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Athletes vs. Fans: The Ultimate Sporting Contest

By Katie_RolnickOctober 23, 2009
We've been talking a lot about homecoming lately, and while we've covered just about everything imaginable, we haven't fully immersed ourselves in the competitive spirit of the main event. You see, homecoming brings with it pep rallies, school spirit, dances, and... More  →
Athletes vs. Fans: The Ultimate Sporting Contest

Auntie SparkNotes: Don't Be a Halloweenie

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 23, 2009
Today's letter-writer has a Halloween dilemma. (So do we: our Balloon Boy costume is proving hard to assemble.) Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors This halloween I am being pulled in three different directions. There are three different groups of friends that I have that are all doing different... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Don't Be a Halloweenie

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 11 (Chapters 21 and 22)

By RamseyOctober 23, 2009
Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about his experiences. Catch up on past posts here. Chapter 21 – The New England Holiday I knew from the last chapter that there was a state holiday coming up, but I keep thinking Hawthorne is... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 11 (Chapters 21 and 22)

Surviving the Swine Flu-A Step By Step Guide

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 23, 2009
Two SparkLife writers (including Chelsea_Dagger) have swine flu! Here's poor Chelsea's account of how she contracted the most annoying, albeit trendiest, illness around. —SparkNotes editors Step Negative Four—Welcome to the Jungle Chronological Placement: A few days before the flu rocks you like a hurricane. Be overtaken by an... More  →
Surviving the Swine Flu-A Step By Step Guide

Non-Friends Forever

By ContributorOctober 23, 2009
Very few can make us editors ALOL before 10 a.m., but villanous_mwaha succeeded! —SparkNotes editors So, you may think some of your friends are pretty annoying. You like them sometimes, but they have one (or more) of the following traits, and you just can't... More  →
Non-Friends Forever

Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 1: The Sound of the Shell

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 22, 2009
You asked us to blog Lord of the Flies; your wish is our command. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors Lord of the Flies is a novel by Englishman William Golding. It was published in 1954, which explains why the kids in the book wear stockings and periodically blurt... More  →
Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 1: The Sound of the Shell

Creative Solutions Part 2: Tests/Homework

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 22, 2009
Let's say you're fresh from getting accepted to the school of your dreams, due entirely to the cleverness of your ridiculously creative essay. You're so creative, creativity is shooting out of your ears. You're Hephaestus, the god of creativity, except, you... More  →
Creative Solutions Part 2: Tests/Homework

How Do You Raise Your Hand?

By laura_buchholzOctober 22, 2009
The way you raise your hand may reveal something about the way you approach life. So why not take a moment and analyze your hand-raising style? 1. Arm straight up, fingers together, sitting up straight, smiling You are ready to answer the question before it emerges from... More  →
How Do You Raise Your Hand?

Modern vs. Classic Literature

By ContributorOctober 22, 2009
Sparkler CoffinMaker has been hard at work on this cool post about modern vs. classic lit. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors I was part of the comments debate on the post So You Don’t Want to Read ____, and it got me thinking about... More  →
Modern vs. Classic Literature

How to Deal with Stress

By ContributorOctober 22, 2009
Sparkler abby0912 knows that some stress is unavoidable, but she also knows how to cope. —SparkNotes editors Us teens have to juggle homework, clubs, sports, friends, and relationships. Obviously, this creates a lot of stress. The first way to tackle stress is stop stressing about... More  →
How to Deal with Stress