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Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Go For Easy A, or Hard-to-Get B?

By kat_rosenfieldJune 17, 2016
Hi Auntie, I read the article "Auntie SparkNotes: Who's Wrong? Me, or Him?" and I am coming from the other side. There are two girls at school that I like, but the last time I dated a girl she had sex with two other guys... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Go For Easy A, or Hard-to-Get B?

Here's What Happened When I Met My Hero

By Kelly HoffmacherJune 17, 2016
Confession: I was named after Joe Strummer, leader of the 70’s punk band The Clash. My real name is…well, you can probably guess. The reason why you know me as Kelly is ‘cause I blog about some seriously personal stuff here, like my battle with... More  →
Here's What Happened When I Met My Hero

Are Spam Dried Meat Snacks ACTUALLY Food?

By Josh PeriloJune 16, 2016
In the year and change that Reid and Josh have been doing That's a Thing, nothing that has smelled quite as powerful as this bagged meat product. The scent choked them like an angry boa constrictor, leaving the two lads gasping for air and dizzy... More  →
Are Spam Dried Meat Snacks ACTUALLY Food?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Pretending to Be Cool About My Mental Health Issues

By kat_rosenfieldJune 15, 2016
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm 17, almost 18, and I've got to admit that I'm the epitome of teenagers convincing themselves of mental health issues. The only problem? I actually have them all. This isn't about how to deal with them (I read the FAQ and also I don't... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Pretending to Be Cool About My Mental Health Issues

My All-Time Favorite Dadvice

By Kelly HoffmacherJune 15, 2016
It’s a close call. I can’t quite decide between two pearls of wisdom from the old man. Maybe you can help. One is actually less a pearl and more a strategy for living in the world: no matter where my father is on planet earth,... More  →
My All-Time Favorite Dadvice

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>