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Dissecting the Yearbook Staff, Part 1

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 26, 2010
Being on your school's yearbook staff can be a thankless job. You spend nine months putting your blood, sweat, and tears into producing a book that's meant to capture in word and in image the heart and soul—the very essence—of what it was to be... More  →
Dissecting the Yearbook Staff, Part 1

Music for Every Type of Weather

By ContributorApril 26, 2010
Is the entire world gray today, or just NYC? We definitely need to hit up shanghainyc114's "light rain" mix. —SparkNotes editors I don't know about you guys, but my music mood depends on the weather. Unfortunately, I live in a city that's a... More  →
Music for Every Type of Weather

Auntie SparkNotes: Down With Slimeball McPeepants

By kat_rosenfieldApril 26, 2010
High school isn't the best time of your life; it's the worst. This letter proves it. —SparkNotes editors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm a junior in high school and as far back as I can remember people have made fun of me for being overweight. I'm a smart... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Down With Slimeball McPeepants

The Five People You’ll Meet in Student Council

By ContributorApril 26, 2010

We love this post by Acrossthebridget because we've never understood the inner workings of student councils. This completely clears things up! —SparkNotes editors

Remember the scene in 10 Things I Hate About You when Kat tears down the... More  →
The Five People You’ll Meet in Student Council

Open Thread for April 26

By Emily WinterApril 26, 2010
This horse is not dead. It's just a newborn named Artie taking a nap in a field, according to the e-mail we got from DeathByBlackhole. Even though Artie's young, it looks like he's figured out the best way to spend... More  →
Open Thread for April 26

Open Thread for April 25

By EmmaApril 25, 2010
There's something about robots that melts our hearts. They're so innocent, so literal, so cute with their blank expressions and their need to be loved. And when they're robot pins named Tony, made by ItsRainingJellybeans from a recycled Converse shoebox, well, our hearts... More  →
Open Thread for April 25

Open Thread for April 24

By EmmaApril 24, 2010
Good morning! Have you brushed your hair yet? We haven't, and we look just like Roxanne a.k.a Roxy, uh_oh_oreoz's Yorkiepoo. ...but not nearly as cute.... More  →
Open Thread for April 24

captaincakeslice's Playlist

By ContributorApril 23, 2010
captaincakeslice is learning bass. Anyone else think we should start a SparkNotes band through Skype? We'll play drums. —SparkNotes editors Music is life. As Robin Williams says in August Rush (which is a B-E-A-UTIFUL film), it's "God's little... More  →
captaincakeslice's Playlist

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterApril 23, 2010
We wanted to save this photo from ItsRainingJellybeans for an open thread, but it made us sooooo happy that we figured we HAD to use it for the happiest occasion of all: FRIDAY! ItsRainingJellybeans says that no butterflies were harmed in the making of... More  →
The Friday Awards

Battle of the Notebooks!

By ContributorApril 23, 2010
LevityBall, you never told us what kind of notebook YOU use! —SparkNotes editors Now, we all know that the single most important part of a school year is when you've filled up a notebook and must decide what type to replace it with. Should... More  →
Battle of the Notebooks!