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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Accessibility at HOL
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Accessibility at HOL

Please note: This section only applies to those of you who are planning on teaching language-related classes at HOL (with the exception of conlangs eg. Klingon or Gobbledegook) as well as those of you who are using website builders or web development tools set in a non-English language to create you...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Silas Hipolito Crist!
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Happy Birthday Silas Hipolito Crist!

Happy Birthday, Silas!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Class Applications are Open!
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Class Applications are Open!

Please note that the class application process is divided into two parts. You'll first be asked to fill in a general form so that the Head Office can get to know you better. The second part of the application involves providing details about your class. Each class that you want to teach will requir...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Mass Effect
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Mass Effect

A fellow HOLer recommended Mass Effect to me and so far I'm loving it. This took me somewhat by surprise as this is the first proper science fiction video game I've played (I tend to prefer RPGs with fantasy elements). I'm still in the early stages of the game, but the storyline and the world-buildi...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Cosmo!
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Happy Birthday, Cosmo!

Happy Birthday, Cosmo! Hope you have a great day!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Class Applications are Open!
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Class Applications are Open!

Class applications are now open! They will remain open until 25 August 2018 . Before you apply, please read through this post as there have been several changes from previous terms. When considering whether or not you will apply to be a Professor or Student Teacher, you need to keep a few things in ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Admin Office
Topic: Welcome to the Admin Office
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Welcome to the Admin Office

If you have an issue or concern about the inner workings of the site such as a technical issue with your account or an error with class administration, please post as many details as you can and we'll look into it. Certain aspects of the site are still under construction, so we ask for your patience...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: HOL IDs no longer being used
Replies: 0
Views: 82

HOL IDs no longer being used

Hi everyone! With the new website, one significant change is that HOL IDs * will no longer be used as such. Messages, points, class membership/assistants and so on will rely on a person's HOL name instead. The only instance where they will still be used is with the URL for a person's profile. Studen...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Playing Boardgames Online
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Playing Boardgames Online

I much prefer playing boardgames in person, but I've started exploring the idea of playing boardgames online. A fellow HOLer mentioned a good site for Dominion, which I found was a great way to explore the expansions rather inexpensively. A few months back, I played against the bots quite regularly,...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Cursed Child
Topic: New Play Locations
Replies: 1
Views: 45

New Play Locations

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child recently celebrated its second anniversary. It premiered in London and recently made its way to New York. Two additional cities will find themselves home to the play in the next couple of years: Melbourne, Australia in 2019 and Hamburg, Germany in 2020. The latter ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Fantastic Beasts
Topic: [OFFICIAL TRAILER] Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: [OFFICIAL TRAILER] Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald

I finally got the chance to watch the trailer this morning. I’m really excited to return to the wizarding world and learn more about the various characters’ backstories. Some highlights from the trailer for me were catching a glimpse of Frank, Newt’s Niffler and Jacob’s comment of “You don’t look a ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Renovating the Castle
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Renovating the Castle

We are pleased to announce that the launch of the new HOL website will happen on 31 July. With this date being the shared birthday of Harry Potter and JK Rowling, we thought this would be a great way to celebrate. During that day there will be times where the website and/or forum will be temporarily...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Summer Reading Challenge 2018 - Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Prof. Missa Matz wrote:Does 150,000 word fanfictions count?
Unfortunately fan fiction won't count towards our reading challenges.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Week 2 - Symbols

Submission by Zach Jameson: What are pictograms? A pictogram is, by definition, a pictorial sign or symbol. Have you ever seen those pictures of skull and crossbones in a diamond shape on a truck before? That pictogram represents that the cargo is toxic and should be avoided. Another example would ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Week 2 - Symbols

Submission by Will Lestrange: One of the most underrated sets of pictographic symbols is the set of Babylonian cuneiform symbols. Like the better-known hieroglyphics out of ancient Egypt, cuneiform started out as a set of pictographic symbols before evolving into an alphabet over time. Cuneiform, w...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Week 2 - Symbols

Submission by Silas Hipolito Crist: Pictographs are built of pictures which resemble what they signify. There are also ideograms which represents ideas. Ancient civilazations were developing early pictographs and turn them into more logical systems which were becoming more complexed. Some of the mo...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Week 2 - Symbols

Submission by Prof. Gustavo Flores: The culture I’m researching is, once again, the Aztec culture. I liked the symbols they used because, in my opinion, they were a little bit more elaborate and you can see that they were starting to make sense in a way that their reality, what they saw, they tried...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Week 2 - Symbols

Submission by Polaris Black: Once on New Zealand, the Māori were very isolated for several centuries and developed a unique society consisting of many tribes that were proficient in woodcarving, tattooing, and other art forms. The symbolic meanings embodied in carving, knots and weaving were widely...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Week 2 - Symbols

Submission by Kendra Givens: Native American people used both pictograms and petroglyphs. Petroglyphs were carved into rock rather than painted on with various colors of natural pigment like pictograms. They could be used as a way to communicate between tribes, as tribes spoke multiple verbal langu...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Week 2 - Symbols

Submission by Ivorie Windton: Today I have chosen to research the Sumerians pictograms. This civilization is what we know as the beginning of writing. In the beginning, the pictures which represented different words, were written out and rather complex, after time the writing system evolved and bec...

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