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Application Essay: Anthem Anxiety

By Miss MarmNovember 2, 2010
Laura is working on a college application essay about terror, tarnished reputations, and fifth grade. Check it out!

Prompt: Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

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Application Essay: Anthem Anxiety

My Anything-But-Average High School Experience

By ContributorNovember 2, 2010
We don't hear too many stories like chasingsquirrels' on SparkLife, but when we do, we're always inspired! —Sparkitors I recently read the post 6 Reasons Why My High School is... More  →

How To Be The Baddest Villain Ever

By ContributorNovember 2, 2010
IWontGrowUp knows that bad means good, especially when you're a criminal mastermind.—Sparkitors Want to be feared, reviled, and just generally disliked? Probably not, but I don't care. Pretend you're gunning for the title of "Baddest Villain Ever," put on your grimiest crime-doing face,... More  →

Video War: Paramore vs. Boys Like Girls

By Chelsea DaggerNovember 2, 2010
After reading last week's comments, we've made several scientifically verifiable observations: 1. You guys have an unhealthy obsession with Hayley Williams' hair. 2. Ashley Tisdale ain't winning any popularity contests around here. 3. Chelsea Dagger is criminally good-looking. That last one might be... More  →

How to Be Awesome: Argument Edition

By ContributorNovember 2, 2010
Just in time for election day, jgrudzy! We've seen some politicians use these tactics over the last few months, but we had no idea they were coming from you!  —Sparkitors This one is simple. How can you be awesome when you're arguing with someone?... More  →
How to Be Awesome: Argument Edition

A Day in the Life of a Theater Kid (During Hell Week)

By ContributorNovember 2, 2010
We’re floored by your dedication, mrs.draco416. But it starts to make sense when you mention the free Chik-fil-A. –Sparkitors You know what a theater kid is. We’re those nutty, eccentric students who are always running around school muttering lines under their breath, trying on different... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Theater Kid (During Hell Week)

Life Lessons To Draw From Halloween (Terrible and Otherwise)

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 2, 2010
With another Halloween come and gone, hopefully you have: 1.) Not developed candy-onset diabetes, and 2.) Once again learned valuable lessons about the Spirit of Halloween. "What's this about lessons?" you're probably asking. "Halloween has no lessons, you confused doofus!" Well jeez, calm down! And besides, that's where you're... More  →
 Life Lessons To Draw From Halloween (Terrible and Otherwise)

Open Thread for November 2

By Chelsea DaggerNovember 2, 2010
NightOwlGirl14 sent us this fabulous pic and the folowing caption: I was bored last weekend, and there were all these acorns all over the place. Then, I had an idea. Fifteen minutes later, I was all done! And then I was bored again. We've got... More  →

Pick-up Styles of the Literary and Famous

By Melissa AlbertNovember 1, 2010
Ever wondered how Edgar Allan Poe would've asked you to the school dance, were he not too busy marrying his cousin and dying mysteriously decades before you were born? We all know how Stephenie Meyer would do it (she'd boil a bunny rabbit and present... More  →

A Video Message to Sparklers

By Emily WinterNovember 1, 2010
If there's one thing we love around here, it's creatively geeking out about literature. We've tweeted Shakespeare, seen Facebook updates from Moby Dick characters, and now... WE RAP THE SCARLET LETTER. And be "we," we mean...erm...well, Sparklers, there's someone we want to introduce... More  →
A Video Message to Sparklers