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January 21, 2020

Slytherin Elections!


1:57 pm - Pain




Hey! You in the silver and green. It's election season! It's time to sort out a new house staff for the next four months. Yes, we get our own special election time slot. We are Slytherins. Anyway, slither on over to the Common Room and check it all out.

Rules | Campaigns | Nominations



January 19, 2020

New Issue of The Quibbler!


12:10 pm - Zoe



This month's issue is guaranteed to knock your socks off! And if not, well... we tried! By the way... what type of socks do you have on? Black? White? Polka dots? Plaid? Are they short? Tall? Somewhere in between? What do you mean why am I questioning you? It's all in relation to this month's theme, of course!

That's right, Quibbleronis! To start off the new year, we're talking about socks! Go put on your fuzziest pair - and if you don't own fuzzy socks, you should! - and start flipping your way through the January issue of The Quibbler.

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



January 18, 2020

The Atrium


4:53 pm - Katie




It's time to spread some love all around! Find out how with some new activities!

We're all anxiously awaiting your responses to our two newest polls, and we've got a new participation raffle and HEXperience trivia to keep you all on your toes! Skip on over to the Fountain of Magical Brethren to chat up two members of site staff and ask them all your questions. This month, the Ministry has given you the task of searching for some love to spread it all around. Head over to our monthly contest Languages of Love to learn how!

In addition to our Errors and Glitches thread, 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!



January 17, 2020

Social Media Monthly Update


10:58 pm - little fox




January is full of fun we can't wait to share! Join us for activities, prizes, galleons, and house points!


SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST
Not wanting to do a New Year's Resolution this year? Then come on over, and make an Anti-New Years Resolution with the Social Media department's January Contest!

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAT
We have a new Muse of the Month - AmeliaZ. If you see her around be sure to congratulate her! When it comes to cell phones do you prefer iOS or Android? Head on over to Monthly Musings to give your input on this topic.

SOCIAL MEDIA TRIVIA
Just how good is your knowledge of the Wizarding world? Think you're up for it? You better, because I Bet the Muggles Won't Know About These!

SOCIAL MEDIA RAFFLE
The Monthly Raffle is ready for a new month! Make your way over to Platform Ponderings for all the information on how you can participate!

WHO ARE YOU?
The Social Media staff is requesting that those who participate on the different platforms please fill out this form. This is to assist members of the Social Media department match users to their SM Platform names. All information gathered will be kept strictly confidential, and used only for the programs we need usernames for. Thank you!

#BeSocial



January 16, 2020

Daily Prophet :: January Edition


10:42 pm - ragna lokisdottir



We're almost a month into the new year and the new decade! We hope that you haven't given up on your new year's resolutions just yet. If you're one of those people who started 2020 without one because they never managed to keep them before, well, our January issue just might be able to change your mind. From tips on how to choose the right resolution for you and your goals this year to techniques on how to make them simple and easily achievable, you'll be sure to make it until the end of the year this time. And don't worry, if all else fails, we have a brand new charm ready that will make sure you'll keep to your plans.

Did you miss an edition or want to re-read your favorite articles? Visit our Official Archives for all of the Daily Prophet's former issues.

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



January 15, 2020

Caretaker Concoctions


3:23 pm - MariaAna




The infamous author and celebrity who constantly captures the hearts of witches and wizards everywhere with his tales of his own valiant deeds, has launched 'Project Lockhart': Tribute to Magical Me. The Project, which Gilderoy hopes to make an annual event, aims to help students excel and boost their passion for his studies, discoveries and magical contributions. Supported by the Department of Magical Education, Project Lockhart wants to discover and invest in the next generation of professional adventurers, or as to quote Lockhart himself: "The next Lockhart!" Could it be you? There's only one way to find out.



1st Place: Gilderoy Lockhart’s Wand+ 3500 House Points
2nd Place: Gilderoy Lockhart’s Portrait + 2000 House Points
3rd Place: Lockhart’s Valentine to Himself + 1000 House Points

Stay up to date with the latest happenings in Hogwarts Castle! Be sure to watch the Student Hangout Watch Thread and regularly check our Student Corkboard



January 14, 2020

HINT FORUMS :: JANUARY


4:15 pm - Kasey



With a new year comes a new adventure. The HINT Team are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new HINTory bringing a host of characters, creatures, and contests to match. For this new adventure we'll be diving deep into the mystical world of Japanese mythology and there are plenty of ways in which you too can get involved. In A New Era we meet our new heroes and you can help us shape our new characters by completing our poll, and get a chance to win some House Points.

Our new HINTory activity gives you the opportunity to create your very own Japanese mythological creature. Let your creativity soar and you could be in with the chance of bagging 2,000 House Points and the coveted HINTspiration Award - what will you discover in The Creature...?

Chapter 1: A New Era | The Creature
House PointsHINTspiration Award

Written by Lauramarie.



January 13, 2020

Shopping Forums - January Update


8:54 am - bubblebaby




It's the start of a wonderful new year! The Shopping Forums have plenty of activities with shiny prizes and puzzles to get your brain working, so grab your notebook, dictionary and pencil and get ready to have some fun. Be sure you have the Quarterly Raffle thread on watch as well, as new ways to earn tickets becomes available on the 15th of each month from a few of the forums.

What are you waiting for? Go grab those pretty prizes, shiny galleons and much coveted House Points!

Winter Blues | Treacherous Travels
LU Activity | Crafting Confections | Holiday Poisons




January 12, 2020

Fan Fiction Forum


12:06 am - desi




"Come now Harry, the Ministry doesn't send people to Azkaban for blowing up their aunts."

Magical mishaps are a common occurrence in young witches and wizards. Being young and not yet in control of their magic, children are prone to what is commonly called accidental magic. This is such an issue that there is an entire squad in the Ministry of Magic responsible for reversing the effects of these outbursts. Head over to January's Theme Prompt and write about a young witch or wizard using accidental magic.

Are you more of a reader than a writer? Then head on over to Reader's Digest, where the audience gets to shine! Don't forget to participate in the following activities to earn tickets towards the Monthly Raffle:

Character Journals l Continue the Story | FanFic Con | Guess the Character | Picture Prompt | Writing Circle




And, of course, don't forget that participation in Author's Notes could win you an item exclusive to the Fan Fiction department!



January 11, 2020

THE GROUNDS - JANUARY UPDATE


3:39 am - Samuel



Have you heard the news? Hagrid Is Missing! After the Daily Prophet revealed him to be a half-giant, Hagrid was too overcome by sadness and worry to remain at Hogwarts. He fled his hut, and it's up to you what happens next in our newest RP contest.

In addition to that, we have a variety of contests and discussions spread among our eight forums. Take a look at the Grounds Activity Overview to see all the fun activities happening this month.

Don't forget there is now a Grounds-wide incentive featuring Hagrid's Keys, a shiny new item exclusive to the Grounds. Head over here to learn how you could be one of our lucky winners!



January 9, 2020

RP TC Updates


5:23 pm - Jamoki




Snow is still falling, but the holidays are over. Santa's come and gone, and the elves have packed up what they brought with them to Hogwarts in Two Into One. Classes and other sometimes boring things are starting right back up. But in the Teaching Center we are making sure to keep things lively for everyone!

Just like Belle, the staff of the Teaching Center want everyone to tell a story in Tell me a Story, a beginners roleplay. After you've told us a story, it's time to be like our friend Elsa and let it go. Except, you'll be auditioning to join a band in In The Spotlight, an Open Roleplay.

Last but certainly not least, we in the teaching center pick out our star pupil of the month and award them with the prestigious award, Student of the Month. Come check out this months Student of the Month, ShaonHarry and see what she did to deserve this title. To find out more information on how to be the next Student of the Month, stop by over Here to read up on it.



January 8, 2020

January Welcome Center Update


11:59 am - CustardApple




It is the season; winter season! Just like you, all of us in the Welcome Center enjoy this time in our own way, with our own favorite drinks, sports and locations. No idea what happened to the list, but we might just need your help to re-figure out who likes what again in Sorting Winter Sporting.... And to stay on our cold, cozy and snowy theme, our Monthly Discussion this month focusses on winter sports and games. Maybe you have played winter sports now or in the past? Or maybe you made up a new game in the snow or on the ice you need to share with everyone? And when we are all done playing in the snow, take a cup of your favorite hot beverage, and join us in Welcome Center Chat Thread to warm up and enjoy some good company.

Our monthly Newbie Raffle for new users has some amazing, snowy prizes up for grabs in addition to our usual offerings. And if you have questions as you learn your way around HEX, feel free to ask in our Q&A thread!

And finally, if you are under 13 years of age we have a special place just for you here on HEX. Come and visit the Weasley Hideout for even more contests, activities and chat threads for our younger members of the site to get stuck into!



