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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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?
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:
Don't make this difficult.
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.
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.
No more all-nighters in the windowless concrete of the Science Center's computer lab just because your computer died.
Today, as I checked out of the Greenhouse Café in the Science Center, I looked up at the cash register to see that my remaining BoardPlus balance was $0.00. I actually had to finish paying for my two slices of Tuesday lunch pizza with cold, hard cash. I am humbled. Done with BoardPlus for the semester. About ready to go home. Now what? For those of you who still have copious amounts left to spend, I have two things to say to you.
In the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard community members gather to listen to recorded archives from the Cambridge-based hotline, Phone-A-Poem, featuring poets such as Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon and Denise Levertov.
Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.