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The Awesomeness of Weather

By ContributorMay 16, 2011

Akumeoi is the only person we know who enjoys cloudy days and getting soaked by fist-sized raindrops.—Sparkitors

Yes, I am that girl who sent in the playlist Songs About the Weather. No, I am... More  →
The Awesomeness of Weather

My Mother, The Strongest Woman I Know

By ContributorMay 16, 2011
Sparkler Katelyn shared a difficult experience with her mom, and now their bond is stronger than ever!—Sparkitors While some people may be grateful for their impeccable skills at downing coffee, making leather pants, or shooting hoops, I’m more thankful for something that is... More  →
My Mother, The Strongest Woman I Know

Open Thread for May 16

By Chelsea DaggerMay 16, 2011
We're exhaustified from a long weekend of scarfing down stale Peeps and taking 8-hour naps, so we're gonna let SeptembreRea do talking: Hi, Sparklers! It's your friendly neighborhood SparkNotes user SeptembreRea with a piece of art for the open thread... This piece is a bit... More  →
Open Thread for May 16

Finals Week: Do or Die

By Lindsay PuvelMay 13, 2011
Analogies are never perfect. Some, however, get pretty darn close. Though Alfred Lord Tennyson was supposedly writing about the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War, the eerie similarities between the experiences described in his iconic poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” and those... More  →
Finals Week: Do or Die

Dropping the Bomb

By ContributorMay 13, 2011
SHE KNOWS. Sparklers, I said in my very first post that my immediate family knows about my sexuality. My mom was the first one to find out, and because I come from a strongly Catholic family, she’s always assumed I would stay single. That is no... More  →
Dropping the Bomb

How to Enjoy Your Mono

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 13, 2011
Good ol' mononucleosis. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is "a viral infection causing fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck." According to your mother, it's the kissing disease—STD Lite. But don't feel like a Victorian prostitute;... More  →
How to Enjoy Your Mono

How To Show Your Appreciation for an SO

By Jon_SkindzierMay 13, 2011
Compliments are like parking tickets: if you don't pay them from time to time, you deserve to have your car impounded. Be forewarned that guys often have difficulty with this, so give them partial credit for at least trying. More  →
How To Show Your Appreciation for an SO

What I Wish I'd Known As A Freshman

By ContributorMay 13, 2011
Freshmen of the world, rejoice: CaptainMorganaMarie is here to help.—Sparkitors Every once in a while, this little voice in my head goes “Oh, my God. I’m a senior! I’m going to college next year! I’ll... More  →
What I Wish I'd Known As A Freshman

Every Day in France is the Best Day EVER

By ContributorMay 13, 2011
The more LadyM tells us about her study abroad vacation in France, the more we want to build a machine that will allow us to switch places with her and STEAL HER LIFE.—Sparkitors I had the best day ever—because, for the first time... More  →
Every Day in France is the Best Day EVER

The VLOG: Softball Strategy SPECTACULAR

By Chelsea DaggerMay 13, 2011
If there's one irrefutable rule about softball, it's that winners never cry. But our team never wins, which means we can cry all we want. We cry while we're batting. We cry while we're pitching. We even cry while we're shouting cleverly-rhymed cheers about the... More  →
The VLOG: Softball Strategy SPECTACULAR