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Open Thread for May 13

By Emily WinterMay 13, 2011
BelladonnaGhost knows that we've been talking about steampunks lately, so she made us this awesome graphic! Thanks, girl!... More  →
Open Thread for May 13

Intern's Pick: First Kiss!

By Aislinn ShevlinMay 12, 2011
I'm pretty sure I wasn't this young when I got my first kiss but that doesn't make these premature kids any less cute! Thank you purpleeggplant4 and rapunzelmarie226 for sharing! Also, there was some controversy about the way my name is pronounced... More  →
Intern's Pick: First Kiss!

Auntie SparkNotes: Profs Who Play Favorites

By kat_rosenfieldMay 12, 2011
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I have an English teacher who insists on sharing individual grades with the whole class. He has a few select students that he gives 100s to on every assignment. While I am sure they deserve their grades, I just don't appreciate hearing about... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Profs Who Play Favorites

You Know You Go to an International School When...

By ContributorMay 12, 2011
An Anonymous Sparkler has us green with envy over her cultured education. —Sparkitors You know you go to an international school when... you "shop" for schools like you're buying a house. you can truly name every person in your grade (because there are usually only around... More  →
You Know You Go to an International School When...

The SparkNotes Movie Club Anniversary Post! (Featuring Back to the Future)

By Dan_BergsteinMay 12, 2011
Before we get started, let’s all eat a big ol’ piece of cake to celebrate the Movie Club’s (slightly belated) birthday. One year (and one month) ago, the Movie Club began, and oh what a year (and one month) it’s been. We laughed. We cried.... More  →
The SparkNotes Movie Club Anniversary Post! (Featuring Back to the Future)

Thrifting Outfits

By ApneetMay 12, 2011
Because of the donation-based inventory of thrift stores, finding a complete outfit at a secondhand shop can be a little difficult. I usually buy pieces separately and then work them into my wardrobe. This week, however, I challenged myself to find complete outfits. At times... More  →
Thrifting Outfits

A Continuing Education in Being EPIC

By Megan PrietzelMay 12, 2011
It is a little-known fact that being epic is an everyday sort of thing—you don’t just BECOME that way and then STAY that way forever without effort. It takes years of setting things on fire, perfecting cool one-liners, and moodily staring at walls to become... More  →
A Continuing Education in Being EPIC

Lust and Creepers

By Jennifer GrudzieckiMay 12, 2011
Jenny's reading Once Upon a Prom—the greatest literary masterpiece in the history of prom books. Um. Yeah. —Sparkitors It's four weeks, three hours, and 17 minutes till prom... and I'm wondering: if the author is being this specific about time, why doesn't she go... More  →
Lust and Creepers

Help This British Sparkler Get to Yale!

By ContributorMay 12, 2011
Laura, aka rosefan42, has a lot to learn about the American education system before applying to Yale. Help her out! —Sparkitors Hi, my name is Laura. I'm 17 years old, and unhealthily obsessed with Harry Potter, Doctor Who, theater, and the internet. I live... More  →
Help This British Sparkler Get to Yale!

A Day In The Life of a One-Handed Sparkler

By ContributorMay 12, 2011
We're honored that crazymusicalgenius96 chose to share her unique story with us!—Sparkitors My left hand is missing—that’s pretty obvious from the title. But it’s not immediately... More  →
A Day In The Life of a One-Handed Sparkler