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Spice Up the Morning Announcements

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 11, 2010
No one listens to the morning announcements, not even the people reading them into the microphone or camera (if you go to fancy-pants school that has fancy-pants things like fancy-pants cameras). We here at SparkNotes hate to see bored students, so we offer some suggestions... More  →
Spice Up the Morning Announcements

Blogging Eclipse: Part 13

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 11, 2010
Chapter Thirteen: Newborn Better Title: Wasted Paper This chapter is reminiscent of the scene in The Empire Strikes Back in which Han Solo pulls the Millennium Falcon over and says, "All right. Now we're going to meet Lando. But before we go, I need to tell you... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 13

Hanging Out with Jazzy: My Favorite Fictional Secret-Heroes!!!

By ContributorFebruary 11, 2010
You guys know Jazzy, right? AKA villanous_mwaha? Welcome back to her Thursday column! —SparkNotes editors In every fantasy book, there is a main character who usually gets all the credit, praise, and swooning women when he "saves the day." But does he deserve all... More  →
Hanging Out with Jazzy: My Favorite Fictional Secret-Heroes!!!

From Napoleon Dynamite to The Jersey Shore: Dances You Can't Miss

By ContributorFebruary 11, 2010
If it weren't illegal, we'd love to take almostt2013 to the Sadie Hawkins.  *sigh* —SparkNotes editors High school dances: Some people dread them, while others spend hours upon hours anticipating them. Unless you attend a school where everyone is put into hand and ankle cuffs... More  →
From Napoleon Dynamite to The Jersey Shore: Dances You Can't Miss

We Miss Talented Famous People

By Kia WoodFebruary 11, 2010
Remember when talented was a prerequisite for fame? People had to develop a skill, and then work hard at that skill, and then with time and effort and fate they sometimes actually became famous. Then reality TV happened. It started out slow, first with a curious... More  →
We Miss Talented Famous People

Auntie SparkNotes: Leggo the All-Consuming Crush

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 11, 2010
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm in love with this guy... Like totally, absolutely, crazy about him. For a while I thought it might be a passing thing, like with other guys I've liked, but it's been over three years, we're both seniors, and I guess I'm kind... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Leggo the All-Consuming Crush

When Life Gives You Lemons, Do You Throw Them in Life's Face?

By Katie_RolnickFebruary 11, 2010
There are all sorts of preferences that define you: the type of music you listen to, your clothing preferences, even the state of your locker. But when it comes down to it, there are really only two kinds of people: optimists and pessimists.... More  →
When Life Gives You Lemons, Do You Throw Them in Life's Face?

Are You Having Trouble Logging In/Commenting?

By EmmaFebruary 11, 2010
Hi, Sparklers! We've been having some tech problems over the past few days, and we're a little mystified (maybe snow got into the servers?). If you are having trouble logging in, 1. We're so sorry 2. Would you do us a huge favor and email comments@sparknotes.com? You... More  →
Are You Having Trouble Logging In/Commenting?

Fill-in-the-Blank Valentine for...Your Lazy Crush

By Kathryn_WilliamsFebruary 11, 2010
Is your crush the kind of guy/girl who's too lazy to capitalize letters, upload pics to FB, or put Doritos in a bowl? No problem: just give him/her this valentine. All s/he has to do is circle words. Hi. Please circle yes or no. Do you... More  →
Fill-in-the-Blank Valentine for...Your Lazy Crush

What It's Like to Live In...Beijing

By ContributorFebruary 10, 2010
After reading this post from Sparkler hanini_panini, we're considering starting a new website, WhatItsLiketoLiveinBeijingbyHaniniPanini.com. The name might need work. —SparkNotes editors Aloha, fellow Sparklers! (Or should I say, ni hao!) Today, I'd like to introduce you to the country where I live...*Insert... More  →
What It's Like to Live In...Beijing