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What Does Education Smell Like?

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 18, 2009
Every school has the same, distinct odor. It doesn't matter if you attend a private high school in Wyoming, or a public middle school in Florida. They all smell alike. And within the school, each classroom has a special fragrance that all students will find... More  →
What Does Education Smell Like?

What Type of Board Game Player Are You?

By Katie_RolnickNovember 18, 2009
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with it comes an evening or two of family board games. These games can reveal a lot about you and your family members. Are you motivated by winning? Do you just want everyone to have a good time?... More  →
What Type of Board Game Player Are You?

Duct Tape and Horse Tranquilizers: Surviving Thanksgiving Car Travel

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 18, 2009
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we're about to hit the prime time of year for long, looong-distance family travel-thons. And whether your family's Turkey Day destination is across the country or just (heh heh) over the river and through the woods, chances are that... More  →
Duct Tape and Horse Tranquilizers: Surviving Thanksgiving Car Travel

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 2 (Chapters 2 & 3)

By RamseyNovember 18, 2009
Chapter Two Summer passes quickly (like it always does), and Dill heads back home. Scout gears up for her first year of school, which she's very excited about. But once she gets there, she realizes that she kind of hates her teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher. Miss Caroline... More  →
Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 2 (Chapters 2 & 3)

Funny Ways to Handle Touchy-Feely Hands

By ContributorNovember 18, 2009
Sparkler raj101 proves it's possible to say "no" with a sense of humor, and we are so very into that. —SparkNotes editors Most of you have had this awkward moment (speaking mainly to the ladies here): You're in a movie theater, and that... More  →
Funny Ways to Handle Touchy-Feely Hands

Having Entirely Too Much Fun With Volunteering

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 18, 2009
Let's be honest: most high school students have a volunteering obligation to fulfill, so it's less volunteering than requiredteering. But that doesn't mean it has to feel like you're just a day laborer making an underwhelming $0 an hour. Volunteering can be fun! Wait, stop laughing.... More  →
Having Entirely Too Much Fun With Volunteering

Thermochemistry Rap

By ContributorNovember 18, 2009
Sparkler tawly31 and her friend Lior wrote this rap about thermochemistry. tawly31's (aka Danitte's) lines are in blue, and Lior's are in green. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors Glossary Mrs. Silverberg - my chemistry teacher FST - Final Summative Task (equivalent of an exam) Danitte and Lior’s (Thermo)Dynamic Rap More  →
Thermochemistry Rap

The Toilet Paper Tube and Other Great Toys

By Katie_RolnickNovember 17, 2009
Congratulations are in order! This year's inductees to the National Toy Hall of Fame have been announced! Prepare the tributes and ticker tape parades; we need to honor  innovative creations like the big wheel (the bridge between walking and cycling!), the Game Boy... More  →
The Toilet Paper Tube and Other Great Toys

25 Things to Try Before You’re 25 and People Start to Judge You

By Ashley SpencerNovember 17, 2009
As your parents are always telling you, it's important to be responsible. But what parents often forget about being young and cute is that sometimes you just have to do crazy stuff so that you can figure out what the world’s like. So before you... More  →
25 Things to Try Before You’re 25 and People Start to Judge You

Sleeping During School: A Quick Guide

By Joe_LynchNovember 17, 2009
I've read or heard (or dreamed) that teenagers actually need more sleep than infants. It's hard to say if that's true—I don't remember much about being an infant, probably because I was asleep—but I do know that the high school schedule does NOT allow teens... More  →
Sleeping During School: A Quick Guide