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Pimp My Locker

By Kathryn_WilliamsAugust 26, 2009
So maybe you don't have a Crib or a Ride, but there is one place this fall that is all yours to pimp out: your school locker. Not just for holding your books, your locker is your territory. And if your... More  →
Pimp My Locker

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterAugust 26, 2009
Sparklers, let's talk about feelings. The start of a new school year brings on a whole lotta feelings. Namely: 1. Boredom, even at lunch. Lunch was so fun in grammar school! Now, no one gushes over Gushers, paints with peanut butter or flings bologna onto the cafeteria... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

What You Don't Realize You Will Miss at College

By Joe_LynchAugust 26, 2009
College is the best time in a lot of people’s lives—they meet lifelong friends, fall in love, and are forced to read Nietzsche. It really is worth the hype. For those of you about to pack up and head off to college, though, it’s good... More  →
What You Don't Realize You Will Miss at College

Tips on Digitizing Your Real Life

By Katie_RolnickAugust 26, 2009
It's safe to say that most of us spend a good deal of our real lives living in the digital world—right SparkLife blog readers/commenters/obsessives? But what if, for a single day, we all lived our digital lives in reality? Comedian Rob Huebel tried to do... More  →
Tips on Digitizing Your Real Life

How to Direct a High School Play

By ContributorAugust 26, 2009
Sparkler bobbieslick directed Othello last year as a high school junior, and this year is directing an original play based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, Snow White and Red Rose. Good luck, bobbieslick (and send us a youtube link to your plays, eh?)! It’s... More  →
How to Direct a High School Play

Facebook Is Also Not a Good Place to Break Up with Your bf/gf

By Matt_HunzikerAugust 26, 2009

Last week Kathryn had some excellent advice about not posting personal love notes to your bf/gf/crush on Facebook where everyone and their mother can see them. But sometimes it’s not the unbridled passion of new love that makes everybody on

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Facebook Is Also Not a Good Place to Break Up with Your bf/gf

What to Do When Your Teacher Hates You

By Katie_RolnickAugust 25, 2009
Sometimes, you just get off on the wrong foot with a teacher. You show up late cause you were finishing a test in your previous class, or you wear a shirt that says "School Sucks" and your teacher takes it personally. Whatever the... More  →
What to Do When Your Teacher Hates You

Love Thy Neighbor: Sitting Next To Your Secret Crush

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 25, 2009
Once in your lifetime, the planets will align in such a way that your teacher's seating chart will place you directly next to the man or woman of your dreams. When this happens, your mind will explode. But then what? Using complex neuroscience--and a dash of... More  →
Love Thy Neighbor: Sitting Next To Your Secret Crush

Don't Buy Garden Gnomes! (and Other Financial Advice)

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 25, 2009
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that the US is slumping its way through the worst economy in a loooong time—the stock market is struggling, the auto industry is failing, and no matter which channel you turn to, there’s a 90... More  →
Don't Buy Garden Gnomes! (and Other Financial Advice)

Songs for the Remaining Sunny Days

By Matt_HunzikerAugust 25, 2009

As we’ve noted recently, fall is coming fast. That means school, cooler weather, less sunlight, and (in our opinion) a long overdue return to long pants and sweaters. Of course, summer has been good to us with its summer crushes,

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Songs for the Remaining Sunny Days