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Anatomy of a Harry Potter Fangirl

By SparkLifeJuly 11, 2016
Welcome to our new series, Anatomy of a Fangirl. This first edition is dedicated to all of you who... Read through the night to find out how the Battle of Hogwarts would resolve Sweat buckets as they took the Sorting test Continue to have particularly strong opinions about Wolfstar Take fan theories very seriously Have called someone... More  →
Anatomy of a <i>Harry Potter </i> Fangirl

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Sick of Being Stereotyped

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 8, 2016
Dear Auntie, I’m an eighth grader about to depart to a new high school. I’m a right leaning moderate and a Christian. Why is this an issue? Well, due to the fact I don't agree with liberals, people at my school people assumed the following: 1. I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Sick of Being Stereotyped

The Perfect Summer Beauty Product for Your Zodiac Sign

By Maura Barry-GarlandJuly 7, 2016
Looking to add a little something to your summer beauty regimen? Probably. Do you live and die by your Zodiac sign? Of course you do. You’re a human being. So quit reading magazines to find your perfect summer look and try reading the stars instead.... More  →
The Perfect Summer Beauty Product for Your Zodiac Sign

Rape Culture, the Brock Turner Case, & Why Consent Is a Crucial Part of Sex

By Kate Allan and Chelsea DaggerJuly 7, 2016
On June 6, Stanford student Brock Turner was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 14 years. But for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, Turner was sentenced to just 6 months in prison. The judge's rational f More  →
Rape Culture, the Brock Turner Case, & Why Consent Is a Crucial Part of Sex

Auntie SparkNotes: The Girl I Like Is Dating a Total Loser

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 6, 2016
Hey Auntie, This is a classic one I'm sure, but I'd be happy to get some advice, as everyone I usually go to is too close to the situation. I have a friend that I'm sort of into. Not the head-over-heels kind of into, but the kind... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Girl I Like Is Dating a Total Loser

July Horoscopes!

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 5, 2016
Beware, Aries, for Venus is in retrograde, and Neptune is in, uh… foregrade. Mars is in… space, probably. (We have misplaced our astrology books.) In the interest of International Kissing Day, here is your International Kissing Tip: If you are unable to actually kiss the More  →
July Horoscopes!

Real Talk: My Best Friend and I Are Total Opposites

By Lauren PassellJuly 5, 2016
My best friend Cindy and I met when we were seven and instantly gelled because we were both too old to be watching Blues Clues but did it anyway. We could make each other laugh for days. Cindy and I didn’t go to the same... More  →
Real Talk: My Best Friend and I Are Total Opposites

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Keep Shipping My Crush with Someone Else

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 1, 2016
Dear Auntie, It's my freshman year at high school, with only one month left of school. Last semester, this great guy (let's call him Jake) was my partner in a class project. We had a great time until he switched out to a different class in... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Keep Shipping My Crush with Someone Else

Fictional 'Ships from Across Fandoms—Part 3!

By Maddy AaronJuly 1, 2016
First we gave you Part 1. Then we gave you Part 2. Now, we're giving you Part NINE THOUSAND AND EIGHTY SIX.JK, we're giving you Part 3, because numerically it just makes sense. Get ready to swoon and/or become enraged over 7 more pairs of your fave fictional characters, who More  →
Fictional 'Ships from Across Fandoms-Part 3!