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Group Work Icebreakers

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 12, 2009
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  →
Group Work Icebreakers

What's On Your Pre-Apocalypse To-Do List?

By Joe_LynchNovember 12, 2009
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  →
What's On Your Pre-Apocalypse To-Do List?

The Art of Sucking Up

By ContributorNovember 12, 2009
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  →
The Art of Sucking Up

Casting Call: A Guide to Auditioning for the School Musical

By ContributorNovember 12, 2009
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  →
Casting Call: A Guide to Auditioning for the School Musical

The Sparklers' Guide to Winter Wear

By laura_buchholzNovember 12, 2009
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  →
The Sparklers' Guide to Winter Wear

The SparkNotes Dress Code: No Bear Suits, No Nixon Masks

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 12, 2009
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  →
The SparkNotes Dress Code: No Bear Suits, No Nixon Masks

Blogging Eclipse: Part 2

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 11, 2009
Dan's Twilight posts are collected on a handy-dandy index page. Chapter Two: Evasion Better 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  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 2

The Cafeteria? More Like The Den of Love

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 11, 2009
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  →
The Cafeteria? More Like The Den of Love

You Can Have Freedom of the Press...Just Don't Write Anything Bad About Me

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 11, 2009
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  →
You Can Have Freedom of the Press...Just Don't Write Anything Bad About Me

How to Ruin Someone's Fun (Without Being Too Mean)

By Katie_RolnickNovember 11, 2009
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  →
How to Ruin Someone's Fun (Without Being Too Mean)