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Killer Songs About Halloween, Ghosts, and Vampires

By Matt_HunzikerOctober 13, 2009
Sparklers, we’ve been hard at work supplying Halloween costume tips and answering your most pressing trick-or-treat questions (the answer is “yes”) while preparing for one of the year’s most fun holidays. But we would be remiss if we neglected one hugely important part of any Halloween ... More  →
Killer Songs About Halloween, Ghosts, and Vampires

50 Ways to Spend Your Sick Day

By Matt_HunzikerOctober 6, 2009
It's flu season again, and if the past several months of news stories are any indication, we're headed for a doozy. Over the next few weeks, your fellow students are going to start dropping off the daily roll-call like flies. Don't be surprised to see ... More  →
50 Ways to Spend Your Sick Day

Four Landmarks of Nerd Culture

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 30, 2009
Sparklers, reading your responses to our posts on nerd culture is giving us a warm feeling in the part of our brains that obsesses over nested fractals and waiting in line for the midnight showing of Harry Potter 7, so keep it up! To continue our ... More  →
Four Landmarks of Nerd Culture

Welcome to Banned Book Week!

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 28, 2009
We’re pretty much all book nerds here at SparkNotes (as are plenty of you Sparklers), so we love this time of year. Why? Because from September 26th to October 3rd, it's National Banned Book Week, which gives us a chance to feel like dangerous political ... More  →
Welcome to Banned Book Week!

5 Good Reasons to Listen to Classical Music

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 28, 2009
Unless you play in your school’s orchestra or listen to public radio, chances are you think of classical music as the quiet, tasteful background noise heard in movies, upscale department stores, and scenes in movies that take place in upscale department stores. It can be hard ... More  →
5 Good Reasons to Listen to Classical Music

Share Your Nerd Culture, Sparklers!

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 24, 2009
We’ve tabulated your responses, Sparklers, and we’re happy to say that the vast majority of you agree that the Kingdom of Nerds shall inherit the Earth. What’s more, a lot of you are proud, Jedi-banner-waving nerds ready to declare your love of Harry Potter, Robotics ... More  →
Share Your Nerd Culture, Sparklers!

Why Earth Is Getting Nerdier (and Why That's a Great Thing)

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 18, 2009
Twenty years ago, “nerd” was the kind of word that caused students to declare war on each other or start stealing lunch money. Now there are whole groups of people who proudly call themselves nerds. On the first day of school, there were probably at ... More  →
Why Earth Is Getting Nerdier (and Why That's a Great Thing)

What Was Your Favorite Summer Movie?

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 14, 2009
It's true—for all intents and purposes, summer has been dead for about a week now. Just like our uneven beach tans, however, the spirit of summer can live on . . . at least until late September. To help you hold on to those fading ... More  →
What Was Your Favorite Summer Movie?

How to Defend an Unpopular Opinion

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 3, 2009
Everybody has at least one. Either it’s a band that all of your friends like but you can’t stand, or a movie that your gf/bf keeps asking you to see, but you’d rather be trapped in a collapsed mine shaft. Then, even if you didn’t ... More  →
How to Defend an Unpopular Opinion

Girls Who Kick Butt

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 2, 2009
Whether you love Twilight or loathe it, there are two things almost everyone can agree on: One, Twilight is fun to blog about. Two, Bella is about as exciting as dry, self-absorbed white toast. It’s unfortunately all too common for books and movies to feature bland, ... More  →
Girls Who Kick Butt
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