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May 30, 2020

Promotions


12:15 pm - Nelly



Most of you know that HEX relies on volunteers to moderator the website and keep it running smoothly. Without their hard work, we'd not have this website we enjoy, nor the numerous amount of activities to keep us entertained. Our moderators choose to give their time back to our community by helping out in site positions. When we see someone who goes above and beyond, we like to reward that dedication with promotions.

Therefore, the following moderators have been promoted to the role of Global Moderator: coffeeaddiction91, greenjelly, Ilostmyleftshoe, kaiou_michiru8, Lipster, Maddy, and SunkenSilver.

We're very excited to see these moderators in their new positions, and can't wait to see what they bring to the team! Please help us in congratulating them!



May 24, 2020

Quidditch End of the Season Bonfire


12:05 am - desi




George: "I can't see anyone trying to bump off a quidditch team."
Fred: "Wood might've done the Slytherins if he could've got away with it."

Something is going on over at The Quidditch Pitch. The stars are shining down and a fire burns brightly at the center of the field. Students from all Houses have congregated around the fire, excitement heavy in the air. The Quidditch season is over and it's time to celebrate.

The Overseers are closing the pitch for the next year to rebuild HEX Quidditch from the ground up. Come join us for our End of the Season Bonfire as we burn the old to make way for the new!



May 21, 2020

Slytherin Elections!


3:15 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



May 19, 2020

House Staff - Results!


5:40 pm - Zoe



And without further ado, the results from House staff elections! Please help us congratulate the winners of each House. We wish them the best of luck in the upcoming term and can't wait to see what they will do for their House!

GRYFFINDOR
House Staff: CaptainBreeland , Fred Weasley 12, Georgy77, HeartofSpells17, Jen0826, and lilgiastar

HUFFLEPUFF
Prefects: Angel of Light, Damiana, Lilyanabell, luvzdeidara, SamuelR, and Sara

RAVENCLAW
Head Students: Alicat and Maya
Prefects: Jaessa, Jessica, Maddy, Mark



May 18, 2020

The Atrium


5:09 pm - MariaAna




Join us in the new activities this month and in solving some discrepancies in the story of the Battle of Hogwarts.

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 the forum moderator team and ask them all your questions. This month, you should try and solve the inconsistencies regarding the descriptions of the Battle of Hogwarts. Head over to our monthly contest Lost in Translations to learn more!

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!



May 16, 2020

Daily Prophet :: May Edition


6:23 am - athenniene cromwell



Brave, loyal, and steadfast in their beliefs, the Weasley family is certainly like no other. Throughout the years, we have come to know each member and how their individual and collective efforts contributed to the ending of the Second Wizarding War. But what have they been up to since then? Though they continue to grace the news from time to time, it seems that the family of redheads have been busier in the recent weeks! Grab a copy of the Daily Prophet's May issue and discover what it's like to live the Weasley life today!

Interested in being featured on the Daily Prophet but missed our applications? Be our next Guest Writer and join us for an issue!

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 Hallie or Steph from Publications Management.



May 15, 2020

CARETAKER CONCOCTIONS - May


3:37 am - ragna lokisdottir



What do you call Hogwarts students who share a dorm? Laughter has always been a way to make you feel good and light-hearted. Not only does it help to relax you from stress, it can also help to temporarily relieve pain! As we all seem to be getting a little blue, Madam Pomfrey decided that what Hogwarts needs is laughter! Head over to the Hospital Wing and join in the fun of Laughter Is The Best Medicine! You're sure to find something that will give you the giggles! Oh, what's the answer to the joke? Broom-mates!



1st Place: Laughing Potion + 3000 House Points
2nd Place: Powdered Joy + 2000 House Points
3rd Place: Trick Wand - Purple + 1500 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.



May 13, 2020

Social Media Update


10:45 pm - little fox




May Mid-Monthly Announcements!


PLATFORM TUTORIALS
Ever thought of making an account on one of the platforms, but you're unsure of where to start? We got you! The Social Media team now has five threads dedicated for each platform where we will share tips and information to help you navigate each site.
Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Tumblr | Twitter


SAFETY LESSONS
Of course, we also take platform safety pretty seriously on the Social Media team. Every month, we will post some Platform Safety lessons to help you stay safe online.

MONTHLY MUSINGS
There's still time left to join the first discussion of the month! Head to our Monthly Musings and share your thoughts on fundraising. Keep an eye out for the next topic, too!

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY
Another Social Butterfly is fluttering around! Congratulations to Deafy81 for being our May incentive winner! Interested in being our next Social Butterfly title holder? Check out the information here.

ISO: CONTENT CREATORS
Do you enjoy making online content or coming up with aesthetics and ways to engage with users on social media? You're in luck because we have applications for content creators open indefinitely! What are you waiting for? Join the Social Media Department today!

#BeSocial



May 12, 2020

Fan Fiction Forum


10:06 am - desi




"Hogwarts is threatened! Man the boundaries, protect us, do your duty to our school!"

The Battle of Hogwarts contains hundreds of stories, each unique to the hundreds of people who participated in the Battle. What about the people who's stories have not yet been heard? Head over to May's Theme Prompt and write one of the sides of the Battle of Hogwarts, as a war correspondent.

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!



May 11, 2020

The Grounds - May Update


2:04 am - CustardApple



In Hogsmeade stands an abandoned house, doors and windows boarded up, where bloodcurdling screams and inhuman wailing can be heard. We now know this place as the Shrieking Shack. Join us now in Hagrid's Helping Hands to help us determine how this place came to be with the help of our favorite headmaster and groundskeeper.

Remember that not only participation in the above RP contest, but also in other activities and user-created RPs within the Grounds, can earn you tickets toward the Grounds-wide incentive item - Hagrid's Keys!

