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The Best $10 You'll Ever Spend

​Are you a sophomore premed already disenamored with Chem 17? What about a freshman who already failed to finish his first CS 50 problem set even though students receive an extra 10 days this year? If so, have no fear. Though the first Add/Drop deadline has tragically passed, Harvard students still have until the Fifth Monday (October 3) to finalize their course schedules for the fall semester (and even then, why is everyone so scared of the dreaded W?). For the steep price of $10 a course (and the next 60 seconds of your life, which is all Flyby can really ask for at this point), we’ll will give you the lowdown on which courses to pick up to repair your broken semester.

2020 Talent Show 2
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2020 Talent Show 2

Freshman Janani Krishnan-Jha ’20 sings George Gershwin’s “Summertime” at the Freshman Talent Show in Sanders Theatre Tuesday night. Hundreds of freshmen attended the annual show, which showcases talented members of the newest undergraduate class.

Sands On 'Hamilton'
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Sands On 'Hamilton'

Mason P. M. Sands ’20 sings “You’ll Be Back” from Broadway hit musical Hamilton at the Freshman Talent Show Tuesday night.

Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation
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Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation
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Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation

Freshmen in Weld cheer at the Freshman Convocation on Tuesday as their dorm was called and officially welcomed to Harvard. This year’s Convocation, a recent tradition that was instituted first for the Class of 2013, featured speakers such as Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, who encouraged students to be “skeptical idealists rather than cynics” throughout their time at the College.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
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At Convocation, Faust Cautions Against ‘Vile’ Public Discourse

Prominent Harvard administrators, including University President Drew G. Faust, challenged freshmen to make the most of their nascent college careers and pursue truth in what they called a toxic political culture.

FRESHMAN FORMAL FUN
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Flyby's Guide to Freshman Formal

As we reach the finish line of a year full of aggressive pseting and regrettably getting in touch with your inner Lamonster, you may have just forgotten how to be a normal human in a social setting. Especially all you freshmen out there, who probably still haven’t quite figured out how to non-awkwardly navigate the social scene. Freshman Formal quickly approaching (read, it’s tomorrow) and Flyby’s here to help prevent you from making a fool of yourself.

In Preparation
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Search for New Dean of Student Life Underway

After the unexpected resignation of former Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde only days before the beginning of the spring semester, a committee is now actively searching for his replacement.

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016
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Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016

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Freshman Dean’s Office Announces New Awards for Freshmen

​Award season is in full swing at Harvard. In addition to the usual slate of Fulbright and Rhodes scholars, this spring will bring with it a new set of prizes for freshmen, along with a cohort of advising award winners announced Thursday.

Freshman Fête
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Freshman Fête

As co-chairs of the freshman formal, Franci Van Rhyn ‘19 and Jamie A. Hawkins ‘19 anticipate higher attendance at the dance than in the previous year. This will be the second consecutive year that the freshman formal will be held on campus, rather than at a hotel.

Freshman Fête
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Woodland Themed Formal Will Cap Off Freshman Year

​Preparations are underway for the freshman formal, an annual dance held for the freshman class, which will be held this year under the Science Center Plaza tent on the semester’s last day of classes, April 27.

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Freshmen Take the Stage in ‘All’s Fair!’

Although director Mitch B. Polonsky ’19 and producer Henry M.N. Brooks ’19 agree that “All’s Fair!” prioritizes comedy, the show also looks to highlight the weighty themes of its story. “I want people to be able to walk away and have a new lens for themselves to think about their own dreams and their own expectations and the compromises they’ve had to make in their own lives,” Polonsky says, “and I think [‘All’s Fair!’] provides a framework to do that.”

Harvard Project Winner
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Freshman Enrichment Program Could Be on Horizon

First-generation students and students from under-resourced high schools entering Harvard’s freshman class could see the emergence of stronger support networks—including a possible pre-orientation program—in the coming years.

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Freshmen Jam Annenberg for Berry Study Break

Hundreds of freshmen crowded Annenberg Hall to enjoy an assortment of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries during Tuesday’s Brain Break, but some were left with just sour grapes.