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QUIZ: Which Classic Novel Sums Up Your School Year?

By ElodieMay 18, 2017
It’s the end of the school year. Time to torpedo your sleep schedule and rely primarily on Cheetos for sustenance. But before you drop off the grid completely, take a few moments to reminisce. Think of all the tests you didn’t study for, all the... More  →
QUIZ: Which Classic Novel Sums Up Your School Year?

12 Pre-Existing Conditions in Classic Literature

By ElodieMay 18, 2017

Depending on your insurance plan and what year it is, a "pre-existing condition" is a medical issue that might make your health insurance more expensive. "Even in literature?" you ask, to which I say yes. Especially in literature. The pre-existing condition: Being a Defense Against the... More  →
12 Pre-Existing Conditions in Classic Literature

Harry Potter Posters That Just Get You

By Madeline GobboMay 18, 2017
For as long as there have been Hogwarts houses, the Marauders, and the Order,* people have found a society of like-minded people in the Pottersphere. Haven't found your crew yet? Take a look at these fab posters by the incomparable Madeline Gobbo and you just might have your More  →
Harry Potter Posters That Just <em>Get</em> You

Dream Graduation Speakers, Ranked

By Taylor NolesMay 18, 2017
With graduation comes commencement speeches, and with commencement speeches comes a 3-hour monologue about the misery awaiting you in the real world, delivered by your profusely sweaty principal. Thrilling, yes? No. Here are some fresher choices for your consideration: 10. Maleficent Pros: Killer cheeckbones, fierce, fashionable, elegant, great speaking... More  →
Dream Graduation Speakers, Ranked

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Sheeple?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 17, 2017
Dear Auntie, It's been dawning on me lately that I might be easily persuaded into things with hardly any critical thought, even though I'm already twenty years old. Not sure if this is the case, though, so I wanted to ask you for advice. Let me... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Sheeple?

How to Sign Yearbooks, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieMay 17, 2017
You may think yearbooks are just a hodgepodge of school memories, but that is not what they are. They are ghosts of years past that will HAUNT YOU every time someone gets one out to “look back,” especially if you, like me, for some reason... More  →
How to Sign Yearbooks, According to Shakespeare

How to Fill Out Your FAFSA (Without Having a Nervous Breakdown)

By Emma GordonMay 17, 2017
You did it! You got that acceptance email, or that letter in the mail, or that scroll by owl, if you'll be attending Hogwarts in the fall (in which case, please take us with you). Wherever you're going, congratulations—getting into college is a huge accomplishment!... More  →
How to Fill Out Your FAFSA (Without Having a Nervous Breakdown)

Anatomy of a Harry Potter Fangirl

By SparkLifeMay 17, 2017
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