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Autumn Activity Series: Carve a Pumpkin

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 12, 2009
We've been feeling a little nostalgic recently for our Summer Activity Series (SAS) posts, so we decided to bundle the idea up in a scarf, pump it full of hot apple cider, and (continuing with our geometry pun), do an autumn version (AAS). Fall just wouldn't ... More  →
Autumn Activity Series: Carve a Pumpkin

"Awesome Teacher" Is Not an Oxymoron

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 7, 2009
Sparkler spasc645 made an excellent point on last week's post about awful teacher types. While making fun of teachers is kind of our bread and butter here at SparkLife (they're just such easy targets), there are also teachers who inspire us, support us, and dedicate ... More  →

Haiku! Bless You.

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 5, 2009
One of our favorite kinds of poetry is haiku. And nooooo, it's not just because it's only three lines long. Okay, yes, maybe that's why. But anyway, it's a highly regarded form of Japanese verse. So lay off. And what better way to express the joys ... More  →
Haiku! Bless You.

The Magical Musical Movie Review

By Kathryn_WilliamsSeptember 29, 2009
What is it about musical movies that just make life better? They're contagious. They get your foot tappin' and your hips swayin'; they inspire you to break out in song about things as mundane as your cell phone. Yes, musical movies are truly the cherry ... More  →
The Magical Musical Movie Review

News Flash: Tanning Beds Are Death Boxes

By Kathryn_WilliamsSeptember 23, 2009
Now that summer is over and your tan is becoming a distant memory, some of you may be tempted to try to keep your color with a few trips to the tanning bed. In the U.S., salons are supposed to require parental consent and limit ... More  →
News Flash: Tanning Beds Are Death Boxes

Battle of the Restaurant Chains

By Kathryn_WilliamsSeptember 22, 2009
We thought we were the only ones who used to park ourselves in a booth at the back of Applebee's on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in high school. But it has come to our attention that chain restaurants are a favorite teen hangout all across ... More  →
Battle of the Restaurant Chains

How to Take a Killer Senior Portrait

By Kathryn_WilliamsSeptember 18, 2009
A senior photo is the big daddy of all school pictures. Why? Because it is your last chance to prove that everyone was wrong about you. It is your indelible mark, your contribution to posterity, your pièce de résistance. This is the image your classmates ... More  →
How to Take a Killer Senior Portrait

VMA FAIL: Kanye Wins Moon Man for Worst Sport

By Kathryn_WilliamsSeptember 14, 2009
Wow. We assumed when Kanye West proclaimed he was "already in the history books," he meant he's in there for douchiness, but apparently he'll go down in history as world's worst awards guest. If you were watching the VMA's last night, you saw the big-headed ... More  →
VMA FAIL: Kanye Wins Moon Man for Worst Sport

Your School-Inspired Nightmares, Decoded

By Kathryn_WilliamsSeptember 10, 2009
At least once a month, it happens: we bolt upright in bed, drenched in a cold sweat. We've had The Nightmare again. You might have it, too: You get to school naked and realize you have an exam you haven't studied for in a class ... More  →
Your School-Inspired Nightmares, Decoded

The Evolutionary War?

By Kathryn_WilliamsAugust 31, 2009
OMG, where have you been?!?!? Over the weekend shattering news broke over the wires in the Sedalia Democrat that a marching band at Forks High School Smith-Cotton High School can't wear the t-shirt designed for its fall program because it depicts a monkey evolving into ... More  →
The Evolutionary War?
About the Author
Kathryn_Williams

Kathryn Williams is the author of three YA novels but only one with an Oxford comma in the title. She is a Taurus and hates writing bios. Check out her website, www.kathrynswilliams.com, and follow her on Twitter @kathrynwauthor.

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