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A Series of Limericks About Going Back to School

By Andrew TavinAugust 18, 2014
We don't want you to think this is a trick/ Or say something that would make you feel sick/ But Summer is ending/ This isn't pretending/ So enjoy this back-to-school limerick   We know no one likes waking up early/ For it leaves you all tired and surly/ But the first class is... More  →
A Series of Limericks About Going Back to School

Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live

By H. Alan ScottAugust 18, 2014
In this edition of Da Newz, H Alan, a St. Louis, MO, native, picks through the issues in Ferguson, where an unarmed teen was shot a week ago, and where subsequent protests have met excessive use of police force. Segregation is over, he says,... More  →
Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live

Game Night a Snooze? Try These Not-Bored Games

By KathAugust 18, 2014
If you're like us and have grown up thinking "board game night" means "oh no, not Monopoly again," you're in for a delightful surprise. In the past ten years, some truly fantastic games have come out that have all kinds of new mechanics. The best... More  →
Game Night a Snooze? Try These Not-Bored Games

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Boyfriend Is Evil And I'm Sick Of Being The Third Wheel

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 15, 2014
Heads up, Sparklers: Auntie will be away next week, with columns resuming August 25. If you need an advice fix in the meantime, there's always the archives! Dear Auntie, My two friends, who I shall call Scott and Zelda, are dating, and I'm always the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Boyfriend Is Evil And I'm Sick Of Being The Third Wheel

Attention Zooeys! SCHOOL YOURSELF on How to Do Makeup With Glasses

By LuceroAugust 15, 2014
Hey everybody! Today we're talking about the best tips and tricks for wearing makeup with glasses! Follow Lucero here! Twitter / Tumblr / Blogspot / Pinterest / Instagram Are you rocking a Zooey glasses look?... More  →
Attention Zooeys! SCHOOL YOURSELF on How to Do Makeup With Glasses

The Friday Awards Are Here!

By Emily BrownAugust 15, 2014
Welcome back to the Friwards, Sparklers! This week's winners are a lovely bunch of coconuts who correctly guessed the secret message, which was the cat's pajamas. No, I'm not saying the secret message was the cat's pajamas, I'm saying it was the cat's pajamas.... More  →
The Friday Awards Are Here!

What's JLaw's Hottest Look EVER? BETCHA CAN'T PICK JUST ONE.

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 15, 2014
TODAY IS A GREAT DAY, BUTTSKIS. For it is not only Friday, and therefore nearly time for you to cast off your 83-ton backpack and dive headfirst into a Sherlock marathon, but also JENNIFER LAWRENCE DAY—the hilarious, gorgeous, gif-tastic lady king of our hearts turns 24 th More  →
What's JLaw's Hottest Look Ever? BETCHA CAN'T PICK JUST ONE.

What Rights Do Protestors Have?

By Janet ManleyAugust 15, 2014
The actions of police in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of teen Michael Brown have received lots of coverage. Exclamations of "The police have brought out their tanks!" were followed by "WAIT, WHY DO THE POLICE HAVE TANKS?" and reports of peaceful protestors being... More  →
What Rights Do Protestors Have?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get People To Hug Me?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 14, 2014
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, As I enter my second year of college, I’m a little concerned about my failure to move beyond casual friendships with my peers. Let me explain. Back in high school, I had a smallish but very close group of friends. I interacted with most... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get People To Hug Me?

A Puppy Reacts to Shark Week + a Super New Tattoo

By Aislinn ShevlinAugust 14, 2014
Here’s what our favorite celebs have been up to on Twitter this week! More  →
A Puppy Reacts to Shark Week + a Super New Tattoo