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Why I'm REALLY Joining the Tennis Team

By ContributorAugust 8, 2011
Three weeks ago, I was lying on my couch, debating whether I should join the tennis team or not. I had a pretty good pro/con list going. Pro: Exercise is good for your body! Con: I eat enough during the season to negate any effects exercise might... More  →
Why I'm REALLY Joining the Tennis Team

A Word of Advice to the College-Bound

By ContributorAugust 8, 2011
TanTantheLadiesMan isn't in college yet, but he still knows a lot about it. Maybe.—Sparkitors It’s August, which means people are gonna start packing their things up and head off to big ol’ college soon.  However, for me and the rest of you not-college-bound-yet,... More  →
A Word of Advice to the College-Bound

Toga Parties and Feelin' Fly: Camp Electric Part 4!

By ContributorAugust 8, 2011
Camp's not over yet! Metalhead865 gives us more deets on his rockin' summer.—Sparkitors Time: 10:44 PM (Central) Location: Dorm Mood: Tired Okay, first of all, I now love Sanctus Real. They're basically an awesome pop rock worship band. Electra and I had to find seats in the... More  →
Toga Parties and Feelin' Fly: Camp Electric Part 4!

Have You Heard of Planking?

By ContributorAugust 8, 2011
Planking sounds a bit silly, and when put in a sentence (“I’m going to go plank that concrete Target ball.”) a bit dirty. But it’s not, really. I promise that this is nice clean fun for the whole family! Provided you have family members willing... More  →
Have You Heard of Planking?

5 Reasons Why "To Kill a Mockingbird" is Great

By ContributorAugust 8, 2011
camillagluh gives props to the best (and probably only) book to include characters named "Scout," "Atticus," and "Boo Radley." —Sparkitors I'm supposed to be reading classic literature for my AP English Lit class next year, but as of last week I... More  →
5 Reasons Why

Things To Do Before Summer is Over and It's Too Late

By Lucy HutchinsonAugust 8, 2011
Look out! Behind you! It's the end of summer, and it's looming! Before too long you'll be back at school, and the only memory you'll have of summer will be the faint tang of coconut sunscreen as you gnaw your own arm off waiting for... More  →
Things To Do Before Summer is Over and It's Too Late

Pottermore Woes For Those Who Want More Potter

By ContributorAugust 8, 2011
We're still not entirely sure what this post by InsaneRunningKid is about, but it mentions hippos and magic, so we've decided we're cool with it.—Sparkitors Everybody please take a moment to admire the hilarity of my title. I spent four hours, five breakdowns,... More  →
Pottermore Woes For Those Who Want More Potter

Open Thread for August 8

By SparkLifeAugust 8, 2011
The totes-appropriately-named TheaterAddict send in this awesome photo with the following caption: This picture is of a play I was recently in, Alice in Wonderland. I think this picture really nicely sums up the tea party. I'm the one on the far left. The... More  →
Open Thread for August 8

Looking for Real-Life Role Models

By ContributorAugust 5, 2011
BonnieBellez reminds us that reality show stars are not the only people available for emulation. –Sparkitors I used to think role models were celebrities, famous people in the public eye. Then I realized that we gather role models throughout our lives—our real lives. I... More  →
Looking for Real-Life Role Models

Auntie SparkNotes: Secret Heathen

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 5, 2011
Dear Auntie, I'm about to be a junior in high school, which means its time to start college shopping. I'm super psyched about this, and the parental units and I are in the process of planning college visits. This is where I sprint headlong into... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Secret Heathen