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 →
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 →
High school isn't the best time of your life; it's the worst. This letter proves it. —SparkNotes editorsDear 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →