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Auntie SparkNotes: Run Away!

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 24, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, My friend has recently begun to date a boy that I have always though to be a complete gentlemen. However, I am beginning to think that their relationship might be getting overly obsessive and controlling. They spend ever minute together, in the morning... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Run Away!

The People You Meet in Drivers Ed

By ContributorMarch 24, 2010
Driver's ed isn't just a place for memorizing roadsigns and mastering signals. It's also a People Zoo. The observant and witty GoingBananas explains. Sparknotes editors You really shouldn’t label people before you get to know them, but how can you... More  →
The People You Meet in Drivers Ed

Open Thread for March 24

By Emily WinterMarch 24, 2010
This is LizzieB95's little buddy, Grape. LizzieB95 says Grape (aka Piggus, Grapeuus, and Oinkus) is loving and curious. The camera-shy guinea pig in the background is Welch. Grape and Welch kind of remind us of our childhood guinea... More  →
Open Thread for March 24

Sparklers Who Can't Function Before Noon

By ContributorMarch 23, 2010
Sparkler paint_it_black31 is grumpy before noon. We don't have rollerskates, but we can still relate. —SparkNotes editors If you're a typical teenager, you know just how frustratingly horrible school mornings can be: You wake up late, rush to get ready,... More  →
Sparklers Who Can't Function Before Noon

Haikus for All Occasions

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 23, 2010
Do you like greeting cards? So do we! Except for one thing: whenever we want to find just the right card for a birthday, anniversary, or graduation, the poems inside are always so... lame. They're either totally unimaginative (Roses are red, violets are blue), totally... More  →
Haikus for All Occasions

Everything You Didn’t Know About Harry Potter

By ContributorMarch 23, 2010
Welcome to "Where Are They Now?" Harry Potter edition. In today's episode, Sparkler sligers118 reveals JK Rowling's actual plans for her characters following the conclusion of the Harry Potter series. (We know, letting go is never easy). —Sparknotes editors When it came... More  →
Everything You Didn’t Know About Harry Potter

Auntie SparkNotes: Crushes Are Like Onions (They Make You Cry)

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 23, 2010
Hey Sparklers, just a reminder that intolerance makes Auntie cry, so keep your comments cool on this one. Not that we doubt you, because you're always so sweet and supportive—just keep on keepin' on! Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I am a junior, and let's just say that I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Crushes Are Like Onions (They Make You Cry)

More Bands Everyone Should Know

By ContributorMarch 23, 2010
Wooooot! Some '90s music! The first gift we ever gave a bf was a heart-shaped box that we wrote the lyrics to Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" all over and filled with guitar pics. Love this post, aleyna22! —SparkNotes editors After reading a post on More  →
More Bands Everyone Should Know

Rejected Test Prep Techniques

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 23, 2010
Some study methods are obvious and effective. Others might seem sensible when you're in a haze of worry and sleepiness, but are, in fact, terrible. Here are some of the bad techniques: 1. Make sure you have a secluded, distraction-free place to study, like a local... More  →
Rejected Test Prep Techniques

Science Fair Projects We'd Love to See

By Robert IsenbergMarch 23, 2010
Wander into a science fair, and you'll see skinny kids with big glasses and labcoats hovering around fold-out tables covered in gears, petri dishes filled with mold, and styrofoam "molecules" stuck together with popsicle sticks. Yawn. In our dreams, the science fair is a place... More  →
Science Fair Projects We'd Love to See