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The SparkNotes Scoop: What Do Sparkitors DO All Day?

By Chelsea DaggerMay 10, 2010
Finally, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for with bated breath and sweaty hands: Dan Bergstein is going to pick his forever buddy, and it’s going to be one of YOU. Just kidding. It’s something even better: the first installment of our new series,... More  →
The SparkNotes Scoop: What Do Sparkitors DO All Day?

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerMay 10, 2010
These days, it seems edible hedgehogs are even more popular than babies (and definitely more popular than Justin Bieber). But are they more popular than squishy dogs with big bug eyes? You tell us, Sparklers. Last week's comments had us cracking up and wishing... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

The Cure for Faileritis

By ContributorMay 10, 2010
If you find yourself somewhat less than prepared for that upcoming test, don't panic. rosefan42 has your exit strategy. —SparkNotes editors You've been there before: It's two days before a test and you know you have to study—but distraction ruins your plans. Before you... More  →
The Cure for Faileritis

Why Don't You LOOOVE MEEE: What to Do if You Forgot About Mother's Day

By Lucy HutchinsonMay 10, 2010
If you haven't watched television, listened to the radio, walked past a restaurant, collected the mail, been inside a mall, or interacted with human society since March, you might have missed the fact that yesterday was Mother's Day. I bet you don't even remember that... More  →
Why Don't You LOOOVE MEEE: What to Do if You Forgot About Mother's Day

Open Thread for May 10

By Chelsea DaggerMay 10, 2010
Sparkler wishyouwereme101 sent us this rad photo of her fencing trophy. Why? Allow her to explain: I'm promoting fencing (aka as the best sport in the entire world and... More  →
Open Thread for May 10

Open Thread for May 9

By Emily WinterMay 9, 2010
It's MOTHER'S DAY, people!!! Don't forget to say something nice to your mom, even if she's being a brat. If you want to be sneaky, draw your mom a picture of you giving her a really big present, so that you don't actually have to give... More  →
Open Thread for May 9

Open Thread for May 8

By Emily WinterMay 8, 2010
Who wants a Friday Award? Sparklers, this ed shares a birthday with an uh-mazing character from an uhhhh-mazing novel. Even though the character is just a teenager, this ed totally idolizes her; she's sassy, scrappy, brave, and... we can't give any more hints. It'll be too... More  →
Open Thread for May 8

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 7, 2010
Woohoo, The Friday Awards! This ed really missed doing the Friday Awards last week. She was too busy bike riding on a gorgeous Wisconsin trail to cry about it, but there were almost tears, Sparklers. Almost tears. Now she's back, and excited to be all up in... More  →
The Friday Awards

Four Types of School Bus Drivers

By ContributorMay 7, 2010
The next time you're on the school bus, try to identify one of CaityCat7's signature drivers. Then sit down and behave yourselves for a change. —SparkNotes editors You’re running down the street with your binder while fixing your hair and... More  →
Four Types of School Bus Drivers

What It's Like to Live In...Rural Pennsylvania

By ContributorMay 7, 2010
If we ever leave Brooklyn, we're moving to rural PA and making feliciatmc take us to the county fair. —Sparkitors Living in rural PA is a little like living in New England, a little like living in the South, and a WHOLE LOT like... More  →
What It's Like to Live In...Rural Pennsylvania