As the wise and respected social leader on campus, FM was inevitably going to be asked how to be “cool” one of these days. Recently, a first year we’ll call “Josh” (because his real name is Josh) came to us asking how to survive the brutal social life of a male Freshman on campus. Four of FM’s best weighed in to turn Josh’s social woes into social woooooahs.
Level of Enthusiasm about Parents Weekend over Time
Favorite Part of the Weekend
Species of Freshman Parents Spotted This Weekend
With parents' weekend over, freshman reluctantly slink back to Annenberg and pray for the next cookie-filled care package from home. Flyby has compiled this analysis of this past weekend’s events. Click to magnify our table, chart, or graph.
It’s crucial to go into parents’ weekend with a strategy. With the arrival of family on campus comes the potential for both very good and very bad things to happen. When planning for parents’ weekend, one must strategize about how to best depict college life and how to most effectively get what you want. Here are a few of Flyby’s key tips:
Breakfast: Just one of many things that could, but doesn't usually, happen at Harvard.
Both: Worried about which house they’ll live in next year
Alexander Rehding, chair of the Music Department, enjoys a meal in Annenberg on Oct. 4 with students from his assigned entryway in Holworthy Middle as part of the new Faculty Fellows Program.
In keeping with the tradition of a Senior Common Room in each upperclassman House that connects Harvard’s faculty to residential life, faculty members will now affiliate with freshman entryways as well through the “Faculty Fellows Program.”
There’s nothing worse than walking into an Ec 10 lecture as a junior, except for maybe the declining elephant population—but let’s be honest, it’s kind of a toss-up. Yet for some reason, despite the fact that we are old enough to know better, and that all of our peers have already taken the classes, we find ourselves taking freshman intro classes as upperclassmen. It’s pretty embarrassing, so here are some tips for maintaining your reputation.
Because there just weren’t enough Buzzfeed articles about it, and we guarantee that this post will someday save your life, here is a Harvard Student’s Guide to Spotting a True New Yorker.
This is Part II of Flyby’s two-part From Cali to Cambridge mini-series. Check out Part I! “Yeah, this is the coldest weather I have ever been in in my life,” a dorm mate from Sri Lanka said to me as we walked back from dinner. It was September 15. The vicious New England (summer? …winter?) wind ripped through his t-shirt and shorts and I felt incredibly concerned as I imagined him walking through campus in December. I wondered who was experiencing greater culture shock: me, a born and bred Northern Californian, or him. Because let me tell you, sometimes I have felt like I’m in a foreign country.