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June 26, 2015

HEX Pride

1:09 am - HEX Staff

In celebration of our diversity and honor of our solidarity as a community, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the second annual Hex Pride celebration. There will be contests, awards, and much more. Be sure to keep your eye out for REs along the way. The festivities will only last through the weekend, so don your house colors and come party with us!

June 21, 2015

IHC - Summer 2015

8:02 am - Ninja Kitten

It is early in the morning, so early that you cringe at the thought of being awake, let alone crawling out of your warm, snuggly bed. Yet... a sense of excitement creeps over you as you realize one small fact: Today is the day. You hurtle out of bed knowing that what comes next is an adventure bigger than any you've experienced before, even wilder than your wildest dreams.

Today, friends, we gather together to embark on our own adventure. You've likely seen the many mysterious posts that have appeared on the homepage, or the threads in your common room. Perhaps you applied for a team or two, so it would go down in history that you were part of the team that brought your House(s) to victory?

Whether you hail from the powerhouse of Slytherpuff or from the doggedly successful forces of Gryffinclaw, HEX Staff invites you to join in the fun and well-mannered frivolity of the 2015 Inter-House Competition. Who knows? Maybe you'll be the next Triwizard Champion!

June 20, 2015

Magical Archives

11:53 am - Ninja Kitten

The Magical Archivists would love for you to come out and play with us. Each month there will be two contests in two separate Harry Potter archives. So join us on a journey back to Harry's second year with a break-in at Borgin & Burkes and then apparate on over to see if you've got what it takes to renovate a room at 12 Grimmauld Place. Here are this month's opportunities:

Borgin & Burkes Break-in || The Redecoration Committee

Also, due to the requests made by several users, we now have ONE centralized watch thread for ALL eight Archival forums. It is located in the Library forum, but the link will soon be made available on the Main Archives page as well. Archives Watch Thread

June 16, 2015

June Issue of the Daily Prophet

9:24 am - icemousey

A new issue of the Daily Prophet is now up for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

We have a new and exciting feature for you beginning this month, as well. Some of you have expressed interest in being able to read past issues of the Daily Prophet, and we think that's a fabulous idea! Thanks to the hard work of Kay85, we now have an archive of past issues. You can navigate this feature through the navigation bar at the very bottom of the paper. Check it out!

Hope you enjoy this issue!

If you have any general concerns about this month's issue of the DP, please contact either Samantha Bradley, or Kay85, or check in with icemousey in Publication Management.

June 8, 2015

Arts and Graphics Challenges - June

2:20 pm - Sophia Oceanborn

After two months of cuteness with babies and cats, it's time for something more pragmatic.

Welcome to the world of artificial intelligence! For the writing challenge, you will enter the mind of a robot, while the graphics challenge will make you pick a side between good and evil and use technology to help your goal.

As always, the winners will go home with galleons and House Points, and their entries will be published on the official HEX Tumblr page.
1st Place: 10,000 Galleons + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 5,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 2,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Writing Challenge || Graphics Challenge || Artwork of the Month

June 7, 2015

Wizarding Wireless Network: June Broadcast

2:00 pm - Nicole2013

(Click the image to be taken to the broadcast.)
Do you want to be in the know about what's going on this summer? If you said yes, then you definitely want to check out this month's broadcast! You can also learn more of what is going on HEX as well as some Harry Potter History. We also have a new HEXian of the Month. Be sure to listen to find out who it is!

If you have any suggestions concerning WWN or want to nominate a HEXian of the Month, you can owl Nicole2013 or WWN.

If you have any general concerns about the this month's issue of WWN, you can send an owl to Nicole2013 or WWN. Or you can check in with Icemousey in Publication Management.

June 6, 2015

RPC Updates

6:00 pm - Artemis Eve

You've found one of the coveted golden tickets in your Wonka Bar. On a tour of the chocolate factory, you come to the place that you've been looking forward to most - The Chocolate Room. Everything you see is edible. The grass is made of sugar. The trees have chocolate bark. Giant candy mushrooms filled with whipped cream scatter the ground. Flowing through it all is a glorious chocolate river, churned by a chocolate waterfall.

Best Plot: 5,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP (each)
Best Character: 5,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP
Best Overall Post: 5,000 Galleons and 2,500 HP

Join RPC for its April Roleplay of the Month: Scrumptious Surroundings. You have until June 30th, 11:59 pm HEX time to complete your roleplay.

The RPC Teaching Center is also looking for dedicated tutors. If you think you have what it takes, the application form can be found here.

June 5, 2015

It's Here!

12:21 pm - Rose

Finally! It's here

You guessed it! (or some of you did) The summer Naut For You sale is going on now through June 9th! Check it out to get some great items before they are all gone!

Note: Users are limited to purchasing 5 items total, and no duplicates of items.

Have fun and happy shopping!

June 3, 2015

It's Baaaaaack!

2:43 pm - Ninja Kitten

That's right folks! The glorious game of Quidditch is back. The newly revamped system is now available for you to read through and ask questions, here. Applications for referees will be up soon as well, all current referees will be asked to re-apply at that time due to the rule changes. While the season will begin at it's regular time in the fall, please remember that there will also be one match played during the beginning of this year's IHC. There is still time to apply for your house's half of the team. Please go to your Common Room to see more information on that.

On that note, please remember that ALL applications for all IHC events are due VERY SOON. So please don't delay further, go send in your applications now! There's lots to do and participate in this summer on HEX, why not join us?

June 2, 2015

The Quibbler - June 2015

10:38 am - picklebuddy7

This month, the Quibbler staff invite you to join them for a trip down memory lane! The nostalgia is almost tangible in the office, and we hope it shows in June's issue of The Quibbler! No matter if you were a 90s kid or otherwise, we hope you can enjoy a blast from the past. If you have questions or comments, please owl Misti or Allie. Happy reading!

June 1, 2015

Coming Soon...

10:05 am - Sara

You are walking through Diagon Alley when a sudden burst of wind throws something right into your face. You struggle with the attacking object for a few moments, before you can hold it securely in your hands. When you lower your eyes to it, you come face to face with what seems to be some sort of advertisement. Or is it a riddle? You really can't tell...

Prepare yourselves... it's coming...

You wonder what that could possibly mean. Well, maybe if you can figure out what the drawings actually represent you will get some sort of clue. Scratching your head, you look around, noticing that you are right next to one of the busiest shops in DA. Maybe they know something about it! you think as you decide to walk inside and ask around.

21 Years of Magic
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