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August 31, 2016

All Aboard!


1:49 pm - Zoe


It's almost the beginning of September, and we all know what 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 first. Please be patient with all of the moderators and professors, as they have the entire day to post lessons.

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!

- posted on behalf of the Magical Education Team:
Coordinators: Ninja Kitten, Tinuel, Zoe, Scully, Kay85, and SatNav



August 27, 2016

Faction Fallout


2:06 pm - Pain


What makes you different makes you dangerous.

In a world where everyone tries to fit in, being the different one could only bring you trouble. A world where Faction comes before Family, where teenagers go through grueling Initiation Tests and Divergents are feared. Everything depends on that one choice you make. Will you choose Bravery, Selflessness, Intelligence, Peace or Honesty?

Join the Slytherin Staff in the Faction Fallout and remember, Faction Before Blood!



August 23, 2016

The Contest Forum is hiring!


3:38 pm - Pain


Here Ye! Here Ye! The Contest Forum is in need of new coordinators to put on official contests for the people of Hogwarts Extreme. Applications are due by August 30th at 11:59pm HEX Time. Please read this post thoroughly and before you apply take into consideration the amount of time and effort that this job will entail. Only apply if you're serious and ready to make some Fantastical contests for HEX!



August 21, 2016

Magical Archives Update


8:18 am - bizarre


We're about half way through our fifth year at Hogwarts, and there's still a lot left to explore. In our Journey Through Time we explore each book, and every chapter. Join us while we're still exploring Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In addition to our Journey Through Time, there is still the Book of Records to be won every month. Check out our current events to win House Points, Galleons and tickets to our participation raffle:



Task 5: Secret Society | Polar Perspectives | Escape from Gringotts | Task 6: Weasley Is Our King



August 19, 2016

15 Years of Magic!


12:09 am - HEX Staff



It's time to celebrate HEX's 15th birthday! Birthdays are always a good time to laugh, play games, and have lots of fun. Since 15 is a HUGE milestone for HEX, this is going to be the BIGGEST birthday party we've ever planned!

We have 21 participation contests that were planned by Site Staff; each one is meant to help celebrate the international aspect of HEX. We wanted to give some love to all of the things that make celebrations so special, in so many wonderful places.

We also have some new Special Edition merchandise for our birthday celebration. The pictures above are a sneak peek, but there's plenty more so check out the site store to see all of the new goodies!

Also, be sure to check your email later this weekend if you are subscribed to the email list, for a little Happy Birthday gift from us, to you! If you haven't yet subscribed, there's still time to do so by clicking on the Mailing link on the MyHEX page!



August 17, 2016

Caretaker Concoctions:August


12:01 am - Mark


High and Low


Are you ready to climb some stairs? This month's Caretaker Concoctions take place in the high Tower and the low Dungeons. Click here to check out the contests!

Prizes:

First: Pigwidgeon Plushie + 6000 House Points
Second: Bottle of Felix Felicis + 4000 House Points
Third: Elite Marauder's Map + 2000 House Points

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.



August 16, 2016

The Daily Prophet August :: We're Hiring!


3:57 am - kay85


Muggle Olympics, HEX Games and new term, oh my! So many things happening all at once, and we at the Daily Prophet, have covered them all! Read our reports on the sporting event Muggles are talking about as well as all the comings and goings of our beloved HEX!

The Daily Prophet is looking to expand its family once more. If you love to write and are dependable and dedicated, please head on over to the Newsstand for more information on how to become one of our celebrated writers!

Want to read more of the Daily Prophet? Then head on over to the Official Archives! Special access, just for our loyal readers!

If you have any concerns regarding this Daily Prophet issue, please contact kay85. You can also contact Artemis Eve or Nicole2013with the Publication Management.



August 14, 2016

A Series of RP Events


7:22 am - Jaessa



Your owl drops in to give you a letter from the Headmaster. Curious whether you have done something wrong or not, you open it, smiling as you realize you're one of the chosen students to attend the first ever Hogwarts Summer Camp! As you wonder what the event is all about, you pack your bags and head on to the Main Yard to experience your first, magical summer camp. All entries are due 31 August 2016, 11:59 p.m. HEX Time.

Be sure to watch the Grounds' Watch Thread for updates regarding activities and events like the current Bi-Weekly Chat, as well as Roleplay and Roleplayer of the Month!



August 10, 2016

O.W.L.s, N.E.W.T.s, and TA Applications - Oh My!


2:33 am - Zoe


Whether you love them or you hate them, one thing is for certain - O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s are a requirement for those of us at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, something crazy happened with the exams over the past few years, and any attempt to use them was resulting in exploded desks, quills that flew away, and the loss of eyebrows. After much hard work (and a few tears), I am pleased to tell you that these exams have RETURNED!

That's right, O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s are open once again! Click here to find out more!

Additionally, applications for teaching assistants are now OPEN! If grading homework makes you happy, if you're looking for a way to spend some of your spare time, or if you just like helping, this is the job for you! If would like to be a TA for the coming year, go check out this thread!



August 5, 2016

Arts & Graphics Forum Update :: August


3:28 am - Em



Summer is not over yet, and that means you can still go on a cool summer camping trip, while around the fire you can share scary stories, while eating s'mores. But here's the catch, you are being chased by a monster and you have to create a plan in order to defeat it. They stole your camp food and now it's up to you to catch it. However, if you are writing savvy, then you can tell us how you felt listening to scary stories? What did you feel? Head over to A/G and let us know.


After your camp fire ordeal, don't forget to check out the Artwork of the Month, a gorgeous example traditional art using only graphic pencil.It's quite EYE-catching


Em's Tut-a-Week program is still there waiting for eager learners to come and learn all there is about graphic design



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 || Tut-A-Week ||



August 3, 2016

New Issue of The Quibbler!


10:54 pm - Zoe


Put on your space suits and grab your alien hunting gear because this month The Quibbler is going into space! Ready to join us? Great! Click here for the newest issue!

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about The Quibbler, please either visit The Newsstand or owl Zoe, Art, or Nicole.



August 1, 2016

The RP Factor 2016


8:00 am - Artemis Eve



There was a quiver of anticipation in the air, the very promise that something spectacular was about to take place. Our heroine stepped towards the door in that vast, empty room, her white ankle-length nightgown rustling quietly as she moved like a ghost in the dead silence of the night. Her bare feet made no sound, but when she flicked her wrist to turn the brass doorknob, a whooshing noise escaped through the narrow crack, accompanied by a swirl of snow. Placing both hands together, she heaved the heavy door open and gasped in great astonishment at the sight laid out before her very eyes.

Scores upon scores of possibilities open up to you as a role-player, and plots, both dark and dazzling are explored time and time again. You have told the story of numerous characters, all of them charming and magnetic, intense and complicated, and you have built worlds so diverse and glorious, you feel like you belong. But have you put your role-playing skills to the test? Well, it's about time that you do.

The RP Factor 2016



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