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Auntie SparkNotes: My Autistic Classmate Is Stalking Me

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 19, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm a college freshman who's not sure how to deal with this one guy. Let's call him Dan. We first met in class. According to my TAs, he has ASD but can go to my uni because he's exceptionally good at academics. In... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Autistic Classmate Is Stalking Me

QUIZ: Is This a Celebrity Baby Name or a Character from Shakespeare?

By ElodieFebruary 19, 2018
If you are a normal person, you’re allowed to name your child something like Steve or Liz. If you are a celebrity, however, you must christen them Blue Ivy or Diva Muffin. It’s just how these things have to work. That’s why pretty much every... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Celebrity Baby Name or a Character from Shakespeare?

40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

By ElodieFebruary 19, 2018
Contrary to popular belief, the worst thing ever is not spiders, or even death. The worst thing ever is required class participation. It’s terrifying. Look, some of us can’t just make mouth-words on the fly, okay? Some of us need at least three days’ notice... More  →
40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

Feminist Posters for Every Hogwarts House

By Louise ReimerFebruary 19, 2018
As much as we love JK Rowling and the blessings of this gif forever more, the world of Harry Potter isn't without the patriarchal trappings of Muggle society.* Still, two of the House founders are women (Helga Hufflepuff! Rowena Ravenclaw!), and JK herself is something More  →
Feminist Posters for Every Hogwarts House

Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Be My Sister's Maid of Honor

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 16, 2018
Hello Auntie SparkNotes, My older sister and I have had a mixed-up relationship for all of our lives. She’s encouraged me as much as she’s pushed me down and has treated my problems as insignificant. When it came to school, she would praise me for getting 90s,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Be My Sister's Maid of Honor

Harry Potter Villains Rated From Moderately Evil to Can't Even Deal

By Olivia DolphinFebruary 16, 2018
Villains. We love to hate them. Sometimes we looooove hating them a little too much, and wish we could cradle their misunderstood bodies in our arms (looking at you, Loki fans). Other times, we just plain hate them.Welcome to the SparkLife ranking of our fav/least fav Harry More  →
<em>Harry Potter</em> Villains Rated From Moderately Evil to Can't Even Deal

8 Things We're Reclaiming on Behalf of Girls Everywhere

By Paulina BasFebruary 16, 2018
For everyone who believes women's butts should be seen and not heard, we present the 8 GIRLIEST that any delicate flower can do. Enjoy!This slideshow was originally published in April 2016 More  →
8 Things We're Reclaiming on Behalf of Girls Everywhere

Everything YA Literature Lied to Me About

By ElodieFebruary 15, 2018
I was raised on a steady diet of Mountain Dew and young adult literature. From the ages of 12 to 17, I’m pretty sure I read virtually nothing outside the YA genre besides Beowulf and whatever popped up every time I Googled “how fast does hair... More  →
Everything YA Literature Lied to Me About