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Build Your Catastrophe Kit!

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 21, 2010
Look, you know how high school is. At some point, everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong, all at once, and then some new things will get invented, just so that they can also go wrong. Your bumbling substitute physics teacher will accidentally ... More  →
Build Your Catastrophe Kit!

When Your Best Friend's Friend Is Terrible

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 16, 2010
By all social logic, you and your best friend's other friends should be instant soulmates. It's your basic Transitive Property (of Friending), and surely you can apply all the math rules you're learning to the intricacies of life, or else what is math good for, ... More  →
When Your Best Friend's Friend Is Terrible

A Guide to (Mostly Legal) Cheap Exercise

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 9, 2010
Getting into shape is not easy. It's a sweaty, unpleasant ordeal of celery and running and misery, and the only people who make it look glamorous are the treadmill-joggers you see sprinting toward hotness as you pass by that sleek late-night gym/club. But then you ... More  →

Extreme Board Games

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 3, 2010
Let's face it: board games aren't exactly in their prime. Between phones, video games, and the internet, the only thing left for physical gaming is, like, Twister, because who's gonna play Internet Twister? Probably nerds, that's who. Anyway, we took a break from Internet Twister to ... More  →
Extreme Board Games

Diagnosing Your Bad Habits

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 31, 2010
Do you have any bad habits you've never quite been able to shake? What's that? No? Well then fine, Johnny Perfection, your bad habit is being unaware of your bad habits. The solution to your problem is to read this post. For everyone else: we're not ... More  →
Diagnosing Your Bad Habits

Anything Can Be a Mascot!

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 26, 2010
Back in the mists of time (or, uh, last year), we went on a mind-boggling journey into the world of high school mascots. What we discovered was shocking! mostly just silly, but it has since become obvious that our discoveries were only the tip of ... More  →
Anything Can Be a Mascot!

How To Make Friends, Even If You Are Terrified

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 25, 2010
Starting from scratch in a new high school—as a freshman from some obscure middle school nobody else went to, or as a transfer—can be daunting. It's not much better if you're going back to your same old high school and, for you, social interaction has always ... More  →
How To Make Friends, Even If You Are Terrified

How To Bounce Back When Someone Hurts Your Feelings

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 24, 2010
So you're walking down the hall, minding your own business, and some random person is all, "Ha ha, nice face, dude!" and you flush with embarrassment. Or perhaps you're waiting at the bus stop with your Biology presentation, which you worked super hard on, and ... More  →
How To Bounce Back When Someone Hurts Your Feelings

Five Things You Promise to Do This Year (That You Won't)

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 16, 2010
There's a point near the end of every school year, as you're rummaging frantically through your locker for one of six assignments you forgot to do, finding only garbage and wet gym clothes, that you say to yourself: next year will be different. You will be ... More  →
Five Things You Promise to Do This Year (That You Won't)

What's Your Back-to-School Crisis?

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 12, 2010
The first day of school is brutal. Wide-eyed freshmen blunder around the halls in abject terror. Everyone's locker either won't open or won't lock. The only person enthusiastic about being back is the AP Bio teacher, who spent his summer desperately giving Fs to everything ... More  →
What's Your Back-to-School Crisis?