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How To Sort of Pretend You Care About The Super Bowl This Year

By Jon_SkindzierFebruary 2, 2012
It's February, which means that everyone must once again gather around to watch the Super Bowl so that we can all talk about it the following day. "How about when Velocity McFast scored that touchdown by doing The Worm??" people will burble.... More  →
How To Sort of Pretend You Care About The Super Bowl This Year

How to End Your Emails like a Boss

By Melissa AlbertFebruary 2, 2012
You know what you need? A really classy signature email sign-off. You want to exit every email with a flourish, like a majestic Houdini letting your aunt know you liked her e-card about bears! Here are some exciting alternatives to the standard boring email enders: 1. The... More  →
How to End Your Emails like a Boss

The Dubstep Playlist

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 2, 2012
Autumn Fire says... As some Sparklers may remember, our dear Metalhead wrote an article telling us why dubstep wasn't so bad. I couldn't agree more with him. But after his enlightening post, a playlist featuring dubstep never appeared,... More  →
The Dubstep Playlist

6 Questions About Valentine's Day

By EmmaFebruary 2, 2012
Love is in the air, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are in Duane Reade, and the weird sushi place on our block is offering a Romantic Special Dinner With One Free Red Rose! Yes, Valentine's Day is almost here, and we have questions for you. 1. Do... More  →
6 Questions About Valentine's Day

The Cram-tastic Playlist

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 1, 2012
Theoretically, crimsonandclover23's playlist will help you cram for your tests, or homework, or pig-cleaning exam or whatever. Well, we can't be sure of that, but we do know it'll make your studying more epic! "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"... More  →
The Cram-tastic Playlist

5 Reasons Snuggies Are Totally Amazing

By ContributorFebruary 1, 2012
Think Snuggies are a marketing ploy made of fleece? daisymay236 is here to straighten you out! —Sparkitors Snuggie. Just seeing that word probably made a few infomercials, parodies, or jokes pop into your head. But have you ever actually tried a Snuggie? No? Well, then you can't... More  →
5 Reasons Snuggies Are Totally Amazing

Be Nice to Transfer Students

By ContributorFebruary 1, 2012
Remember when you were a freshman? You had just arrived at a new school where you more than likely knew no one. You had no idea where anything was, and you didn’t have the first clue what to do. Well, that’s what it’s like for... More  →
Be Nice to Transfer Students

How to Survive School in China

By ContributorFebruary 1, 2012
And now for a reminder from IB free from homework: you might think your teachers are bad, but they could always be worse. –Sparkitors Some of you will one day have the opportunity to go to school in another country. Some of you... More  →
How to Survive School in China

How To Be a Valentine's Day Grinch

By Lucy HutchinsonFebruary 1, 2012
Ooh, Valentine's Day! Candy and flowers and confetti! Vomit, right? Romance is all well and good, but sometimes being told "It's Valentine's o'clock, quick, make out with someone!" can just make you want to write an angry letter to Hallmark. If pink and red streamers... More  →
How To Be a Valentine's Day Grinch

5 Songs About Video Games NOT by Lana Del Rey

By Eric GarneauFebruary 1, 2012
Lana Del Rey's much-hyped Born to Die album, featuring the hit single "Video Games," just came out. We didn't really like it. Unfortunately for us nerds, legit songs about video games are few and far between, especially if you want them to be, well,... More  →
5 Songs About Video Games NOT by Lana Del Rey