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February 28, 2014

Rediscover the Magic, HEX-style


7:10 pm - Ninja Kitten


Admit it. You've read and re-read the books hundreds of times over the years. No shame in that. We are all united on this site through our love of JK Rowling's fantastic literary works. It is our hope that we help you all keep the love for Harry Potter and all of his friends and foes for decades to come.

To continue along this theme we are now pleased to announce the opening of a forum dedicated to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Click the picture above to join in and share your favorite parts, memories, and things you'd rather forget happened.

So hop in the Ford Anglia and rediscover the magic at Hogwarts during year two!



February 26, 2014

Teaching Applications are open!


10:40 pm - Tinuel


That's right! Positions have opened up in the school, for both full-time professors AND subs!

The school year is a little more than halfway through, but it's not too late to get involved and teach/sub your very own class! We have 7 lessons to go before the term ends, and many positions within the school have opened up. We're eager to let in some new folks to come wet their feet and give teaching and subbing a try!

For more details on what teaching entails and how to apply, please go here. Good luck to all applicants! The School Administration



February 23, 2014

February Daily Prophet is now out!


10:12 pm - Samantha Bradley


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Greetings, fellow Hexians! I am very happy to bring you the Valentine's edition of the Daily Prophet. Inside you will find many things relating to the most romantic of all holidays, along with a complete report on other things which have been happening around the site. It is a don't miss issue, so enjoy! (Note: Jason will be back soon as your Editor, I am just taking over the job on a temporary basis.)

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If you have any general concerns about the this month's issue of the DP, please contact the Daily Prophet, or check in with Ninja Kitten in Publication Management



February 21, 2014

Dueling - Slytherin vs Ravenclaw


8:27 pm - Ninja Kitten


Now that the hearts and flowers have been cleared out of the Great Hall, we are back in business. Professors Lockhart and Snape have yet again set aside the House tables and prepared five magically reinforced platforms to allow the students to show us what they've got! The last set of dueling matches resulted in Slytherin receiving a total 22,500 House Points for 5 individual wins and a team victory, while Gryffindor earned 7,500 House Points for a team loss.


This time, it is between two houses who are neck and neck in house point totals. Who will take home most of the points from this set: Slytherin or Ravenclaw? Head to the Great Hall and see for yourself.



February 18, 2014

Money Guide and DA Donations


5:06 am - John


A brand new page, How to Make Money, has been added. It is linked on the Daily Money page. Instead of having paragraph after paragraph of advice on how to make money on HEX, it has now been organized into a table with a simple description for each method. The page will be continually updated as more ways are added.

In addition to this, the HEX Staff account and other characters will be now be regularly donating galleons and potentially items to the white donations bin in Diagon Alley. Be sure to be checking the bin throughout the day for possible goodies!



February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day


12:00 pm - Nefarious Black




Big Valentine's Day plans? Cancel them. In a continuing effort to make HEX the place to be for holidays, we have gone all out for this sweet day of amore. There are free contests currently running throughout the site and now we are adding REs. Get tickets to a drawing for an Enchanted Rose, blow your friends kisses with a Toot-Sweet, get silly forum titles and more. Keep your eyes out for REs, and make sure to check them for actions. All RE prizes are randomly determined so whoever gets it, keeps it.
Happy Valentine's Day from HEX <3
Special love for everytime you share a cracker with someone you don't know.



Red rose delivery service available at Fred's.



The Quibbler - February 2014


10:39 am - harry_fun




The Quibbler had its fair share of blood and tears shed this past month. And after a long struggle to get back on our feet, we present you with the February Issue. Oh the things we do for love. If you have a love story gone bad you have to tell or just want to contact us, owl Ted or Ninja Kitten. Xoxo.



February 10, 2014

Debates


5:39 pm - Ninja Kitten


We're at the end of this season of Debates. With over 190,000 House Points already given out this season, the last competition of the 2013-2014 term will be a debate between Gryffindor and Slytherin. Head to the Magical Theories forum to watch the teams debate the following topic:

Gryffindor vs. Slytherin
RESOLVED: Due to its violent nature, Quidditch is a sport unsuited for school-aged children.



Do you have an idea for a canon debate topic? If so, please owl it to Shining Star. Try to follow our topic format (Resolved: TOPIC) like the one posted above. You will be credited on the homepage if we use your topic!



February 9, 2014

Dirigible Plums


12:36 am - John


Dirigible Plums are here and have opened up in Goblin City. Everyone has the option of purchasing plums, taking care of them, and selling them back for a potential profit. It is highly recommended that everyone read the Guide and FAQ on the Plums main page before taking care of any. Even with the guidance, a big part will be everyone figuring out in their own way what works best and what doesn't. It will take a lot of experimentation and testing to find the best ways to tend to your plums.

This section could not have been possible without the help of Neffa and Jo. Neffa created every single one of the images for the section, including the amazing plum tree, as well as most of the items for it. Jo was an integral part in of all of the development, planning, and testing.

What are you waiting for? Head on over to the big plum tree in Goblin City and start your plum experience now. Show Xenophilius Lovegood how it's really done.



February 5, 2014

Contest System


9:27 pm - John


A new section has been added to the Contest Forum called the Contest System. Everyone has the option of receiving galleons by participating in contests within it. Based on quality of what you submit, you can receive up to 1,000 galleons per contest. Every month, 4 new contests are added to the system. If you happen to miss any of the current contests, you can always go back and find them and still participate.

A big thanks to Nelly and the Contest Coordination team for all of the idea development and testing to allow everything to come together.

Check out the Contest System now, and for future reference, it is also linked towards the top of the Contest Forum.



February 4, 2014

The Welcome Center's Valentine's Day Mini-Bash


6:57 am - Sara


Love is in the air, or at least for the Welcome Center staff it is! Somebody thought it would be funny to give the Welcome Center staff love potions of one another! But whoever brewed them did it wrong because it's backfired and caused them to love EVERYBODY!! To show their love for the users on Hex, they have decided to put together this month-long mini event!

Head on over to the Welcome Center for some pink-and-red day fun!



February 1, 2014

How Dolores Stole Valentine's Day


9:16 am - Jojo


Dolores has lost her mind for good this time and she decided to forbid all Valentine's celebrations. Are you going to let her get away with it?
Please help us rescue Valentine's Day from Umbridge's clutches. There are plenty of lovely prizes to be won, which include some House Points. I also heard a rumor that Umbridge lost something that you can find if you are lucky enough. Head on to our Party Forum to join all the fun!



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