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Your Essential Back-to-School Playlist

By ShivaniAugust 27, 2014
Pumpkin spice lattes are officially back and your mom is yelling that you're going to be late to school. √Oh summer, let me sing you a song, for you were brief and left only sun-dappled memories and sand in my pants.Oh, let us cry... More  →
Your Essential Back-to-School Playlist

Women Can Be Masters of the Universe, Too

By Valerie BurnAugust 27, 2014
You may have heard that a He-Man movie remake, Masters of the Universeis in the works. The movie is among a long list of remakes of '80s and '90s cartoons that have popped up over the years, like Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTransformers, and Garfield (ugh). It... More  →
Women Can Be Masters of the Universe, Too

The Seven People You'll Meet on Student Council

By Andrew TavinAugust 27, 2014
Running for office? You're probably already busy planning your student council campaign, but be sure to think beyond your victory to the people you'll have to share the honor with—it's a student COUNCIL, not a student DICTATORSHIP. That means you'll have to be prepared to... More  →
The Seven People You'll Meet on Student Council

Open Thread for August 27!

By SparkLifeAugust 27, 2014
THIS REMINDS US OF FIELD OF DREAMZZZZ! Thanks iloveartemus (WE DO TOOOOO). Send your OT pics with your username to contribute@sparknotes.com for WORLDWIDE FAME!... More  →
Open Thread for August 27!

Auntie SparkNotes: It Is Wrong That I Skipped My Brother's Wedding?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 26, 2014
Dear Auntie, This summer has been a blur for me, from camps to vacation to starting college in 2 weeks, but there's been one thing bothering me since graduation: my brother. My brother, who is an extremely intelligent person who could have gotten into any grad school... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: It Is Wrong That I Skipped My Brother's Wedding?

The Worst Things You Could Possibly Say in a New Class

By Erik BergstromAugust 26, 2014
NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW BLANK SLATE. NEW SLATE YOU HAVE NOT YET SMASHED OVER THE HEAD OF YOUR SECRET CRUSH. NEW CRUSH YOU HAVE NOT YET RUINED BY OPENING YOUR MOUTH. HERE IS WHAT NOT TO SAY WHEN YOU SIDLE INTO CHEMISTRY CLASS AND ARE STRUCK... More  →
The Worst Things You Could Possibly Say in a New Class

The Elodie Awards: 2014 Emmys Edition (Complete with Questionable Dancing, Bow Ties, and Aaron Paul GALORE)

By ElodieAugust 26, 2014
Welcome to another edition of the Elodie Awards, wherein I give out awards based on merit and fabulous hair. For those wondering, yes, I do this in my daily life also. I regularly give out the "worst person in the history of ever"... More  →
The Elodie Awards: 2014 Emmys Edition (Complete with Questionable Dancing, Bow Ties, and Aaron Paul GALORE)

It's Official: School Starts Too Early

By Valerie BurnAugust 26, 2014
Today in This Is Not News-news: school starts too early. If you're anything like us, your daily routine looks something like this: 6:00: Alarm goes off 6:10, 6:20, 6:30: Alarm continues to go off 6:40: Get in the shower for 5 minutes 6:45: Fight with your hair... More  →
It's Official: School Starts Too Early

Our Back-to-School Horror Stories Will Put Yours to Shame

By SparkLifeAugust 26, 2014
Was yesterday a disaster for you? Did you walk into any panes of glass or light your pants on fire in chemistry? WE HAVE YOU BEAT. Read on for the back-to-school horror stories of a still-mortified splogger and sparkitor contingent... Chelsea Dagger and the Legend of... More  →
Our Back-to-School Horror Stories Will Put Yours to Shame