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Nicole J. Levin

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An Open Letter to Nicholas D. Kristof ’81

As a current editor of The Crimson I am alarmed that you have dropped your middle initial from your byline. You recently wrote that your middle initial is an unnecessary relic from your days at The Crimson and is no longer necessary for your career as an established journalist at The New York Times. As a Crimson editor it is my duty to reach out to you and correct this egregious stylistic error.


Advice to Josh

As the wise and respected social leader on campus, FM was inevitably going to be asked how to be “cool” one of these days. Recently, a first year we’ll call “Josh” (because his real name is Josh) came to us asking how to survive the brutal social life of a male Freshman on campus. Four of FM’s best weighed in to turn Josh’s social woes into social woooooahs.


Fad Diets: An Investigation

That brought me to The Color Diet, something that I could at least camouflage as healthy. The Color Diet claims to introduce more vitamins into your meals by eating only one color a day. To prepare, I decided to eat a mix of every colored Starburst the night before.


Make a Last Minute Sexy Halloween Costume

Want to look good this Halloween but just realized you gained too much weight to go as a sexy cat again? Or maybe you just found out that the Garment District isn’t actually an entire district, and have been too embarrassed to go ever since? Or is it that you realized that the life-sized Furby costume that you’ve been planning isn’t as original as you thought? If you’ve answered yes to one or all of these questions, then you could use a last minute sexy Halloween costume. You could also use a refresher in high school rhetoric. The questions were rhetorical.

Bartley's Burgers: Professors Edition
Food and Drink

Bartley's Burgers: The Professor

Around Town


Pillows and beanbags were available for those who wanted to take advantage of the nap space.

Around Town


Pillows distributed at the event gave tips and pointers regarding the benefits of sleep.

Around Town


A passerby observes nappers at the Nap Attack event held last Friday, October 4th.

Around Town


Yuqi Hou ‘15, event coordinator, arranges the napping space.


Scene & Heard: Nap Attack!

“Don’t write an article about this,” a representative of the Happiness Project told me, handing me a free extra-large t-shirt. It was a bribe. I took it.


Run the Boston Half Marathon

You don’t think you can run a marathon? Then how about a half marathon? There is a saying that goes “If you can do the math, then you can run Boston's Half Marathon on Sunday.” It’s not a well known saying, I made it up. But here are a few steps you can take so that you can run the race, even if you haven’t done any training whatsoever.

On Campus

Seven Questions about the Government Shutdown You Were Embarrassed to Ask, Answered

You may have heard of the “government shutdown”—but do you really know what it means or how it affects you? And why it has replaced all the Breaking Bad posts of Facebook? Others have already tackled many of the issues related to the shutdown, but Flyby is here to answer the questions that you were too embarrassed to ask.

On Campus

Take an Intro Class as an Upperclassman

There’s nothing worse than walking into an Ec 10 lecture as a junior, except for maybe the declining elephant population—but let’s be honest, it’s kind of a toss-up. Yet for some reason, despite the fact that we are old enough to know better, and that all of our peers have already taken the classes, we find ourselves taking freshman intro classes as upperclassmen. It’s pretty embarrassing, so here are some tips for maintaining your reputation.


Modern Love

Phone digits work like currency in Israel. I learned this one of my first nights out, as I roamed from bar to bar in the holy city of Jerusalem.


Get Punched

Punch season is upon us. From my extensive experience (La Vie accidentally gave me an invitation addressed to another girl once) I am more than qualified to advise sophomores looking to get into a final club. So here are some tips.