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Dear (Name), I Really Want to (Verb) Your (Noun)

By kat_rosenfieldMay 21, 2009
Since we’ve started taking your questions about prom pickles, friendship fiascos, and relationship rule-breakers, your SparkNotes editors have noticed a trend amongst our commentariat: Tons of you are harboring giant, sweaty crushes on somebody—a friend, a bandmate, or even a total stranger. Crushes... More  →

Log Off At Your Own Risk

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 21, 2009
Sure, there are dangers associated with going online (witness the Craigslist Killer and the Pervy McPerversons on To Catch a Predator). But the real danger, Sparklers, is stepping away from your computers. Before you disconnect your information umbilical cord this summer and go "live your... More  →

Attack of the Killer Finals

By ContributorMay 21, 2009
Super Sparkler cleptonun submitted the following guide to dealing with finals. Turns out cleptonun is also quite the crayon art-eest, and whipped up the lovely drawing for us! Enjoy!  —SparkNotes Editors Finals are upon us, so while some are still ignoring school just as much as... More  →

Music That Will Still Scare Old People

By Matt_HunzikerMay 21, 2009

Being rebellious used to be easier. For a short time in the 1950s, listening to Elvis made you look like a criminal and rock & roll was synonymous with witchcraft.

Shocking people is a lot harder now. Even if your parents are over 50... More  →

Chris Listens: Your Questions, My Answers

By Chris_DikenMay 20, 2009
Hello and welcome to my new column, Chris Listens. The witty title combines my extremely common given name with the fact that I will be using this space to listen to your questions (or read them, I suppose, but “Chris Reads” doesn’t rhyme),... More  →

Bad haircuts: How to deal

By Katie_RolnickMay 20, 2009
Everybody's had one--a horrible, tangled, too-short or too-long version of what you thought you asked for when going to get your haircut.  After a relaxing shampoo the scissors start snipping away and before you know it, instead of a sleek, trendy new 'do... More  →

Your Butt Looks LUMPY (and Other Fab Posts from the Sparkives)

By Emily WinterMay 20, 2009
I was looking into my sparkly crystal ball this morning reading some comments this morning and saw the following Sparkler note: i check sparknotes like i check my friggen email and i feel a burning desire for more articles. there i said it. Holy guacasalsa,... More  →

What Kind of Road Tripper are You?

By ContributorMay 20, 2009
Here at SparkNotes, we've been seeking out some hardy harr harrs from our very own super Sparklers. This post is by the hilarious Swish2Nickels, a girl who knows that the best accessory for a toilet plunger is a kitten, of course. (You'll see what we... More  →

Senior Class Cougars, Episode 2

By Emily WinterMay 20, 2009
What's it like going to a high school where your mascot doubles as a term for lusty, middle-aged women? And how is it humanly possibly for Ed's crush to look JUST LIKE Winnie Cooper of The Wonder Years?! HOW?! These questions, and the... More  →

Ten MORE Books That Drive Students Nuts

By Chris_DikenMay 19, 2009
A few weeks back, we talked smack about ten works of literature that inflict varying degrees of brain pain on unsuspecting students. Based on the hundreds of Sparkler comments we received, it seems we struck a nerve, as many of you were also... More  →