January 7, 2020

HINT Moderator Applications


10:01 am - duckie


HINT Forums
HINT Forums Moderator Applications

HINT Forums is on the lookout for new members to join our HINT Forums moderator team. HINT is made up of multiple forums: Games Forum, Clubs Forum, Magical Theories, Fandom Forum, and HINT Enterprises. Follow us into the world of Hobbies and INTerests by clicking right here to get started on your application!



January 6, 2020

RPC JANUARY UPDATES


1:00 pm - Kasey



This month, the RPC is up to no good.

The start of a new year often brings many resolutions, but this year, some resolutions might be rotten to the core. Show us all the ways you can be wicked with your Rotten Resolutions in this month's Roleplay of the Month.

We need all hands on deck in this month's RP Freestyle. After all, it takes a team to dispose of a body and clean up a crime scene. Join The Murder Club as they try to cover up a murder. Will they be able to get away with their homicidal crime?

Not everyone has mischief in their blood. Perhaps you'd like to be the next Sherlock Holmes instead? If that's the case, then head on over to the Lounge to try and figure out Who Killed Mr. Boddy.

Don't forget that participation in any of our activities will earn you tickets to the January Participation Raffle. Now, what are you waiting for? Go show us how good it is to be bad.


Written by karylle.



January 5, 2020

Publications Management - January Update


7:00 am - Morgan93



Here at The Newsstand, we're ringing in the new year with an extra special surprise in addition to our usual assorted activities.

But first, take a ride with us on a Ferris wheel as we discuss December's issue of The Quibbler. Go 'round and 'round with us as you chat about this Muggle classic. Next, in the festive spirit of the Daily Prophet's latest issue, we're extending the holiday season with a discussion on Christmas carols. Come and sing us your thoughts on these holiday tunes. And we're not quite ready to say good-bye to the holidays just yet! Pick up your quills and write Christmas Carol Creations of your own - with a magical twist.

As always, participation in any of the activities will earn you tickets to The Newsstand Quarterly Raffle. But we promised an extra special surprise, didn't we? Well, it's surprise time! Our raffle is now featuring an increased range of prizes, giving you the chance to win more House Points and Galleons than ever before! If you're super lucky, you may even win our exclusive item, Gazette the Owl!



January 3, 2020

Welcome to the Ministry of Magical Arts!


1:10 pm - Julieexann



BOOM! You look around - what was that sound? Fred and George Weasley decided Magenta Comstock needed some help with her New Year's renovations. In true Weasley fashion, they brought fireworks to really open up the new year with a bang! The Arts & Graphics Forum has undergone some huge changes as a result - most notably, we are now known as the Ministry of Magical Arts and our area now consists of three forums for you to enjoy! Our three forums are the Institute of Creative Learning, which will focus on mentorship and education; the Exhibition of Interdisciplinary Artistry, which will house our current challenges, monthly prompts, and now arts-related chatting; and finally, the Comstock Memorial Gallery, which will house all portfolios and stores and will showcase users' artwork.

Of course, our Blotting the Parchment Incentive Program hasn't gone anywhere in our revamp. Come by to join in the excitement to win an Enchanted Paintbrush!


Our monthly challenges may have a new home, but we hope that you set of a firework or two and join in the fun. Pop on over to take a look at our monthly Writing Challenge where we are inviting you to step into the Weasley twins' shoes and recreate a narrative about a hated character. If graphics are more your speed, wander over to our monthly Graphics Challenge where you can design a portrait for a new secret passageway. There's lots for you to explore, including our Monthly Discussion, Prompts, Tutorial, and much more!

1st Place: Wesley Twin Plushies OR Wildfire Whizbangs + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Institute of Creative Learning || Exhibition of Interdisciplinary Artistry
Comstock Memorial Gallery



January 2, 2020

Magical Archives Update


2:59 pm - Dustball



You've survived another year! That means you've done a years worth of contests with us in the Magical Archives! There's a whole new year ahead of us! New contests await. You certainly know the saying "New Year, new me" and creating your own resolution. Instead of looking back over the last year, why not look forward in Resourceful Resolutions. Even with the start of a brand new year, our favorite poltergeist is still causing trouble. See if you have what it takes to help right the trouble Pesky Peeves has been causing.

Don't worry, this isn't all we have in store for you. There is plenty more to see and do. Check out the Table of Contents to see everything the Archives forums have to offer. Participation in those might just bring you closer to winning the Book of Records.

Watch Thread || Table of Contents



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