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Open Thread for April 15th

By SparkLifeApril 15, 2014
A scrabble picture courtesy of why-so-serious. Submit your pictures to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for April 15th

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Totally Naive About Sex

By kat_rosenfieldApril 14, 2014
Dear Auntie, I'm just going to come out and say it: I'm an introvert who doesn't know much about HND, and my friends are always calling me naive and ignorant. I don't understand jokes that are made about HND or innuendos. It takes me ages to... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Totally Naive About Sex

What Trampolines Taught Me About Life

By Monique MadridApril 14, 2014
For Christmas when I was in high school, we got a giant trampoline for the backyard. This awesome gift from Santa made our house a Destination. (Sorry mom, but baked kale and carob chips weren't going to entice the cool kids to come over when... More  →
What Trampolines Taught Me About Life

How to Go Stag like a CHAMPION

By ElodieApril 14, 2014
If you’re going stag to prom, it either means a) you’re an Animagus like James Potter and things are about to get awesome at Hogwarts, or b) you’re going to prom Han style… as in SOLO. (Anyone?) But why does that have to... More  →
How to Go Stag like a CHAMPION

Ask Jono: Help Me Get Over This Boy!

By Jon_SkindzierApril 14, 2014
Dear Jono, In The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway says "It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing." He's only half wrong. Yes, it is very difficult to be rational at night and avoid emotional... More  →
Ask Jono: Help Me Get Over This Boy!

Voices

By WaffleloveApril 14, 2014
Alone yet not really alone. No warm body beside, But there is no place to hide From the shadows: My pursuers on every side.   They lurk and they speak Awful things and they reek Of death. Of fire and misery. Murderous crows with bloody sharp beaks. Unsinkable ship with a thousand leaks.   The voices, these... More  →

Tris Wins "Best Character" at the MTV Movie Awards, Dystopian Future Registers Tremors

By Janet ManleyApril 14, 2014
In the end, 9 million of you tweeted #votetris, leaving #votekatniss and #voteloki in the dust, and ushering in a new era of tattooed, leather-wearing heroism at the MTV Movie Awards. FWIW, you the Sparklers voted Katniss to a narrow victory in our... More  →
Tris Wins

20 Reasons School Should Start Later

By Bo LarkinApril 14, 2014
  Have you ever woken from a nice night's sleep only to find yourself already halfway through the school day? Maybe it’s about time the school system wised up a bit and started teaching us after we’ve regained consciousness. Here are 20 perfectly logical... More  →
20 Reasons School Should Start Later

Rihanna Rocks Granny Panties & Shailene Goes Green: The Hottest Looks from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards!

By Chelsea DaggerApril 14, 2014
BUTTS, THIS IS NOT A DRILL. There are free donuts in the SparkNotes cafeteria, and if I don't get there in the next 17 seconds, ALL THE CHOCOLATES WILL BE GONE, AND MY LIFE WILL BE A BOTTOMLESS ABYSS OF DESPAIR. There's no time for dilly-dallying or lolly-gagging when frosti More  →
Rihanna Rocks Granny Panties & Shailene Goes Green: The Hottest Looks from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards!

Emoji Lovers Rejoice! Apple to Update Keyboard With More Races

By Valerie BurnApril 14, 2014
Diversify your text game, Sparklers! After a lot of talk, Apple announced it will update its emoji keyboard to include more racially/culturally diverse characters. If you're unfamiliar with emojis (also, hey, welcome to Earth, it's weird here but you'll get used to it), they're a small... More  →
Emoji Lovers Rejoice! Apple to Update Keyboard With More Races