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HBS Fashionably Fights Eating Disorders

April is the month for fashion shows with a cause, it seems, and on April 13, the Harvard Business School’s Retail and Apparel Club hosted its 7th annual HBS fashion show at Mantra, a restaurant in downtown Boston. Every year, the fashion show aims to raise awareness for a selected charity “through the lens of fashion,” according to a press kit for the fashion show.

Manners Enforcers Hit Man with Fists, Pasta

Next time you’re in a rush to run to lab or turn in a problem set in the Science Center, be sure that you don’t let your hurry prevent you from holding the elevator. You never know when the person you don’t hold the elevator for will physically assault you for your “rude” behavior.

We All Scream for Ice Cream Ratings

Summer is coming up, which means two things: it’s time to find the best spots to fix that unnatural pallor you’ve gotten from spending your days indoors and it’s time to find ice cream to counter the soon-to-be searing Cambridge heat.

In this subjective and unscientific review, we’ll give you the lowdown on where to get the best ice cream based on a sample of the $4 vanilla ice cream cups at four different Harvard Square ice cream parlors.

Let the Formals Begin!

Classes end Wednesday, and that means that finals are just ahead. But before you retreat into Lamont and start your shower-free reading period routine in earnest, be sure to make some time for House formals.

Interview with a Banker

For his Washington Post blog, intrepid journalist and UCLA grad Ezra Klein spoke to a member of an endangered species: a Wall Street recruit from Harvard.

What is it like to be a member of an elite (albeit dying) breed? Ezra Klein gives us the scoop.

Visitas: Meet the Class of 2014

While we recognize that it's been fairly easy to spot prefrosh around Cambridge this weekend, we also recognize that engaging with prospective students has been at times, well, awkward. For those of you who feel as if you haven't had the chance to get to know the Class of 2014 (and for those of you who can't get enough of them), we here at FlyBy would like to introduce the Class of 2014 in a short video. Enjoy!

Harvard Band Loves the 80s Music

Saturday night was as typical as any other—part of the student body cruising for a place to rage (some accompanied by prefrosh worthy of corruption), and others working away at those end-of-semester papers.

But around 10:30 p.m., the Harvard Band broke the monotony by playing a not-so-impromptu concert (check out the video) on Mill Street between Quincy and Leverett, in honor of the latter's 80s Time Warp Dance.

Visitas: Prefrosh Weekend Dos and Don'ts

Visitas is the new, soon-to-be-official name for Harvard's "April Visiting Program," which has essentially started. Over the next few days, we'll bring you everything you wanted to know (and maybe what you didn't) about this storied weekend.

Approximately 1,000 high school seniors will descend upon Cambridge this weekend for April Visiting Program—Harvard's last chance to convince prospective students to attend the College. While we here at FlyBy realize that most students need very little convincing, it won't hurt to show indecisive prefrosh a good time. Here are some tips for ensuring that you and your prefrosh end up on the same side of the stadium at The Game next year.

Visitas: Interviews with Prefrosh

Visitas is the new, soon-to-be-official name for Harvard's "April Visiting Program," which essentially starts today. Over the next few days, we'll bring you everything you wanted to know (and maybe what you didn't) about this storied weekend.

As an upperclassmen, you've probably completely forgotten what it was like to be a prefrosh. Well, here's your chance to look beyond the red folders and Class of 2014 T-shirts to see what the young'uns are really like these days. We interviewed two of them (both of whom went to sibling schools in Chattanooga, Tenn.) as they were checking in at the Admissions Visitor Center earlier today.

Wetu in Yard Misinterpreted as Coconut

“The freshmen this year are so odd,” one junior says to her friend as they make their way to class earlier today. “Why did they go and build a coconut in the ground?”

“Yeah, its really no wonder why they weren’t allowed to have River Run,” the other responds.

Much to the surprise of these juniors, both of whom wished to remain anonymous because of the cultural (in)sensitivity of their comments, and many others who have seen the large, brown structure in front of Matthews Hall, freshman debauchery is not responsible for the new addition to Harvard Yard.

Burgerman Finishes Race But Continues Fundraising

Is the saga of Burgerman over—or is it just beginning? This past Monday, Samuel B. Novey ’11, the Burgerman of legends yore, ran the Boston marathon in a giant burger suit.

Why did this sociology concentrator in Adams House, a man of class and taste, choose to run the Boston Marathon, among the hordes of men and women who come from all over the world, dressed as a popular food item?

Why for charity, of course.

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