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Fury (This is Book Review, Not a Post About Your Rage Blackouts)

By ContributorAugust 24, 2011
Lonks hits book 53 with the review of a brand new teen thriller!—Sparkitors Book #53: Fury Author: Elizabeth Miles Reason for Reading: I believe that I've mentioned my good friend who is a middle school librarian before, correct? Well, she was... More  →
Fury (This is Book Review, Not a Post About Your Rage Blackouts)

Off to University: A Sparkler's New College Series!

By ContributorAugust 24, 2011
LadyM is back with a brand-new series about her college adventures! GET EXCITED.—Sparkitors Hello Sparklers, and welcome to Megann: The Sequel. You might remember me from the spring, as the SparkLife authority on all things study abroad-related, or as that farm... More  →
Off to University: A Sparkler's New College Series!

5 Reasons Why Portal is Amazing

By ContributorAugust 24, 2011
Metalhead865 isn't just an expert on rock 'n roll; he's got video games on lockdown, too. —Sparkitors You probably already know that I'm a music addict and a decent guitarist. But I also love video games; they're one of the greatest time-wasters ever... More  →
5 Reasons Why Portal is Amazing

Ask a Teacher: Do You Grade Your Favorites Less Strictly?

By Mr. TocheAugust 24, 2011
Q: Do you grade your favorites less strictly? A: In a perfect world, everyone would be exactly the same in the eyes of the teacher, and would naturally get equal treatment during the grading of exams and papers. As a Respectable Professional, I'd like to say... More  →
Ask a Teacher: Do You Grade Your Favorites Less Strictly?

Let's Shake Things Up: Writer Wars!

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 23, 2011
Completely unbeknownst to your favorite Dagger, who has been sitting at her desk sorting her paperclips into piles of "Very Shiny" and "Slightly Less Shiny", New York just had an EARTHQUAKE—or at least experienced aftershocks from the quake in Virginia. Luckily, the SparkNotes... More  →
Let's Shake Things Up: Writer Wars!

What To Do If You Have the Worst First Day of School in the History of the World

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 23, 2011
The first day of school always starts off with such potential. You get on the bus full of exuberance and waffles, your backpack full of shiny new school supplies and also waffles, for emergencies. Your binder has an intricate color-coding system,... More  →
What To Do If You Have the Worst First Day of School in the History of the World

Ask a Teacher: Can You Tell If a Student Hasn't Done the Reading?

By Mr. JungAugust 23, 2011
Q: Can you tell if a student hasn’t done the reading? A: I will raise your question with another question: do you know when your classmates haven’t done the reading? The answer is—for me at least—sometimes. Teachers will know whether you’ve done the reading when grading your... More  →
Ask a Teacher: Can You Tell If a Student Hasn't Done the Reading?

Keeping Your Summer Job: Pros and Cons

By Lucy HutchinsonAugust 23, 2011
While teen movies would have you believe that everyone except you spends the summer months frolicking on the beach surrounded by ice cream and boys, realistically, many of you probably had to work some kind of crummy job just to be able to afford sunblock... More  →
Keeping Your Summer Job: Pros and Cons

Forks, Washington, and What I Found There

By ContributorAugust 23, 2011
Liz_Nash braved brotherly disdain, flammable hardware, and the rabid Twihards of Forks, Washington, all to bring us this awesome post. –Sparkitors “Liz, do you want to go to Forks?” Now there’s something I never expected to hear. As it turns out, my parents felt a... More  →
Forks, Washington, and What I Found There

MISSION GREEN: Easy Ways to Help the Environment!

By ContributorAugust 23, 2011
TR001 is makin' moves to save the world.—Sparkitors This summer, I decided to go big. Gone were the lazy days of lying on the couch enjoying the miracle of daytime television with an open bag of chips in one... More  →
MISSION GREEN: Easy Ways to Help the Environment!