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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Here in Ontario, Canada, school starts for most students the day after Labour Day, so that’s basically the same answer to us.

    For me, as someone well into the work force with no kids, its when the leaves are changing and it starts to get too cold to comfortably wear shorts, which is usually somewhere around the equinox.

  2. It’s the equinox for me! I’m very traditional that way. Besides, it’s still pretty warm until then, and we still have mosquitoes.

  3. When I was younger and in school, clearly summer would end as soon as school started back up. Now that I have to work to survive, summer doesn’t really hold any major special sentiment like it once did. But now that I have kids and two of the three are of school age now, once again, the start of school ends our summer fun.

  4. I work at a University, maintaining research equipment. Summer ends when classes are back on and my 20 minute commute becomes a 40-60 minute one.

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