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How to Stay Awake in Class (or: Wasabi, Wedgies, and Whacks in the Face!)

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 8, 2009
It can strike at any time. One minute, you’re comfortably seated in the biology classroom, pen at the ready, listening attentively to Mr. Snickerbottom’s educational monologue on annelid mating activity in the subterranean Congo… …and the next, you’re jolting awake with ink on your face, drool ... More  →
How to Stay Awake in Class (or: Wasabi, Wedgies, and Whacks in the Face!)

Auntie SparkNotes: The Unattainable Crush (or, Jack Ryan Will Emotionally Cripple You)

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 7, 2009
We're almost done with this week's advice-giving marathon! Today, a classic romantic conundrum: Okay. So I have just started my freshmen year of high school, so there are a lot of new guys around. There's this one who I have taken a bit of a fancy ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Unattainable Crush (or, Jack Ryan Will Emotionally Cripple You)

Auntie SparkNotes: Lying Liars Who Lie

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 5, 2009
The advice-giving marathon continues! Read on: I had a really rough time in junior high with catty girls, so when I got to high school and found a really good group of friends, it was a huge relief. My current group of friends are some of ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Lying Liars Who Lie

Auntie SparkNotes: Xenophobes and Pennsylvanian Beavers

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 2, 2009
Today's letter: Variations on a theme! So my friends and I have a problem. Towards the end of last year, a girl moved to our school and one of my best friends was chosen by the admissions office to show her around. We didn't ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Xenophobes and Pennsylvanian Beavers

Auntie SparkNotes: The Love Curse

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 30, 2009
Auntie SparkNotes is back from vacation! The mail piled up in my absence, so I’ll be tackling your problems daily for the rest of the week. Let’s see how many questions I get through before I pass out from the jet lag! First up: A letter-writer ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Love Curse

Auntie SparkNotes: Toxic Friends and the Rules of Responsible Dumping

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 18, 2009
This week: More toxic friends. Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I've always thought of myself as a good person, and most people I know think so as well. However, it seems that I keep losing friends. Looking back on my past, I realize that I've never been able to ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Toxic Friends and the Rules of Responsible Dumping

Fighting Thursday Boredom, One Presidential Light Saber at a Time

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 17, 2009
It’s Thursday, and we’re bored. The solution? A collection of cool things from around the web that’ll help us (and you!) pass the time until Friday afternoon finally arrives. 1. Saturday is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Use the next couple days to practice your ... More  →
Fighting Thursday Boredom, One Presidential Light Saber at a Time

20 Signs This Class Is Going to Suck

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 16, 2009
Ah, the first few weeks week of school. The pencils are sharp, the gym socks are clean, and your new backpack has absolutely no hint whatsoever of that terrible smell that started emanating from the bottom of your last backpack after you accidentally left a ... More  →
20 Signs This Class Is Going to Suck

Give Us the Sex Bracelets, Brittany!

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 15, 2009
Look out, Sparklers; the Anti-Fun Brigade is back in force for the new school year, and this time, they’re coming after your accessories! The New York Times reports that a Colorado middle school has banned kids from wearing colorful jelly bracelets like these, after somebody ... More  →
Give Us the Sex Bracelets, Brittany!

Kat Sparks the SAT: A Day in the Life of an SAT-Taker

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 14, 2009
In the days leading up to the SAT, I was a giant bundle of nerves. The weeks of studying, those stupid flashcards, the nagging suspicion that I didn't really know what a hypotenuse was... All of these worries were lumped on top of the fact ... More  →
Kat Sparks the SAT: A Day in the Life of an SAT-Taker
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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