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WHO: Everyone on campus!
WHAT: Holiday goingons
WHERE: The Institute
WHEN: Threads can be set at any time this week.
WARNING(S): if a thread goes into warning label territory, either throw it in the subject line or take it to a separate log.


The entire campus is decorated for the holidays in red greens and silvers. It seems just about every major winter holiday is represented in some way. In the main lobby, there's an absolutely gigantic tree done up in a brilliant light display, with Emma Frost's touch added to the star. She's probably off somewhere enjoying a spot of cocoa with her old comrades, even. But really this wasn't so much for the Institute itself, but for all of its students. The ones that had no other home to return to....
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WHO: Everyone
WHAT: The news of the world, brought right to your school!
WHERE: On any television, radio, or computer screen (assuming they're on a news site)
WHEN: All week
WARNING(S): if a thread goes into warning label territory, either throw it in the subject line or take it to a separate log.



"...demonstrations quickly broke into violence as members of both Friends of Humanity and the Mutant Liberation Front attacked one another in various scuffles all throughout the evening in various locations around the US, particularly in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. Police have attempted to keep the situation under control, but neither group has made it very easy..."


"... President Kelly's return has also brought on several questions about the Genoshan situation and now the current strife in the US has effected those negotations. Kelly has simply stated that he has faith in the ambassadors still in Genosha and in the American people to come to a peaceful resolution on the mutant crisis..."


"... in an extremely rare interview, Shaw told Rosetta Riley that, in his view, Mutant Registration was the precipice of the not just the new decade, but what would shape the way historians looked at the early 21st century entirely. He said that while he regrets his company in their involvement in Project Wideawake, he still supports Registration on principle, he just feels the federal government has very little in the way of resources to enforce it the way it would be needed to fairness and liberty for mutant citizens...."


"... soup kitchens across District X were defaced overnight with anti-mutant graffiti, much of which parodying the now famous MLF logo. Some of them even had their food stocks tampered with, forcing organizers to scramble to make up for the damaged food..."


"... found dead after the protests cleared out, with the MLF logo spraypainted on his back. Relatives and mourners described the young man as a positive force in his community. He had many mutant friends as well, who described his death as unjustifiable and proof that the MLF is as dangerous as those they claim to fight against..."



[[ ooc: Students and teachers are free to start their own threads in this log in response to one or more of these news clips, or even to things related but not specifically posted here. ]]
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WHO: What faculty and students are still left at campus during the holiday.
WHAT: A Thanksgiving dinner for the school.
WHERE: The dining hall
WHEN: Thanksgiving Day
WARNING(S): none


Logan preferred hockey to football, but it was on, so the bigscreen was left there while he and what faculty were left plated everything buffet style, with a stack of plates at the end of the line for students to pick up and gather what they wanted. And, of course, all dietary conditions were met by the variety of foods, thanks to Hank's thorough list he'd made. Logan, of course, looked a bit more grumpy about it since Ororo was gone to spend time with her family, leaving him behind to babysit the kids. At least that's how he thought of it. At least he was left in good company...


[[ Part 2! Pretty much all the Thanksgiving staples are accounted for, as well as alternative foods for characters with special diets. Mingle at will! ]]
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WHO: Adachi & anyone who wants to join the Security Club & anyone else who wants to bother him or eat free food.
WHAT: Adachi starts up his "club".
WHERE: In one of the student lounges.
WHEN: Let's say Wednesday.
WARNING(S): None, really. Nothing should happen, but if it does, I will update!

Anyway... blah blah blah... it all sounds pretty stupid, really. )
[Note: Basically, Adachi's therapist has declared that he must form more bonds with students, and he's being forced to run a campus security club. An announcement has gone out on the network. There are free food and drinks for everyone, and everyone's welcome. Feel free to start threads or respond to them! To talk to Adachi, just respond to his comment below. Prose and brackets are both a-ok.]
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WHO: Naoto Shirogane - Open!
WHAT: A new student getting a feel for the school
WHERE: As much of the buildings and grounds as he can get to. Just let me know where!
WHEN: The weekend.
WARNING(S): None at the moment, other than Naoto being blunt and cranky.

To walk within the lines /Would make my life so borin' / I want to know that I have been to the extreme )
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WHO: Everyone
WHAT: The news of the world, brought right to your school!
WHERE: On any television, radio, or computer screen (assuming they're on a news site)
WHEN: Today
WARNING(S): if a thread goes into warning label territory, either throw it in the subject line or take it to a separate log.



"... sweeping victories in both the House and Senate. Creed and his fellow Last Stand congressmen celebrated today, eager to begin the new legislation they promised in their collective campaign. Senator Creed enthusiastically exclaimed that the era of letting mutants go unchecked were finally going to come to an end..."


"... calling themselves the 'Mutant Liberation Front', or MLF, the campaign of vandalism and propaganda has been extensive in Europe and has started to appear in the United States and Canada as well. The MLF are most recognized by their tag sign of the double helix, along with the word LIBERATE. Most authorities are not incredibly concerned, as the group has been non-violent so far..."


"... as talks have broken down with Genosha. A special ambassador from the United States has been assigned to speak with Genosha on behalf of the US government, Gabrielle Haller, has stated that she will ensure that peace between the two nations will be assured. Haller and President Kelly left for Genosha this morning..."


"... Mutant Arts Council of Greater New York reported record setting turnout for their Halloween charity events in District X and are now focusing on their next seasonal event for the coming holidays. The Council is also looking for volunteers for District X soup kitchens for the winter months..."


