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Interview: Two Students Protest 1,900 Police Housed in Their University Dorms

By Taylor NolesJuly 21, 2016
This week, the Republican National Convention is taking place in Cleveland. If you haven't been watching, check out our rundown of candidates and some of the highlights. Will the "Never Trump" campaigners manage to nominate a different candidate [spoiler: nope! —ed.]? Will Iowa... More  →
Interview: Two Students Protest 1,900 Police Housed in Their University Dorms

If Our Favorite Fictional Characters Were Pokemon, Here's What They Would Be

By ElodieJuly 21, 2016
So there I was, elbows-deep in my Pokemon GO addiction and trawling the Internet for knowledge of or relating to why my Pokeballs always seem to rocket-launch into outer space, when I made a discovery. I discovered that Alakazam—the final evolved form of Abra—looks like... More  →
If Our Favorite Fictional Characters Were Pokemon, Here's What They Would Be

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Had Naughty Pics on His Hard Drive

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 20, 2016
Hi Auntie, I'm pretty mixed up. My boyfriend of over a year sent me a link to a game via Dropbox, but he didn't just send me the link; he sent the entirety of his Dropbox contents on accident. I asked him if I could look... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Had Naughty Pics on His Hard Drive

10 Things You Can Bet I Would Do With a Wand If I Suddenly Had One

By ElodieJuly 20, 2016
The more I re-read Harry Potter, the more I am given to understand that I was supposed to be a wizard. Magic is all about sporting questionable outfits and shouting nonsense in public, and I already do both of those things. Let’s just be real: if... More  →
10 Things You Can Bet I Would Do With a Wand If I Suddenly Had One

Dating With Science: Are Guys Threatened By Smart Girls?

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 20, 2016
Welcome back to Dating With Science, in which we illuminate the mysteries of romance using only the finest peer-reviewed science, and, occasionally, the spare science we dig out from between the couch cushions. Today's topic: girl brains, and whether or not boys find them t More  →
Dating With Science: Are Guys Threatened By Smart Girls?

If Alexander Hamilton Could Text

By ElodieJuly 19, 2016
If there's anything we've learned about Alexander Hamilton from one whole year of rap battles and choreographed dance numbers, it's that he had a lot to say. In fact, the man was so voluble that I'm surprised he doesn't rise from the grave every time anyone anywhere express More  →
If Alexander Hamilton Could Text

How to Meet Your Next S.O. Through Pokémon Go

By Kurt HarrogateJuly 19, 2016
A week ago I was in New York City, wandering the streets in search of Pidgeys and that elusive Tauros. When Pokémon Go came out, I expected it to be a cult hit—nostalgia-stricken millennials would certainly download it, but I didn't think the rest of... More  →
How to Meet Your Next S.O. Through Pokémon Go

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Invited Another Girl to Prom

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 18, 2016
Dear Auntie, My school’s grad (or prom for non-Canadians) is at the end of the month and I was hoping that my boyfriend—let’s call him Brandon—and I (we've been dating for almost a year) would be each other's dates as a way of telling our respective... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Invited Another Girl to Prom

Anatomy of a Hamilton Fangirl

By SparkLifeJuly 18, 2016
Welcome back to our new series, Anatomy of a Fangirl! To see our previous installments, click here. This week, we tip our hats to fellow Hamilton fangirl Ruby Woods for this beautiful illustration.  This one goes out to all of you who... Think Laurens is one of the biggest... More  →
Anatomy of a <i>Hamilton</i> Fangirl

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Is Abusing His Girlfriend

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 15, 2016
Dear Auntie, I have a problem with a relationship that isn't mine. And I know, if it's not mine I should mind my own business, but I can't help wondering if some outside perspective would be helpful in this situation. Two of my best friends (let's call... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Is Abusing His Girlfriend