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12 Ways to Spot a Freshman

By ContributorSeptember 16, 2011
Being able to spot a freshman is a valuable life skill. Seriously. Freshmen are fun friends to have—for some reason, they look up to you. Believe you're full of wisdom. There are a couple of freshman girls on campus who know me only as “Emma... More  →
12 Ways to Spot a Freshman

Ask Jono: Dating a Sibling's Ex

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 16, 2011
Dear Jono, I come to you with a question of social acceptability. You see, there is this boy. He is a senior, and I am a junior. We've gotten to know each other somewhat recently; we've been talking a lot and he has asked... More  →
Ask Jono: Dating a Sibling's Ex

Blogging Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part 4

By Dan_BergsteinSeptember 16, 2011
Chapter Ten: Mayhem at the Ministry Better Title: I Don't Understand Clothes Since the Dark Mark appeared at the Quidditch World Cup, all the wizards at the Ministry are working overtime. The Time Turner could have put a stop to all this foolishness and would have shown... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part 4

Suede In the Direction of Autumn

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 16, 2011
For those of us who live in and around New York, this is a very important week for fashion. And no, I'm not talking about Fashion Week (which, let's face it, is less about wearable style and more about giving high-maintenance, obscenely wealthy people a... More  →
Suede In the Direction of Autumn

Ask a Teacher: How Do You Deal With Serious Student Problems?

By Mr. JungSeptember 16, 2011
Q: How do you deal with serious student problems? A: Be forewarned: you won’t, I hope, find much humor in this post. Jokes would be in bad taste, I think. But the question is a good one, and since it was put to me, I’ll do... More  →
Ask a Teacher: How Do You Deal With Serious Student Problems?

How to Save a Dying Conversation

By ContributorSeptember 16, 2011
Flyergirl13 tells you how to breathe life back into a convo that's headed for dead. Check out her personal blog here!—Sparkitors We've all had conversations, whether on Facebook, in text, or in real life, that are going along fine and then start... More  →
How to Save a Dying Conversation

Why Saying "I Dislike Swimming" Is Kind of an Understatement

By ContributorSeptember 16, 2011
HolyCereal! just wants you to stop soaking your body in shark-infested pee water. Is that so much to ask? –Sparkitors The crisping of leaves has begun, the bindings of new textbooks have been cracked, and the dying screams of summer vacation can be heard... More  →
Why Saying "I Dislike Swimming" Is Kind of an Understatement

Dear Albert: Bruised and Confused

By Emily WinterSeptember 16, 2011
"Watch out for Sam's head!" Renee Rodriguez shouts as a Nerf ball glides over me from behind. My hair flutters, and I turn around. This is expected—these newspaper meetings are always a hormone-infused circus until Braden comes in. "Sorry," says Paul Atkins, to me, then looks... More  →
Dear Albert: Bruised and Confused

Pants: My Mortal Enemy

By ContributorSeptember 16, 2011
carrieaimelire is not an aficionado of pantalones—probably because she doesn't know that they could one day SAVE HER LIFE.—Sparkitors Pants and I are not friends. We are not pals. Or compadres. Or amigos. Or buddies. Or homies. We do not hang out socially. Our... More  →
Pants: My Mortal Enemy

Which Hogwarts House Are You?

By Jennifer GrudzieckiSeptember 16, 2011
For those of you who are so scared you won't be sorted correctly by Pottermore, this video (sent in by grayflower) should make it easy for you to tell where you'll be sorted! If you're not brave, ambitious, or smart,... More  →
Which Hogwarts House Are You?