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TanTanTheLadiesMan Says Goodbye (and Squeezes in a Few Final Toilet Analogies)

By ContributorNovember 8, 2011
One of our favorite Manklers is leaving—but not without imparting some final wisdom!—Sparkitors Alas, my good friends, the time has come. Yes, it’s November, which means it's time for me to leave on my mission. But before you get all teary-eyed and start envisioning... More  →
TanTanTheLadiesMan Says Goodbye (and Squeezes in a Few Final Toilet Analogies)

A Guide to Pledging, by the Ultimate Anti-Greek

By ContributorNovember 8, 2011
dac213 doesn’t know exactly what's happening on Greek... More  →
A Guide to Pledging, by the Ultimate Anti-Greek

Open Thread for November 8

By SparkLifeNovember 8, 2011
erkkilakc2 sent in this adorable pic of a heart drawn with a sparkler; she "thought it would be perfect for the SparkNotes website!" WELL, SHE WAS RIGHT. AND THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO SAY ABOUT IT.... More  →
Open Thread for November 8

Cats Are the Coolest. Case Closed.

By ContributorNovember 7, 2011
You will never, ever guess how many cats little_miss_sparky has. Go on, try. 8, you think? 11? WRONGGGG.—Sparkitors Most of the people I know detest cats with fiery passion. And they're not alone in their opinion; cats are widely thought to be lazy, boring,... More  →
Cats Are the Coolest. Case Closed.

My First Kiss Was a Nose-Bonking DISASTER

By ContributorNovember 7, 2011
Thank you, grace_return7: your hilarious story just cured our case of the Monnnndays. WELL DONE.—Sparkitors It seems like there's been an abundance of cruel first kiss stories on SparkLife... More  →
My First Kiss Was a Nose-Bonking DISASTER

How to Cope With A Crippling NaNoWriMo Failure

By ContributorNovember 7, 2011
Flyergirl13 suffered a HUGE loss—but she was brave enough to bounce back (after a healthy amount of weeping)!—Sparkitors It's 10:00 at night and you're scrambling to finish the last 400 words to meet your daily NaNoWriMo quota. You re-check the word counter to... More  →
How to Cope With A Crippling NaNoWriMo Failure

Open Thread for November 7

By SparkLifeNovember 7, 2011
StarkidMassie has a thing for shiny cars: This is one for the Manklers or car-fanatic Sparklers like me. (: I took this at a gas station near an airport when I flew to visit family. It was sparkly and delightful and... More  →
Open Thread for November 7

Recovering from the Post-Party Blues

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 4, 2011
Whether it's your bar mitzvah, your prom, your post-play wrap party, your debutante ball, your graduation, your birthday, an awesome vacation, Christmas, your annual miniature golf invitational, or your wedding to a man 35 years your senior (yes, we... More  →
Recovering from the Post-Party Blues

How to Fill Up Space in a Five-Page Paper

By Rachel KorowitzNovember 4, 2011
You should always try your best and work your hardest and reeeeeally think about the assignment, but sometimes, there's only so much you can write about themes of isolation in Hemingway or particle physics or why some dogs have floppy ears and some don't. When... More  →
How to Fill Up Space in a Five-Page Paper

Help This Sparkler Edit Her Common App Essay!

By ContributorNovember 4, 2011
runxbabyxrun needs help editing her common app essay: her parents say the story doesn't resonate well. Are they right? —Sparkitors I’m almost used to it, now, the way my friends react when they come to my house for the first time. Whether commenting on... More  →
Help This Sparkler Edit Her Common App Essay!