From science class to German class, working in small groups is an inevitable part of high school. And unfortunately, group work can turn into Uncomfortable Silence Work.
The minutes after the teacher explains the assignment are the most dangerous. Unless someone breaks the ice, you won't... More →
If you haven’t heard, the world is coming to an end in 2012. There's a movie about it and everything. You see, the Mayans created a calendar centuries ago, and that calendar comes to an end on December 20, 2012!!! But don't take... More →
We like dannydoestrun824's tips on sucking up because they're intended to avoid annoying fellow students. On behalf of students everywhere, thanks! —SparkNotes editors
You know that kid who the teacher absolutely loves. The kid who always gets As. The kid who can do no... More →
Sparkler Sappranoconda has helpful advice for theater n00bs, and maybe even some theater veterans. Good luck with tryouts, everyone! —SparkNotes editors
So, you want to try out for your school musical? Whether you’re an accomplished actor or brand new to the stage, the audition... More →
Sparklers, winter is fast approaching! For many of you, this will mean changes in your wardrobe. But tread cautiously: there are many disturbing garments you'll need to avoid. For example:
Dickeys. These are turtlenecks that are not turtlenecks. Here’s how it works: when worn under a... More →
Yesterday, we posted about a girl whose senior photo was banned from her high school yearbook because she had chosen to pose in—gasp!—a tuxedo. And your comments on that post confirm what we suspected: anti-gender-bending dress code rules are ridiculous.
Not only did nobody... More →
Dan's Twilight posts are collected on a handy-dandy index page. Chapter Two: EvasionBetter Title: Edward Cullen's Guide to Controlling Your Woman
This is a joke, right? Edward must be kidding around. He's not honestly acting like an abusive boyfriend, is he? Chapter Three better... More →
Saying that the cafeteria is only for eating is like saying that your bedroom is only for sleeping, or your underground secret prison is only for being an evil mastermind. The lunch room is more than just a place to chow down on industrial-grade food... More →
Today, various media outlets have been spouting off about an incident at New York City's Dalton School. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy visited the campus and gave a speech. Naturally, the school paper wanted to publish an article about the event—but Justice Kennedy insisted on... More →
Did you hear? The Yankees won the World Series for like, the gazillionth time. (OK, fine, the 27th time.) Big deal. It's not like people didn't expect this to happen. It's sort of like that girl who always claims she did "awful" and... More →