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What You'll Be Doing on Spring Break vs. What Everyone Else Will Be Doing

By ElodieFebruary 21, 2017
If you’re actually doing something over spring break, well, that’s cool, I guess. Congrats on having a life. Anyway, you might as... More  →
What You'll Be Doing on Spring Break vs. What Everyone Else Will Be Doing

Horrible Ways I Have Broken Up With Innocent People

By Elaine AtwellFebruary 8, 2017
In honor of Valentine's Day, we broke this baby—originally published in Feb 2016—outta the SparkLife vault! In my whole life, I have been... More  →
Horrible Ways I Have Broken Up With Innocent People

Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Trust My College Judgment?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 2, 2017
Hi Auntie! Like most high school seniors in the U.S., I am very stressed about college. I tried talking to a therapist... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Trust My College Judgment?

9+ Things You Should Do Right Now To Make Your College Applications Stronger

By Kelly HoffmacherJanuary 23, 2017
Some things on this list may seem pretty obvious, but hey—you never know! I also went ahead and covered a couple of... More  →
9+ Things You Should Do Right Now To Make Your College Applications Stronger

The Flirt Test

By Kurt HarrogateJanuary 23, 2017
"Do you like Billie Holiday?" "I love him." This quiz was originally published in May 2016... More  →
The Flirt Test

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Uses Me as an Emotional Dumpster

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 4, 2016
Dear Auntie, I have this new friend, let's call her Anne. I met Anne at our university's cafeteria about two weeks ago. We... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Uses Me as an Emotional Dumpster

How Strong Is Your Thesis Statement?

By SparkNotesNovember 3, 2016
Let's figure out what you're doing right, and what needs tweaking. ... More  →
How Strong Is Your Thesis Statement?

The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

By ElodieOctober 19, 2016
Writing a good college admissions essay is a mixture of luck and just straight-up sorcery. If you're having a hard time, you're not... More  →
The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Totally Left Out of College Hookup Culture

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 14, 2016
Dearest Auntie, I'm a college sophomore and a lesbian. College is going great except for one thing: the hookup culture. Last year, YikYak was... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Totally Left Out of College Hookup Culture