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The Four Types of Foreign Language Teachers

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 1, 2010
Whether you're learning to say "bonjour," perfecting your Spanish r rolls, or spitting on classmates in an attempt to properly inflect your German, foreign languages are an integral part of the high school experience. But when it comes to those who teach them, not all ... More  →
The Four Types of Foreign Language Teachers

Auntie SparkNotes: Mr. and Mrs. Butthead

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, In a few hopefully short months I will be going away to that beautiful place they call college.  I am over-the-moon excited to go.  My best friend and my boyfriend are both going with me along with a few other friends. The campus is ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Mr. and Mrs. Butthead

Movies You Might Have Missed: La, La, Laaaaa

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Before you were potty trained—or even born—Hollywood made some good movies. Movies You Might Have Missed is a recurring feature in which your SparkNotes editors recommend a few watchable films from the 1990s or before. Movie musicals, in theory, are some of the wackiest films you'll ... More  →
Movies You Might Have Missed: La, La, Laaaaa

Pants on the Ground...In Space

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Unless you live under a rock (and even then, it would have to be a really, really big rock) you've heard about Pants on the Ground, the original song by 62 year-old American Idol hopeful Larry Platt, which quickly became January's biggest viral video hit. ... More  →
Pants on the Ground...In Space

Gross Plastic Underpants (and Other Things You Can't Wear If You Want to Hang Out With Us)

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
If you're staying current on internet ephemera this week, you've probably seen this terrifying viral sensation already—a scan of the exhaustive seven-page-long mandatory dress code for girls rushing at Cornell's Pi Phi sorority. In addition to leaving the entire internet in head-shaking disbelief, this document ... More  →
Gross Plastic Underpants (and Other Things You Can't Wear If You Want to Hang Out With Us)

Auntie SparkNotes: The Joker

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 28, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I guess I dislike the way I act at times. I'm no comedian, but I can be funny – I like to make people laugh, it really makes me feel secure about the way people see me. Yet sometimes I take it to ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Joker

Our Crush's Creator is Dead: R.I.P., J.D.

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 28, 2010
Because we at SparkNotes are enormous nerds, it makes sense that our favorite joke in the world is about J.D. Salinger—the famous, and famously reclusive, author of The Catcher in the Rye. The joke goes like this: Knock knock. Who's there? Not J.D. Salinger! He's a recluse! See? Hilarious! ...Or ... More  →
Our Crush's Creator is Dead: R.I.P., J.D.

Oh, That Dirty Dictionary

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 28, 2010
If you're between the ages of 12 and 20, and you've ever spent time unsupervised in a library, classroom, or other area that contains reference books, then you are undoubtedly familiar with a little game that we like to call “Dirty Dictionary”—the delightful practice of ... More  →
Oh, That Dirty Dictionary

Auntie SparkNotes: Crush, the Aftermath

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 27, 2010
It's a two-fer! Today, we've got a pair of letters about how to handle a non-starting crush. Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Last year was my freshman year at my high school, and I met a really nice senior – let's call him Jim. We talked and spent a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Crush, the Aftermath

Auntie SparkNotes: No Brain, No Shoes, No Service

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 26, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I’m in my 4th year and I just saw the results of a recent college entrance test I took. I didn’t pass. Many of my classmates did. Yes, this makes me pathetic. I can’t take the test again. This makes me twice as ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: No Brain, No Shoes, No Service
About the Author
kat_rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.

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