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Chris Listens: Coming Out, Panic Attacks, and a Serious Roommate Crush

By Chris_DikenOctober 23, 2009
Last week a very clever Sparkler used this column as a platform on which to express his or her affection for yours truly. But anonymous crushes are one of the things that make the internet great, right? Or maybe they make the internet... More  →
Chris Listens: Coming Out, Panic Attacks, and a Serious Roommate Crush

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterOctober 23, 2009
Love is in the air, Sparklers. Can you smell it? It smells like gasoline. Yummmm. You want to drink it, but you can't. Too much love can kill a person, you know. Look at Juliet! So we must love from the safe distance of our computers,... More  →
The Friday Awards

Athletes vs. Fans: The Ultimate Sporting Contest

By Katie_RolnickOctober 23, 2009
We've been talking a lot about homecoming lately, and while we've covered just about everything imaginable, we haven't fully immersed ourselves in the competitive spirit of the main event. You see, homecoming brings with it pep rallies, school spirit, dances, and... More  →
Athletes vs. Fans: The Ultimate Sporting Contest

Auntie SparkNotes: Don't Be a Halloweenie

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 23, 2009
Today's letter-writer has a Halloween dilemma. (So do we: our Balloon Boy costume is proving hard to assemble.) Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors This halloween I am being pulled in three different directions. There are three different groups of friends that I have that are all doing different... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Don't Be a Halloweenie

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 11 (Chapters 21 and 22)

By RamseyOctober 23, 2009
Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about his experiences. Catch up on past posts here. Chapter 21 – The New England Holiday I knew from the last chapter that there was a state holiday coming up, but I keep thinking Hawthorne is... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 11 (Chapters 21 and 22)

Surviving the Swine Flu-A Step By Step Guide

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 23, 2009
Two SparkLife writers (including Chelsea_Dagger) have swine flu! Here's poor Chelsea's account of how she contracted the most annoying, albeit trendiest, illness around. —SparkNotes editors Step Negative Four—Welcome to the Jungle Chronological Placement: A few days before the flu rocks you like a hurricane. Be overtaken by an... More  →
Surviving the Swine Flu-A Step By Step Guide

Non-Friends Forever

By ContributorOctober 23, 2009
Very few can make us editors ALOL before 10 a.m., but villanous_mwaha succeeded! —SparkNotes editors So, you may think some of your friends are pretty annoying. You like them sometimes, but they have one (or more) of the following traits, and you just can't... More  →
Non-Friends Forever

Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 1: The Sound of the Shell

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 22, 2009
You asked us to blog Lord of the Flies; your wish is our command. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors Lord of the Flies is a novel by Englishman William Golding. It was published in 1954, which explains why the kids in the book wear stockings and periodically blurt... More  →
Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 1: The Sound of the Shell

Creative Solutions Part 2: Tests/Homework

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 22, 2009
Let's say you're fresh from getting accepted to the school of your dreams, due entirely to the cleverness of your ridiculously creative essay. You're so creative, creativity is shooting out of your ears. You're Hephaestus, the god of creativity, except, you... More  →
Creative Solutions Part 2: Tests/Homework

How Do You Raise Your Hand?

By laura_buchholzOctober 22, 2009
The way you raise your hand may reveal something about the way you approach life. So why not take a moment and analyze your hand-raising style? 1. Arm straight up, fingers together, sitting up straight, smiling You are ready to answer the question before it emerges from... More  →
How Do You Raise Your Hand?