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A Bucket List for Your Senior Year of High School

By Maura Barry-GarlandSeptember 15, 2016
If there’s anything we’ve learned from movies, it’s that the final year of high school is a time for wild parties, shocking... More  →
A Bucket List for Your Senior Year of High School

I Went to College 3,000 Miles Away From Home & I Lived to Tell the Tale

By Maura Barry-GarlandSeptember 1, 2016
Leaving home for the first time is never easy, but it's particularly difficult when you're lugging a futon across state lines and... More  →
I Went to College 3,000 Miles Away From Home & I Lived to Tell the Tale

18 Truths That Become Self-Evident When You Turn 18

By ElodieFebruary 10, 2016
On your 18th birthday, you will wake up as an Adult, having seamlessly transformed from the fledgling garbage baby you were for... More  →
18 Truths That Become Self-Evident When You Turn 18

A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: December

By ElodieDecember 6, 2013
Hey! Over here! Remember me? I’m your ever-present trusty guide, only right now I’m wrapped in a blanket like a burrito because... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: December

A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: November

By ElodieNovember 12, 2013
Since last we spoke, Sparkler freshmen, I trapped myself in a night-before-the-essay-is-due cram session that I created singlehandedly. I think... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: November

A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: September

By ElodieSeptember 6, 2013
Listen up, Sparklers. I’ve been appointed your gentle guide through the trials and pitfalls of freshman year, though I am neither gentle... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: September

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Room With My College Crush?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 4, 2012
Hi Auntie, This is my first year in college, and many people are already signing leases to live in off-campus apartments next... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Room With My College Crush?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Roommate I Don't Want To Live With Her Next Year?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 15, 2012
Dear Auntie, I started my first year of college about a month and a half ago, and ever since then I've been having... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Roommate I Don't Want To Live With Her Next Year?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Fast Should A Relationship Move?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 5, 2012
Dear Auntie, I've been so very single for the last two years. Now, suddenly, I get to college and I find this guy... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Fast Should A Relationship Move?

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Try Again With My Ex?

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 26, 2012
Dear Auntie, I'm a freshman in college, and everything is going great, except I have one huge, enormous, daunting problem. His name is Eric. We... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Try Again With My Ex?