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What in Zeus?! Is Cracking Your Knuckles Actually Bad?

By Andrew TavinAugust 19, 2014
Hello again and welcome back to What in Zeus?!—the column where we look at old wive's tales, rumors, and scientific suppositions to see what's true and what's FILTHY FILTHY LIES TOLD BY DIRTY HOBBITISES! Today's question: is cracking your knuckles actually bad for you? You've probably lost... More  →
What in Zeus?! Is Cracking Your Knuckles Actually Bad?

Open Thread for August 19!

By SparkLifeAugust 19, 2014
Slury and here is your open thread for today!! Thanks to rach_da_crazy for the sweet pic! "I'm having an identity crisis- fish or... More  →
Open Thread for August 19!

Vintage Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 18, 2014
Auntie SparkNotes is off this week, so we are bringing you VINTAGE Auntie posts from the vault! Dear Auntie, This year, I'm going to a big public school. Last year, I was home schooled. Before that, I went to a small private school, so I'm not used... More  →
Vintage Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

Michael Brown Was Shot: Why, How, When, What, WHAT, WUT?

By H. Alan ScottAugust 18, 2014

It’s difficult to write a concise 'splainer on the events unfolding in Ferguson, because things seem to change at such a quick pace that anything we write will be old news in an hour. We DO have scattered facts about the initial shooting that

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Michael Brown Was Shot: Why, How, When, What, WHAT, WUT?

The 40 Slogans That WILL Get You Elected Class President

By Andrew TavinAugust 18, 2014
If the media is already talking about the 2016 presidential election, we feel more than comfortable talking about class elections for the new school year now. Because we care about you and want you to win, we've compiled a list of campaign slogans guaranteed to... More  →
The 40 Slogans That WILL Get You Elected Class President

A Series of Limericks About Going Back to School

By Andrew TavinAugust 18, 2014
We don't want you to think this is a trick/ Or say something that would make you feel sick/ But Summer is ending/ This isn't pretending/ So enjoy this back-to-school limerick   We know no one likes waking up early/ For it leaves you all tired and surly/ But the first class is... More  →
A Series of Limericks About Going Back to School

Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live

By H. Alan ScottAugust 18, 2014
In this edition of Da Newz, H Alan, a St. Louis, MO, native, picks through the issues in Ferguson, where an unarmed teen was shot a week ago, and where subsequent protests have met excessive use of police force. Segregation is over, he says,... More  →
Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live

Game Night a Snooze? Try These Not-Bored Games

By KathAugust 18, 2014
If you're like us and have grown up thinking "board game night" means "oh no, not Monopoly again," you're in for a delightful surprise. In the past ten years, some truly fantastic games have come out that have all kinds of new mechanics. The best... More  →
Game Night a Snooze? Try These Not-Bored Games

Open Thread for August 18!

By SparkLifeAugust 18, 2014
Thanks for the photo, SecretSpyReadingGirl!

A bee on an apricot blossom in May. In that month, I got a lot of pictures of bees on the blossoms. ~SecretSpyReadingGirl

Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on an OT! Keep those submissions coming!!!

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Open Thread for August 18!