hogwarts ladies and our beloved Dumbledore as they bring us a month full of knitting, crafts, and quality time! You'll find that you can participate in anything from knitting with Minerva McGonagall and Albus Dumbledore to tea time with Professor Trelawney. Come take a look at what contests and goodies are being offered here!

Grab a cup of tea, a biscuit, and your knitting needles - we hope to see you there!



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