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The Cafeteria CRASH Test

By Dan_BergsteinJanuary 18, 2010
You're sitting in the cafeteria, talking with your friends, and trying to relax before being herded back into the soul-crushing classroom. Suddenly, you hear a crash. A tray of food just smashed on the floor. Chocolate milk spilled. Cutlery went careening across the linoleum. And... More  →
The Cafeteria CRASH Test

Auntie SparkNotes: How to Flirt, the Final Frontier

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 15, 2010
Welcome back, flirters! Well, here we are. It's been a fun couple of weeks, and by now, you should be armed with all the tools you need to get your flirtation up and running. Today, we're wrapping up the flirting guide by answering a few... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How to Flirt, the Final Frontier

Chris Listens: Arranged Marriages, ADD, and How to Take Criticism

By Chris_DikenJanuary 15, 2010
Parents: Sometimes they just don’t understand. And from what I’ve read in quite a few emails this past week, this lack of understanding can be quite frustrating to you, the Sparkler. So what are you going to do about it? Just stew in... More  →
Chris Listens: Arranged Marriages, ADD, and How to Take Criticism

The 6 Types of Sparklers

By ContributorJanuary 15, 2010
Sparkler synchrogirl117 has made some great observations about you guys. It's true, there are different types of Sparklers, and we love 'em all (except #6)! —SparkNotes editors SparkNotes is just so gosh darn cool.  There are Sparklers here from all over the world, and... More  →
The 6 Types of Sparklers

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterJanuary 15, 2010
Friday Awards on a Friday?!? What the...? ...Oh wait, this is how it's supposed to be. Well, Happy Friday, Sparklers. Let's dive right into the shout-outs! The Commenting Between "Blocks" Award goes to tawly31 for this comment on the Friends at Other Schools... More  →
The Friday Awards

Three Fake-Outs We're Glad Weren't True

By Kathryn_WilliamsJanuary 15, 2010
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!! The sky is falling! Didn't you hear about it? It was totally on the news. The Mayans wrote about it in their calendar, and John Cusak confirmed it. And my mom works with this guy whose brother works at the... More  →
Three Fake-Outs We're Glad Weren't True

I'm Not Ready for Winter Break to Be Over

By Suchi Rudra VasquezJanuary 15, 2010
Winter break is now two weeks behind us and some of you might still be finding it difficult to get back into the study groove. For those of you taking the SAT in a couple of weeks, this lack of motivation has the potential to... More  →
I'm Not Ready for Winter Break to Be Over

Let's Talk About Your Future...and Badgers

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 15, 2010
If you're under the age of twenty, you probably spend a fair amount of time thinking about what the future has in store for you. College? Career? World travel and a brief stint in the circus? Hey, the possibilities are endless, and they can be... More  →
Let's Talk About Your Future...and Badgers

Haiti: How You Can Help

By EmmaJanuary 15, 2010
The disaster in Haiti reminds us that our problems (too much homework! Not enough Diet Coke! Jerky parents!) really aren't problems at all. How can those of us who are unspeakably lucky help those who are suffering in Haiti? By sending money. The Red... More  →
Haiti: How You Can Help

Oh No! You've Overslept!

By Katie_RolnickJanuary 15, 2010
You roll over and slowly stretch your stiff legs and back. You force your eyes open and catch a glimpse of the clock. That's when you notice...holy ham-and-cheese sandwiches! You've overslept! Perhaps you failed to hear your alarm, or you accidentally turned it off in the... More  →
Oh No! You've Overslept!