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Life According to Ginger: Dorm Tour

By ContributorSeptember 29, 2010
We lived in a triple during our freshman year, too. Three girls, three beds, one room, countless renditions of "My Bologna Has a First Name." —Sparkitors Dorm rooms, as a general rule, are all exactly the same and look like prison cells. Unless you make them... More  →
Life According to Ginger: Dorm Tour

Life According to Ginger: The Truth About College Cafeterias

By ContributorSeptember 27, 2010
One of the things that sucks most about high school is the cafeteria, right? Right. There was that one perpetually grumpy lunch lady who would never let you take an extra scoop of applesauce (don’t criticize my 2nd grader palate, please). Her nemesis was the... More  →
Life According to Ginger: The Truth About College Cafeterias

Life According to Ginger: Paaaaarty?

By ContributorSeptember 16, 2010
As of right now, I’ve been at college for two weeks, three days, five hours, and approximately fifty-two minutes. Fifty-three minutes. In that short time, I've accumulated enough homework that I have to spend my entire Sunday in the library. I've also figured out... More  →
Life According to Ginger: Paaaaarty?

Life According to Ginger: First, Second, Third, and Fourth Impressions of College

By ContributorSeptember 3, 2010
Ginger's having a great time at school, and we couldn't be more psyched for her! —Sparkitors I’m here! It took one long essay, three short essays, a small mountain of paperwork, my entire life savings, and about 5 hours of driving, but I am finally at... More  →
Life According to Ginger: First, Second, Third, and Fourth Impressions of College

Life According to Ginger: Headed to College!

By ContributorAugust 16, 2010
At long last, my time has finally come! I have waited years upon years for this very event, and as it approaches, I feel little apprehension and I grow restless with excitement. I am to leave for college tomorrow, after spending a final week with... More  →
Life According to Ginger: Headed to College!

Five Natural Acne Fighters Under Five Dollars

By Kent McGroartyAugust 5, 2010
Many of us are plagued with the scary beast that is acne all through high school and well into college. If you're particularly lucky, your skin will start clearing up when you turn 18—but if you're like most people, hormones will continue to ruin your... More  →
Five Natural Acne Fighters Under Five Dollars

Life According to Ginger: Packing List

By ContributorJuly 30, 2010
So I’m going to gloat a little bit now. If you object to this, please avert your eyes. Ahem. Here goes. I am totally going to have my own bathroom at school next year! (I assume it will look exactly like the one in the... More  →
Life According to Ginger: Packing List

Life According to Ginger: So. Bored.

By ContributorJuly 19, 2010
It's the middle of the summer, and I'm bored out of my mind. I don't know what I would do with myself if I didn't have a job. Each week, I work 40 hours and sleep about 50; that leaves 78 hours in which I'm... More  →
Life According to Ginger: So. Bored.

Life According to Ginger: A Family Vacation and My Love/Hate Relationship with Mother Nature

By ContributorJuly 15, 2010
My relationship with Mother Nature can be compared my relationship with my cousin who is going to Yale. Or my other cousin, who is studying neuroscience. I love them, but they have ALWAYS one-upped me in just about everything. Which can get wearisome. I sit... More  →
Life According to Ginger: A Family Vacation and My Love/Hate Relationship with Mother Nature

Life According to Ginger: Coming Out Before College (A Screenplay and Analysis)

By ContributorJuly 8, 2010
A few months ago, Ginger emailed Auntie SparkNotes with a question about coming out to her parents. We thought the email was so funny, interesting, and well-written that we asked Ginger to blog about her life as she gets ready for college. Auntie answered Ginger's... More  →
Life According to Ginger: Coming Out Before College (A Screenplay and Analysis)