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Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerApril 27, 2010
Next to chubby puppies, cats with speech impediments, and animated squarepant-wearing sponges, there ain’t much that's cuter than a big-headed baby. If you’re this adorable, what is there to talk about? You tell us, Sparklers. But good luck making us laugh harder this time around than... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Auntie SparkNotes: I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW TO FLIRT WHEN YOU'RE YELLING AT ME!

By kat_rosenfieldApril 27, 2010
WE LOVE AUNTIE'S ADVICE! AND WE'RE NOT AFRAID TO YELL ABOUT IT! –SPARKNOTES EDITORS Auntieeeeee! Okay, I'm going to get straight to the point: HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FLIRT WITH PETER? ...Maybe that was a little abrupt. I have a crush on this shy boy who we will... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW TO FLIRT WHEN YOU'RE YELLING AT ME!

The 5 Types of Fashion Trendsetters

By EmmaApril 27, 2010
We're jealous of all the Best Dressed finalists. They're a lot younger than us (we were born in the 1800s and took horse-drawn carriages to school), yet they're far more fashionable than we are. As far as we can tell (not very far; we're wearing... More  →
The 5 Types of Fashion Trendsetters

Learning to <3 Yourself

By ContributorApril 27, 2010
Oprah and Dr. Phil better take note: there's a new self-help guru in town, and her name is gummybeararmygeneral. —Sparknotes editors In today’s world, it’s hard to love yourself. “Perfection” is a concept we can’t seem to get away from—we start thinking... More  →
Learning to <3 Yourself

Blogging My Study Hall

By ContributorApril 27, 2010
scary_owl, we can only hope your proctor doesn't read this.—SparkNotes editors Picture this: you are sitting in a classroom, staring blankly at the peeling paint and listening to the boring hum of silence and the irritating scratching of your teacher grading papers. The walls... More  →
Blogging My Study Hall

Yearbook Superlatives: Losing to Someone Who Sucks

By Dan_BergsteinApril 27, 2010
Speaking of yearbook superlatives...some of our very own Sparklers made it to the finals of the 2nd Annual SparkNotes Yearbook Awards. Show them some love! —SparkNotes editors It’s the end of the school year, and after months and months of hard work and dedication,... More  →
Yearbook Superlatives: Losing to Someone Who Sucks

8 Remarks That Will Make Your Girlfriend Dump You

By ContributorApril 27, 2010
This post by jtjuvenile reminds us of the time our junior high boyfriend bodyslammed us into a locker. Nothing says "let's break up" like a purple bruise the size of an umbrella! —SparkNotes editors It’s a fine and dandy day. The birds are tweeting.... More  →
8 Remarks That Will Make Your Girlfriend Dump You

Open Thread for April 27

By EmmaApril 27, 2010
This kitty's name is Vincent. Something about cats with human names cracks us up. If we ever get a pet, we're gonna name him Russell, Mike, or Al. Thanks for the pic, MarauderPrincess!... More  →
Open Thread for April 27

Rage-Stoppers for Grammar Junkies

By kat_rosenfieldApril 26, 2010
As unapologetic grammar junkies, your SparkNotes editors tend to get a serious case of the stabbies when we see people doing atrocious things to the English language—things like misplacing apostrophes, mixing up "there," "they're," and "their," and making unintentionally hilarious yet cringe-inducing remarks like, "This... More  →
Rage-Stoppers for Grammar Junkies

Dissecting the Yearbook Staff, Part 1

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 26, 2010
Being on your school's yearbook staff can be a thankless job. You spend nine months putting your blood, sweat, and tears into producing a book that's meant to capture in word and in image the heart and soul—the very essence—of what it was to be... More  →
Dissecting the Yearbook Staff, Part 1