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September 30, 2015

Quidditch: Hufflepuff vs. Gryffindor


5:33 pm - Artemis Eve




Things are heating up on the Quidditch pitch, for two Hogwarts titans are about to clash. The steadfast Hufflepuffs are ready to take to the skies to bring home some glory while the daring Gryffindors are unwavering in their quest to remain undefeated. Who will emerge victorious and take one step closer towards securing the Quidditch Cup? Well, now. Put down that piece of toast and head on over to the Quidditch Pitch to cheer for your favorite team in this fierce battle between the badgers and the lions!



September 27, 2015

Shenanigans in the Kitchen!


12:09 am - Zoe


After a seemingly never-ending Wrackspurt chase, Luna has tickled the pear and found herself standing at the open entrance to the Hogwarts Kitchens. Come join the Ravenclaw staff, Luna, and the House Elves as they embark on a two-week long event filled with cooking, painting, and all sorts of fun activities. Who knows, maybe you'll get your own apron as a mark of all the fun you've been having?

Click here to take part in the shenanigans!



September 26, 2015

Promotions


1:27 am - John


Some promotions are in order!

Brit, Spiora, Marluxia, Nightmogano16875, The Night Owl, Aetherene, Raventhefree and _sky_ have all been promoted to the position of Global Moderator. This is well-deserved by all of them and we are excited to have them on the team to continue moving the site into the future.

Congratulations to all!



September 20, 2015

Magical Archives


7:45 pm - Ninja Kitten


The Magical Archivists would love for you to come out and play with us. Every month we host two contests in two separate Harry Potter archives. So join us on a journey back to Harry's discovery of Nicolas Flamel and then head on over and tell us what you think one of the champions experienced in the maze during the Triwizard Competition. Here are this month's opportunities:

Nicolas Flamel || A-Maze-ing Adventures


Also, don't forget our awesome Journey Through Time! We are still currently reading our way through Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. There's still plenty of time to do a couple tasks and contests to earn tickets for the raffle!



September 16, 2015

New Issue of The Daily Prophet!


9:06 am - icemousey


The Daily Prophet's September Issue is out now! This month, we have a wide array of news from all around the world. Any heinous crimes committed? What about the Economy? Fancy some juicy gossips? Maybe itching to try some delicious fruity recipes? We have them all in this issue! Go on, give DP a flip!

Don't forget to peruse our archives to gain more insider access to previous DP publication for your reading pleasure!



If you have any concerns regarding this DP issue, please contact Kay85 or Samantha Bradley. You can also contact icemousey with the Publication Management.



September 13, 2015

Hufflepuff and the Chocolate Factory


9:27 am - Lu



We've all heard the story of the Golden Ticket, the priceless artifact that wins you a tour of Mr. Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. People around the world are winning Golden Tickets, and then... all of the sudden... only one remains. Enter a young man by the name of Charlie Bucket, who's not well-to-do at all... In fact, he can barely afford a novelty like chocolate.

Still, he spends his quarter and... flash. Something glints in the paper wrapping. Charlie's heart stops. Could it be...? YES! The last Golden Ticket!

What do you mean, you 'don't know this story'? Do you even go here? Well, fine. This is your last chance, though. Check out this thread to find out how you can participate in the retelling of this beloved tale.



September 8, 2015

HEX wants YOUR help!


8:24 pm - Ninja Kitten


Yes, you read that right. HEX wants you. If you' ve ever dreamed of getting involved on HEX more and didn't quite know how, now's your chance. We have opened two application forms for you in two of the most interactive areas, namely Non-Economy Development and Social Media.

Non-Economy Development (also known as iCoW) is the area in charge of improving the HEX experience outside of galleons and items. If you want to help the site grow further and create an interactive experience for your fellow HEXians, follow this link for more info on iCoW and how to apply.
Deadline is September 22nd!

Or perhaps you'd like to help promote HEX on the Social Media channels we use. If you're up to date with all the tips and tricks that lead to a successful marketing campaign, then you should proceed to this thread and learn more about applying.
Deadline is September 22nd!



September 7, 2015

WWN: September Broadcast


7:02 pm - Nicole2013



(You can click on the image to be taken to the broadcast.)

