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Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 7

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 11, 2011
Chapter Nineteen: The Servant of Lord Voldemort Better Title: Col. Mustard, in the Conservatory, with the Candle Stick! Before we begin, I hope you enjoyed your nicknames from last week's blog. If you didn't get a nickname, then your nickname is Soupy. I'm only covering two... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 7

Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 11, 2011
Dear Auntie, This year, I'm going to a big public school. Last year, I was home schooled. Before that, I went to a small private school, so I'm not used to being in a school with a lot of kids. This will be my senior year,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

Ask Jono: Being a Tomboy Who Is Also a Girl

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 11, 2011
Dear Jono, May I have your autograph? No, seriously, you never fail to make my day with your columns! Oh yeah, and I have a question that I hope you wouldn't mind answering. See, I'm a tomboy and everyone in town knows... More  →
Ask Jono: Being a Tomboy Who Is Also a Girl

How to Hide Your Zits

By Kathryn_WilliamsAugust 11, 2011
When we get a zit, we pop it and then slather foundation all over the blood. But apparently, there is a better method! Click "more" to watch Kathryn's video tutorial. —Sparkitors Loading the player ... jwplayer("kgvid").setup({ flashplayer: 'http://img.sparknotes.com/jwplayer/56/player.swf', ... More  →
How to Hide Your Zits

Viva La Script: Why Dan Bergstein Is Wrong About Cursive

By ContributorAugust 11, 2011
macandcheese53 does the unthinkable and goes up against Bergstein in defense of old-lady writing. The apocalypse is imminent. I’m challenging Dan Bergstein. There, I said it. I’m putting my membership in House Bergstein on the line (please forgive me,... More  →
Viva La Script: Why Dan Bergstein Is Wrong About Cursive

The Ten Best Desk Toys

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 11, 2011
It’s Back to School time! (And for some, it’s Already In School time.) You’re going to fill up on all sorts of great new school supplies such as pens, protractors, and paper. But don’t forget the ooze tube! You will need an ooze... More  →
The Ten Best Desk Toys

Why I Tumbl(r)

By ContributorAugust 11, 2011
ez30yankee Tumbls so you don't have to. –Sparkitors Tumblr. What? Okay, I’ll admit, when I first heard of it…I thought it was a washing machine. Because it really does sound like one, right? “On my way, darling, I... More  →
Why I Tumbl(r)

The Alphabetical Guide to Surviving High School

By ContributorAugust 11, 2011
LadyM offers some wise (and kind of terrifying) advice to incoming freshmen.—Sparkitors With 8th graders preparing for graduation, they’re bound to be thinking about their glamorized start in high school. They expect to enter the storybook world of teen queens and fabulous parties.... More  →
The Alphabetical Guide to Surviving High School

BrokeNCYDE: Avoid This Band at All Costs

By ContributorAugust 11, 2011
reicherroo is like a cursed superhero: she carries the burden of listening to the worst music in existence, in order to save unsuspecting Sparklers from ever having to hear it. THANK YOU, REICHERROO.—Sparkitors I do a lot for you... More  →
BrokeNCYDE: Avoid This Band at All Costs

If You Won't Date Me, I Won't Be Your Friend

By ContributorAugust 11, 2011
After a brief hiatus, Talie Queen of Drama is BACK to fill you in on her latest gossip. —Sparkitors Hi. My name is Talie and, well, I used to be on this boy diet thing and then summer came so I decided to end... More  →
If You Won't Date Me, I Won't Be Your Friend