Welcome to a SpecialEdition of The Friday Awards! Thanks to everyone who wrote in with beginning-of-school-year horror stories, and for making last week's Friday Awards the most successful yet!
We wish we had room for every single... More →
Sparkler zella435 offers some serious (and seriously good) advice in her first Sparkler post! Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors
Some people are just not dateable. They’re, well, jerks.
It doesn’t matter how cute he is or how sweet she is, these people are not worth your time.... More →
A senior photo is the big daddy of all school pictures. Why? Because it is your last chance to prove that everyone was wrong about you. It is your indelible mark, your contribution to posterity, your pièce de résistance. This is the image your classmates... More →
Ahhh, lunchtime. Aside from giving you a desperately-needed brain break, lunch is also one of the few moments during your school day when you have control: Do you get the hot lunch/a la carte cafeteria option or do you go with something brought from home?... More →
Ever had a teacher who seemed exactly as confused about the material as you were?
It was a science teacher, wasn't it? (Please just nod politely even if it wasn't a science teacher.)
Granted, there are some teachers outside the sciences who majored in Golf Course Management... More →
Now that fall is here and summer blockbusters are over, conventional wisdom has it that we'll see smarter, better movies in theaters. Do this fall’s movies look like they’re all that? We preview some of the more promising flicks coming up and investigate... More →
Ever feel like the whole world, inanimate objects included, is conspiring to ruin your life? Sparkler ShortyMcShort92 knows the feeling, and has captured it in this clever post! Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors
Hello, fellow Sparklers! This is a handy guide to the shady characters that... More →
Ramsey is keeping you company as you read The Scarlet Letter. Need to catch up on past posts? Here's the index page.Chapter 11 – The Interior of a Heart
Here’s the theme song I wrote for a new sitcom I’m going to pitch around... More →
As we suspected, a lot of Sparklers are crushing hard on their BFFs, and while many don't know what to do about it, almost all of them want to do something. Based on the comments and electronic mails and smoke signals I received,... More →