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Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterMarch 15, 2010
Sparklers, meet Lucky. Lucky belonged to skysquirrel417, who says he was her best friend from 1st grade until he passed away recently. Doesn't Lucky look so peaceful staring out the window of skysquirrel417's car? We love this pic because it was taken of Lucky's... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Sex Education Around the World

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 15, 2010
Here at SparkNotes, we're always up for a clinical, research-based conversation about sex ed. (We are definitely NOT up for giggling like a bunch of 12-year-old boys while competing to see who knows the funniest slang terms for various secondary sexual characteristics. No, that has... More  →
Sex Education Around the World

Live Blogging My Brain Before a Test

By ContributorMarch 15, 2010
Sparkler Persie05988 is having a panic attack. Quick, someone get this girl a cookie or something! —SparkNotes editors So, it's finally here. The day of that exam you've been studying for all month. The day of that exam you've been dreading. The day of... More  →
Live Blogging My Brain Before a Test

When Sports Uniforms Go Terribly, Terribly Wrong

By Kathryn_WilliamsMarch 15, 2010
Those of you coming down with March Madness probably watched some NCAA basketball this weekend. (Go Cats!) We realize the NCAA championship is supposed to be a celebration of gambling the student-scholar and America's third favorite... More  →
When Sports Uniforms Go Terribly, Terribly Wrong

Auntie SparkNotes: Clerical Crushes

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 15, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, My crush is looking at a career as a man of the cloth. I'm also pretty sure he likes me back. The courses of action for both facts aren't exactly complementary. Normally, you leave priests alone, and seeing as he's off to study in... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Clerical Crushes

Espionage: High School Edition

By Katie_RolnickMarch 15, 2010
Wouldn't it be totally amazing if your school gave everyone laptops? "Duh," you're thinking. Now, wouldn't it be totally amazing if the school planted cameras in those laptops and activated them remotely so the school admins could spy on you when you used the laptop outside of... More  →
Espionage: High School Edition

Seven Plans for Spring

By ContributorMarch 15, 2010
Sparkler Clemenceu has some very practical and motivating tips for spring! —SparkNotes editors In some areas, winter still dominates, but most of us are starting to see the tiniest inklings of this cold weather ending—rising temperatures or sunnier days. Whatever the evidence may be... More  →
Seven Plans for Spring

How to Say No

By ContributorMarch 15, 2010
Sparkler elpemmy may not be great at turning people down, but she's got plans to improve. —SparkNotes editors Whether it’s sharing your sweets, letting someone copy your homework, or lending your shoes to a friend, there will always be an occasion when you'd just... More  →
How to Say No

Pi Day Plus One: Things to Do

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 15, 2010
Because March 14th fell on a Sunday this year, your SparkNotes editors are a little late posting about the wonderful phenomenon that is Pi Day: an annual celebration wherein mathletes from all over the world come together and attempt to out-do each other by More  →
Pi Day Plus One: Things to Do

Open Thread for March 15

By Emily WinterMarch 15, 2010
"Beware the ides of March," a soothsayer warned Caesar, according to Shakespeare. Apparently, the ides of March (aka March 15) are still terrifying, because people have been tweeting about it all morning. Even more terrifying is that your editors used to think the line... More  →
Open Thread for March 15