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How to Waste Time in Study Hall

By Katie_RolnickJanuary 18, 2013
In theory, Study Hall seems like a great idea. You get a full period of class time to do the homework you would normally do after school—meaning you have that much more free time at home to play video games, practice your flugelhorn, or update ... More  →
How to Waste Time in Study Hall

College Rejection Revenge Letters: A Big No No, with Pineapples!

By Katie_RolnickApril 16, 2010
You've heard back from all the colleges you applied to...except one. And it's the one. Then, finally, you come home and see an envelope on the kitchen table. "Oh no," you think. "It's a regular envelope, not a big package." You tear the letter open and ... More  →
College Rejection Revenge Letters: A Big No No, with Pineapples!

Surprise: Fire Drill!

By Katie_RolnickApril 15, 2010
It's no secret that school can be monotonous. Monday through Friday, day in and day out, you follow the same schedule and talk to the same people. Your school life is like the movie "Groundhog Day." But there's one thing that's guaranteed ... More  →
Surprise: Fire Drill!

Pick a Superpower, Any Superpower

By Katie_RolnickApril 2, 2010
Admit it: You secretly dream of being a superhero. You imagine yourself leaping over the crevasses between skyscrapers, fighting the ugliest evils, and talking to a member of the opposite sex without getting a sweaty upper lip. The movie Kick-Ass is about ... More  →
Pick a Superpower, Any Superpower

Gym Class Around the World

By Katie_RolnickApril 1, 2010
We're all for physical fitness. After all, being out of breath after climbing (two) stairs isn't cool. But we're NOT in favor of gym class. Changing clothes at school, sweating at school, trying not to fall on your face while "playing" (a.k.a. "avoiding the") volleyball ... More  →
Gym Class Around the World

Cast of Characters: Theater Teachers

By Katie_RolnickMarch 30, 2010
The awesome factor of any class comes down to the teacher, and this is especially true of electives. If your teacher is cool, the class will be cool, whether you're taking jazz ensemble or video production. But there's one elective with the weirdest, island-of-misfit-toys-iest group ... More  →
Cast of Characters: Theater Teachers

How to Deal with PDA

By Katie_RolnickMarch 23, 2010
Ahhh, spring! The season of love (and chocolate bunnies)! We have no problem with small displays of romantic expression—like holding hands or staring googly-eyed into your significant other's eyes. But we DO have a problem with people full-on making out in public. So what do ... More  →
How to Deal with PDA

The Best Places to People-Watch at School

By Katie_RolnickMarch 19, 2010
If there's a single universal truth about being in high school, it's that everyone—at some point or another—will feel awkward. The best cure for your own insecurity about these uncomfortable moments? Reminding yourself that other people are equally weird and awkward. And the best way ... More  →
The Best Places to People-Watch at School

Life Before Cell Phones

By Katie_RolnickMarch 18, 2010
We'll admit it: We're addicted to our cell phones. Texter, phone-number-keeper, web connector—today's cell phones are all that and much more. So how did people ever survive without them? Like this: ... More  →
Life Before Cell Phones

Signs You Might Have Spring Fever

By Katie_RolnickMarch 17, 2010
This Saturday is the vernal equinox, which is just a fancy way of saying the first day of spring. Wooo-hooo! We're desperate for longer, warmer days and real, actual sunlight. You might even say we have "spring fever." But how do you know if you've ... More  →
Signs You Might Have Spring Fever