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How to Make Friends: A Sparkler's Step-by-Step Manual!

By ContributorApril 24, 2012
Alright, fellow Spark-residents. We’ve got some serious business to deal with. While reflecting on the mysteries of life during one especially boring Algebra class, I decided to write an article on how to make friends in high school (or anywhere, for that matter). Even though... More  →
How to Make Friends: A Sparkler's Step-by-Step Manual!

Limericks About High School Life

By Lex Luthor and Ben ShurtleffApril 24, 2012
In honor of National Poetry Month, please enjoy the following limmies about being a teen: My homework has just been beset by the memes on the Internets There's a panda that sneezes... But then my comp freezes! And I'm stuck with some math I don't get. **** "I think you are truly... More  →
Limericks About High School Life

Spring Cleaning: Edit Your Closet

By SissyApril 24, 2012
There’s an old spring adage that says, “Be a good little flower and look to the sun. Then, go clean your closet, or else your mom may make you do something even worse.” Spring is the perfect time to reconfigure and de-clutter your closet. That way,... More  →
Spring Cleaning: Edit Your Closet

A Geek's Guide to Not Getting Bullied

By ContributorApril 24, 2012
I know being a geek is fun, but it's also difficult; us geeks have to worry about things like getting beaten up after school because we accidentally sat at the jocks' table in the cafeteria. Having moved around a lot and been a part if... More  →
A Geek's Guide to Not Getting Bullied

What To Do When You Can't Sleep

By SissyApril 23, 2012
Generally, those ZZZs comes easy to you, but once in a while, you just can’t coax yourself to fall into the arms of sleep. You clamp your eyes shut, refusing to open them up for any reason. You toss and turn, trying to fight off... More  →
What To Do When You Can't Sleep

Tampons and Napkins and Belts, Oh My!

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 23, 2012
Ah, the menses. That beautiful fact of life that has terrified mankind and pubescent girls alike since the beginning of time. But a period just isn't a period without all of the delicate, discreet, and cozy trappings. Really, what would your... More  →
Tampons and Napkins and Belts, Oh My!

Teen Must-Read: The Fault in Our Stars

By ContributorApril 23, 2012
dac213 continues her new series by reviewing a Sparkler favorite! Book: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Synopsis: I could give you a pretty corny summary about how Hazel and Augustus learn to love, or learn to cope with... More  →
Teen Must-Read: The Fault in Our Stars

A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old-Self

By SissyApril 23, 2012
Dear Sixteen-Year-Old-Self, Alright girl, seriously, what is with all the low-rise jeans and sparkly clothing? Does a top have to be completely covered in glitter for you to consider putting it on? And why is your makeup exactly the same as your shirts: colorful and shimmery?... More  →
A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old-Self

How to Tell if You're a Lit Nerd

By ContributorApril 23, 2012
Hey there, Sparklers (and Gary)! Today I was sitting on my bed, wearing a Moby Dick shirt, reading Chaucer, and drinking a freakishly large mug of tea when I suddenly lurched from my resting place, sloshed my delicious stewed-plants-with-cream-and-honey beverage everywhere, and creeched “I... More  →
How to Tell if You're a Lit Nerd

The Worst and Best Catcalls of All Time

By Valerie BurnApril 23, 2012
"Blossoming" into an adult has many perks. You grow a little taller, lose some of that acne, and start to figure out what you want in life. Still, the more you start to look like an adult, the more creepy adults try to hit on... More  →
The Worst and Best Catcalls of All Time