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Who Would Win in a Battle: Thestral or Basilisk?

By Maddy Aaron and Kelsey MurphyJune 15, 2016
This week our PotterNotes team takes the fantastic beasts of the world of Harry Potter and pits them against each other. Who will come out on top? Are werewolves more human than wolf? And does a Hippogriff, indeed, have ears? Find out! Check out how it... More  →
Who Would Win in a Battle: Thestral or Basilisk?

Real Talk: I Was a C-Student in High School Who Rocked it in College

By Becca SchuhJune 15, 2016
“Have you ever thought about taking a year off before college?” my mom asked me one night in high school as I struggled to balance studying for an A.P. European History test and managing college applications. I chose not to respond rather than ask why. I... More  →
Real Talk: I Was a C-Student in High School Who Rocked it in College

This Is How We Fight Anti-LGBTQ+ Hatred

By H. Alan ScottJune 15, 2016
I’m gay. Together, those words are powerful. They’re even more powerful if you say them out loud. Because by saying them out loud to your family, friends, colleagues, strangers you meet, you standing up for the LGBTQ+ community, asserting that "I am here, and I count." Moments after... More  →
This Is How We Fight Anti-LGBTQ+ Hatred

Auntie SparkNotes: My Prom Date Had Ulterior Motives

By kat_rosenfieldJune 14, 2016
Hello! I have boy and society troubles to get advice on. I got asked to prom a week before the event by one of my guy friends. Ryan and I were pretty good friends but I assumed it was a very casual thing; he forgot to... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Prom Date Had Ulterior Motives

If the Avengers Could Text in Captain America: Civil War

By ElodieJune 13, 2016
Texting is pretty much the pinnacle of mankind's rich tapestry of innovation. You can send someone a poop emoji or tell them that their hair looks stupid, and you don't even have to look at them while you're doing it. In fact, I spend most of my time texting. I haven't spok More  →
If the Avengers Could Text in <em>Captain America: Civil War</em>

I Swear By These Weird Skincare/Beauty Hacks

By Emily BrownJune 13, 2016
I'm a real sucker for beauty tips, in that I click on every single article beginning with "Hacks," "Skincare," and "You'll NEVER Believe What This Common Pantry Item Did to My Pores." So far, I've read about three hundred of these. Seeing as I'll probably never stop (/will continue to look... More  →
I Swear By These Weird Skincare/Beauty Hacks

Are You a Bigger Conspiracy Theory Nut Than Trump?

By H. Alan ScottJune 13, 2016
We all love conspiracy theories. Was Avril Lavigne killed and then replaced by an actress imposter? Are Illuminati symbols hidden in our money? I kind of want to believe! Perhaps no one loves conspiracies more than the Republican nominee for president,... More  →
Are You a Bigger Conspiracy Theory Nut Than Trump?

Auntie SparkNotes: My BF Froze Me Out So That I Would Dump Him

By kat_rosenfieldJune 10, 2016
Dear Auntie, I'm at a loss right now. I had been dating my incredible boyfriend for eight months—my first boyfriend, we're both recently 19. The first seven months was a literal fairy tale. He got on with my family, we were a perfect support system... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BF Froze Me Out So That I Would Dump Him

Motivational Gifs to Get You Through Even the Most Sucktastic Day

By Kate Allan and Chelsea DaggerJune 10, 2016
Has your day been less fun than Harry Potter's formative years at the Dursleys? Do you find yourself wishing for the sweet relief of being drafted as a tribute in the Hunger Games? Have you spent upwards of 18 minutes crying into a giant jar of chunky peanut butter, and then More  →
Motivational Gifs to Get You Through Even the Most Sucktastic Day

Awaken the Crafting Force with These ADORBS DIY BB-8 Sneakers

By Sydney ScottJune 10, 2016
If you didn't squee as soon as you laid eyes on these BB-8-inspired sneakers, then we've got bad news: there's a solid chance that you're Kylo Ren. (In which case, HOW DARE YOU, SIR.) If you did squee, however, you're definitely a Rey/Poe/Finn at heart, and... More  →
Awaken the Crafting Force with These ADORBS DIY BB-8 Sneakers