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Advising Fortnight, now winding its way to a close, is that brief and wondrous period when concentrations vie for the attention of College students, before reverting to a holding pattern of vague disinterest.
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.
University administrators plan to dissuade freshmen from participating in Housing Day Eve 'traditions' by keeping them out of upperclassmen houses and providing alternative activities.
Created by AODS and DAPA, "Harvard Proof" is an online training course about safe drinking habits.
Entry into many of Harvard’s various student organizations comes at a price. The loss of brain cells hangs in the balance on the most fateful and celebratory of occasions: Initiations. FM has arrived—water and snacks in hand—to speculate as to how, exactly, DAPA would conduct their paradoxical initiations.
Once upon a time, a student at Harvard could speak openly of his drunken whereabouts:
“The Great Gala,” a Great Gatsby-themed party, was scheduled to last from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Seaport Boston Hotel, but hotel staff chose to end the formal at midnight, said Dean of Freshmen Thomas A. Dingman ’67.
Though we may be a little too old for trick-or-treating, we can enjoy a different type of treat to get into the holiday spirit. Make any costume party even more spooky and festive with these ghoulishly good potions.
In 1964, a truck used to roll through Harvard Yard selling sandwiches. One day, when the truck arrived, a freshman asked the vendor, “But where can I get a beer?” Without hesitation, the driver gave the student the name and number of a “business.” Within 15 minutes, another delivery truck rolled into the Yard with a case of beer, delivering it to his freshman dorm.
With punch season now in full swing, it’s time to present the results of Flyby’s first-ever Final Club Survey. The online survey was emailed out last month to 4,838 sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and was partially or fully completed 1,927 times (though it should be noted that individuals could have taken the survey more than once). In the fifth installment of a six-part series on the survey results, we take a look at perceptions related to the social scene at Harvard’s final clubs.
FM spoke to bartenders working in the Square and near the Quad on the best wine deals in town, whether you’re looking for a sit down meal, getting drinks with friends, or just craving a rich glass of red.