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To Date Or Not To Date, That Is The Question

By Melissa_AlbertSeptember 8, 2010
Maybe your new crush is your shop-class partner. Maybe it’s the patchouli-scented dude who sells gently-used Girl Scout cookies in the school parking lot. Maybe it's your cousin (it REALLY shouldn't be your cousin, though). Whoever he or she might be, you should always consider... More  →
To Date Or Not To Date, That Is The Question

The Ellie Report: How to Save Face When The Teacher Catches You Daydreaming

By ContributorSeptember 8, 2010
Ellielikespie, we much prefer your analysis of Lord of the Flies to any other analysis ever written, even by us. —Sparkitors It's 1:30 pm and your teacher is droning on and on about something, but you only catch the... More  →
The Ellie Report: How to Save Face When The Teacher Catches You Daydreaming

20 Reasons to Be Psyched About Going Back to School

By Lauren PassellSeptember 8, 2010
Sleeping until noon on a Thursday is great, summer jobs rock, and we love popsicles as much as the next guy, but around this time of year, we start asking ourselves: when will this madness end?! We're starting to sweat sunscreen, and wait a secondMore  →
20 Reasons to Be Psyched About Going Back to School

In Defense of Generic Snacks

By Dan_BergsteinSeptember 8, 2010
As the economy struggles to come back to life, we all must watch our wallets, and one way to save some cash is chowing down on budget-priced foodstuffs. Sure, these products are about as glamorous as Snooki’s mug shot, but once you get... More  →
In Defense of Generic Snacks

The Most Annoying Habits of All Time Ever

By ContributorSeptember 7, 2010
Megan_Adams is annoyed. Here's what she can't stand. —Sparkitors 1. Asking, “Whatcha doing?” (especially with that particular inflection) even when it is perfectly obvious what I am doing, and it cannot be possible that you are confused about what it is that I am... More  →
The Most Annoying Habits of All Time Ever

A Day in the Life at a Jewish Sleepover Camp (in Canada!)

By ContributorSeptember 7, 2010
Your camp sounds amazing, jewbiegirl—except for those hard-boiled eggs.—Sparkitors A lot of people seem surprised when I tell them that I go to sleepover camp for a month. It may seem like a... More  →
A Day in the Life at a Jewish Sleepover Camp (in Canada!)

QUIZINATOR: Remember When We Brought Sexy Back? Now It's Your Turn.

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 7, 2010
Just to clarify: this is not a quiz about Justin Timberlake. Why, you ask, groaning with disappointment? Because if it were, the answer to every single question would be "HOTNESS," and that kind of predictability would defeat the entire purpose of the Quizinator—which is to... More  →
QUIZINATOR: Remember When We Brought Sexy Back? Now It's Your Turn.

Electives You WISH You Could Take

By Pete CroattoSeptember 7, 2010
As much as you surely love "Naturally Occurring Rock Formations 101" and "War and Peace from a Nietzschian Perspective," we think we've come up with some elective classes that can outdo anything your high school is currently offering—and that includes "Advanced Cooking: Jell-O As An Arbiter... More  →
Electives You WISH You Could Take

How to Be Awesome: Kitchen Edition

By ContributorSeptember 7, 2010
Welcome back to jgrudzy's series, How to Be Awesome. So far we've taken six pieces of her advice, and we now have two new friends, a hit song on the radio, and a boyfriend (Justin Bieber's older brother, Buddy Bieber). —Sparkitors This one's relatively... More  →
How to Be Awesome: Kitchen Edition

Genius Ways to Enjoy Cheez-Its, Other Than Eating Them

By Lauren PassellSeptember 7, 2010
Everybody loves Cheez-Its. In fact, they're so awesome that we have to wonder: Given the opportunity, what else could Cheez-Its accomplish, aside from being the perfect snack? Here at SparkNotes, we've been thinking that we might be selling them short by only eating them. Maybe we... More  →
Genius Ways to Enjoy Cheez-Its, Other Than Eating Them