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Good Band, Great Singer

By Matt_HunzikerAugust 11, 2009

What's the one thing indie rock bands Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, and the Flaming Lips have in common? You probably wouldn't want to hear their lead singers step up to the microphone on a karaoke night. Raspy, quavering, and pitchy, lead singers Win Butler,

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Good Band, Great Singer

Old Movies That Are Still Fun to Watch

By ContributorAugust 11, 2009
Sparkler chocoflakken is a connoisseur of old films, and has the following recommendations for fellow movie-loving Sparklers! —SparkNotes Editors As the summer winds down, you're probably incredibly bored of being bored. If you're in the mood for movies but you've already seen Transformers and... More  →
Old Movies That Are Still Fun to Watch

Additional Changes We'd Like to See to the Site

By Kathryn_WilliamsAugust 10, 2009
You may have noticed some changes around here recently. You know, tiny little things like a complete redesign of the entire site that has prompted Sparklers to rant, rave, and do some serious soul searching about the advantages and disadvantages of change and... More  →
Additional Changes We'd Like to See to the Site

Post-Rock Playlist (Words Not Included)

By Jonathan_FlaxAugust 10, 2009
Great instrumental tracks are a must for your music collection. Why? Because rich, epic, cinematic-sounding songs can serve multiple purposes. They can help you get to sleep. They can provide an unobtrusive background for your study (or makeout) session. They can help with creative endeavors... More  →
Post-Rock Playlist (Words Not Included)

What High School's REALLY Like: Dan Breaks Down the First Day

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 10, 2009
You're scared. You can't sleep. Your stomach feels like a blender filled with marbles. You are suffering from Freshmen Fear. Being scared of your first day of high school is natural. To help ease your fears, we offer the following advice: Relax. It's going to... More  →
What High School's REALLY Like: Dan Breaks Down the First Day

Signs u r a Digital Addict

By Rupinder_GillAugust 10, 2009

Social media addicts everywhere were frenzied last week when hackers hit Twitter and Facebook, causing delays on both sites. The attack not only delayed our scheduled superpoking, it illustrated just how dependent we’ve become on online interaction. In case you’re too busy tweeting to

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Signs u r a Digital Addict

Blogging New Moon: Part 8

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 7, 2009
Chapter Eight: Adrenaline Better Title: The Adventures of Bossy Bella and Jacob the Shirtless Wonder Bella is anxious to ride her motorcycle for the first time. Jacob makes sure she knows where the brakes, gear shifts, and clutch are located before letting her drive. She's scared, but... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 8

What High School’s REALLY Like: Chris Shares Six and a Half Memories

By Chris_DikenAugust 7, 2009
In the town where I grew up, 8th through 12th grades were (and still are, to my knowledge) grouped together in the same outdated building. That means my freshman year proper (that is, 9th grade) wasn’t so monumental. But the jump into 8th grade was... More  →
What High School’s REALLY Like: Chris Shares Six and a Half Memories

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterAugust 7, 2009
Welcome, and Happy Friday to you! It's taken a lot to get through this week, what with school looming and all. But we're here (hooray!), and that's because of dedication, which is the theme of the week! Most Dedicated Student Award/Awesome Nickname Points... More  →
The Friday Awards

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterAugust 7, 2009
We can't stop with the puppies because the puppies can't stop being so frackin' cute! I mean, these puppies are hugging! Hugging!!! The brown one is Ivy, and the white one is Wally, and they are BFFs. So what do you have to say about these... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week