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Tolerance Is In

By ContributorJune 2, 2010
Sparkler Nandini is a brand new user joining us all the way from India, and we’re so glad she’s a part of the SparkLife family! It takes a lot of guts to speak out about something controversial, and we’re proud to have such... More  →
Tolerance Is In

A Day in the Life of a Career School Student

By ContributorJune 2, 2010
We think ilse's school sounds awesome. Now we just need to start a career school for being a SparkNotes editor. What do you think? —Sparkitors I've read many accounts of all kinds of schools in different countries, cities, and religions. However, I still haven't seen... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Career School Student

How to Fend Off Post-Vacation Letdown

By Kathryn_WilliamsJune 2, 2010
Oh, is that you, Sparklers? Excuse me, I didn't know we had a date this morning. I was just here, lying on my bathroom floor with snot running from my nose, my eyes swollen shut from ugly crying, listening to my neighbor's dog... More  →
How to Fend Off Post-Vacation Letdown

The SparkNotes Gleecap: Episode 21 (Funk)

By Emily WinterJune 2, 2010
The episode begins, and New Directions gets Funkafied. "Funkafication" is what Vocal Adrenaline calls it when they bust into another school and do an amazing performance to psych out a rival glee club. Unfortunately, there is no word for "army of sexy blueberries rolling... More  →
The SparkNotes Gleecap: Episode 21 (Funk)

What It's Like to Travel to... Johannesburg, South Africa

By ContributorJune 2, 2010
Are you stuck working in a sweltering hot restaurant/coffee shop/babysitting venue for the summer? No problem! Your fellow Sparklers are here to help. For the next month, we'll be publishing lots of their tales of life in amazing cities, far-off countries, and secretly cool suburbs.... More  →
What It's Like to Travel to... Johannesburg, South Africa

Auntie SparkNotes: I Keep on Falling... No, Not In Love. Just Falling.

By kat_rosenfieldJune 2, 2010
Today's letter-writer started off her email with a bunch of social niceties. Check it! Hi Auntie! How are you? Do you get a lot of casual questions? What's your favorite color? I have one more question for you... How do I get around being so klutzy... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Keep on Falling... No, Not In Love. Just Falling.

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerJune 2, 2010
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Just when we were digging into our congratulatory "You Da MAN" cake after posting the highest-rated Awesome Thing of all time, you put us squarely in our place by rating last week's video a measly... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for June 2

By Emily WinterJune 2, 2010
Sparkitors! Sorry it turned out so big... kind of like my boy's nose in this picture... kind of like those stuffed toys they used to have in Happy Meals at McDonalds? You know, the "Dogs" ones that everyone hooked to  their backpacks? And played tea party... More  →
Open Thread for June 2

Top 5 Reasons It's Great to Be a Knurd

By ContributorJune 1, 2010
josie_smartie01 just gave us a sweet tooth. —Sparkitors As a Sparkler, I'm obviously well-versed in all things nerdy. And as far as I'm concerned, nerds ROCK! There are so many things that make us AWESOMELY, WONDERFULLY, AMAZINGLY COOL PEOPLE. For example, we all fantasize... More  →
Top 5 Reasons It's Great to Be a Knurd

Moving Mountains… of Homework

By ContributorJune 1, 2010
We like travelwriter21's competitive spirit and determination! And her... egg-throwing contests! —Sparkitors You're familiar with the circumstances. You’ve been cruising through life, somewhat carefree, with a light homework load. Then, like a freight train from Hell, it hits you. DOOM WEEK! Doom week can... More  →
Moving Mountains… of Homework