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12 Things NOT to Bring to College

By ElodieApril 26, 2017
Packing for college is just one of those things you only learn how to do through hilarious trial and error, like going down a steep hill on a pogo stick, or juggling fire, or ordering a sandwich at Subway. And while knowing what to bring... More  →
12 Things NOT to Bring to College

Auntie SparkNotes: Which Girl Should I Choose?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 24, 2017
Hey Auntie SparkNotes, Ok so I'm a 16 year-old guy and right now, I have a girlfriend. An amazing one at that. Literally everything about her is perfect except for two things 1, she lives on the other side of the States. 2, if for whatever... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Which Girl Should I Choose?

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Afraid to Meet My Dad's New Girlfriend

By kat_rosenfieldApril 21, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, My parents are divorced, and have been for quite some time now. I don't have much of a problem with it anymore, except for the fact that my dad doesn't respect my mom. He treats her like what she has to do and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Afraid to Meet My Dad's New Girlfriend

Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Wants All My Attention

By kat_rosenfieldApril 20, 2017
Dear Auntie, I'm currently a senior in high school, and I just returned from a four-day long school trip with my friends. And, boy, did things take a turn for the worse. My boyfriend, let's label him B, and I have been together since eighth grade.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Wants All My Attention

Here Are All the Best Celeb Instagrams from Coachella 2017

By Chelsea DaggerApril 20, 2017
If all the celeb instagrams from Coachella are giving you FOMO, then this slideshow...is not going to help. If anything, it'll make things worse. But ask yourself this: would you rather close this window and hope that your FOMO subsides, or click through and see Rihanna in a More  →
Here Are All the Best Celeb Instagrams from Coachella 2017

(RE)Introducing...Elodie's "Would You Rather" Series!

By ElodieApril 18, 2017
There's nothing like a really good would-you-rather question to 1) make you think about life, and 2) destroy you emotionally. It always starts off with something innocent (e.g. "Would you rather be lonely and rich, or poor and in love?") but ultimately spirals downward into More  →
(RE)Introducing...Elodie's "Would You Rather" Series!

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Crushing on My Homophobe Friend

By kat_rosenfieldApril 17, 2017
Dear Auntie, First and foremost, I'm gay. Super gay. As gay as it gets. I've known that I like girls since the tender age of eight, and I've acted on it since the (slightly less) tender age of twelve. Recently, I've developed an enormous crush on... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Crushing on My Homophobe Friend

The Top 25 Worst College Essay Topics

By Jon_SkindzierApril 17, 2017
If getting into college is like applying for a job, and your grades are like your resume, then your college essay is like your cover letter—it showcases your personality, and it should not say anything about going to the bathroom, not ever. Here are some... More  →
The Top 25 Worst College Essay Topics

Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Wrong to Write Cross-Culturally?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 14, 2017
Hello, Auntie! I am an aspiring author who has been writing for forever. I am also a half-white, half-Hispanic girl (who passes as white) who loves world history and international cultures, and I want to travel the world someday. Thus, some of my stories take place... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Wrong to Write Cross-Culturally?

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: June 1, 1982

By Nicole DiekerApril 13, 2017
Dear Diary, Elphinstone has asked me to marry him—and I have said yes. Of course, you will know from my entries of late that this was not a surprise; we had been discussing, in between discussing everything else, what it might look like to build a life... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: June 1, 1982