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The Pros and Cons of Graduation

By ElodieJune 3, 2013
It’s finally here! After four years of subpar cafeteria pizza, texting under the table during class, and using Wikipedia in spite of your teachers’ dire warnings, the time has finally come. This is it. You’re walking across that stage and peacing out. And as with every... More  →
The Pros and Cons of Graduation

Confession: I Failed Three AP Exams

By Ricki HurtadoMay 10, 2013
AP exams are here and everyone is freaking out. After a whole year of studying a topic, you now find yourself cramming like crazy as you shove donut holes and Powerade down your gullet during those miserable all-nighters. It's madness, I tell you! Can we... More  →
Confession: I Failed Three AP Exams

Confessions of a Teacher's Kid, Part Two

By Sydney ScottMay 9, 2013
Way back in July 2011, my very first Sparkler post, Confessions of a Teacher’s Kid, was published. And in the two years since that post was written, I’ve heard so many more stories about the insanely creative ways that students try to annoy their... More  →
Confessions of a Teacher's Kid, Part Two

The Time I Almost Missed My AP Exam

By ElodieMay 8, 2013
AP exams, in all their anxiety-ridden glory, are officially here. If you’re already sweaty and stressed out and prone to twitching, I have a story that might help—because whatever happens come exam day, you can content yourself with the knowledge that what happened to me... More  →
The Time I Almost Missed My AP Exam

Got Braces? 10 Comebacks For the Haters!

By Laura EtheredgeMay 7, 2013
If you’re lucky enough to have braces, you’re also lucky enough to have some gap-toothed fools mocking you for it. The joke’s on them, though—in a minute your teeth are going to be razor-straight and bling-sparkle white, and suddenly your hair will flow and sexy-tumble... More  →
Got Braces? 10 Comebacks For the Haters!

Ten Signs Your Teacher Just Haaates You

By Laura EtheredgeMay 6, 2013
You can't make everyone love you. But some people—i.e., those clutching your life’s balance in their red pen-toting hands—are more important to woo than others. Sure, there are teachers who hate everyone and everything. But there are also teachers who definitely just hate you. Here's... More  →
Ten Signs Your Teacher Just Haaates You

20 Ways to Survive Finals Week

By SissyApril 30, 2013
Before the summer flowers can officially bloom, before the pools can open, and before you can finally bust out that neon orange tank top, you must suffer the grave injustice that is finals. We sympathize with you—nothing is worse than the last minute panic and... More  →
20 Ways to Survive Finals Week