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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

Calling All Sparklers: Teach Us Your Talky Ways!

By Laura EtheredgeApril 25, 2013
If you’ve told your parents once, you’ve told them a million times—and yet your dad still awkwardly "holla!"s at you, and your mom signs every text “Love, Your Mother.” Somewhere between when they were your age and now, communication has completely collapsed—how to relate (and... More  →
Calling All Sparklers: Teach Us Your Talky Ways!

Is Your High School Falling Apart?

By Laura EtheredgeApril 24, 2013
Cracked floors. Flat basketballs. Mysterious disappearances. Starting to feel like your school could do with a little sprucing up? It’s not like you’re asking for Seaside-Villa-Sealpups-and-Free-iPads-Prep, or Stony-Pines-Picnics-on-the Porch-No-Test-Junior-High here—just a little beautification and de-deathification would be nice. Maybe you’ve already spotted a few clues... More  →
Is Your High School Falling Apart?

The Ultimate Finals Study Guide

By ElodieApril 23, 2013
For some people, finals are like an cloud of dread looming heavy on the horizon—inevitable and always in sight. For others, they're more like that shady character in an alleyway who jumps you out of nowhere, steals your wallet, and then kicks you in the... More  →
The Ultimate Finals Study Guide

The SATs are NIGH, Sparklers-and Kaplan Test Prep Is Here to Save the Day!

By Chelsea DaggerApril 22, 2013
Are you scratching your noble forehead right now, wondering what "nigh" means? THAT'S BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT READY FOR THE SATS. They are hurtling toward you like a giant, inescapable dodgeball of doom, and you, friend, do not have the reflexes, nor the vocabulary, to... More  →
The SATs are NIGH, Sparklers-and Kaplan Test Prep Is Here to Save the Day!

Is College the New High School?

By Laura EtheredgeMarch 19, 2013
As if we needed another reason to stress about college right now, this just in: a B.A. is a prerequisite to apply for even the most basic of jobs, which is to say nothing of the Olympic gymnastics required for the top-shelf job... More  →
Is College the New High School?

20 Things That Go Through Your Mind During a Multiple Choice Test

By ElodieMarch 14, 2013
Multiple choice tests are simultaneously the best and worst thing ever. They're like double-fudge brownies, beagle puppies, and having a really good hair day, but they're also like buffering YouTube videos, crumbs in the butter, and getting pooped on by a really smug pigeon. They're awesome,... More  →
20 Things That Go Through Your Mind During a Multiple Choice Test

100 Creative Responses to "How's School?"

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 28, 2013
Adults are afraid of teenagers which is why many refuse to communicate with the younger generation. When they do speak up, it’s only to ask the most vague question of them all: How’s school? Because that question is among the worst (right up there with... More  →
100 Creative Responses to "How's School?"

15 Signs Your High School Sucks More Than Most

By Mike BerthaFebruary 28, 2013
The high school experience is pretty much the same across the country; there's the painfully early first period, those addictive un-baked cookies in the cafeteria, sob-inducing math homework, and a group project or two sprinkled in for good measure. But, unlike people, all high schools... More  →
15 Signs Your High School Sucks More Than Most

How to Explain a Bad Grade to Your Parents

By Laura EtheredgeFebruary 27, 2013
The worst has happened: the critics panned your Hamlet diorama. Your surprisingly tasteful anatomy skit was… not well received. (And yet it was so thorough!) You tried your best, you really did—so while you nurse your bruised ego, think about what happens next, because how you... More  →
How to Explain a Bad Grade to Your Parents