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Open Thread for March 24

By Emily WinterMarch 24, 2010
This is LizzieB95's little buddy, Grape. LizzieB95 says Grape (aka Piggus, Grapeuus, and Oinkus) is loving and curious. The camera-shy guinea pig in the background is Welch. Grape and Welch kind of remind us of our childhood guinea... More  →
Open Thread for March 24

Sparklers Who Can't Function Before Noon

By ContributorMarch 23, 2010
Sparkler paint_it_black31 is grumpy before noon. We don't have rollerskates, but we can still relate. —SparkNotes editors If you're a typical teenager, you know just how frustratingly horrible school mornings can be: You wake up late, rush to get ready,... More  →
Sparklers Who Can't Function Before Noon

Haikus for All Occasions

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 23, 2010
Do you like greeting cards? So do we! Except for one thing: whenever we want to find just the right card for a birthday, anniversary, or graduation, the poems inside are always so... lame. They're either totally unimaginative (Roses are red, violets are blue), totally... More  →
Haikus for All Occasions

Everything You Didn’t Know About Harry Potter

By ContributorMarch 23, 2010
Welcome to "Where Are They Now?" Harry Potter edition. In today's episode, Sparkler sligers118 reveals JK Rowling's actual plans for her characters following the conclusion of the Harry Potter series. (We know, letting go is never easy). —Sparknotes editors When it came... More  →
Everything You Didn’t Know About Harry Potter

Auntie SparkNotes: Crushes Are Like Onions (They Make You Cry)

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 23, 2010
Hey Sparklers, just a reminder that intolerance makes Auntie cry, so keep your comments cool on this one. Not that we doubt you, because you're always so sweet and supportive—just keep on keepin' on! Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I am a junior, and let's just say that I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Crushes Are Like Onions (They Make You Cry)

More Bands Everyone Should Know

By ContributorMarch 23, 2010
Wooooot! Some '90s music! The first gift we ever gave a bf was a heart-shaped box that we wrote the lyrics to Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" all over and filled with guitar pics. Love this post, aleyna22! —SparkNotes editors After reading a post on More  →
More Bands Everyone Should Know

Rejected Test Prep Techniques

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 23, 2010
Some study methods are obvious and effective. Others might seem sensible when you're in a haze of worry and sleepiness, but are, in fact, terrible. Here are some of the bad techniques: 1. Make sure you have a secluded, distraction-free place to study, like a local... More  →
Rejected Test Prep Techniques

Science Fair Projects We'd Love to See

By Robert IsenbergMarch 23, 2010
Wander into a science fair, and you'll see skinny kids with big glasses and labcoats hovering around fold-out tables covered in gears, petri dishes filled with mold, and styrofoam "molecules" stuck together with popsicle sticks. Yawn. In our dreams, the science fair is a place... More  →
Science Fair Projects We'd Love to See

How to Deal with PDA

By Katie_RolnickMarch 23, 2010
Ahhh, spring! The season of love (and chocolate bunnies)! We have no problem with small displays of romantic expression—like holding hands or staring googly-eyed into your significant other's eyes. But we DO have a problem with people full-on making out in public. So... More  →
How to Deal with PDA

The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Little Things Make a Big Difference

By Ashley SpencerMarch 23, 2010
Do you get so-so-so freaking excited about the littlest things in life sometimes? Like, do you almost want to jump around, House of Pain style, when you suddenly remember that during rehearsal tonight, you get to work on your favorite dance scene? Are... More  →
The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Little Things Make a Big Difference