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Farnsworth Room Oddities

Here are some of Farnsworth’s finest and strangest, available now for your reading pleasure.

Midterm Season
On Campus

Midterm Season

The first floor work area of Lamont library was quiet on Wednesday evening as people studied. The weeks leading up to Spring Break can be especially busy for some students as midterm season reaches its peak.

Protest in Lamont

Protest in Lamont

Protesters and members of the Harvard Band crowd the foyer of Lamont Library early Tuesday morning after the protesters tried to delay the start of Primal Scream with a moment of silence for victims of racial violence.

Social Spaces

Living Larista Loca at Lamont

Whether you need to pull an all-nighter, hammer out a paper, or drown your sorrows in endless caffeine, Lamont baristas (Laristas) are there for you.

Food and Drink

Best Vending Machines on Campus

Ah, the wonders of the vending machine—enabling students to stay indoors for weeks on end since they were first invented in the 1880s. Don’t wait for the next blizzard to scope out supply lines. FM will guide you through some of the best vending machines at Harvard, so you can always be prepared.

Lamont's New Self-Checkout Option
Student Life

Lamont, Cabot Libraries Introduce Self-Checkout

The two machines—one at each location—stand near the circulation desks at both libraries.

Barker Center Cafe
Food and Drink

Beatnik at the Barker

Breaking news: the dream of the ’90s is alive in our very own Barker Café. On Oct. 16, hipster Harvard students and professors were finally relieved of their pent-up anguish and at last given a quality coffee stop besides the distressingly mainstream Lamont Café or pricey Square establishments.

Welcome to Lamont!
On Campus

Welcome to Lamont!

Freshmen learn about Lamont Library and its resources during guided tours on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Academic Fair at the Plaza
On Campus

Opening Days

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7 Best Library Bag Checker Conversation Starters

Some will greet you with a “good evening” at 12 in the afternoon, and others seem to only know one word, “books.” For all those times that you’ve wanted to take the conversation a little further, we present the Top 7 Bag Checker Conversation Starters!

Incident at Lamont

Police Detain Man in Lamont Implicated in Domestic Dispute

No charges were ultimately pressed, according to Jeremy Warnick, director of communications for CPD, though the man in question was removed from the scene in handcuffs.

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.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Visual Arts

Portrait of the Artist: Behind Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin'