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Why Cultural Understanding Is Important To Me

By ContributorNovember 30, 2010
TheWeirdWon has an important message about tolerance and cultural understanding to share, and we hope everyone listens!—Sparkitors Today, I was sitting in my Spanish class, just like I do every morning. We were reviewing verb conjugations, and a lot of the class was struggling... More  →

5 Slang Words that Aren't Catching On

By Lucy HutchinsonNovember 30, 2010
It can be hard to keep up with slang. One day, you're all hip with the lingo, the next, everyone is saying "That's so plush!" and you have no idea whether they're talking about stuffed animals or someone's hair. We've collected a few slang terms... More  →
5 Slang Words that Aren't Catching On

My Dan Bergstein FAIL

By ContributorNovember 30, 2010
clumsyisthenewblack had a brush with greatness—sort of.—Sparkitors I'm sure that everyone on Sparklife knows and loves the incredibly awesomesauce Twilight blogger, Dan Bergstein. He's the essence of all that is cool,... More  →

Blogging My Church Choir Practice

By ContributorNovember 29, 2010
grace_return7 has got a gorgeous voice—and she ain't bad with the photocopier, either.—Sparkitors I’m the music librarian at my church, which means I photocopy music (it's completely legal—just don't tell the cops) that Tom, our director, needs,... More  →

Blogging My Boy Diet: Are Girls as Confusing as Guys?

By ContributorNovember 29, 2010
Talie's not a lover... but she is a poet! —Sparkitors There once was a dude named Drummer Boy, And he really liked me (its TRUE), but I wasn't coy, He didn't like that approach, So he ignored me like a cockroach, Then decided to like one of my... More  →
Blogging My Boy Diet: Are Girls as Confusing as Guys?

Life According to Ginger: The Hipster Phenomenon

By ContributorNovember 29, 2010
The meaning of life: 42. The greatest thing you could ever learn: to love and be loved in return. Definition of a hipster: umm… For those who haven’t heard of them, a hipster is a stereotype of a college student, and nobody seems to... More  →
Life According to Ginger: The Hipster Phenomenon

How to Handle Awkward Questions at Family Gatherings

By Melissa AlbertNovember 29, 2010
It's that time of year again: the time when all your relatives meet at a gas station by your house to devise a list of the worst and most embarrassing questions they could possibly ask you. You're about to be hit  by the sledgehammer of... More  →

15 Reasons Why Baths Are Where It’s At

By ContributorNovember 29, 2010
nycomic56 is blowing the lid off the bath-taking underground. –Sparkitors I’m sorry, but I can’t sit around watching the endless Shower Debate of 2010 while poor old baths have no one to represent them. Has everyone forgotten about baths, the... More  →
15 Reasons Why Baths Are Where It’s At

Kid Foods We Still Love (and Some We SO Don't)

By Lauren PassellNovember 26, 2010
Now that Thanksgiving'S over, it's time to forget about stuffing and get back to other food—kid food. Remember those old lunchtime favorites that you would gladly trade your little brother for? Spaghetti O's? Capri Sun? Fruit By The Foot? In Kid World, those treats... More  →
Kid Foods We Still Love (and Some We SO Don't)

Interview With an English Teacher

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 26, 2010
Intrepid reporter Dan Bergstein has gone into the belly of a typical high school in Eastern Pennsylvania, where he interviewed 10th grade English teacher Mr. L (real name omitted because Mr. L doesn’t want to be fired). Dan asked Mr. L the tough questions, the... More  →
Interview With an English Teacher