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Syzygy: Why the English Language is Awesome!

By ContributorJune 9, 2010
We plan on using this information to win every game of Hangman we play from this day on. Thanks, endlesslight44! We were playing Hangman in study hall when one of the boys said he had a word that no one would ever guess. He... More  →
Syzygy: Why the English Language is Awesome!

What I Learned in France

By ContributorJune 9, 2010
Flirting over mochaccinos at a French cafe? Psh, that's just another day for pastachelli. —Jealous Sparkitors My school does an exchange program with a high school in France, which I was lucky enough to... More  →
What I Learned in France

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch in 22 Easy Steps

By Robert IsenbergJune 9, 2010
Set up iPod dock in kitchen and turn on loudest, craziest, and screechiest playlist. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Since this is your friend's oven, struggle for 15 minutes to figure out how to do this. Mishandle bag and send clouds of flour all over the place. Drop... More  →
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch in 22 Easy Steps

How to Politely Refuse Dinner

By ContributorJune 9, 2010
We really could have used this article last week when Mom made “refrigerator surprise.” Thanks for the tips, crownoflaurel!— Sparkitors It’s happened to all of us: it’s dinnertime, and the food on your plate appears to be moving, made of human brains, or... More  →
How to Politely Refuse Dinner

5 Signs You've Been Accepted to Hogwarts

By kat_rosenfieldJune 9, 2010
With final exams nearly over and most passing grades in the bag, you probably thought you knew exactly what you'd be doing next year—whether it's moving up from middle school, entering tenth grade, or jetting off to an out-of-state college. Yep, it's all sewn up...... More  →
5 Signs You've Been Accepted to Hogwarts

How to Fake Being A Foodie

By Kathryn_WilliamsJune 8, 2010
With the appearance of celebrity chefs, reality cooking competitions, and entire cable networks devoted to food porn, it seems everyone and her mother has hopped on the gourmet bandwagon (full disclosure: we're driving the wagon). We may be One Nation Under Ronald, but... More  →
How to Fake Being A Foodie

How to Make Your Family Hate You on Car Trips

By Ashley SpencerJune 8, 2010
Your little brother is singing aloud to his iPod with his pubescent scratchy voice. Your mom is mad you aren’t eating her cheese sandwiches, and is now calling you “unappreciative.” Your dad won’t stop at a gas station so you can empty your soda-infused bladder. Your... More  →
How to Make Your Family Hate You on Car Trips

A Guide for Manklers: How to Talk to Your Girlfriend

By ContributorJune 8, 2010
We think BooksndPens06 is going to be a shrink someday. Agree? —Sparkitors Although girls are welcome to read this post, (because sometimes we, too, are just as confused by our girls as the boys are), this guide is written mainly for those manklers that... More  →
A Guide for Manklers: How to Talk to Your Girlfriend

The Scariest Amusement Park Rides EVER

By ChrisFauxRealJune 8, 2010
Are you as tired of the same old humdrum amusement park rides as we are? Sure, there’s something to be said for coasters with corkscrew descents, but what we really want are rides that continue to scare and thrill us long after we've barfed up... More  →
The Scariest Amusement Park Rides EVER

What It's Like to Travel to... Atlanta, Georgia

By ContributorJune 8, 2010
We are dying—DYING—to go to Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party and eat a cupcake with peaceonearth. —Sparkitors Hey Sparklers!! Peaceonearth34 here, reporting from the city of Atlanta, Georgia. This is THE city for music lovers of any sort, but it also has a wide... More  →
What It's Like to Travel to... Atlanta, Georgia