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Visualize Music at Silent Rave Friday

Dancing in the dark is no novelty, but have you danced in silence?

This Friday night, The Laboratory at Harvard will transform the Northwest Science Building into one big dance floor for its first ever Silent LED Rave.

This isn’t your typical dining hall dance party—it’s an art and social experiment. The objective? To visualize music.

Board Plus Burn: Rock Cafe

Never been to Lamont? (There’s a café there?) Not really sure where the Greenhouse is located? Still have $130 left on your Board Plus before it expires on May 22? No worries, we’ve got your back (even though you just might live in a hole) on just how to spend your newfound wad of cash in this burning Board Plus series.

First Date

In this series, columnist Lingbo Li will tackle all your questions about foodie life at Harvard and in the Cambridge/Boston area. Got a query? Leave a comment or e-mail us at

What's a good, cheap first date?

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.

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