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You Know You're Polish When...

By ContributorJune 24, 2011
grace_return7, we make pierogies at least once a month! —Sparkitors My family is actually not very Polish by percentage, but we have tons of Polish customs. You probably have a Polish family if one of more of these applies to you... 1. Pierogies are... More  →
You Know You're Polish When...

It Totally Pays To Be A Facebook Stalker

By ContributorJune 24, 2011
purplepheonix has logged some serious time on the internet over the past 2 years. We hope she had cheap wi-fi.—Sparkitors Picture it: a cruise ship docked in sunny Fort Lauterdale, just about to pull out of port.  Me,... More  →
It Totally Pays To Be A Facebook Stalker

Crushing on the Bus

By ContributorJune 24, 2011
We *think* this is from an anonymous Sparkler, but we lost the email it came in. Sorry Sparkler! Email us with your name! —Sparkitors So as a sophomore in high school I go to my first debate meeting. There is a practice debate going... More  →
Crushing on the Bus

Should This Sparkler Give Up On Her Crush? WE THINK NOT (But We Need You To Help Us Decide).

By ContributorJune 24, 2011
that_other_leah thought she would never crush again—but then she found a guy who changed her mind.—Sparkitors I spent the first few months of this school year reveling in the fact that I was finally over my crush... More  →
Should This Sparkler Give Up On Her Crush? WE THINK NOT (But We Need You To Help Us Decide).

Unprovoked Grinding=The End of a Crush

By ContributorJune 24, 2011
Stephanie had a big-time crush on a seemingly sweet guy—but he didn't quite turn out to be Prince Charming.—Sparkitors I am about to relay what is probably the most embarassing crush related story I have ever heard. How do... More  →
Unprovoked Grinding=The End of a Crush

Life Lessons from a Bando

By ContributorJune 24, 2011
starkidette, how are you this insightful after just one year as a bando? By the time you're a senior, we suspect you'll be some kind of wizard. –Sparkitors Think of sweat dripping down into your eyes. Think of muddy grass beneath polished black shoes.... More  →
Life Lessons from a Bando

Open Thread for June 24

By SparkLifeJune 24, 2011
This is exactly how we feel by Friday here at SparkNotes, though we look substantially less cute. ... More  →
Open Thread for June 24

Why I Don't Like A Very Potter Musical

By Dan_BergsteinJune 23, 2011
The first time I watched A Very Potter Musical, I was disappointed. The second time I watched it, I was even more disappointed. I don’t like A Very Potter Musical. It’s long, it's often tedious, and the few good jokes and performances don't... More  →
Why I Don't Like A Very Potter Musical

Loving Darren Criss for All the Right Reasons

By ContributorJune 23, 2011
Starkidette loves Darren Criss—and not just because of all the superficial stuff. —Sparkitors Obviously I’ve had plenty of crushes is my life. Some of them were other people crushing on me. Some of them were me crushing on people. Some unrequited, some shared, some... More  →
Loving Darren Criss for All the Right Reasons

My Super-Secret Engagement

By kat_rosenfieldJune 23, 2011
Dear Kat, Me and my now-fiance have been going out for almost a year now, and I really want to scream to the world about our engagement. But the problem is he doesn't want me to tell anyone, especially his family, until he has graduated college... More  →
My Super-Secret Engagement