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How To: Do Visitas Right

April 15, 2016

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Visitas, Harvard’s annual pre-freshman visit weekend, comes only once a year. If you’re not a jaded upperclassman, this weekend represents an important time to showcase the fun side of Harvard, proving to young high school students that this place is more than its midterm season. But on the other end, visiting pre-freshman have big questions on their minds - will I fit in here? Is Harvard ~right~? If you’re in that boat, this post is for you.

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How To Live in Quarantine

March 13, 2016

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In an emotional sense, Harvard can be an isolating place. But when you have mumps, it is the literal definition of an isolating place. Specifically, Harvard has become a place that isolates its students so much that it quarantines them in uninhabited Inns, and neglects to inform existing residents. So for those who either feel overwhelmed by the metaphorical isolation of their lives or by the literal quarantine of their mumps-infected room, Flyby has some tips on how to live in isolation:

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How To: Last Minute Spring Break

March 14, 2014

Here you are, just a day before spring break with no plans. All of your blockmates are going to Florida, but you never bought your ticket because you have a fear of purchasing airline tickets (who knows if the site is going to crash???). You could stay on campus and finally catch up on all that reading you missed, but no. You can’t do that. So here are some cheap, last minute options for spring break!

Zip Car Road Trip
Think of all the places you can get in a one-hour radius of campus. You could drive an hour North, an hour West, or, if you are a big spender, two hours North!

Cambridge Galleria
Miss those days back in middle school when the only thing to do was to hang out in the mall and pretend like the guy with the gauges in Hot Topic didn’t intimidate you? No? Well why not go back to the mall anyways and get your iPhone fixed.

Nothing says Spring Break like hard drugs and plenty of liquids. So get your parents to schedule that non-emergency surgery that you have been putting off since freshman year. Hopefully your medical insurance covers morphine.

Akron, Ohio
Spring Break Ohio! Akron is the new up and coming spring break destination, or as Priceline likes to call it, “only 202 dollars if you book today.” Akron is great for spring break, there’s so much to do: they have a public library. You can finish your thesis!

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How To: River Run (from the Police)

March 12, 2014

River Run. It’s a tradition as old as Harvard itself (give or take 360 years) where freshmen take shots at every upperclassmen house the Housing Day eve. Other than ritual slaughter, it is the only way to appease the Housing Gods and guarantee good housing and a plentiful harvest in the Lowell Community Garden.

However, much like ritual slaughter, this tradition is under threat. The administration has cracked down on our right to underage drink with an increased police presence. But we shouldn’t let the police get into the way of our cardio.

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Make a Last Minute Sexy Halloween Costume

October 25, 2013

Want to look good this Halloween but just realized you gained too much weight to go as a sexy cat again? Or maybe you just found out that the Garment District isn’t actually an entire district, and have been too embarrassed to go ever since? Or is it that you realized that the life-sized Furby costume that you’ve been planning isn’t as original as you thought? If you’ve answered yes to one or all of these questions, then you could use a last minute sexy Halloween costume. You could also use a refresher in high school rhetoric. The questions were rhetorical.

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