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Who's the Mystery Girl? Ask Auntie SparkNotes.

By kat_rosenfieldJune 10, 2009
Auntie SparkNotes missed you all terribly during our little technical mishap last week! So to make up for it, there will be not one, but TWO advice posts this week. (You're welcome.) First up, a girl with a crush:

I have a dilemma, obviously.

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Graduation Party Survival Guide

By Jeff_AlexanderJune 10, 2009
It's the end of the school year, and for Seniors, it's the end of the world. 'Tis the season for graduation parties—or "open houses" as they're called in some parts.... More  →

Ready, Set, Text!

By Katie_RolnickJune 10, 2009
Competitors, warm up those thumbs and do some stretches cause it's time for the 2009 Texting Championship! No, we're not even making this one up. The phone company, LG, is holding this year's competition in Canada (don't worry, even texters not prone to... More  →

Bikini Body Breakdown

By Laura_WassonJune 10, 2009
We here at Sparknotes love summer. Love it! It's like the whole world's turned into a delightful glass of lemonade. And summer, of course, means we're finally able to spend copious amounts of time in the beautiful outdoors again. Summer is, no duh, h-o-t-t hot... More  →

Guide to Summer Concerts, Part I

By Matt_HunzikerJune 10, 2009
We have a lot of advice about summer concerts. So much, in fact, that we plan to bring you a whole series of posts about this very important national issue. For music lovers, summer is a time to exchange the dank, sweaty interiors of clubs for... More  →

Lesser-Known Lawn Sports

By Matt_HunzikerJune 10, 2009
Baseball might get all the TV ratings, but for most people the official past time of summer is lawn sports. Every June, nets are removed from attic crawlspaces, heads are screwed back onto croquet mallets and horses are shoed in celebration of outdoor games that... More  →

You've Been (Home) Schooled

By ContributorJune 9, 2009
Ironpeach is home schooled Super Sparkler who took the time to clear up some misunderstandings about what her high school life is all about. Enjoy!  —SparkNotes Editors I recently went to a party with my friend, “Sarah,” at her school. Sarah saw someone she knew that... More  →

The SparkNotes Guide to Teacher Appreciation Gifts

By Chris_DikenJune 9, 2009
Your teachers gave you a lot this year: knowledge, encouragement, and occasionally detention. In return, you doled out frustration, heartburn, and occasionally a modicum of effort. Now that the educational battle has wound down, you have the chance to give back something more meaningful: a... More  →

Your Honor, We Object!

By Katie_RolnickJune 9, 2009
We thought it was pretty clear that while Cap'n Crunchberries is a delicious morning treat, "crunchberries" is a clever-wordplay-name for a totally unreal fruit. You know, cause we've never seen "Red 40" or "Yellow 5" in nature. But it turns out someone else... More  →

Summer Brain Games

By Dan_BergsteinJune 9, 2009
Warm weather and summer vacation are great, but they can relax your brain a little too much. Sure, there are plenty of brain training video games and puzzles online (for example, there's the free, fun, and sometimes frustrating Daily Set Puzzle). But if... More  →