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Interview: Two Students Protest 1,900 Police Housed in Their University Dorms

By Taylor NolesJuly 21, 2016
This week, the Republican National Convention is taking place in Cleveland. If you haven't been watching, check out our rundown of candidates and some of the highlights. Will the "Never Trump" campaigners manage to nominate a different candidate [spoiler: nope! —ed.]? Will Iowa... More  →
Interview: Two Students Protest 1,900 Police Housed in Their University Dorms

How Misunderstood Are You?

By Kurt HarrogateJuly 21, 2016
Fact: teenagers are a historically misunderstood people. Romeo, Juliet, Will Smith... Take this quiz to find out if you're a tortured, misunderstood soul, or, you know, just chillin'. ... More  →
How Misunderstood Are You?

If Our Favorite Fictional Characters Were Pokemon, Here's What They Would Be

By ElodieJuly 21, 2016
So there I was, elbows-deep in my Pokemon GO addiction and trawling the Internet for knowledge of or relating to why my Pokeballs always seem to rocket-launch into outer space, when I made a discovery. I discovered that Alakazam—the final evolved form of Abra—looks like... More  →
If Our Favorite Fictional Characters Were Pokemon, Here's What They Would Be

If Neville Had Been the Chosen One

By Maddy AaronJuly 21, 2016
Harry Potter scholars have spent countless hours of their busy Harry Potter academic schedules researching what it would have been like if the *other* baby born in July of 1980 had been the prophesied Chosen One, instead of Harry Potter. Imagine an alternate universe in which Neville Longbottom's nursery was invaded... More  →
If Neville Had Been the Chosen One

Get Margot Robbie's Suicide Squad Look With This Harley Quinn Makeover

By Allison EmmJuly 21, 2016
If Suicide Squad is your ticket, consider strutting down to your local Barnes & Noble for DC™ day on July 23, as a part of Get Pop Cultured. Be first in line for a free Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad #1 Special Edition giveaway... More  →
Get Margot Robbie's Suicide Squad Look With This Harley Quinn Makeover

The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 21, 2016
Thinking of turning over a new leaf, a better leaf this semester? Pondering a run for class president? Do you have the makings of a great leader in you? Our favorite works of fiction have no shortage of examples on both sides of the equation to really illuminate what... More  →
The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

Open Thread for July 21!

By SparkLifeJuly 21, 2016
Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT... More  →
Open Thread for July 21!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Had Naughty Pics on His Hard Drive

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 20, 2016
Hi Auntie, I'm pretty mixed up. My boyfriend of over a year sent me a link to a game via Dropbox, but he didn't just send me the link; he sent the entirety of his Dropbox contents on accident. I asked him if I could look... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Had Naughty Pics on His Hard Drive

10 Things You Can Bet I Would Do With a Wand If I Suddenly Had One

By ElodieJuly 20, 2016
The more I re-read Harry Potter, the more I am given to understand that I was supposed to be a wizard. Magic is all about sporting questionable outfits and shouting nonsense in public, and I already do both of those things. Let’s just be real: if... More  →
10 Things You Can Bet I Would Do With a Wand If I Suddenly Had One

Why Hermione Is Better Than Harry

By Maddy Aaron and Kelsey MurphyJuly 20, 2016
Just because the series happens to be named after him, don't think we're giving Potter a pass. We happen to think that there are a great many ways in which Hermione is actually better than Harry. Check out Maddy and Kelsey's hot takes and let 'em know... More  →
Why Hermione Is Better Than Harry