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Cast of Characters: Theater Teachers

By Katie_RolnickMarch 30, 2010
The awesome factor of any class comes down to the teacher, and this is especially true of electives. If your teacher is cool, the class will be cool, whether you're taking jazz ensemble or video production. But there's one elective with the weirdest, island-of-misfit-toys-iest group... More  →
Cast of Characters: Theater Teachers

What's it Like to Live in...Singapore

By ContributorMarch 30, 2010
Shopaholics, but no gum chewing?!?! Sounds like paradise: the mall without trashy, squealing, overgrown cheerleaders. We're jealous,  jtjuvenile. —SparkNotes editors The little red dot. The “fine” city. Singapore is a diamond-shaped island in Southeast Asia that boasts an astonishingly claustrophobic area of 710.2 sq... More  →
What's it Like to Live in...Singapore

Convincing Your Parents to Let You Quit School

By ContributorMarch 30, 2010
Who needs to play sick when you have Ipebble's logic on your side? —SparkNotes editors There are so many things that make school unbearable. For one, there’s never enough to do when you’re bored, and there’s too much on your plate when you’re not.... More  →
Convincing Your Parents to Let You Quit School

The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Man, I Loved College

By Ashley SpencerMarch 30, 2010
Spring is in bloom. All the usual signs are here: flowers, idiots prematurely sporting shorts, daylight past 4:00 p.m., allergies, and, for high school seniors, college acceptance (or rejection) letters! Seniors, you're facing a new beginning and seeing a bright light at the end of... More  →
The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Man, I Loved College

Auntie SparkNotes: Not-So-Strictly Ballroom

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 30, 2010
PSSST! The Auntie SparkNotes Facebook chat is tomorrow from 11:00am to 6:00pm EST! RSVP to the event invite here, submit a question here, or head over to Auntie's Facebook page—it's where all the cool kids hang out. Dear Auntie SparkNotes, There's this girl in... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Not-So-Strictly Ballroom

Open Thread for March 30

By Emily WinterMarch 30, 2010
Somebody plugged the red wire into the blue socket this morning, so we can't publish pics for a while. How bout we give you something better? LIKE THIS... Thank you, Amarantha93!!! This is was so amazing and creative and thoughtful and WE LOVE IT!!!!!!!! —Everyone at... More  →

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterMarch 29, 2010
We know, we know, another cat. But we just couldn't wait to put this up. This cat (Cheddar) was snapped by Nillabee, who is a really, really, really talented photographer. So talented, in fact, that we've included several more of her excellent pics... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

A Sparkler's Favorite Indian Movies

By ContributorMarch 29, 2010
We remember seeing pics of Indian heartthrob Shahrukh Khan all over the walls of our friend's bedroom growing up. Thanks to Ipebble, we finally get to see him in action! —SparkNotes editors I like watching movies, and having Indian parents, I’m forced... More  →
A Sparkler's Favorite Indian Movies

Auntie SparkNotes: Same-Sex Purely Platonic Date Drama

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 29, 2010
Don't forget: The Auntie SparkNotes Facebook chat is happening on Wednesday, March 31st! RSVP to the event invite here, submit a question here, or befriend Auntie on her very own profile page here. Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Prom is coming up in a month, and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Same-Sex Purely Platonic Date Drama

Epic Practical Jokes

By Robert IsenbergMarch 29, 2010
Every April 1, Americans torment each other with elaborate jokes. Hand-buzzers. Frogs in desk drawers. Pails of water over doorways. And there are always verbal pranks, too. The punchline? Somebody screaming, "APRIL FOOLS!" in your face. Practical jokes are a true art, and some folks take... More  →
Epic Practical Jokes