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Taking a Chance and Studying Abroad

By: lemonyclemons94February 4, 2015

About a year ago, I embarked on the greatest adventure I've experienced in my 20 years. I took the opportunity to study abroad for a semester through my college, and because of that I was able to live in a centuries old castle in the

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Winter Is Here

By: lemonyclemons94February 2, 2015

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." - Anne Bradstreet

This is the quote I have been using to get myself through this past week. Currently, the

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One Year, (not) 100 Books - January

By: clarinets-are-awesomeJanuary 31, 2015
Inspired by Lonks the Writer's 2011-2012 “One Year, 100 Books” series, also on Sparklife. I was planning to go for 100 in a year as well, until Count of Monte Cristo and homework convinced me to maintain a semblance of sanity instead. So the new,... More  →

Something You Can Do For YouTube Uploaders

By: AutumnMooncakesJanuary 30, 2015

Search for any song on YouTube. Chances are, the first few videos – maybe even the first few dozen videos – all have more than a thousand views already. I’m sure that a lot of people just click on these, and all the videos with

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Veil of Ice

By: WaffleloveJanuary 28, 2015

I stand at the cliff

With the cool salty spray

Blowing in my face.

My heart trembles as

I gaze out over the

Miles of roaring

Waves between

You and I.

They crash violently

Against the rocks,

Stinging my feet,

Threatening me.

The wind and gulls

Cry with me and

Heaven seems to hear.

The blazing ball of

Fire in the sky

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Stay Safe East Coast!

By: BekahByrdie96January 26, 2015

We're getting a major, possibly life-threatening blizzard, so if you're in New York or New Jersey:

  1. Don't go anywhere. If you need to drive, put it off til Wednesday. If you need to go to school, it's closed for a snow day. Don't go outside at
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What I Learned My First Semester of College

By: Wendelin_the_WeirdJanuary 16, 2015

Well, Sparklers, I made it. One eight of the way done with college, and five months closer to being thrust into the Real World, in which I will be expected to commute to work, wear suits, pay bills, and other Adult Stuff.  For now, though,

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What Happened to Thrór, Thráin and Thorin in the Books

By: AutumnMooncakesJanuary 16, 2015

The Hobbit movies took some liberties with Tolkien’s story, so here I’ve summarized what Thrór, Thráin and Thorin did in the books, based on section III: Durin’s Folk in Appendix A and the timeline of the Third Age in Appendix B in The Return of

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