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Our Back-to-School Must-Haves: A Guide to the Most Awesome & Epic Stuff EVER!


The time when you majestically arise from your bean bag chair, shake the dust of 1,000 Netflix marathons from your sweatpants, and stare bravely into the face of the most terrifying and exciting beast of all: A NEW SCHOOL YEAR. After a summer spent eating your own weight in fro-yo and Googling "IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE OWL CARRYING MY HOGWARTS ACCEPTANCE LETTER IS JUST VERY VERY SLOW," it can be hard to get back into the groove of homework and locker combinations and the unknowable seating hierarchy of the cafeteria. But along with the not-so-awesome stuff comes a grand opportunity: the chance to make this your BEST YEAR EVER.

To take some of the guesswork out of your quest for greatness, I put together a list of 20 of the coolest and most covetable must-haves EVER ASSEMBLED—simply select your faves, chuck 'em into your trusty backpack, and then swagger confidently into the kind of year that legends are made of—one full of swoony new crushes, uncontrollable laughter, all-night cram sessions, Quidditch club meetings, and you doing what you do best: bein' YOU. Now go forth, you fantastic, gorgeous, irresistible geek, and GET STARTED. 

Topics: Life, Back to School
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Chelsea Dagger

Since 2010, Chelsea Dagger (known in real life as Chelsea Aaron) has been SparkLife's sweatiest editor. She's currently working on a how-to-kiss guide for teens, and when she's not conducting smooch-related research on her life-size Joseph Gordon-Levitt cardboard cutout, she's eating pancakes, stocking up on industrial-strength deodorant, and destroying everyone at Harry Potter trivia. (EXPECTO PATRONUM!)

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