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Open Thread for May 19

By Emily WinterMay 19, 2011
muffinsarejustbetter says this rock looks like a dinosaur head. And you know what? We totally agree. WE KNEW THEY'D BE BACK!!!... More  →
Open Thread for May 19

Freshman Year is OVER

By ContributorMay 18, 2011
Courtney Guth is done with her first year—we can hardly believe it! Time flies! *sniff* —Sparkitors The essay prompt asked me to describe my personal mantra and how it related it to my everyday life. I sat for a while and pondered. This was... More  →
Freshman Year is OVER

How To Appreciate Things (If You Are Kind Of Spoiled)

By Jon_SkindzierMay 18, 2011
We're all at least a little spoiled, in the sense that we're typing this on a computer and you're reading it on one (or on a phone that would have qualified as a secret government supercomputer a decade ago). Sometimes we all need... More  →
How To Appreciate Things (If You Are Kind Of Spoiled)

Top Five Reasons to Love Your Teachers

By ContributorMay 18, 2011
tbug15 loves teachers, and we can see why! —Sparkitors The Sparkitors asked us to write about something "spectacular" or "thrilling" for Appreciation Days. And while most people do not describe their teachers using either of those words, I think teachers deserve them. I say... More  →
Top Five Reasons to Love Your Teachers

Why SparkLife Is My Own Personal Brand of Heroin(e)

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 18, 2011
I was going to write my post for Appreciation Week about Emily's question mark-shaped butt, but Chelsea Dagger stole that opportunity from me, so now I've decided to write my Appreciation Week post on SparkLife and why it completes me more than Emily's... More  →
Why SparkLife Is My Own Personal Brand of Heroin(e)

Auntie SparkNotes: Free, Clear, and College-Bound!

By kat_rosenfieldMay 18, 2011
Dearest Auntie, I have a dilemma that hopefully your awesome advice givingness can solve! I am a high school senior about to go off to college. There was this girl I dated during my junior year who I had an awesome connection with. We were like... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Free, Clear, and College-Bound!

Kate Middleton and the Ugly Stepsisters

By Aislinn ShevlinMay 18, 2011
I "stumbled" upon this last night and could not keep it to myself. It's too funny!  Obviously, I'm still obsessing about the royal couple. "Cinderella and Kate" Send in your photos/videos to contribute@sparknotes.com. Related Post:"Royal Wedding Slide Show"... More  →
Kate Middleton and the Ugly Stepsisters

Love Me or Leave Me... Alone

By ContributorMay 18, 2011
Lyra still can't stop daydreaming about a future romance with her best friend James, but now she's wondering if he's different from all other immature teenage boys. —Sparkitors James, James, James… The name rings down every street of my mind. It’s like a fire drill... More  →
Love Me or Leave Me... Alone

Katniss Has Brown Hair

By Miss MarmMay 18, 2011
"Jennifer Lawrence is blond!" you said. "She can't play Katniss! EVERYTHING IS RUINED!" Not so fast, Sparklekittens. Jennifer Lawrence found out about a thing called hair dye, and she looks amazing, like a brunette warrior who kills teenagers because she has to! Click here... More  →
Katniss Has Brown Hair

Holding On: Chapter 9

By ContributorMay 18, 2011
In willwriteforhearts last chapter, Nick was contacted by a mysterious man—but does he want to help him or hurt him? “Is…” My voice rises quickly, getting hysterically loud. Keeping my eyes on him, I hesitantly put my backpack on the kitchen table... More  →
Holding On: Chapter 9