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Auntie SparkNotes: Witty Comebacks for Malodorous Jerks

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 13, 2010
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I am a sophomore at high school, and right now it's not so great there. These two boys keep on picking on me, trying to embarrass me, then saying I'm awkward when it works, which it always does. They will say things like... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Witty Comebacks for Malodorous Jerks

Blank vs. Blank: A Rivalry Breakdown

By Julie KrautJanuary 13, 2010
Entertainment Weekly recently put Lady Gaga and Ke$ha head to head to see who would win in a female pop icon cage match. It got us thinking about rivalries and how high school is the ultimate breeding ground for them. Here are a... More  →
Blank vs. Blank: A Rivalry Breakdown

5 Cures for Writer's Block

By Chelsea DaggerJanuary 13, 2010
It happens to the best of us: You’ve got a paper due in 9 hours, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to finish, or a grade-making presentation to write, and the only thing you can manage to type is your name. Is it because you’re a huge... More  →
5 Cures for Writer's Block

The Five Types of Science Fair Students

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 13, 2010
If you've attended school any time between now and, oh, 1950, you're undoubtedly familiar with the unique stench of Science Fair—a noxious odor that's equal parts formaldehyde, Sharpie marker, baking soda... plus a drop or two of screaming terror (invariably, one not-so-science-inclined student realizes that... More  →
The Five Types of Science Fair Students

Pros and Cons of Opening Up Your Frozen Heart to the Ultimate Emo Kid

By Ashley SpencerJanuary 12, 2010
You were first intrigued by that emo guy/girl in your class when you saw his default Facebook picture, which highlights his awesome side-parted hair, apathetic facial expression, and cute non-prescription glasses. You struck up conversations in passing periods, lunch, and if you’re weird, in... More  →
Pros and Cons of Opening Up Your Frozen Heart to the Ultimate Emo Kid

Auntie SparkNotes: Let's Talk About Sex

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 12, 2010
Okay Auntie, here it is: A year ago, I fell in love. I found a boy that really loved me. And well...we got physical. It happened before I thought it would. Growing up, though I never went to a church or anything like that, I always... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Let's Talk About Sex

20 Things to Tell Yourself After a Horror Movie

By Robert IsenbergJanuary 12, 2010
You just saw a horror movie. You came home. You're lying in bed. The lights are out. WHAT WAS THAT?! Just the wind. Okay, keep breathing, stay calm, and consider the following: 1) Serial killers are very uncommon. There are probably only one or two in your entire neighborhood. 2)... More  →
20 Things to Tell Yourself After a Horror Movie

Auntie SparkNotes: How to Flirt if You're a Dude, Part 2: The Talk

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 12, 2010
Welcome back, Sparklers, to the latest installment of Auntie SparkNotes Definitive Guide to Flirting. Today's post is the second and most important part of the Guys' Guide, and I hope you wore your Confidence Pants, gentlemen, because we're about to initiate a conversation. We've already covered... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How to Flirt if You're a Dude, Part 2: The Talk

It's January! Time to Celebrate!

By Katie_RolnickJanuary 12, 2010
The year just ended with a glorious series of fun-filled holidays. Now we're settling into the long stretch of bleak winter months. With only a couple of three-day weekends and no long holiday breaks on the horizon, the first few months of the year always... More  →
It's January! Time to Celebrate!

The Perils of Travel

By ContributorJanuary 12, 2010
Last week, AllisonJY let us in on a little secret. This week, she'll make you thank your lucky stars if you didn't go on vacation this winter break. —SparkNotes editors As an thrill-seeking teenager, I love the thought of traveling. I even... More  →
The Perils of Travel