Activity Overview | Grounds-wide Incentive



May 10, 2020

New Issue of The Quibbler!


10:05 pm - Zoe



What's that falling through the sky? It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... new issue of The Quibbler? Huh. And right on time, imagine that! We know that you're just as surprised as we are, but don't go "falling" all over yourself to snag a copy of the May 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.



May 9, 2020

RPC Teaching Center :: May Update


3:33 pm - KatieNumbers




April showers bring May glitches? This month's Open Roleplay, A Glitch In Time you discover your favorite vending machine, well, has a glitch. Does it take you back in time or forward in time? Only time will tell!

This month's Beginner Roleplay bring to the garden in Let It Grow. Come on over, grab a partner or two and channel your inner plant and see where it can go!

Congratulations to 13Serpentine31, our new Student of the Month. Drop by to congratulate her and see what you can do to also have a chance at becoming a student of the month.

Written by Alicat



May 8, 2020

Welcome Center - May Update


7:11 am - Aurora




Twenty-Two years ago on May 2nd, Harry, Ron, Hermione, and many others fought against the Death Eaters and Lord Voldemort himself. The Wizarding World doesn't need to live in fear of You Know Who anymore, but the events of that night and the war are not ones they'll ever forget. Help us keep the memory alive in A Momentous May. If the topic of battles and war is too much, then we have a different type of battle for you. Take part in the fight against hammers and crafts, as we take on DIY Projects or discuss them at least.

Our monthly Newbie Raffle for new users has some amazing, lovely prizes up for grabs and of course our usual spread. It's a duck pond raffle, which means that nobody will go home emptyhanded. Sounds good? Come check it out over here! 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!



May 7, 2020

Publications Management - May Update


2:00 pm - Morgan93



We solemnly swear that we are up to no good in The Newsstand this month! And while we may not have the Marauder's Map to assist us, we've got the next best thing - other maps! The April issue of The Quibbler delved into all things map-related, and we're continuing the theme. Can you find your way to this map discussion without getting lost?

If you lose your way, you just might stumble into a trap - a trap we set to lure you into a discussion about pranks inspired by the WWN's April broadcast. But the jokes don't stop there! Come put your pranking skills to the test and create A Trick to Rival the Twins. Can you out-do the wizarding world's top jokester duo?

Participation in any of these activities will earn you a chance to win some snazzy prizes in the The Newsstand Quarterly Raffle.



May 6, 2020

RPC May Updates


1:00 pm - Morgan93



John, Michael, and Wendy weren’t the only children Peter Pan whisked away to Neverland. In fact, in May’s RPotM, your character might get a chance to go there too. However, it’s a bit different from what you might remember. Want directions to this reinvented Neverland? Just head towards the Second Star To The Right, and straight on ‘til morning!

They may not run into any gods in Neverland, but you just might in this month’s Freestyle. What happens when pantheons collide, and Tyr encounters Ares or Hathor meets Venus? Will they get along, or will everything devolve into A Mythological Mess?

Perhaps you’re interested in mythology, but crossovers aren’t really your style. How about heading to the Lounge to put your own spin on a classic story instead? As long as you use the right words, I’m sure you could create some really Twisted Tales.

As always, be sure to make your way to May’s Participation Raffle to get your hands on prizes even Midas couldn’t dream of!


Written by Coulson.



May 5, 2020

HINT Forums :: May


11:05 pm - Nicole Phelps



Musicals are in the air. Wait, that's not right, but it is part of our new theme for May! From artists, genres, and more, whatever form of music you love most, we want to see the world you envision for it. Put your artistic abilities to use and design the perfect, musical map for your piece. Care to learn more? Then join us in the Fandom Forum for A Whole New World!

Besides the gorgeous, physical art you'll be creating, we also have 11,000 House Points that will be going to the best of the best, as well as some new shinies to add to your trophy cases:



May 4, 2020

A Fete in the Shopping Forums!


12:00 am - Doc Necro



Party over here! The bunting is hung. The booths are built. The fun has arrived. USF is pleased to invite you all to Diagon Alley for an unforgettable get-together. You have to come. It is Fete!



May 3, 2020

Ministry of Magical Arts :: May Update


3:28 pm - AiyanaShandley



MoMA have gone supernova this month with our space theme. However, we need your help to deal with all these planets and aliens swirling around us! Maybe designing a new habitat for an alien in the Graphics Challenge is something you can help us with unless you'd rather put on your explorer helmet and discover a new alien species in the Writing Challenge.

Of course, there's always more going on in our forums! Why don't you stop by and check out what's happening? Swing by each forum's watch thread, linked below for your convenience. Also, we will be consolidating updates for the Gallery and Exhibition into one watch thread after this month, so keep an eye on that thread for updates in both forums going forward!

The Exhibition || The Gallery || The Institute

1st Place: Model of the Solar System OR Star Chart + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points



May 2, 2020

Magical Archives Update


9:04 am - Enyra



This month in the Magical Archives, a few quite important and well-known personalities are cropping up. Hermione, for example, is now teaching Defense against the Dark Arts. How does her class go? Let us know in Defense Against the Dark Arts with Professor Granger. Speaking of Defense against the Dark Arts - proper communication and advertisement of your cause are just as important. Let us know how you would fight against Grindelwald with the help of pamphlets in Dumbledore's Doodles. Finally, only the most illustrious wizards and witches make it onto the much sought-after wizard cards. In Card Creations, you have the chance to let your creative juices flow and design a wizard card.

But that's not all! We have plenty more activities to enjoy. You'll find them in the Table of Contents. Don't forget that participating in them will earn you a chance at the Book of Records, too!

Watch Thread || Table of Contents



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