The 2015-2016 Term is upon us! As of yesterday, the first lessons of the school year have been posted. Join Wizarding Wireless Network this month to learn more tidbits about the history and lore of arriving at Hogwarts, learn more about our HEXian of the Month, and hear about the Harry Potter characters and why they like going to Hogwarts. You never know what sort of magical things might happen when attending Hogwarts.

Do you have any suggestions concerning WWN, want to nominate a HEXian of the Month, or submit a guest segment? Head on over to The Newsstand.

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.



September 6, 2015

RPC Updates


10:00 am - Artemis Eve


It is September, and you are ecstatic to be back at Hogwarts. Over dinner on your first evening back at school, you overhear a fifth-year Ravenclaw whisper about a party that will take place the following night. "Eight o' clock tomorrow night ... the lake ... Cedric will be there ... do not tell Parvati ... the Slytherins are bringing ... by invitation only ... Astronomy Tower ... going to be wild!"

Your heart sinks to the cold stone floor when it dawns upon you that you are not invited. Still, you are determined to get to that party if it is the last thing you do. Taking a sip of pumpkin juice, you begin to hatch a plan, a plan so brilliant that jaws will drop to the ground when you arrive at the party in your most dazzling outfit. But to put your plan in motion, you will need an accomplice.

Join the RPC for our September's Roleplay of The Month: The Very Secret Party. You have until September 30th, 11:59 PM Hex time to complete your roleplay.

Prizes
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

All roleplayers with qualifying roleplays will earn a ticket into our annual raffle. Prizes may be viewed here.



September 5, 2015

Arts & Graphics Forum Update :: September


9:48 am - deidra


"Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!" - Albus Dumbledore

Summer holiday is official over and that means school is back in session. We hope you have your quills, toads, and thinking caps, because this month is going to get those well rested brains a good test. Think of it as practice for your classes. One can never be too prepared for Potions or Divination. For the graphics challenge, you are giving the Burrow a much needed makeover. It sure needs it! This month's writing challenge has you writing a journal or diary entry from the point of view of a canon character! How exciting is that! As always, check out our magical Artwork of the Month! Have fun and have a happy school year!

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



September 3, 2015

All Aboard


8:51 pm - Zoe


It's the beginning of September, and we all know that that means! Time for classes! Registration is now open, so be sure to head on over and sign up for the classes you'd like to take this coming term. The first wave of lessons will be posted on the sixth. Please be patient with all of the professors, as they have the full day to post their lessons up for your enjoyment.

In the meantime, check out this thread in the Entrance Hall to lean more about the start of term details, along with important announcements for Graduate students!

To help kick off the start of the school year, the Welcome Center is throwing a back to school event - 9 3/4 of the Way to Success. There's plenty of prizes and galleons to be won, so be sure you go check it out! The events end on the 7th, so don't delay!

Last, if you've ever wondered what it's like to work in the Harry Potter universe, we might just have the perfect spot for you! Are you insanely helpful? Are you here at least every other day? If you answered yes to both of these questions, we need you. The school year will be launching very soon, and our professors need teaching assistants! Visit this thread for more info on how to get started!

- posted on behalf of the Magical Education Team:
Coordinators: Ninja Kitten, Tinuel, Scully, Crystal Nymph, The_Sharpie_Fairy
Moderators: Kay85, Nikkiluvsu, SatNav, Tara_10



September 2, 2015

The Quibbler - September 2015


10:52 am - picklebuddy7



Strap on those parachutes, jet packs, winged shoes, and more! It's time to FLY! Join the Quibbler staff this September for an adventure in the clouds, from airplanes to broomsticks to thestrals. I hope no one is afraid of heights! If you have questions or comments about The Quibbler or Hex's Publications, please either visit the Newsstand here or send an owl to Misti or Allie. Happy reading!



September 1, 2015

The Return of Quidditch


6:30 pm - dagaz




Are you ready for this? That's right. Quidditch is back and better than ever! It's time to begin the race for the Quidditch Cup once again. The mighty Slytherins are ready and raring to go while the Ravenclaws are bound and determined to open their season with a win. Who will get to start their season out with a bang? Which team will be first on the road to glory? Head on over to the Quidditch Pitch to cheer for your favorite team in this exciting battle between the snakes and the eagles!



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