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Students in Lamont

Thirsty Thursday in Lamont

Thursday night. A desperate time in the Lamont Café.


A Bedtime Lamontstory

Though reports vary as to what it’s like to spend a night in Lamont, it’s clear that as the night drags into morning, the library ambience changes drastically. “I think there is a certain hour when the atmosphere becomes one of desperation,” said Ariel R. Walzer ’15.

Primal Scream
On Campus

How to Prepare for Primal Scream

It’s time to get your act together and prepare to show Harvard the goods.

On Campus

Things That Turn Us On: Harvard Edition

As we all know, last week was Sex Week at Harvard. However, we here at Flyby think that Sex Week missed a few things. In order to enjoy the benefits ot Sex Week to their full potential, we want to take a few minutes to keep in mind what turns us Harvard students on—just in case.



There's nothing quite as titillating as an all-nighter at Lamont.

Halloween in the Square
Student Life

Be a Tourist, Elle Woods, or Lamontster for Halloween

Now that midterm season is almost over, you might need something to do before midterm season begins again in two weeks. The solution: Make this upcoming Halloween special by taking the time to create a Harvard-themed costume. Flyby came up with a few ideas to get you started.

Student Life

10 Things You Can’t Say Without Sounding Like a Harvard Tool

This week, Buzzfeed came out with a list of “19 Things You Can’t Say Without Sounding Like A Tool,” and, surprise, surprise, “I go to Harvard” made it. Flyby came up with 10 additional oh-so-typical Harvard phrases that make you sound like even more of a tool among tools.

Students in Lamont
Student Life

Being a Real Person at Harvard

At Harvard, it’s pretty easy to lose track of when you last slept, showered, or ate. In an ideal world, you would wake up from a nap at Lamont and make the big realization, “That’s it, I’m done! I’m going to actually take care of myself!” though it’s more likely that you’ll just head to the café for another coffee and a cookie. Here are some tips for your life as an adult (or an almost-adult; we’re more like large babies).

Student Life

Don’t Become A Lamonster: Seven Unconventional Study Breaks

If you’re like me, you need a study break at least every two hours to keep from breaking down in hysterics when that kid one cubicle over taps his pen one more time. Here are seven ideas to break up your workload.

Waffle Breakfast
Harvard in the World

Harvard Comes in First on Most Important Ranking Yet

While we may have come in second on U.S. News & World Report's latest list, at least we’re winning where it counts. That’s right, boys and girls, the Betches from Betches Love This have given our humble university the number one spot on their list of Ivy League betchiness. This is quite possibly our biggest accomplishment to date! (I would go so far as to argue that this is even more impressive than the $2.8 billion we have already raised for the Harvard Campaign.) You may be asking yourself, just how exactly did we achieve such a feat?



Don't make this difficult.

Student Life

Long Lines Leaving Lamont

With the rising—and often wildly over-priced—street values of textbooks, it is wise for Lamont Library staff to check the bags of all who wish to leave the sacred 24-hour institute of knowledge (and caffeinated beverages). But when leaving Lamont in the wee hours of the morning, there is nothing worse then finding yourself caught in a long line through security on the way out. With this in mind, here are a few DOs and DON'Ts for making the most of having your belongings searched:

On Campus

Campus Currencies: A Detailed Breakdown

I’ve spent time recently in Lamont Cafe, Annenberg, and Pennypacker basement, despite not being a freshman (extenuating circumstances for each, I swear!), and I’ve overheard way too many conversations to this effect: “Did you know Harvard gives us money to buy burritos??” “I heard that, but I want to save money to do laundry…” Actually, that's not quite how it works. Here’s a detailed breakdown of our campus currencies—not that we should need it, but we evidently do.

Final(s) Home Stretch

Flyby's Guide to Surviving Finals

Lamont is packed, there are naked people running in the Yard, and your email is surprisingly inactive. All of this can only mean one thing: finals period is upon us. It's time for the inevitable cycles of procrastination and panic and painful realizations that yes, it probably was a bad idea to skip the readings (don't worry, you'll be fine). "Flyby!" you cry, "How will I get through this week?" Dearest reader, fear not! These are the foremost productivity hacks to help you survive finals week. Read it and weep.

Lattes and Laptops

UC Emergency Laptop Program To the Rescue

No more all-nighters in the windowless concrete of the Science Center's computer lab just because your computer died.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance