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Auntie SparkNotes: Glutton for Punishment

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 26, 2011
Dear Auntie, I've liked this guy since freshman year (I'm going to be a junior this coming year). And he's really great. He's got the trifecta and, just... he's perfect for me. We've been friends since I was a freshman—he's a year my senior—until.... I told... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Glutton for Punishment

Pick Laura's Personal Essay!

By ContributorJuly 26, 2011
Laura, aka rosefan42, is a British Sparkler applying to Yale. This week she needs your help on her personal essay! —Sparkitors And so, at last, we come to the post you've all been waiting for. The post that is so important,... More  →
Pick Laura's Personal Essay!

The Guy's Guide to Summer Productivity

By ContributorJuly 26, 2011
JackJumpsCandle gives you a rare look into the riveting world of a teen guy on summer break.—Sparkitors As a typical teen guy going into my sophomore year, my summer days usually consist of little more than video games, eating,... More  →
The Guy's Guide to Summer Productivity

Writer Wars: You Guys Make the Brothers Grimm Look Like Total Amateurs

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 26, 2011
I can't BELIEVE that no one chose to re-write the greatest fairy tale of all time, Flubber. COME ON, PEOPLE. It was a Robin Williams CLASSIC—though I would have been just as a happy with sometime taking a chance and putting a modern... More  →
Writer Wars: You Guys Make the Brothers Grimm Look Like Total Amateurs

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Rap Compilation

By Aislinn ShevlinJuly 26, 2011
Who knew Justin Timberlake was such a jack of all trades? Send in your favorite videos at contribute@sparknotes.com... More  →
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Rap Compilation

How to Upgrade Your Bedroom on the Cheap

By Lucy HutchinsonJuly 26, 2011
There will come a time in your life when you realize that the general ambiance of your bedroom is less "sophisticated young adult" and more "overgrown 4-year-old." If you've recently found yourself neck-deep in teddy bears, staring at your bubblegum-pink walls and wondering "where did... More  →
How to Upgrade Your Bedroom on the Cheap

Open Thread for July 26

By SparkLifeJuly 26, 2011
Allow us to translate Stanley the Robot's incoherent ramblings: DANGER, WILL ROBINSON. WE ARE OUT OF OPEN THREAD PICTURES. If you've got cute, funny, or righteously awesome photographs, send 'em our way with your username and a brief... More  →
Open Thread for July 26

What Ashley Ate to Lose Weight

By Ashley SpencerJuly 25, 2011
I love food more than most things. What’s better than sinking your teeth into a hot slice of pizza? Biting into a well-condimented burger? Or making out with a piece of chocolate cake? Few things make people happier than FOOD. But if you want to... More  →
What Ashley Ate to Lose Weight

What To Do When You Miss Your S.O.

By ContributorJuly 25, 2011
BonnieBellez, we can't get over your first DO. ...We're DOing it now! —Sparkitors Summertime is full of laughter, smiles, and days spent with friends. Summer flings are common and encouraged. But sometimes you have something deeper than a fling, and sometimes you are separated... More  →
What To Do When You Miss Your S.O.

Out of the Silent Planet

By ContributorJuly 25, 2011
Book #48: Out of the Silent Planet (The Space Trilogy, Book #1) Author: C.S. Lewis Reason for Reading: Two Words: Summer. Reading. At my school, summer reading consists of two books: one required and one free choice. Now, free choice is a bit of an oxymoron,... More  →
 Out of the Silent Planet