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The Valentesident's Day Mash-Up You've All Been Waiting For!

By ziggykelsmanFebruary 9, 2016
Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day have always been neighbors. But before now, they were the kind of neighbors who called the cops... More  →
The Valentesident's' Day Mash-Up You've All Been Waiting For!

Food-Themed Valentines for Your Favorite Hunk (of Cheese)

By ziggykelsmanFebruary 5, 2016
Everyone knows that the dual purposes of Valentine's Day are to eat your weight in chocolate—and if some S.O.-type happens to be hanging around... More  →
Food-Themed Valentines for Your Favorite Hunk (of Cheese)

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!

The 2nd Place Winner of the SparkLife Identity Essay Contest!

By CheyFebruary 5, 2016
A Wild Tale of Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Identity Summer is usually the time of year when you enjoy your vacation from school,... More  →
The 2nd 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

"I Never Saw Frozen" (and 40 More Statements That Make You a Traitor to Your Generation)

By ElodieMay 12, 2015
Okay, look: if you want to be a part of this generation, you're going to have to get with our memes, our... More  →
"I Never Saw <em>Frozen</em>" (and 40 More Statements That Make You a Traitor to Your Generation)

Pickup Lines For Inside A Jet Wheel Well

By Monique MadridApril 22, 2014
This week, a teen survived a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a commercial 747, despite... More  →
Pickup Lines For Inside A Jet Wheel Well

WE RAISE YOUR HEDWIG A GOLDEN EAGLE

By Janet ManleyApril 15, 2014
Teenager Ashol Pan from western Mongolia is probably the coolest superhero to exist in real life since maybe Malala. Not only has... More  →
WE RAISE YOUR HEDWIG A GOLDEN EAGLE

20 Myths About Teens That Will Become the Media's Next Poorly Researched "Trend Piece"

By Chrissie GruebelJanuary 7, 2014
Seriously, what's the media's problem? Have you noticed how many articles there are out there about teenagers (sorry, we mean "millennials") and... More  →
20 Myths About Teens That Will Become the Media's Next Poorly Researched "Trend Piece"

The 6 Most Mature Teen Celebrities

By Jason SaenzOctober 16, 2013
In a Venn diagram of teenage-dom and celebrity, the overlap presents a potent mix of ego and identity-crisis. No wonder teen celebs... More  →
The 6 Most Mature Teen Celebrities