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A Day in the Life of a Student at a Top 50 High School

By ContributorJuly 20, 2010
Yeah, yeah, Frenchtoast is smart, but we're impressed with her because she helps her mom with dinner. This Sparkitor didn't even know that was an option in high school. Wow. —Sparkitor who feels kinda bad now. Sorry, Mom. I've read a lot of Day... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Student at a Top 50 High School

The 5 Types of Top Bunk Inhabitants

By Lucy HutchinsonJuly 20, 2010
When life gives you lemons, you can make lemonade, or lemon chicken, or lemon meringue pie, or all three in a glorious, lemony feast. When life gives you the bottom bunk bed, there's not much you can do except lie awake, seething with rage and... More  →
The 5 Types of Top Bunk Inhabitants

Fiction Writing: How To Create a Main Character

By ContributorJuly 20, 2010
Thanks for all the great tips, RainOnMe797!— Sparkitors Writing seems so difficult. Even when you have your story, setting, or background developed, there are always those pesky little things called characters to work out! It can be insanely aggravating... More  →
Fiction Writing: How To Create a Main Character

The Max VZ Chronicles: SparkNotes Laws and Equations

By ContributorJuly 20, 2010
Welcome to the world of MaxVZ. Are you sure you want to be here? You might have to confront your mortality, some kind of existential dilemma, or the opposite sex. Just a warning. —Sparkitors Science and math are pretty boring,... More  →
The Max VZ Chronicles: SparkNotes Laws and Equations

Auntie SparkNotes: Dad's Dirty Little Not-So-Secret

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 20, 2010
Today, Auntie hears from a Sparkler who keeps finding porn on the family computer. Yiiiiikes. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, A month ago, I was getting onto our family computer and went onto the top sites page. To my surprise, there was a bunch of really nasty pictures... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Dad's Dirty Little Not-So-Secret

Blogging the Softball Experience of a Klutz

By ContributorJuly 20, 2010
Lyndseylove, we totally feel ya. People used to run for cover when we came to bat. And that was t-ball.— Sparkitors I am not a coordinated person. Seriously.  My cerebellum, that nice thing that resides in our brains and keeps most of us upright,... More  →
Blogging the Softball Experience of a Klutz

Open Thread for July 20

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 20, 2010
Did you guys know that editors Emma and Chelsea Dagger both grew up in Boston? Yessir, it's true, and that's why we LOVE this pic that minipinkelephant submitted of a t-shirt she saw in a Boston shop window. It... More  →
Open Thread for July 20

Four Types of Epiphanies

By ContributorJuly 19, 2010
We just had an epiphany: one25centpeice is AWESOME.— Sparkitors We all have them: those mind-blowing moments of realization that either bring us great happiness or make us feel like a total idiots. The most common... More  →
Four Types of Epiphanies

A Day in the Life of a Twin

By ContributorJuly 19, 2010
According2Me, your life is exactly like Chelsea Dagger's. She and her twin regularly engage in hand-to-hand combat/School of Rock marathon sessions.—Sparkitors Sisterhood is about love, friendship and…ruthless competition? Well, that's what it's about in my house, anyway; my... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Twin

Five Facts About New England Boarding Schools

By ContributorJuly 19, 2010
hazyshadeofwinter has the kind of charmed life that people write girly YA novels about. We're not jealous, but consider this our official warning, hazy: we're coming up there for a sleepover party. —Sparkitors New England boarding schools comprise a universe of their own, and... More  →
Five Facts About New England Boarding Schools