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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

Questions from a SparkNotes Noob

By ContributorJanuary 27, 2010
Super Sparkler houseobsessed14 agreed to answer a few questions a newbie sent to advice@sparknotes.com. Thanks, houseobsessed14, and great questions, noob! —SparkNotes editors I recently got an email from Emily asking me to write a post for new Sparklers. The questions were originally... More  →
Questions from a SparkNotes Noob

7 Things Girls Don't Want to Hear on a First Date

By ContributorJanuary 26, 2010
Hali_10, the author of this post, was inspired by Sparkler Coffinmaker, who recently wrote a guy version of this post. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors 1. "Is that Diet Coke?" Boys, thanks to Coffinmaker, us girls will no longer ask you how many... More  →
7 Things Girls Don't Want to Hear on a First Date