Q: At what age are students the jerkiest?A: My first year of teaching, I taught eighth grade. It was the worst year of my life.
By now, I have taught every grade in high school, and I can say undoubtedly that teenagers are the lowest forms... More →
Forget the Oscars; dac213 passes final judgement on the best-of-the-best from the all-star Potter cast.—Sparkitors
Since I awarded Avatar: The Last Airbender superlatives, I clearly had to do the same for Hogwarts (BTW, “Hogwarts” does not come up as misspelled;... More →
The best part about showing up for your long, arduous, horrifying first day of school is seeing all your old pals and buddies. These be yo' peeps! Old school friends are often the only reason you’re able to sit through classes, whether they’re making jokes... More →
QuirkySparkis on a mission to help horses everywhere!—Sparkitors
Hello, beautiful Sparklers! I write to you because I need your help. Well, more accurately, I need your ears (or eyes, as you’ll be reading this). I turn to... More →
Neither SparkNotes nor johnny law can condone all of bricked94's methods, so please take this for the satire that it is. –Sparkitors
As summer comes to a close, most Sparklers are left thinking “How am I going to pay for clothes/books/chicken quesadillas from Taco... More →
I recently had an epiphany: goodbyes suck.
No one likes goodbyes (if you say you do, you’re a liar and I’m not inviting you to my magnificent wedding). Some people don’t even like the thought of goodbyes. Case in point: I had to get my... More →
After reading Aleyna22's post, we feel inspired enough to run for office! (Or at least eat a jar of Miracle Whip.)—Sparkitors
We all know it's not as easy to be happy in real life as it is in the movies. Whether you're as low... More →
Getting carried around by security guards, having classes moved for her—we think thatshowiroll21 sounds more like a rock star than a college student! —Sparkitors
Sparklers, I have something to confess: I have an addiction.
You see, this summer I've become extremely practiced at staying up... More →
This past week, my life has been more or less consumed by the Wonderful Sport of Tennis. By this, I mean that ever since the day after I got back to campus, I have had practices from 6:30-8:15 AM, and from 4:00-6:30 PM. The funny... More →
With every back-to-school season comes a) an avalanche of Ikea commercials and b) a guarantee that you'll be spending at least one late-August day strolling the aisles with your fam and buying a computer desk named Njørrg.
Since Ikea goods are famously DIY, we... More →