"... making her the only platinum record seller in 2018. Industry analysts say that the hype that came as a result of Dazzler's coming out spiked the sales of her album well past anything else that's been release this year. Billboard expects "Mojoworld" to make the double platinum certification before the end of the year, with the Christmas shopping season approaching..."


"... projecting the coldest winter in the last twenty years for much of the United States. Certain voices outside the scientific community have gone from denying climate change to accepting it, under the caveat that climate change is now being blamed on possible mutant interference... "


[[ ooc: Students and teachers are free to start their own threads in this log in response to one or more of these news clips, or even to things related but not specifically posted here. ]]
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WHO: Everyone!
WHAT: Halloween Masquerade
WHERE: Right here, in the Institute
WHEN: Friday, October 31st, evening
WARNING(S): Teens partying? Follow the rules, students!

The entire area was decorated for Spookoweenmas, handily set up by both volunteering staff members and Kurt Wagner AKA Nightcrawler. As a matter of fact, the entire setup was a dramatic affair, courtesy of the one who goes BAMF. But even mutants could celebrate the holidays, especially the one holiday where everyone dresses up as something else. Costumes were practically a requirement for entry so be sure to have yours handy though it would be much preferred if the costume was being worn.

Food and drinks were always available, arranged on a table and guarded by a staff member, just to make sure no one gets the bright idea to spike the drinks or do other nefarious things. Music was also playing but how many times have you heard the Monster Mash this year? Try not to mess up when doing the Transylvanian Twist. The dance floor was clear enough so tripping wouldn't be an excuse.

The most important thing, especially to the party arranger, was to both have fun and enjoy the spooky environment. It was the best day of the year to do both at once.
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[personal profile] thethirdspecies
WHO: John Sublime, "No Girl", the U-Men, and their unfortunate target... The Insitute
WHAT: Sublime's U-Men attack the school. They're aiming for the sublevels. Stop them at all costs!
WHERE: Throughout campus
WHEN: Past midnight, Wednesday-Thursday
WARNING(S): Gonna get violent.


The time was now. The media attention over his followers actions was too much. And after all, Xavier's little henchmen in London had figured it out. He was sure of it. There was no more time to bide. No more room for hesitation. It was act now, or the revolution would end in a prison cell, festering away in the disgusting care of this unclean world. Sublime couldn't stomach it. Couldn't fathom it. And whatever god help those who stood in the way of him and his dream of Homo Perfectus.

"All units are in place," Sublime whispered, peering out over the immaculate green, covered in moonlight, staring a drilling, piercing hole into the mansion. "Martha... it's your turn now," another whisper, as the floating apparatus before him, holding a strange glowing orb, began to shine even more brightly.

Just like that, the security systems failed. And just like that, Charles Xavier gasped and sent out a short, psychic burst to all X-Men, perhaps to everyone in the school, before he was overwhelmed and silenced, collapsing from his bed to the floor, stunned into sleep by a psychic force even he was not prepared for.

"This is it, Martha... our dream... U-Men! Bring me the Ashes of the Phoenix!" And like that, dozens of the men from the blurred video that Glamour and Spy had managed to obtain swarmed the ground, organic and mechanical, using a plethora of stolen mutant powers, attacked.


[[ This is it! Our first major action post, and in X-Men tradition, it's a direct attack on campus. Feel free to start your own threads. The U-Men will be NPC'd by the mods. Their ultimate goal is the filed away genetic samples of Jean Grey in the sublevels. They must be stopped, before someone uses them to integrate Jean's powers into a U-Man. ]]
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WHO: Everyone
WHAT: The news of the world, brought right to your school!
WHERE: On any television, radio, or computer screen (assuming they're on a news site)
WHEN: Today
WARNING(S): if a thread goes into warning label territory, either throw it in the subject line or take it to a separate log.


"... suspect dead after a violent confrontation with authorities. This marks the seventh incident in the US alone this week of murders being conducted in the name of the "U-Men" and the TransSpecies movement. Authorities worldwide still can find no real evidence that this "U-Men" organization even exists, but many more political voices are pointing at mutants for causing the chaos..."


"... a long tirade. Senator Creed, among other things, called out the mutant population for poisoning the minds of human youth and leading them to believe that participating in these violent acts and organ thefts could give them mutant powers. Creed firmly called for Mutant Registration immediately, and if the president did not comply, he intended to take the matter to the states..."


"... involved in a romantic tangle with fellow musician and consummate superhero sidekick Rick Jones. TMZ posted a video this morning catching Rick Jones and Dazzler leaving a popular LA hotspot arm in arm and with Dazzler stealing a kiss from the popstar heartthrob before departing for the night with her entourage. Dazzler recently came out in public as a mutant, and has had even more media attention as a result..."


"... left the talks with Genosha with a positive outlook. President Kelly, who has changed his tune about mutants over the course of his presidency, says that he and the Genoshan economic ministers are on the breach of a trade agreement that will ease tensions with the mutant nation. However, nothing is set in stone, as Genoshan leader Erik Lehnsherr has been very public with his criticism of the US and its president..."


"... John Sublime has been unavailable for comment on the recent string of murders related to his TransSpecies movement. A representative of Sublime spoke on his behalf saying he is deeply saddened and troubled by how his followers have chosen to interpret his message, and has retreated to seek out guidance of his own on how to proceed..."


[[ ooc: Students and teachers are free to start their own threads in this log in response to one or more of these news clips, or even to things related but not specifically posted here. You can reference the Weekly Update posts for other world news events not covered here, as well. ]]

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