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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In the town where I grew up, 8th through 12th grades were (and still are, to my knowledge) grouped together in the same outdated building.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

To Moon, Or Not to Moon?

By Katie_RolnickAugust 7, 2009
When we get upset, we want to throw a tantrum, scream, throw things, and generally behave like an insane person. But sometimes, such tactics can backfire. For those moments when a tantrum will cost you more than you're willing to give up, we... More  →
To Moon, Or Not to Moon?

The Breakup Playlist

By ContributorAugust 7, 2009
Sparkler WishYouWereMe is good at seeing the bright side of a bad relationship: a great playlist of her favorite pop music! —SparkNotes Editors Most MSGs (My Summer Guy) do not last. In fact, a typical MSG is gone by Labor Day. (MSG also stands... More  →
The Breakup Playlist

Band of the Week: Pomplamoose

By Jonathan_FlaxAugust 7, 2009
Our latest band of the week comes courtesy of yet another yet another Sparkler recommendation. (Not bad, Sparklers. First you inspire the Band of the Week feature to begin with. Now you’re suggesting the great bands we should select. It’s all going according to plan!) Taking... More  →
Band of the Week: Pomplamoose

Chris Listens: Scars, Commas, Sports, and a Guy Named Moe

By Chris_DikenAugust 7, 2009
The first week of August is just about over, and it has been brought to my attention that many of you will be returning to school soon. I am truly sorry about this. If it were up to me, summer would continue forever, and we’d... More  →

Twilight for Zombies and Other Monsters

By Joe_LynchAugust 7, 2009
What’s the best way to get rich? Get a job? Come up with a brilliant idea? No way! Those things are far too practical and time-consuming. We recommend ripping off an idea that’s already proved it’s worth millions. The Twilight series, for instance—how hard could... More  →
Twilight for Zombies and Other Monsters

Auntie SparkNotes Hopes You Washed Your Hands After That Thing with the Shar Pei

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 7, 2009
This week, Auntie SparkNotes fields a question from an aspiring veterinarian with a grumpy mum.

My mom is on the warpath because I just broke the news to her that I want to study to be a vet. We live near Cape

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Auntie SparkNotes Hopes You Washed Your Hands After That Thing with the Shar Pei

Blogging New Moon: Part 7

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 6, 2009
Chapter Seven: Repetition Better Title: Bella Swan? More like Bella Yawn. (ZING!) The chapter begins with Bella paying a visit to the old Cullen house, the mansion that is hidden away in the forest. She hopes this will somehow stop the nightmares. She also hopes that visiting... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 7