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Signs You’ve Stopped Trying for the Year

By Chris_DikenMay 12, 2009
It’s now the second week of May, and unless you go to one of those crazy schools that’s in session all year long, you probably have between one and five weeks left before you can officially kick off your learnin’ boots... More  →

The Future of High School Musicals

By Jeff_AlexanderMay 12, 2009
Sometimes it seems like if it weren't for Rodgers and Hammerstein, there wouldn't be any high school musicals at all. Yes, Oklahoma! and South Pacific do have their place, but that place is in the previous century. And even... More  →

Kill Two Birds with One...Click?

By ContributorMay 12, 2009
Here at SparkNotes, we’ve been mining for rockstar Sparklers, real readers with something major to say. Sparkler AnimalRightsChic writes about trying to save the world – and pass high school. Enjoy!  -SparkNotes Editors If you did not study over the weekend, I'm assuming that, like me,... More  →

Can You Really Be Friends with an Ex?

By Laura_WassonMay 12, 2009
First, second, even third relationships begin on a happy, hopeful note. But as someone who has loved and lost, it's safe to say, nothing lasts forever, especially not your first love and especially not in the perilous high school dating world. Once the dreaded breakup has... More  →

"Never fear! _________ is here!"

By Matt_HunzikerMay 12, 2009
At some point, everyone’s fantasized about being a superhero, but unfortunately, bug bites just itch, there’s no such thing as adamantium, and you were born in Akron, Ohio, not on Krypton. The non-super-powered heroes in “Watchmen” made the crime-fighting lifestyle look... More  →

Is Going to the Movies Alone Sad, or Wonderful?

By Dan_BergsteinMay 11, 2009
Your friends can be a real pain in the butt. For example, no matter how much you beg, they refuse to accompany you to Obsessed or Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. If a certain movie is playing, and you know none... More  →

What Would You Write a Twook About?

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 11, 2009
An author and former writer for the New Yorker is getting attention for chronicling his hiring and firing from the magazine exclusively in tweets. So far, he's up to 1399. Is this a twook (Twittered book) in the making? In addition to the fact... More  →

We Found That Guy You Were Looking For

By ContributorMay 11, 2009
Here at SparkNotes, we’ve been mining for rockstar Sparklers - real readers with so much insight, they can see THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL from 300 miles away. The following post comes to us from Sparkler Coday32. Enjoy!  -SparkNotes Editors You know that guy you can't... More  →

Comments To Pull You Through An All-Nighter

By Jonathan_FlaxMay 11, 2009
Our all-nighter music mix post from last month provoked a huge response from insomniac Sparklers. Many of you wee-hours study addicts jumped in with your own playlist suggestions, which is great since our mix would really only get you to about 12:24 am. Some of... More  →

Unmuggable High School Students

By Jeff_AlexanderMay 11, 2009
Recently, a couple of muggers who attempted to rob a high school student got more than they bargained for when their would-be victim came after them with her drum majorette's baton. We at SparkNotes don't advocate any form of violence, but we fully support... More  →