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How to Be an Adult, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieOctober 8, 2018
I am an adult, technically, but I don’t know how to compromise, iron my pants, or do my taxes— usually I just staple a bunch of papers together, put them in an envelope, and throw it into the sea. I’m sure William Shakespeare knew all the... More  →
How to Be an Adult, According to Shakespeare

If the Characters from Hamlet Had the Internet

By ElodieOctober 8, 2018
I don’t necessarily BLAME Shakespeare for deciding to be born some 400 years before the advent of the Internet, thereby robbing us all of the chance to see Hamlet tweet, but… well, okay, I do blame him a little. Hamlet’s a pretty good story, but it needs a little some More  →
If the Characters from <i>Hamlet</i> Had the Internet

QUIZ: Do Teachers Like You?

By Kurt HarrogateOctober 5, 2018
This quiz was originally published in April 2016... More  →
QUIZ: Do Teachers Like You?

Dystopian Novels Summed Up in a Single Dire Warning

By ElodieOctober 5, 2018
Dystopian novels ask us not to see the world as it is, but as it COULD be (you know, if things were just a little bit worse, and if everyone was constantly wearing beige and riding trains to nowhere). Now, depending on your life choices, you may have already stumbled upon o More  →
Dystopian Novels Summed Up in a Single Dire Warning

5 Things to Know When You're Applying to an Ivy League School

By Titus WillisOctober 4, 2018
When I applied to Princeton and Columbia, I wasn't sure whether or not I would make the cut (since there was no way I was going to get through this post without a #humblebrag, I'll say that I ended up getting accepted to both). My competition included students who'd attended More  →
5 Things to Know When You're Applying to an Ivy League School

9 of the Most Disturbing Short Stories You'll Ever Have to Read for School

By ElodieOctober 4, 2018
There’s no feeling quite like the feeling you get when your teacher slaps a short story down in front of you in the middle of October. It’s an ominous feeling. A feeling of dread. I don’t know what it is about teachers, but they love short stories that are equal parts More  →
9 of the Most Disturbing Short Stories You'll Ever Have to Read for School

Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 3, 2018
Dear Auntie, I have this... interesting dilemma. For years, I've been plagued by feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, and inadequacy. This isn't surprising: I'm an overweight teenage ballerina with a sprinkling of friends and an eye condition. Your typical bad-high-school-movie-bullying-victim. My parents, who also struggle with their... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?