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Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Is Abusing His Girlfriend

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 15, 2016
Dear Auntie, I have a problem with a relationship that isn't mine. And I know, if it's not mine I should mind my own business, but I can't help wondering if some outside perspective would be helpful in this situation. Two of my best friends (let's call... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Is Abusing His Girlfriend

Texts From Star Wars Characters

By Elliana EsquivelJuly 14, 2016
Look who learned to read... Still riding high on the Force after TFA? As a part of Get Pop Cultured, Barnes & Noble are hosting Star Wars events with cosplay, trivia, Star Wars bingo, coloring activities, and giveaways (while supplies last) at stores across the nation on F More  →
Texts From Star Wars Characters

What to Do With Your Life If You Still Don't Have a Clue

By Kalina CiokJuly 14, 2016
Does it seem like everyone and his grandmother wants to know what you’re doing with your life? I’ll bet it does. As you get older, that’s just something that happens. But what those people fail to realize is that when it comes to planning for... More  →
What to Do With Your Life If You Still Don't Have a Clue

Auntie SparkNotes: Dementia Has Turned My Grandmother Mean

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 13, 2016
Dear Auntie, My grandmother has dementia (a version of Alzheimers) and she lives with my family and I. We provide full time care for her but sometimes it seems like I'm the one who needs care simply because I can't mentally handle the things she says... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Dementia Has Turned My Grandmother Mean

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Scared of How Angry I Get

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 11, 2016
Dear Auntie, Last night, when my dad told me that I couldn't take my phone upstairs to my room, I got so angry that I ripped my headphones in half. In-freaking-half. I had a total "Hulk" moment and it scared the crap out of me. I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Scared of How Angry I Get

Anatomy of a Harry Potter Fangirl

By SparkLifeJuly 11, 2016
Welcome to our new series, Anatomy of a Fangirl. This first edition is dedicated to all of you who... Read through the night to find out how the Battle of Hogwarts would resolve Sweat buckets as they took the Sorting test Continue to have particularly strong opinions about Wolfstar Take fan theories very seriously Have called someone... More  →
Anatomy of a <i>Harry Potter </i> Fangirl

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Sick of Being Stereotyped

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 8, 2016
Dear Auntie, I’m an eighth grader about to depart to a new high school. I’m a right leaning moderate and a Christian. Why is this an issue? Well, due to the fact I don't agree with liberals, people at my school people assumed the following: 1. I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Sick of Being Stereotyped

The Perfect Summer Beauty Product for Your Zodiac Sign

By Maura Barry-GarlandJuly 7, 2016
Looking to add a little something to your summer beauty regimen? Probably. Do you live and die by your Zodiac sign? Of course you do. You’re a human being. So quit reading magazines to find your perfect summer look and try reading the stars instead.... More  →
The Perfect Summer Beauty Product for Your Zodiac Sign

Rape Culture, the Brock Turner Case, & Why Consent Is a Crucial Part of Sex

By Kate Allan and Chelsea DaggerJuly 7, 2016
On June 6, Stanford student Brock Turner was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 14 years. But for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, Turner was sentenced to just 6 months in prison. The judge's rational f More  →
Rape Culture, the Brock Turner Case, & Why Consent Is a Crucial Part of Sex

Auntie SparkNotes: The Girl I Like Is Dating a Total Loser

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 6, 2016
Hey Auntie, This is a classic one I'm sure, but I'd be happy to get some advice, as everyone I usually go to is too close to the situation. I have a friend that I'm sort of into. Not the head-over-heels kind of into, but the kind... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Girl I Like Is Dating a Total Loser