Mehak did some research to make sure her fellow Sparklers have the facts about swine flu this year. Thanks, Mehak! —SparkNotes Editors
For most of us, the start of the school year is a bittersweet time. You get to see your best friends, your... More →
Homecoming week, pep rallies, mascots, track meets…do these words make you explode into a school colors supernova, or do they make you want to hide in your room with a book? Or a little bit of both?
Sports are an odd part of the whole high... More →
To make you feel not so alone as you read The Scarlet Letter, Ramsey is reading along with you and blogging about his experiences. Missed past installments? They're all collected here.
Chapter 9 – The Leech
Based only on the title of the chapter, here’s... More →
SparkLife contributor Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about it. Here is the index of all his posts.
Looking for the SparkNote on The Scarlet Letter?Here it is!
Oh, and FYI, we've gone and translated the entire novel into modern English. (I... More →
Chapter Nineteen: RaceBetter Title: Are We There Yet?
What the heck is on the cover of this book? I've been trying to figure it out for the past month, and was hoping one of the chapters would be about bloody, upside-down flowers. The cover of... More →
Maybe it's the end of summer blues. Maybe it's this headache. Maybe it's this stupid chair. But whatever the reason, we're cranky. Instead of bottling up our emotions, we're going to take this opportunity to list our annoyances. Today, we'll list 50 things we wish... More →
At least once a month, it happens: we bolt upright in bed, drenched in a cold sweat. We've had The Nightmare again. You might have it, too: You get to school naked and realize you have an exam you haven't studied... More →
If you watched President Obama's speech on healthcare last night, you probably noticed that one Republican Representative had a nursery school-style meltdown: when the President got to the part about the healthcare bill not offering coverage to illegal immigrants, agitated Congressman Joe Wilson of South... More →
Sparkler raj101 is ready to shake up homecoming with a little Tegan and Sara. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors
There are lots of high school experiences people feel are important to have, and homecoming is one of them. For some, it's regarded as one of the... More →
So we finally got around to watching the pilot episode of the new TV phenomeon, Glee. (Yeah, we totally realize that it's been available online since, like, last May. We were busy getting a tan.) But now that we've experienced the... More →