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Chris Listens: Australians, Vegetarians, and Summer-School-ians

By Chris_DikenJune 19, 2009
I’m proud of you, Sparklers. In last week’s double installment of Chris Listens, we tackled some tough questions, and the outpouring of support in the comments really warmed this blogger’s heart. I want to sincerely thank everyone who chimed... More  →

Recession-Proof Games, Part Deux

By Joe_LynchJune 19, 2009
Not that we expected any less, but you Sparklers amazed us with your feedback on our list of recession-proof games. The comments section for that post could serve as a handbook to the bored, subversive, shameless prankster in us all. In fact, Bored,... More  →

Say It In Swahili

By Matt_HunzikerJune 19, 2009

When you first registered for high school classes, your language options probably went a bit like, “Well, you could take Spanish, or French, or German or… did we already mention Spanish?”

What can you do if you’re a language buff who’s not

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Lights, Camera, Caption!

By Emily WinterJune 19, 2009
Whoever said teenagers were all angst and no wit obviously never read SparkLife comments. Last week, you wrote some hysterical captions for our Cute Thing O the Week (the winning caption appears after the jump). So, can you keep it going? Sure, you've mastered... More  →

Graduation Crackdown: Don't Blow Kisses!

By Katie_RolnickJune 19, 2009
OK, seriously, what the bleep is going on with school administrators?! First a hugging ban, then a prom-related suspension, and now withholding someone's diploma because he blew a kiss?!? This is starting to freak us out. A senior at Bonny Eagle High... More  →

Take the Plunge: A Field Guide to Pool Personalities

By kat_rosenfieldJune 19, 2009
When summer arrives, the social landscape of high school moves outside. Gone are the hallway scuffles, the cafeteria cliques, and the sports team anthropology of yesteryear! Gone is the landscape of classroom desks and gym mats! Gone are the complex social structures that mandated the... More  →

Summer Movies Itching To Become Video Games

By Dan_BergsteinJune 19, 2009
This Tuesday, the long-awaited Ghostbusters video game was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, to positive reviews from critics and players. The success of the game got us thinking about more recent movies that should be made into video... More  →

NYC Prep vs. Your Life

By Kathryn_WilliamsJune 18, 2009
Bravo is debuting yet another reality spinoff about spoiled rich people whose only way of breaking the soul-crushing monotony of living in the lap of luxury is to cat fight with each other. Only this time, the stars are teens. The show follows... More  →

Put Some Pants On (and Other Lessons for Summer Job-Seekers)

By kat_rosenfieldJune 18, 2009
A few weeks ago, my little brother achieved a major milestone in his young life and became a College Graduate. (Note to all younger siblings: Yes, you will always be known as the “little” brother/sister, even when you are a fully-grown adult with a college... More  →

Blogging Twilight: Part 16

By Dan_BergsteinJune 18, 2009
Dan Bergstein is reading Twilight and blogging about it. (And by the way, it's his editor's fault that this post is late—I was having problems uploading the image. Sorry, sorry, a thousand sorries. Don't be mad at Dan.) Need to catch up? Check out parts... More  →
Blogging Twilight: Part 16