SparkLife reader Andy Johnson has made a close study of the group of interdependent organisms commonly known as marching band. Here are his findings. Enjoy!—SparkLife editors
Ah, marching band. To outsiders, it’s a bunch of kids in matching uniforms. But insiders know it’s a strange world... More →
Last month, SparkNotes took you inside the sordid underworld of high school athletics, exposing the Scholar Athlete/Dumb Jock dichotomy and teaching you to identify the unique behaviors of different cheerleader species.
If you were tantalized by the rich anthropology of the varsity... More →
On last night's LOST, we learned that The Island, and the Others, are strict about the enforcement of rules. And apparently, the smoke monster acts as some kind of judge/jury/executioner. (In our mind, Smokey sits on a lifeguard chair, twirling a whistle as he lazily... More →
According to Change.org, America is in the grip of a terrifying health crisis: bikini body disorder. Change.org is all annoyed with Valerie Bertinelli for spreading the disease by worrying aloud about her jiggly parts, telling People magazine about her self-loathing... More →
If you are on the debate team, you know that most of the topics are...how should we put this...boring. Yes, diplomacy, social issues, and science are great fodder for academic debates. But no matter who wins the argument, the audience always loses. (We mean no... More →
You’re sitting in class with your notebook open to a fresh page, mechanical pencil primed with a little too much lead, and Mr. I’m-Pretty-Sure-No-One-Notices-This-Is-A-Toupee prattling on about the Franco-Prussian War or the unique properties of sodium chloride. Suddenly, you are overcome by a... More →
Communicating with your parents is important. You need to give them just enough info to keep them off your back, and they need to be able to tell you to stay off drugs, stay in school, and stay home this Friday night even though everyone... More →
Parents. School. How can two entities that only want to ensure your fun, fabulous, financially stable future be so… annoying sometimes?
It doesn't make sense. You know they're there to help you, but you can't help feel disconnected sometimes. (It might have something to do with... More →