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Why Are People Facepalming at Avril Lavigne's New Music Video?

By Janet ManleyApril 24, 2014
World's oldest sk8tr girl Avril Lavigne has a new music video, "Hello Kitty" (below), and it the poptocracy are not happy, deeming it racist and unlistenable (okay, only I am saying it's unlistenable, but everyone thinks it's racist). In the video, Avril jumps around with some kawaii-looking Japanese ... More  →
Why Are People Facepalming at Avril Lavigne's New Music Video?

Who Is the Bigger Woodnymph: Shailene or Alicia?

By Janet ManleyApril 23, 2014
You have already fallen in love with woodsprite/actress Tris Hazel Shailene Woodley and her carefree, hippy-dippy ways, but did you know that she hatched from the larger pistachio shell that is naturalist queen Cher Alicia Silverstone? SO IT IS WRITTEN IN THE RUNES. The Frisky has ... More  →
Who Is the Bigger Woodnymph: Shailene or Alicia?

How to Use Mascara

By Janet ManleyApril 18, 2014
By request, I am providing sundry information on mascara use gleaned from a lifetime as a person with buttons for eyes. I am going to start with elementary lessons and move on to tertiary coursework. Eyelashes are hair that grow out of your eyelids. Although our ... More  →
How to Use Mascara

Happy Teen Lit Day! Here Are Our Fav Books From College and High School

By Janet ManleyApril 17, 2014
Happy Teen Lit Day, everyone! It's funny, it's super fashionable right now for adults to read YA—like someone has deemed it "okay" for a no-longer-young adult to read young-adult fiction—but we all grew up reading all kinds of books! Here is a roundup of Sploggers' ... More  →
Happy Teen Lit Day! Here Are Our Fav Books From College and High School

THE CRUSH CHRONICLES: TONY

By Janet ManleyApril 17, 2014
Janet has crushed on just about everything, from boys to rowing coaches to English teachers to ski patrollers to boys with mohawks to Jack Black to Nick Miller. At times, she has worried that her crushability might not have a limit. What next, she has worried, a ... More  →
THE CRUSH CHRONICLES: TONY

Study: Young Women Rarely Report Incidents of Sexual Violence

By Janet ManleyApril 16, 2014
Oh, I have the sads now. A study published in the upcoming Gender & Society issue has concluded that girls don't report sexual assault and harassment because they view those kinds of incidents as "normal"—you know, boys being boys, and girls "asking for it." The study ... More  →
Study: Young Women Rarely Report Incidents of Sexual Violence

Are Lip Dub Videos the New Year Books?

By Janet ManleyApril 16, 2014
TAKE A KNEE, EVERYONE: These high school lip-sync dance-spectacular videos are TEARING ACROSS MY DURA MATER like tornadoes over the flatlands. Maybe I'm dazzled because all I ever got was a small black and white photo in The Radfordian (my high school's staid version of a yearbook), but the ... More  →
Are Lip Dub Videos the New Year Books?

WE RAISE YOUR HEDWIG A GOLDEN EAGLE

By Janet ManleyApril 15, 2014
Teenager Ashol Pan from western Mongolia is probably the coolest superhero to exist in real life since maybe Malala. Not only has she learned to hunt with an eagle—it's a thing only boys typically learn—but she's probably the best huntress her age in the entire ... More  →
WE RAISE YOUR HEDWIG A GOLDEN EAGLE

Ways to Get Out of Finals #523: Snakes!

By Janet ManleyApril 15, 2014
Good news for students in the southern Kyrgyzstan district of Alay: School's out for snake infestation! Up to 30 snakes have been spotted hanging around this spring, presumably up to no good, and maybe smoking near the bike lockup or playing the pass-out game. After looking into ... More  →
Ways to Get Out of Finals #523: Snakes!

Tris Wins "Best Character" at the MTV Movie Awards, Dystopian Future Registers Tremors

By Janet ManleyApril 14, 2014
In the end, 9 million of you tweeted #votetris, leaving #votekatniss and #voteloki in the dust, and ushering in a new era of tattooed, leather-wearing heroism at the MTV Movie Awards. FWIW, you the Sparklers voted Katniss to a narrow victory in our online poll (52% of ... More  →
Tris Wins