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Horror Novels for High School Students

By ElodieOctober 10, 2017
There are many things commonly agreed upon to be Very Scary. That's why our shelves are just chock full of horror novels about demons, clowns, and, in the case of Stephen King's It, demon-clowns. But perhaps the scariest thing of all is the one thing most horror authors ... More  →
Horror Novels for High School Students

What the Harry Potter Stars Look Like Now

By ElodieOctober 9, 2017
I am deeply fascinated and somewhat disturbed by the aging process. Whenever I realize someone who used to be 8 is now 26, I am shocked. This is probably because I looked roughly the same between the ages of 9 and 21, at which point I got a hair straightener, but I digress. More  →
What the Harry Potter Stars Look Like Now

The 7 Best Times Men Were Terrified of Women in Classic Literature

By ElodieOctober 9, 2017
"Woman does a thing, society freaks out" is one of my favorite things that can happen in a book. Obviously "villains monologuing unnecessarily" is my second-favorite thing, and it’s a close second, but terrifying ladies striking fear into the hearts of men will always win More  →
The 7 Best Times Men Were Terrified of Women in Classic Literature

QUIZ: Is This a Taylor Swift Lyric or a Quote from Romeo and Juliet?

By ElodieOctober 6, 2017
I know what you're thinking, and no, these are not all just lyrics from "Love Story." I feel like you guys are better than that. [viralQuiz id=370] ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Taylor Swift Lyric or a Quote from Romeo and Juliet?

30 Ways to End Your Essay Without Saying "In Conclusion"

By ElodieOctober 5, 2017
According to every English teacher I have ever had, the greatest sin of all is ending your essay with the phrase “in conclusion.” I mean, okay, it may not be gluttony or hubris or murder, but it’s up there. This used to stump me. What would ... More  →
30 Ways to End Your Essay Without Saying "In Conclusion"

7 Movies That Were Way Better Than the Books They Were Based On

By ElodieOctober 4, 2017
Whenever someone tries to adapt a beloved book into a best-selling Hollywood movie, they typically make upwards of a billion mistakes. They include unnecessary romantic subplots, they throw out whole characters, they change the entire ending and just hope nobody notices. Or More  →
7 Movies That Were Way Better Than the Books They Were Based On

Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieOctober 4, 2017
I know that you have read all the Harry Potter books. At this point, everyone in the world who is going to read the Potter books has already read them. You don’t need me to tell you what happens; you don’t need my pithy one-sentence summaries. I get that. But some More  →
Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Snapchats from Romeo and Juliet

By ElodieOctober 3, 2017
Romeo and Juliet were teenagers, which means two things. First of all, their love story was always doomed to fail. If their families' blood feud didn’t ruin the relationship, going off to separate colleges almost certainly would've done the trick. Second: the most unreali More  →
Snapchats from Romeo and Juliet

If Hogwarts Had RateMyProfessors.com

By ElodieOctober 3, 2017
Hogwarts may have the Sorting Hat, flying broomsticks, and a forest full of stuff that can totally kill you, but where magic school fails and where we succeed is that we have RateMyProfessors.com. RateMyProfessors is hands-down the best way to find out what's up with your More  →
If Hogwarts Had RateMyProfessors.com

QUIZ: What Should You Do with Your Life?

By ElodieOctober 2, 2017
The worst question to ask anyone between the ages of 13 and 27 is “So what do you want to do with your life?” And in a perfect world, you would never have to answer it. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and ... More  →
QUIZ: What Should You Do with Your Life?
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Elodie

In real life, she goes by the name Courtney Gorter. This is a closely guarded secret, and you're the only one who knows about it, so be cool. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her website if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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