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Auntie SparkNotes: Everyone's Just Going to Leave Me So Why Even Bother

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 23, 2014
Dear Auntie, I have a problem. Two, actually. First off, a lot of my friends think I'm depressed. So, I'm a junior in high school, and a bit of an introvert (okay, that's a SLIGHT understatement). I like people but I don't really talk much. The... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Everyone's Just Going to Leave Me So Why Even Bother

Common Freshmen Mistakes You Want to Avoid

By Anthony DeVitoOctober 23, 2014
Where do I sit? Should I raise my arm in class? Should I eat, just generally at all? Navigating your way through freshman year of high school can be difficult. Take it from a three-time upperclassman, you want to avoid these common freshie mistakes. Don’t throw... More  →
Common Freshmen Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Halloween Candy Fails

By Marty AllenOctober 23, 2014
You've worked hard building an Optimus Prime costume out of cereal boxes, and frankly you can be a bit choosy about which Halloween candy you accept this year. The following candy fails are all ones you should leave in the pumpkin bucket. More  →
Halloween Candy Fails

The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Trailer Is Here and Our Hearts Have Leaked

By KathOctober 23, 2014
Last night, I got a text from a friend whose lerve for comics goes even deeper than my own. It said: AVENGERS TRAILER LEAKED ONLINE. "Nay!" I all but yelped, Hulk-smashing past piles of laundry to scramble for my laptop. "Impossible!" "Yea, forsooth," replied my boyfriend, handsomely.... More  →
The <i>Avengers 2: Age of Ultron</i> Trailer Is Here and Our Hearts Have Leaked

The Creepy Picture: A True Tale of Terror

By Andrew TavinOctober 23, 2014
I always used to enjoy staying ay my Bubbie's (Yiddish for grandmother) house in New Jersey. Our cousins would often come over, and we would head downstairs to the basement to make up all sorts of games with the random assortment of blocks and balls... More  →
The Creepy Picture: A True Tale of Terror

Da Newz: The Ottawa Shooting, Islamic State, and Terrorism in General

By H. Alan ScottOctober 23, 2014
Da Newz is a weekly current events vlog brought to you by SparkNotes and hosted by H. Alan Scott, who is like a Brian Williams for smart people, but with even better hair. Today, he discusses the aftermath of yesterday's attack on the Canadian Parliament,... More  →
Da Newz: The Ottawa Shooting, Islamic State, and Terrorism in General

Open Thread for October 23!

By SparkLifeOctober 23, 2014
In our minds, we're Channing Tatum driving down a highway in a bright red convertible… in reality,  we're falling asleep and trying not to drool in Mrs. Pinklefield's 8:00AM math class. Such is the day dream. Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your... More  →
Open Thread for October 23!

I Wish, More Than Anything, That Disney Gets Into The Woods Right

By Nicole DiekerOctober 22, 2014

Theater geeks! Did you see Entertainment Weekly’s four new Into the Woods collector’s covers? We get a first look at Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp as the wolf, which I have to say was not what I was expecting (though he IS wearing

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I Wish, More Than Anything, That Disney Gets <i>Into The Woods</i> Right

Auntie SparkNotes: Was I Wrong to Hide My Relationship?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 22, 2014
Hey Auntie, My question today is something that's been on my mind for a while, and I would really like some adult perspective on it (that does not belong to the adults I call Mom and Dad). Back last November when I was a high school freshman,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Was I Wrong to Hide My Relationship?