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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

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

How to Overcome Senioritis and DEFEAT VOLDEMORT

By Nicole DiekerMay 28, 2015
We know how it is. You show up at the beginning of your senior year like this. And now you're facing... More  →
How to Overcome Senioritis and DEFEAT VOLDEMORT

No Date? No Prom-blem! (Emma Goes to PRAHM, Part 4!)

By SparkLifeApril 29, 2014
Catch up on Emma's prom drama right here! In here fabulous song Boyfriend, Ashlee Simpson said “Hollywood sucks you... More  →
No Date? No Prom-blem! (Emma Goes to PRAHM, Part 4!)

Surviving Senior Year: THE END

By Jennifer GrudzieckiMay 1, 2013
This is it, Sparklers: your last full month of high school. Go ahead, read that again. Let it sink in. June is... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: THE END

Surviving Senior Year: AGH! It's March!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiMarch 13, 2013
March snuck up on us like nobody's business, and now it's already mostly over. Okay, half over. But still, we can't believe... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: AGH! It's March!

Five Symptoms of Senioritis

By SissyFebruary 18, 2013
After almost four whole years of going to high school, this last semester is proving to be the worst EVER. Now that you are on the... More  →
Five Symptoms of Senioritis

Surviving Senior Year: February Is Here!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 1, 2013
January has already disappeared in a blur of back-to-school homework and slushy snow, and with February comes a whole new list of... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: February Is Here!

Surviving Senior Year: What to Do in January

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJanuary 9, 2013
Winter Break is over, or ending, and it's time to come back to the real world. You know, the one where you... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: What to Do in January

Let's Help This Sparkler with Her Life Story!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 21, 2012
College essay prompt: There may be personal information you want considered as part of your admissions application. Write an essay describing that... More  →
Let's Help This Sparkler with Her Life Story!