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How To Be the Awkward Relative

By Lucy HutchinsonDecember 24, 2010
The problem with Christmas dinner is that everyone is too well behaved. Everyone knows not to talk about politics or religion or why Uncle Maurice has dyed his beard blue this year. That one relative who always says the wrong thing and makes everyone uncomfortable... More  →
How To Be the Awkward Relative

Boy Hunt: Why Geeraff is Lame

By Miss MarmDecember 24, 2010
Geeraff is definitely lame...if by "lame" you mean "AWESOMEPANTS"! —Sparkitors Let’s play a game I just made up. Are you ready? FANtastic! Welcome to the newest game show to sweep the nation: Why Geeraff Is Lame! And here’s the hostess with the mostess, Geeraff! (Applause and... More  →
Boy Hunt: Why Geeraff is Lame

Hilarious Quotes By Teachers-Round 5!

By ContributorDecember 24, 2010
Hannah_Lyra, these are so funny, they almost make you want to take AP Government twice! ALMOST.—Sparkitors At the end of my junior year in high school, there was a problem with my schedule for the next year. At the last minute, I had a... More  →
Hilarious Quotes By Teachers-Round 5!

The Sadie Hawkins Crusade: Gotta Have (a) Faith

By ContributorDecember 23, 2010
Ninja_Assassin is our newest NBK columnst—and she's on a mission to get a date to Sadie Hawkins! —Sparkitors Hello Sparklers!!!!!!! I’d like to take this time to introduce myself: My name is Faith, and I have never been kissed. You’re probably thinking to your incredibly... More  →
The Sadie Hawkins Crusade: Gotta Have (a) Faith

Holiday Haiku for You

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 23, 2010
What's that sound? By golly, it's the pitter patter of Santa's tiny reindogs on the roof! Ho ho ho. He's bringing you a big ol' sack of Sparku for Christmas! Now don't read them so hard on Christmas Day that you... More  →
Holiday Haiku for You

The Daily Trials of an English Major: Recipe for the Perfect Man

By ContributorDecember 23, 2010
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good book must be in want of the perfect man (my apologies to Jane Austen). Books often create ideals of romance, chivalry, and all that jazz. I just so happen to... More  →
The Daily Trials of an English Major: Recipe for the Perfect Man

What Christmas Cards Say About... Other People

By Jon_SkindzierDecember 23, 2010
Christmas cards seem like a pretty straightforward concept, if a little counterproductive. Everyone exchanges money for pleasant little cards when they then exchange with each other; sort of like redeemable gift cards, except that they can only be redeemed for absolutely nothing Christmas... More  →
What Christmas Cards Say About... Other People

Never Been Kissed in Michigan: Part 2

By ContributorDecember 23, 2010
thenameselodie kicks some major NBK butt this week; she doesn't get any lip action, but we were still SUPER impressed!—Sparkitors There’s a boy in my class who I will refer to only as The Uber Hottie. He’s... More  →
Never Been Kissed in Michigan: Part 2

The Think Tank: Everybody Gets A Weasley Sweater!

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 23, 2010
It's 2 days until Christmas, Sparkleheads, which means it's also 2 days until Albus Dumbledore's Annual Ping Pong Championship of the WORLD. Every year on December 25th, good ol' Dumblebutt hosts a glittering, gorgeous soiree in the Great Hall at Hogwarts, and all of his... More  →
The Think Tank: Everybody Gets A Weasley Sweater!

A Sparkler's Letter to Santa

By ContributorDecember 23, 2010
Amarantha93 isn't demanding, she just knows what she wants! —Sparkitors Dear Santa, I know that this is probably a hard time of the year for you. You travel around the world with your reindeer, delivering presents to all the boys and girls (don't forget me).... More  →
A Sparkler's Letter to Santa