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Oh, That Dirty Dictionary

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 28, 2010
If you're between the ages of 12 and 20, and you've ever spent time unsupervised in a library, classroom, or other area that contains reference books, then you are undoubtedly familiar with a little game that we like to call “Dirty Dictionary”—the delightful practice of... More  →
Oh, That Dirty Dictionary

Blogging Eclipse: Part 11

By Dan_BergsteinJanuary 28, 2010
Chapter Eleven: Legends Better Title: The Legend of Smart Air There are no fireworks at the Werewolf Party. No trucks launching off ramps. No cakes. No dynamite. No rockets. There are no sword fighting tournaments, or chainsaw duels. No one soared in a hot air balloon, jetpack,... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 11

Blogging the State of the Union

By ContributorJanuary 28, 2010
YES! Sparkler camip0p (live) blogged the State of the Union Address for us! And she did an amazing job! So so so so awesome.  —SparkNotes editors It's important to know what is going on in our country, Sparklers. How else would you understand Seth... More  →
Blogging the State of the Union

ZOMG U TTLY HV A TXT PROB

By Kia WoodJanuary 27, 2010
?4U—are you addicted to text lingo? Or maybe you’ve got Twitter tongue? Perhaps you simply suffer from LOL Cats-itis. To gauge the severity of your problem, see how many of the following apply to you: 1. You say "LOL" instead of laughing. 2. You get annoyed when people... More  →
ZOMG U TTLY HV A TXT PROB

Are You Obsessed With Grades?

By Katie_RolnickJanuary 27, 2010
While we recognize the importance of getting good grades—they indicate you've learned something, further your progress from high school to college, and keep your parents happy—those letters don't mean everything. Sure, you want to do well, but focusing only on maintaining straight A's... More  →
Are You Obsessed With Grades?

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterJanuary 27, 2010
Today we went to our Awesome Thing inbox and it was totally full. In fact, warm, sweet-n-salty gooey awesomey-ness was pouring over the top, and some dripped on our shoes. So tomorrow, we clean out the Awesome Thing inbox and serve up the results in one... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

How to Stage a Nerd Takeover

By ContributorJanuary 27, 2010
Wait, since when are there nerds on this site? Whhhhat?! We're shocked. We're horrified. We're...kidding. Nice work, peaceonearth34! —SparkNotes editors As sad as it is, we all know it's true: In the majority of schools around the world, nerds are shunned and rejected. It... More  →
How to Stage a Nerd Takeover

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

By ContributorJanuary 27, 2010
We're so excited to hear about where you live! To answer your question, misssunshine1010, yes, of course you can write about your "tiny, midget sized town." No matter how boring your place of residence seems to you, it will be fascinating to your... More  →
What It's Like to Live In...Tanzania

Et Tu, Computer?

By Jon_SkindzierJanuary 27, 2010
Computers are unique in the entire history of inventions, in that each and every one of them is both a miracle of productivity and a crafty disaster that wants you to fail all your classes. Whether it drives you moderately insane with its... More  →
Et Tu, Computer?

Auntie SparkNotes: Crush, the Aftermath

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 27, 2010
It's a two-fer! Today, we've got a pair of letters about how to handle a non-starting crush. Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Last year was my freshman year at my high school, and I met a really nice senior – let's call him Jim. We talked and spent a... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Crush, the Aftermath