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The Perks of Being an Only Child

By Amelia BienstockMarch 29, 2016
Dear Parents of Only Me, I am writing to you to let you know that I FORBID you to ever have a child that isn't me. Under no circumstances will I allow you to reproduce ever again. (Also, ew!) Everything is currently all about me, and it better stay ... More  →
The Perks of Being an Only Child

How to Write a Creative College Essay That Stands Out

By Amelia BienstockJanuary 8, 2016
You might have a "great" admissions essay about the time you volunteered in Haiti for five days stuffed in your cannon, ready to fire off at the next college that catches your heart, but if you want to stand apart from the crowd and wake ... More  →
How to Write a Creative College Essay That Stands Out

Gifts for Your Crush That Won't Give Away Your Raging Crush

By Amelia BienstockDecember 2, 2015
You know that person that you're zomg obsessed with... yeah, you know the one. Imagine you have just pulled their name in your friend group secret Santa draw. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE THEM A GIFT THEY WILL LOVE WITHOUT LOVING ALL OVER THEM ... More  →
Gifts for Your Crush That Won't Give Away Your Raging Crush

We Went to a Musical Parody of The Hunger Games and the Tracker Jacker Hallucination Dance Was Totally Jazz-Hands

By Amelia BienstockApril 20, 2015
If you think that you MIGHT NOT MAKE IT to November, when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 comes out, you should get yourself to off-off-off-Broadway because there is a HUNGER GAMES PARODY MUSICAL PLAYING! "The Hungry Hungry Games: An UNAUTHORIZED! Musical Parody" is the latest project from UNAUTHORIZED! duo Christopher ... More  →
We Went to a Musical Parody of <i>The Hunger Games</i> and the Tracker Jacker Hallucination Dance Was Totally Jazz-Hands

If the Greek Gods Attended Your High School

By Amelia BienstockApril 15, 2015
Usually when we hear the phrase "going Greek," we think of college sororities and fraternities, but not at Mount Olympus High! These deities will break your heart and steal your lunch tray, just like the characters that make up your student body. Zeus. Quarterback of the ... More  →
If the Greek Gods Attended Your High School
You Can Literally Get Pastel Unicorn Hair in a Spray Can: We Tested It Out

You Can Literally Get Pastel Unicorn Hair in a Spray Can: We Tested It Out

By Amelia BienstockApril 13, 2015
I may not have had the money or the denim-cutoffs dare-all to get to Coachella, but top of my spring-time bucket list was "PASTEL UNICORN HAIR: GET."In lieu of becoming rich enough to treat myself to a fancy salon (please, I'm saving up to attend Ansel Elgort Fantasy Camp*), More  →

THE CRUSH CHRONICLES: Corey, the Hottest Square-Dancer in All of Up-State

By Amelia BienstockApril 13, 2015
When I was ten, I began my first of many summers at a sleep-away camp in the Berkshires, and I was MAD EXCITED having watched The Parent Trap so many times (oh the plotting that would happen at camp, you guys). The first thing that happens when ... More  →
THE CRUSH CHRONICLES: Corey, the Hottest Square-Dancer in All of Up-State

All the Reasons to Become a Camp Counselor This Summer

By Amelia BienstockMarch 26, 2015
Haven't figured out what your summer plan is? (TINY COOPER HAS.) There are a million awesome things to take advantage of in summer, and you can pretty much nail all of them at camp. Whether you've spent your life at camp working your way from rookie bowline tier ... More  →
All the Reasons to Become a Camp Counselor This Summer

BEHOLD: The Best Bar Mitzvah Invite of All Time

By Amelia BienstockMarch 12, 2015
MAZEL TOV, BRODY CRIZ: YOU OFFICIALLY WON THE INTERNET LAST WEEK! When 13-year-old Brody set out to invite people to his Bar Mizvah, he didn't opt for snail mail or fancy-schmancy embossed envelopes hand-delivered by Hogwarts owls (we're saving that idea for our future offspring). Instead, ... More  →
BEHOLD: The Best Bar Mitzvah Invite of All Time

Are You a Diva? Find Out What Your Audition Song Says About You

By Amelia BienstockMarch 11, 2015
When your time to knock ‘em dead in the auditorium comes (and I mean cause your casting director to suffer a SERIOUS STAGE DEATH at your talent), your choice of song has a big impact. Picture a twelve-year-old vamping it up with their rendition of ... More  →
Are You a Diva? Find Out What Your Audition Song Says About You