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What to Do If You Left Your Summer Reading to the Last Minute

By ElodieAugust 23, 2017
There is nothing worse than waking up and realizing it’s August and you didn’t do a lick of summer reading. The Great Gatsby languished unread on your bookshelf, you failed to crack open The Scarlet Letter even once, and you’re pretty sure Moby-Dick has a whale i More  →
What to Do If You Left Your Summer Reading to the Last Minute

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Make Friends at College

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 23, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes is on vacay this week, so we're publishing some of her vintage gems to help ease your back-to-school anxiety!  Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I am a junior in college, and I’m unhappy. First of all, I have two friends on campus. They aren’t even in the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Make Friends at College

These Ridiculous Flow Charts Are the Best Part of Going Back to School

By reidfaylorAugust 22, 2017
These flow charts solve all your back-to-school problems, from what you should wear (a flame-retardant potato sack and a nice hat) to what your resolution for the year should be (implementing a "mandatory puppies in every classroom" rule should be EVERYONE's goal). Click thr More  →
These Ridiculous Flow Charts Are the Best Part of Going Back to School

Campus Life at 100 of the Best Colleges, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By Janet ManleyAugust 22, 2017
There is no greater Sorting Hat than the college admissions system, and SO MANY PLACES TO GET SORTED. If you've just started college, or you're wondering where to apply, you'll want to check our roundup of 100 of the best U.S. colleges to find out where your spiritual hom More  →
Campus Life at 100 of the Best Colleges, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

9 Ways to Deal with Homesickness When You Go Off to College

By ElodieAugust 21, 2017
Going off to college is the rough equivalent of being pushed out of an airplane with no parachute. Now, it's true that I've never actually been pushed out of an airplane with no parachute, but that's not going to stop me from using this metaphor... More  →
9 Ways to Deal with Homesickness When You Go Off to College

Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 21, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes is off this week, so we are bringing you VINTAGE Auntie posts from the vault! Dear Auntie, This year, I'm going to a big public school. Last year, I was home schooled. Before that, I went to a small private school, so I'm not used... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves