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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  →

Stupid Things Your Parents Make You Do

By Joe_LynchJune 9, 2009
It all started _________ (insert your age) years ago. You were born. Then your parents started to annoy you. It’s unavoidable. Having a kid is a huge responsibility. And it drives people insane. Therefore, your parents are insane. For example.... Leaving early for everything Parents seem to have... More  →

Songs To Make You Feel Awkward

By Jonathan_FlaxJune 9, 2009
We know what you're thinking: "SparkLife mixes are supposed to be fun, or useful, or educational. The last thing most high school students need in their lives is more 'awkward.'" No, SparkLife did not become a sadistic media provider overnight.... More  →

Stamps for the Year 2009

By Dan_BergsteinJune 9, 2009
In this age of emailing and texting, letters and postcards are beginning to seem like an old-fashioned relic of the past. The U.S. Postal Service is trying to stay relevant by doing stuff like releasing stamps featuring The Simpsons—which might have been cool and... More  →

Don't Mention It: Party Edition

By Matt_HunzikerJune 9, 2009

The end of the year usually means parties, whether you’re living off of free food at the graduation shindigs of your entire senior class or just celebrating the beginning of summer around a bonfire or barbecue with friends. And as Spiderman reminds us, with

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While You Were Sleeping: The Art of Camp Pranks

By Kathryn_WilliamsJune 9, 2009
We recently posted about preparing for summer camp, which inspired Super Summer Sparkler rockgod2009 to ask, Hey guys, what are some good relatively clean pranks to do on girls? You are in luck, rockgod2009, because this contributor just so happens to have ten years of... More  →

Even Boy Band Members Have Hormones! (and Other Exciting News)

By kat_rosenfieldJune 9, 2009
If you’ve been privately (or not-so-privately) pining away for the Jonas brothers, here’s some news that will interest you: Even the brothers’ mother thinks her boys might be, er, susceptible to temptation. Or as this article's headline puts it, “Jonas mom believes sons could... More  →

Blogging Twilight: Part 11

By Dan_BergsteinJune 9, 2009
We're back in FULL EFFECT! Whoooooo! Let's celebrate with a new Twilight post from Dan Bergstein, shall we? Catch up on Dan's first installments: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ... More  →
Blogging Twilight: Part 11