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Auntie SparkNotes: My Family Are Slobs

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 20, 2017
Dear Auntie, I live with my dad, my sister, my brother-in-law, and my four-month old adorable nephew (I'm an auntie, too!). We all get along really well and are supporting each other through our tough financial situations. Right now my role in the house is kind... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Family Are Slobs

How to Be Single (According to Classic Literature)

By ElodieMarch 20, 2017
You're probably thinking, "If there's one thing I know how to be, it's single. Seriously, I don't need help with this." But trust me, there's definitely a right way and a wrong way to do it. The right way involves learning to be your own person and living your best life; the... More  →
How to Be Single (According to Classic Literature)

QUIZ: Do Teachers Like You?

By Kurt HarrogateMarch 20, 2017
This quiz was originally published in April 2016... More  →
QUIZ: Do Teachers Like You?

HOGWARTS HEARTTHROBS: It's Harry, Hermione, & More Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

By Lila SelleMarch 20, 2017
If you didn't catch Lila Selle's stunning SparkLife debut, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE. Get yourself over to this epic Harry Potter-themed slideshow post-haste—as soon as you're done drooling over her newest one, that is. This slideshow was originally publis More  →
HOGWARTS HEARTTHROBS: It's Harry, Hermione, & More Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Won't Stop Screaming at Me

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 17, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I love my sister (who we'll call V) very much, but she's been acting ridiculous lately and I don't know how to reason with her. It can be the smallest things (for example, my nine-year-old brother was writing a paragraph for his class.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Won't Stop Screaming at Me

Blogging Hamlet: Part 12

By ElodieMarch 17, 2017
Well, guys, we’ve been through a lot together. Remember when Hamlet accidentally stabbed Polonius? Remember when Hamlet spent five whole minutes setting up the world’s most convoluted poop joke? Remember when Ophelia returned to the sea? What I’m saying... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 12

QUIZ: Which YA Character Would Be Your Bestie?

By Amanda BellMarch 17, 2017
Imagine how fun it would be if some of your literary favorites were available for some off-page camaraderie—and while you're imagining that, WE'RE CALLING DIBS ON AUGUSTUS WATERS.  Let’s find out which YA character you’d buddy up with best! ... More  →
QUIZ: Which YA Character Would Be Your Bestie?

How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

By Kurt HarrogateMarch 17, 2017
This post was originally published in April 2016 We've all been there: sitting in front of a blank word document, staring down the blinking cursor, a writing prompt and a couple pages of notes laid out on the desk. The first step to really starting a... More  →
How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement