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15 Best Things to Do Outdoors

The men broke out their salmon shorts, the women donned sundresses, and some kind fellow in Holworthy pointed his speakers out towards the Yard and played some Bob Marley—summer is approaching. Need an excuse to spend as much time outdoors as possible? Here are the 15 best things to do outside:


Where to Go with a Pedicab

Spring brings with it the colorful yet expensive lawn chairs, round two of midterms and exams, and the frequent sighting of pedicabs. A mix of bicycle and chariot, pedicabs are an alternative way to tour or travel through the Cambridge and Boston landscape. They typically seat two people. They are clean, green, and follow a ‘Pay as you please’ scheme. Where can you go with a pedicab? Here are just a few ideas.


'now they're really gonna think you're high'

Since we last wrote on our Tip Box findings, we've seen months of great turmoil for Harvard, from freak weather storms to email hacking to contentious house rankings. One thing is clear: today's students live in uncertain times. Flyby tips from the past few months reflect the self-doubt and agitation of these trying months, as readers voice epistemological concerns (see Feb. 10), criticisms of society's materialism (Oct. 30), and possible drug-related paranoia (Dec. 13).

On Campus

The Apocalypse Is Approaching!

The Mayan calendar predicts that the world will end on December 21, 2012. Based on these five catastrophic events, it seems like even the Harvard bubble won't protect us from the demise of life as we know it.




Almost Famous

I took a perverse joy in making my friends’ parents uncomfortable, explaining in more detail than they wanted how my job had me cleaning up fake body fluids and fetching dildos from the storeroom whenever they asked about my “interesting” work.



Harvard Square


New England Comics is gearing up for its Halloween giveaway event. The store is one of 8 locations in Massachusetts, located on Eliot Street in Harvard Square.


Apple Maps Misplaces the Harvard Lampoon

To add to all of that, according to Apple Maps, the Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine, is now located at the Harvard Business School. To members of the Lampoon: it looks like the prank's on you.



Harvard Kennedy School

Scaffolding Near the Kennedy School, Kind Of

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If scaffolding is spotted not supporting anything at all, is it still scaffolding? We think the man in the photo was probably pondering these questions as well. We know we were.

Food and Drink

'15 hairiest freshman'

It's been a long time since the last "From the Tip Box" post, which means that we have a number of months to look back on. April and May saw multiple mentions of FM's annual Fifteen Hottest (Hairiest?) Freshmen edition as well as allusions to a variety of animals. June seems to have had a culinary focus (perhaps a result of students missing HUDS?) while July brought in, almost exclusively, mentions of sex in its many different forms. September, and thus the beginning of school, seems to have transitioned our readers' attention to more current and pressing events. As always, below you'll find a hilarious mixture of innocent search queries, serious tips, and Flyby-directed comments.


Untamed Denton: An Interview with Cameron Neal

I spent a good portion of my interview with Cameron Neal worrying about the ox head. It was huge, mounted on the wall right above my comparatively fragile skull, and sat slightly lopsided—surely someone had missed a nail somewhere hanging up this gargantuan specimen, and soon those frightening horns would be the last thing I’d ever see.


The Mystery of Denton's Music

You probably haven’t heard of Denton, Texas. At just over 100,000 people, it usually plays third fiddle to its gargantuan neighbors Dallas and Fort Worth. Still, Denton is hardly a household name. Yet, despite its relative obscurity, Denton has a music scene that would prolific even for a town five times its size.


A Broadway Hidden Gem - "Newsies"

"Newsies" is a little-known musical based on the 1992 live-action Disney movie that was essentially ignored for 10 years as a box office failure until its stage adaption by Disney Theatrical Productions in 2011. The musical debuted on Broadway in March after a run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes