It's flu season again, and if the past several months of news stories are any indication, we're headed for a doozy. Over the next few weeks, your fellow students are going to start dropping off the daily roll-call like flies. Don't be surprised to see... More →
Welcome to the world of SAT vocab novels, where reading is mandatory, treats are prohibited, and nobody leaves without putting in a good word about motifs or something French.
Here's how this really works: Every Sunday we're going to post a chapter of a brand... More →
For as long as there have been young people, there have been old people who do not like them. Sometimes the old people sort of have a point—like maybe they're wondering why Lil' Wayne keeps rapping about Martians—but usually the complaints just range... More →
One of our favorite kinds of poetry is haiku. And nooooo, it's not just because it's only three lines long. Okay, yes, maybe that's why. But anyway, it's a highly regarded form of Japanese verse. So lay off.
And what better way to express... More →
Sparkler MichaelRyans knows it's time to start thinking seriously about Halloween costumes if you plan to dress up this year. Here are his tips! —SparkNotes Editors
Vampires are so last year. Mummies are dummies. Don't even let me get started on ghosts... More →
This week's cute cat pic is courtesy of Sparkler Heater012. Thanks, Heater012, for the adorable picture of these two critters caught off-guard.
Since we've had adorable cats up on Cute Thing before, let's make this time... More →
The advice-giving marathon continues! Read on:
I had a really rough time in junior high with catty girls, so when I got to high school and found a really good group of friends, it was a huge relief. My current group of friends are some of... More →
Because the world is a harsh, cruel place, high school students are required to take physical education. While some students love this class, if you're reading this post, chances are you're not one of them. Since there is no way to avoid gym unless you're... More →
Because our September horoscopes were so scientifically accurate, we've decided to share our powers of precognition once again. What's coming up for you during the month of October? Read ahead, if you dare…
Aries(March 21 – April 19)
Do not touch anything that is blue.... More →
Hello Sparklers. Welcome to Chris Listens, the internet advice column that juxtaposes your questions and my answers. This week, I received a rather specific inquiry about this whole enterprise:
I was on SparkNotes and stumbled upon your advice column. What an absurd job. How did you... More →