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How to Fill Up Space in a Five-Page Paper

By Rachel KorowitzNovember 4, 2011
You should always try your best and work your hardest and reeeeeally think about the assignment, but sometimes, there's only so much you can write about themes of isolation in Hemingway or particle physics or why some dogs have floppy ears and some don't. When... More  →
How to Fill Up Space in a Five-Page Paper

Help This Sparkler Edit Her Common App Essay!

By ContributorNovember 4, 2011
runxbabyxrun needs help editing her common app essay: her parents say the story doesn't resonate well. Are they right? —Sparkitors I’m almost used to it, now, the way my friends react when they come to my house for the first time. Whether commenting on... More  →
Help This Sparkler Edit Her Common App Essay!

If He Doesn't Ask You Out, He Just Isn't Into You (Another Heartwarming Message From Greg!)

By Chelsea DaggerNovember 4, 2011
First things first: does anyone have Gandalf’s cellphone number? I just texted Dumbledore asking if he’d be down for some mano-a-mano combat with Geezer the Gray, and he was like “OH, TOTES. It's ON.” So if we can get Big G to agree, we’ve got... More  →
If He Doesn't Ask You Out, He Just Isn't Into You (Another Heartwarming Message From Greg!)

The Freshman 15 Is a Big, Fat Myth

By EmmaNovember 4, 2011
Exciting news! According to science, there's no such thing as the freshman 15. On average, girls gain just 3 pounds during their first year of school, and guys gain 3.5 pounds—and scientists say that's probably because their bones n' stuff are still growing,... More  →
The Freshman 15 Is a Big, Fat Myth

Ask a Teacher: Why Do Teachers Assign Old, Boring Books?

By Mr. FossNovember 4, 2011
Q: Why do teachers always assign old books, often really boring books, for students to read? Wouldn't assigning more modern, interesting books show students the joys of learning? I know I got turned off from Shakespeare after being assigned Macbeth seven years in... More  →
Ask a Teacher: Why Do Teachers Assign Old, Boring Books?

You Know You're a Diver When...

By ContributorNovember 4, 2011
monicarima straps on the spandex and risks belly flops on a regular basis. She has to convince you she's tough? –Sparkitors I’m a diver, and it always seems like diving as a sport doesn't get the credit it deserves. If you're one... More  →
You Know You're a Diver When...

Essential Vintage Items, Part Two

By ApneetNovember 4, 2011
A few weeks ago, I showed you what I consider the vintage items every girl should have in her closet: something beaded, something denim, and something sheer. This week I'm back with more pre-loved pieces and suggestions for wearing them in a modern... More  →
Essential Vintage Items, Part Two

This Book Could Get You Into College!

By ContributorNovember 4, 2011
'olwhatshername tackles the impossible process of applying to college using this trusty book!—Sparkitors How do I write my application essay? How the heck am I going pay for tuition? How can you relate college admissions to Ben... More  →
This Book Could Get You Into College!

Why You Should Go Play Dragon Age: Origins RIGHT NOW

By ContributorNovember 4, 2011
TheFoxAstronaut is here to tell you how you can be a real, live, world-saving hero. Ready? —Sparkitors Homework getting you down? Love life making you blue? Feeling a bit too average and un-heroic? Take a step from reality, folks, and get yourself a copy... More  →
Why You Should Go Play Dragon Age: Origins RIGHT NOW

Should These Parents Go to Parent Jail?

By EmmaNovember 4, 2011
Does this video of parents claiming that they ate all their kids' Halloween candy make us laugh? Well, yes. But we feel terrible about it! It's gross to lie to your kids, it's grosser to FILM THEM while lying to them, and it's the grossest to... More  →
Should These Parents Go to Parent Jail?