Yes. If you are reading this, you are probably too old, and likely, you already knew that. But maybe you’re still not sure. Maybe you already have your spider costume and your bag all ready and you’ve been mapping out the good candy houses with... More →
We're almost done with this week's advice-giving marathon! Today, a classic romantic conundrum:
Okay. So I have just started my freshmen year of high school, so there are a lot of new guys around. There's this one who I have taken a bit of a fancy... More →
Let's say you just found out that your crush has asked someone else to Homecoming. Or maybe you just got back your algebra midterm and you did wayyyy worse than you expected (and you didn't expect to do that great). Or maybe you just dropped... More →
Sparkler nednettinc weighs in on the community college scene from the unique perspective of a high school student. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors
Highlighters + Facebook + Skittles = College. Let me clarify. I am a high school senior taking two community college classes. A typical... More →
Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But maybe you’re bored with the usual offerings. Corn Flakes. Raisin Bran. Grape Nuts. Wheaties. They’re so general. So old school. Do these cereals really... More →
Sparkler dannydoesntrun824 has some really great tips for people who've recently begun their high school careers. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors
Welcome, freshman! You’ve survived the first few weeks of school and should give yourselves a pat on the back. I understand that many of you... More →
It's flu season again, and if the past several months of news stories are any indication, we're headed for a doozy. Over the next few weeks, your fellow students are going to start dropping off the daily roll-call like flies. Don't be surprised to see... More →
Welcome to the world of SAT vocab novels, where reading is mandatory, treats are prohibited, and nobody leaves without putting in a good word about motifs or something French.
Here's how this really works: Every Sunday we're going to post a chapter of a brand... More →
For as long as there have been young people, there have been old people who do not like them. Sometimes the old people sort of have a point—like maybe they're wondering why Lil' Wayne keeps rapping about Martians—but usually the complaints just range... More →
One of our favorite kinds of poetry is haiku. And nooooo, it's not just because it's only three lines long. Okay, yes, maybe that's why. But anyway, it's a highly regarded form of Japanese verse. So lay off.
And what better way to express... More →