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What to Do When Your Teacher Hates You

By Katie_RolnickAugust 25, 2009
Sometimes, you just get off on the wrong foot with a teacher. You show up late cause you were finishing a test in your previous class, or you wear a shirt that says "School Sucks" and your teacher takes it personally. Whatever the... More  →
What to Do When Your Teacher Hates You

Love Thy Neighbor: Sitting Next To Your Secret Crush

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 25, 2009
Once in your lifetime, the planets will align in such a way that your teacher's seating chart will place you directly next to the man or woman of your dreams. When this happens, your mind will explode. But then what? Using complex neuroscience--and a dash of... More  →
Love Thy Neighbor: Sitting Next To Your Secret Crush

Don't Buy Garden Gnomes! (and Other Financial Advice)

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 25, 2009
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that the US is slumping its way through the worst economy in a loooong time—the stock market is struggling, the auto industry is failing, and no matter which channel you turn to, there’s a 90... More  →
Don't Buy Garden Gnomes! (and Other Financial Advice)

Songs for the Remaining Sunny Days

By Matt_HunzikerAugust 25, 2009

As we’ve noted recently, fall is coming fast. That means school, cooler weather, less sunlight, and (in our opinion) a long overdue return to long pants and sweaters. Of course, summer has been good to us with its summer crushes,

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Songs for the Remaining Sunny Days

Love Songs You Haven't Heard

By ContributorAugust 25, 2009
thereal_Ang was inspired by a fellow Sparkler to compile her own love-themed playlist. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors What comes to your mind when you think of your significant other? Perhaps it is the day you first met, that time you stayed out late... More  →
Love Songs You Haven't Heard

You WILL Be Home By X: What Your Curfew Says About Your Parents

By Katie_RolnickAugust 24, 2009
During the summer, curfews aren't all that important. Even if you're locked in the house after 7pm, you've had all day to hang out, go to a water park, play cards, watch a movie, and generally see as little of your parents as possible. But the... More  →
You WILL Be Home By X: What Your Curfew Says About Your Parents

Things to do in an Elevator

By ContributorAugust 24, 2009
We don't know where Sparkler celly gets that crazy imagination from, but we can't get enough of it! Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors How many times have you found yourself  stuck in an elevator with some boring old people and nothing to do? (Never? You need to get... More  →
Things to do in an Elevator

Credit Cards: Good Idea/Bad Idea

By Kathryn_WilliamsAugust 24, 2009
With the school year gearing up again, you've probably already started receiving stuff in the mail from your school. But you may be surprised to see other envelopes with your name on them as well—applications from credit card companies. According to the JumpStart Coalition... More  →
Credit Cards: Good Idea/Bad Idea

Rock Band: The Beatles

By Jonathan_FlaxAugust 24, 2009
The release on 09/09/09 of the new “Rock Band: The Beatles” is, well, the music event of the year. As John Lennon might say, the game might be bigger than Jesus. That is, it'll be huge for at least for two groups: those who thrill... More  →
Rock Band: The Beatles

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 2 (Chapters 3 and 4)

By RamseyAugust 24, 2009
A huge red "A" is usually a good thing in the life of a high schooler, unless it means you're reading The Scarlet Letter, in which case, we're sorry. So sorry, in fact, that we've got SparkNotes writer Ramsey to blog the... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 2 (Chapters 3 and 4)