Picture this, Sparklebutts: you strut into the admissions interview at your first-choice college, your cheeks glowing with conviction, your large, noble forehead glistening gloriously in the sun. You sit down, cross your confidence-pants-encased legs (my god, your butt looks phenomenal!), and... More →
We all know the feeling: You couldn’t pay attention in class. You couldn’t eat your lunch. You fidgeted all day, thinking about the pending release. Once you get home, you run to your bedroom and reach for … yoga pants.
That’s right. We're not talking about... More →
You have an app to organize your apps, and an app to make the organizing app run even smoother, and then an app to streamline that app. But do you have these five deliciously geeky apps?
Platforms: iPhone, Android, iPad
What it does: Take... More →
Guess what? Words With Friends could save your life. It’s a great thing. In fact, the world could have used Words With Friends a lot sooner. Just like macaroni isn’t complete without cheese, panda isn’t complete without bear, and polar isn’t complete without... More →
Q: Do students ever object to learning your material for religious or moral reasons?A: This has happened to me. And wow, is it ever unpleasant.
I've taught things that offended people's deeply-cherished beliefs regarding human sexuality, American society, and the nature of life itself. And I've... More →
Over the past few months, I have become best friends with this amazing boy. I'm sure you hear this a lot, but he's kind, attractive, sympathetic, caring, funny, and animated, but he has a troubled family life. His mom isn't the nicest person in the... More →
Rote memorization? Conjugating verbs? HA! Next you'll tell me you do things like "listen to the teacher" and "actually study," and that's no way to learn a language. Well, maybe it is. Probably. How should I know? I doodled sharks all over my notes. Sharks... More →
Boy, does the Faye drama really heat up this week. Are you ready? —Sparkitors
Holy Haberdashery, Batman! He did WHAT?!
Oh wait, I'm getting ahead of myself—let’s talk about College stuff first!
I don’t know if it’s because I’ve only been back in school for a... More →
It's Casual Friday at the SparkLife office, and on Casual Friday us Sparkitors like to take full advantage of a time-honored and beloved tradition: mocking Dan Bergstein's choice of footwear.
Last week he strutted in wearing a pair of 6-inch yellow heels, and man oh man,... More →