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Auntie SparkNotes Will Get You Out of That Closet

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 9, 2009
I am a freshman who just started highschool and things are pretty weird. I am an in-the-closet-bisexual and not only do I find my friend hot and like her, but there is this guy who is a senior and has a girlfriend- but I don't... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes Will Get You Out of That Closet

The Easiest Halloween Costumes Ever

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 9, 2009
All right, Sparklers: we’re rapidly approaching the only holiday that gives you a free pass to look completely and utterly ridiculous, and we want give you the tools to pull off that ridiculousness with swagger and verve. Below are 10 of the easiest costumes we... More  →
The Easiest Halloween Costumes Ever

Check Out Your Handwriting

By laura_buchholzOctober 9, 2009
Your handwriting says a lot about you. Like, if your handwriting is really tiny and all scrunched up, that means you are shy and meticulous, and probably have a spreadsheet at home breaking down the time periods between dinner and bedtime, and what you are... More  →
Check Out Your Handwriting

Homecoming? More Like Awaygoing

By ContributorOctober 9, 2009
Sparkler emMCie isn't exactly thrilled that homecoming is approaching, to put it mildly. —SparkNotes editors No matter which high school niche you find yourself in, you must soon face the most jock-worshiped of holidays: Homecoming. Jocks' egos means they need a week to brag... More  →
Homecoming? More Like Awaygoing

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 9 (Chapters 17 and 18)

By RamseyOctober 8, 2009
Intrepid contributor Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about it. To catch up on past posts, go here! Chapter 17 – The Pastor and His Parishioner Hester calls out to Dimmesdale to get his attention. (That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we in... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 9 (Chapters 17 and 18)

Health Class Survival Guide

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 8, 2009
We hope our Gym Class Survival Guide made P.E. a bit more bearable. Now, per peaceonearth34's great suggestion, we turn our attention to the only other class known for making students feel nauseous and sweaty: Health Class. Depending on your school, Health... More  →
Health Class Survival Guide

How to Stay Awake in Class (or: Wasabi, Wedgies, and Whacks in the Face!)

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 8, 2009
It can strike at any time. One minute, you’re comfortably seated in the biology classroom, pen at the ready, listening attentively to Mr. Snickerbottom’s educational monologue on annelid mating activity in the subterranean Congo… …and the next, you’re jolting awake with ink on your face, drool... More  →
How to Stay Awake in Class (or: Wasabi, Wedgies, and Whacks in the Face!)

Weather Girl From Across the World

By ContributorOctober 8, 2009
Sparkler Tinessael wrote to us from Estonia. Her English is fantastic, and we love her (wet and foggy) point of view. —SparkNotes editors The last 18 years of my life I’ve spent living in the small country of Estonia (which recently became... More  →
Weather Girl From Across the World

Blogging New Moon: Part 25

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 7, 2009
This is Dan's final post on New Moon. It went by so fast, didn't it? Before he gathers his courage and dives into the next book, he's going to do a live chat on Facebook! Details will be announced soon; start making a list of... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 25

"Awesome Teacher" Is Not an Oxymoron

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 7, 2009
Sparkler spasc645 made an excellent point on last week's post about awful teacher types. While making fun of teachers is kind of our bread and butter here at SparkLife (they're just such easy targets),... More  →