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Public School Kids vs. Private School Preps: Who's Cooler?

By Chris_DikenFebruary 18, 2009
In the red corner, wearing jeans, Chucks, and a band t-shirt, we have a student from Smalltown Public High School, home of... More  →

Puff, Puff, Give Me a Break

By Kathryn_WilliamsFebruary 18, 2009
There’s a very specific taxonomy to high school. Here at SparkNotes, one of our favorite subspecies... More  →

Can Nerds Reinvent Themselves for College?

By Emily WinterFebruary 18, 2009
We at SparkNotes know real college prep can't be taught in a 6-week Kaplan course, at least for some high schoolers. ...And by... More  →

True Confessions of High School Kid: Trapped in Chair Prison

By Thagsana_RFebruary 18, 2009
Whether you’re a “Minor Niner” or “Superior Senior,” a day of high school is never complete without a visit from Mr. Humiliation.... More  →

Hate Doing Math Homework? Transfer to Mime School

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 16, 2009
No one enjoys homework. That's why it's not called "Rad Work," or "Skull Robot Tasks." But homework is an inevitable... More  →

How To Handle Teachers In Public

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 13, 2009
It's hard to believe, but teachers have lives outside of school. What's more, the world is small enough that on... More  →

How Not to Die of Embarrassment: The Boot-and-Run

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 12, 2009
From the first homeroom bell to the slam of the last locker door, a typical high school day is ripe... More  →

The Joy of Competitive Homework

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 12, 2009
Homework is boring. To make it less stultifying, some experts suggest turning your assignments into a game. This... More  →

Do You Share Your Grades With Your Friends?

By Chris_DikenFebruary 11, 2009
Back in the days when blogs posts were written in marker on bathroom walls and comments consisted of phone numbers... More  →