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The 1st Place Winner of the SparkLife Identity Essay Contest!

By Olivia G.February 5, 2016
Cotton Ball "Why does your hair look like that?” The random question boggled my poor little seven-year-old mind. “Like what?” “Like…puffy. It’s like a cotton... More  →
The 1st Place Winner of the SparkLife Identity Essay Contest!

I Interviewed a Harry Potter Scholar

By Emma W.February 2, 2016
I recently Skyped with Peter Appelbaum, a professor of curriculum studies at Arcadia University, the father of our very own Noah Appelbaum,... More  →
I Interviewed a <i>Harry Potter</i> Scholar

Auntie SparkNotes: I Couldn't Cope At College and My Parents Are Blaming Me

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2016
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, It's gonna be a long email, so buckle up. I have pretty severe depression, anxiety and a lovely little brain-devil known... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Couldn't Cope At College and My Parents Are Blaming Me

Auntie SparkNotes Live: Being Home on Break from College SUCKS

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 26, 2016
Going to college far away from home: check! Ton of new friends who share your interests: check! Super depress-o college break spent... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes Live: Being Home on Break from College SUCKS

Real Talk: I Majored in English & Didn't End Up Living In a Cardboard Box on the Side of the Road

By ElodieJanuary 22, 2016
English majors. They're the scarf-wearing dredges of our society. When people find out that you're an English major, they typically respond in... More  →
Real Talk: I Majored in English & Didn't End Up Living In a Cardboard Box on the Side of the Road

Everything You Need to Know About Saving Money on Textbooks

By Nicole DiekerJanuary 19, 2016
Here is what I know to be true: dogs are cute, celebrities are JUST LIKE US, books are delightful, and textbooks... More  →
Everything You Need to Know About Saving Money on Textbooks

The 14 Weirdest College Courses

By Emma W.January 13, 2016
College: the faraway land of freedom from parental supervision, all-night Netflix, soft-serve for dinner, and electives that sound ridiculous and amazing and... More  →
The 14 Weirdest College Courses

My Friend Joined the Air Force and It Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Him

By Taylor NolesJanuary 12, 2016
I should probably preface this by saying I'm no fan of our country's military presence. I protested the war in Iraq; I'm... More  →
My Friend Joined the Air Force and It Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Him
Auntie SparkNotes Live: Rich Friends and Jealous Monsters

Auntie SparkNotes Live: Rich Friends and Jealous Monsters

By Josh PeriloJanuary 12, 2016
We've all got that one friend. You know the one. They seem to have everything that anyone could ever want: perfect family,... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes: A Guy Sent Me an Email! Is He a Murderer?!

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 11, 2016
Hi Auntie! I am a seventeen-year-old girl who is currently at community college. This past semester, I had a class with a certain... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Guy Sent Me an Email! Is He a Murderer?!