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Sleeping During School: A Quick Guide

By Joe_LynchNovember 17, 2009
I've read or heard (or dreamed) that teenagers actually need more sleep than infants. It's hard to say if that's true—I don't remember much about being an infant, probably because I was asleep—but I do know that the high school schedule does NOT allow teens... More  →
Sleeping During School: A Quick Guide

Steal These Books

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 17, 2009
If you're a human, you're probably familiar with what we at SparkNotes like to call the Library Oh-Crap—so called because of that unfortunate experience wherein you notice an unfamiliar book on your shelf, open it up, and discover that the binding is stamped in five... More  →
Steal These Books

The Senior Project, aka Your Very Last Assignment

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 17, 2009
Some of you already know about the senior project with which you'll eventually have to justify your entire existence (well, your high school existence, anyway). Others are all "Senior whatjects? SparkNotes, you are so confusing!" But no, we're not. It's just that only some students are required... More  →
The Senior Project, aka Your Very Last Assignment

Pimp Your Inhaler

By ContributorNovember 17, 2009
Sparkler got_paint is so awesome. That's all we have to say. —SparkNotes editors If you guys are like me, then cold weather exacerbates your asthma, reactive airway disorder, and pulmonary defects. With winter just around the corner, we should take into consideration the statements... More  →
Pimp Your Inhaler

The Writing on the Wall

By laura_buchholzNovember 17, 2009
Bathroom graffiti is a part of high school life, no matter what kind of school you go to. But you know you’re going to a really good school if the bathroom graffiti looks like this: I (heart) Romeo Montague! Geometry is for squares. I bench... More  →
The Writing on the Wall

Dagger University: Get Your Nose on that Grindstone, Cowboy

By Chelsea DaggerNovember 17, 2009
Dear Dagger, I'm not sure if this is going to be the kind of problem that you were expecting to be asked, but I am currently facing a problem of not having enough motivation to do my work in school anymore. I am a... More  →
Dagger University: Get Your Nose on that Grindstone, Cowboy

Eulogy for the Mom Jean

By Kia WoodNovember 17, 2009
As many of us begin the hallowed transition from autumn wear to winter gear, let us take pause to eulogize a fashion trend that need not see 2010: Friends, family, fashion-lovers. We are gathered here today to lay to rest a misunderstood fashion trend: the Mom... More  →
Eulogy for the Mom Jean

Ball of Hate vs. Pancake Face

By EmmaNovember 17, 2009
A few days ago on Facebook, we asked which literary character is your dream bf/gf. Lots of people chose the reserved yet passionate Mr. Darcy, of Pride and Prejudice; there were also many admirers of the brooding, dangerous Heathcliff. This... More  →
Ball of Hate vs. Pancake Face

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterNovember 16, 2009
We love recognizing you guys for your creativity, which is why we're excited to announce the official e-opening of The Cute Thing Hall of Fame, a collection of each caption of the week. One Sparkler already has three mentions! Can you guess who... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Why We Love the Web, Part 1

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 16, 2009
Try to imagine a time before the internet. Stop looking horrified and just try. You can't, can you? The interwebs was a game changer. Sure, we could technically live in a world that didn't contain the following amuse-bouches. But it would be a sad,... More  →
Why We Love the Web, Part 1