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Unpopular or Not Popular, That is the Question

By Laura_WassonMay 19, 2009
At first glance these two words probably seem to have an identical meaning, but they are really quite different. Being unpopular means genuinely not being liked and being labeled a social pariah of some persuasion, whereas if you just aren't popular, no one really cares... More  →

Stop The Photo Madness!

By Matt_HunzikerMay 18, 2009

As anyone who remembers having to buy one of those 20-shot disposable cameras for every slumber party, school dance, and birthday will tell you, digital cameras are great. They’re cheap and easy to use and you never pay to have photos developed only to

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Prom Photos 101: Voguing in Formalwear

By kat_rosenfieldMay 18, 2009
Here at SparkNotes, we’ve already given you sage advice on scoring a prom date, hooked you up with some bitchin’ dance moves, and provided you with a fully-illustrated guide to avoiding Classic Prom Pitfalls. But before we let you out the door... More  →

Get Into the School Paper Before It's Too Late

By Dan_BergsteinMay 18, 2009
Attention all graduating seniors (and those about to drop out): You have only a few days, or hours, left to get yourself in the school paper before graduation. We know some of you think you don't care about being in the school paper. But one... More  →

Wwwwwipe Out

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 18, 2009
Don't pretend like it hasn't happened to you. Everyone's wiped out at one time or another. That senior quarterback who seems to have inherited all the coordination genes in the tri-state area? Yep, he's wiped out. The cheerleader who can be tossed ten feet in the... More  →

Can You Hear Summer Coming?

By ContributorMay 18, 2009
Here at SparkNotes, we’ve been mining for rockstar Sparklers, real readers with so much music knowledge that awesome playlists are coming out of their... butterknives. The following submission is from Sparkler Iamjoannayupi. Enjoy!  -SparkNotes Editors You have been waiting for almost nine months. Maybe you have been... More  →

Blogging Twilight: Part 4

By Dan_BergsteinMay 15, 2009
SparkLife contributor Dan Bergstein is reading Twilight and blogging about it. Catch up on the first installments here. Chapter Five At lunch, Edward stares at Bella in the cafeteria and beckons her over to sit with him. They talk for a bit. She describes his eyes... More  →
Blogging Twilight: Part 4

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 15, 2009
Formerly known as Comments We Lurve/Love/Really, Really Like but are Afraid to Commit to, our Friday feature is now THE FRIDAY AWARDS. Why? Because awards are shiny and pretty and make me feel better about myself. Because we've expanded our scope to cover... More  →

Five Recent Music Videos That Don't Suck

By Chris_DikenMay 15, 2009
The death knell for the music video has been sounded many times--we at SparkNotes have even given it a vigorous ringing in our more cynical moments. Blame typically is heaped on MTV, whose once-video-heavy lineup has devolved into a hot mess of reality... More  →

Five Bands to Check Out Before You Head to College

By Joe_LynchMay 15, 2009
Music is easily one of the most consistently satisfying parts of life. And for better or worse it’s also one of those things people use as a form of social currency, as a way to work your way into a group of people or impress... More  →