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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

Auntie SparkNotes: Go Facebook Yourself

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 11, 2009
This week's letter-writer was the victim of an unexpected faceslam: Hi Auntie Sparknotes, I know my problem will seem stupid compared to some of the others but still its bugging me and...well I wanted to see what you had to say. Okay I was on Facebook and ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Go Facebook Yourself

Famous Outbursts: A Handy Guide for the Congressional Shouter

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 10, 2009
If you watched President Obama's speech on healthcare last night, you probably noticed that one Republican Representative had a nursery school-style meltdown: when the President got to the part about the healthcare bill not offering coverage to illegal immigrants, agitated Congressman Joe Wilson of South ... More  →
Famous Outbursts: A Handy Guide for the Congressional Shouter

Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 3: The Scary Ones

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 9, 2009
Last week, your SparkNotes editors started offering up a few recommended reads for those of you who might want to pick up (or at least pick out) a good book to start off the school year. But after watching the comments come in, we noticed ... More  →
Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 3: The Scary Ones

Tiffany Totally Reads THE VOGUE

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 8, 2009
HIIIIIIIII Y’ALL! It’s meeee! Tiffany Thongbiscuit! And ohmagawd, Sparklers, I just had the AWESOMEST. Summer. EVAR. I spent the whole month of August thinking about how EXCITED I am for fall fashion! ‘Cause nobody really wears clothes in the summer, like, at all. But then when ... More  →
Tiffany Totally Reads THE VOGUE

Auntie SparkNotes: School Isn't Supposed to Hurt

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 4, 2009
This week's letter is a big ball of educational misery. Dear Auntie Sparknotes, After graduating my extremely easy middle school, I decided to go to an extremely rigorous private school, where I take all of the toughest classes. I have a partial scholarship, but it's still a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: School Isn't Supposed to Hurt

The First Rule of SparkNotes Is You Do Not Start a Fight Club

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 3, 2009
We never thought we’d say this, but here at SparkNotes, we’re awfully glad that you guys are going back to school next week. Not only because we’re anxious to help you study up for the SAT, write some kickass essays, and decipher once and for ... More  →
The First Rule of SparkNotes Is You Do Not Start a Fight Club

Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 2: The Sexy Ones

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 2, 2009
Earlier this week, we offered up a selection of books that are great fun to read but nevertheless have major literary credibility—y’know, just in case some crazy administrator lets you choose your own reading material this year. (We also got some great feedback from the Sparkler ... More  →
Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 2: The Sexy Ones

Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 1

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 31, 2009
Over the weekend, all sorts of hubbub erupted over this article in the New York Times about some new-fangled literacy programs that allow students to…wait for it…choose which books they want to read. ZOMG! Despite a massive outcry from certain classic-minded adults—who cannot imagine any greater ... More  →
Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 1
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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