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A Field Guide to High School Relationships: Part I

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 10, 2009
When it comes to high school dating, you might have noticed that romantic relationships can be really... diverse. Some couplings are nauseatingly clingy, some are bafflingly convoluted, and some—at least as far as we can tell – are total fabrications that exist only in the ... More  →
A Field Guide to High School Relationships: Part I

Auntie SparkNotes: Dialogue With Your Parental Units

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 9, 2009
Dear Auntie, I've never really had a "relationship" with my parents. I mean, they aren't separated or anything, I just don't know how I'm suppose to act, or whatever, around them. I always end up being silent and that's the norm now. I'm still a teenager, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Dialogue With Your Parental Units

Forgot to Study? Noooo Problem. (sponsored)

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 8, 2009
In the annals of Modern Academic Horror, there is nothing so brutal, so terrifying, so godforsakenly suck-tastic, as the Forgotten Quiz. And unless you are very, very lucky—or an obnoxious overachiever who completes assignments three weeks early—you will, before you graduate high school, have the ... More  →
Forgot to Study? Noooo Problem. (sponsored)

Movies You Might Have Missed: Bombs Away!

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 8, 2009
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. Right now, the big trend in Hollywood is the Doomsday Movie. ... More  →
Movies You Might Have Missed: Bombs Away!

Auntie SparkNotes: You're Hurting Nathaniel Hawthorne's Feelings

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 7, 2009
Sometimes, things can get pretty heavy around here, what with all the heartbreak and horrible friends and evil mom-sters who just don't understand. You know what we need? A letter full of win. Oh, look. I've got one! ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: You're Hurting Nathaniel Hawthorne's Feelings

Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Is an Evil Fairy... Who Won't Let Me Date

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 4, 2009
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, So, me and this guy really like each other. That's not the problem. The problem is my mom. She seems to have this big issue with me dating in high school. I think it's a combination of her hating the whore-ish high school ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Is an Evil Fairy... Who Won't Let Me Date

Get to Third Base with Edgar Allan Poe!

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 3, 2009
Um...wait, that came out wrong. What we meant to say is: literary-minded shirtmaker Novel-T has released a lineup of baseball jerseys that feature the names of authors and literary characters (instead of, like, actual baseball players). If you've ever wondered which infield position Hester Prynne would ... More  →
Get to Third Base with Edgar Allan Poe!

Auntie SparkNotes: Eating Disorders and Penguins

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 2, 2009
Auntie, I have something I was wanting to ask that I don't know if you can answer or not: I have suffered from an eating disorder and am feeling that it is coming back again. I am a college student (and am 15--stressful) I know it ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Eating Disorders and Penguins

Movies You Might Have Missed: The Other Cusack

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 1, 2009
Last week, we posted a roundup of video clips in honor of Thanksgiving, including one of our favorite scenes from the classic nineties movie The Addams Family Values. We knew you'd love it, but what we didn't know was that super-savvy commenter IheartWOOKIES would make ... More  →
Movies You Might Have Missed: The Other Cusack

Counting Badgers, and Other Useful Math Skills

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 1, 2009
Do you hate math? Are you hoping to attend state school in Baltimore, MD? We have bad news for you: UM administrators might require incoming students to take math during their senior year of high school. In light of the latest push for more kids in ... More  →
Counting Badgers, and Other Useful Math Skills