Abigail K. Fiedler

On Campus

Food, Frats, Sex, and Malia Obama

The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and other schools too). Students at Columbia have been over-indulging on Nutella lately, and it’s turned into quite the hot topic. While reports originally claimed the university spent $5000 in a week on the stuff, the figure has now been reduced to a more modest $2500. Apparently students have been filling cups full of Nutella, or just taking full jars back to their rooms, meaning around 100lbs was disappearing each week. Lucky for students, there are no plans to take away the delicious hazelnut treat any time in the future, leaving us at Flyby extremely jealous but also kind of relieved we don’t have easy access to unlimited Nutella. That 100lbs has to go somewhere, guys…

On Campus

The (Mis)Adventures of Issa Rae

When we heard that Issa Rae was going to be on Harvard's campus this weekend for a Law School Conference, we just had to get in touch. Rae is the creator of the beloved (and critically acclaimed) YouTube Series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," in which she stars as J, a hilariously honest—and, yes, awkward—young woman dealing with the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Issa Rae chatted with Flyby about the importance of embracing the awkward in everything from stop signs to higher education.

Politics

Professor Palin?

Does seeing another country from a distance constitute foreign policy experience? Is refudiate a word? Is North Korea one of America's allies? Most Harvard students (and for $55,000 a year we'd hope all of our professors) would have no problem answering no to all these questions. All except our newest member of faculty, according to one blog.

Halloween, Costume, Shopping, Vintage
College Life

PSA: Shopping Week, Extended

Something any shopping trip can teach you is that one size does not fit all. That amazing top your friend was raving about can leave you feeling like you've made a major faux pas. And of course, there's always the worry that the ahead-of-the-curve discovery that fits you perfectly this semester will be discovered by the world and their linkmate the next. Shopping, whichever way you look at it, can be stressful.

Sororities

Phive Things to Know About Alpha Phi

Guess what? A brand new exclusive social organization is arriving on campus this semester! With the impending arrival of women's fraternity Alpha Phi, we at Flyby thought we'd let you know what exactly makes this national organization distinctive.

Student Life

'We're Gonna Skate at One Rink and One Rink Only'

Feeling festive and need a break from studying that doesn't involve you perusing the depths of the internet or eating your body weight in cereal? Then treat yourself to an excursion to one of the many ice rinks the Boston area has to offer. Although Harvard's ice rink is not currently open due to construction, there are some great options not too far from campus that promise to fulfil all the ice skating dreams you've ever had.

Harvard in the World

'Revenge' on Final Clubs!

It's not all that unusual to hear the Harvard name dropped on TV, but ABC's hit TV show "Revenge" just took it a little further with their mention of one of our more controversial institutions—the final club.

Football

Jessica Simpson Is Team Yale

It seems that even celebs are gearing up for The Game this Saturday. Singer and former reality-TV star Jessica Simpson stepped out on Friday wearing a sweatshirt in support of our friends down in New Haven, and it isn't the first time she's shown her allegiance for the bulldogs. Leaving no doubts as to where her loyalties lie, Simpson is engaged to Yale alum and former football player Eric Johnson, who scored the game-winning touchdown in the 1999 Harvard–Yale Game.

Food and Drink

Chill Out

In this series, we showcase creative and delicious recipes that can be made using only food found in dining halls. With the weather heating up here in Cambridge, you'll find yourself craving deliciously refreshing—if far too expensive—cool drinks from places around the Square. Head to your dining hall instead and use this installment of Dining Delights to make your own chilled beverages.

Food and Drink

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On Campus

Spring Journalettes 2012

Magazine writers travel the world.

Spring Break Journal: Abigail K. Fiedler
Spring Break

Spring Break Journal: Abigail K. Fiedler

Sitting on the steps of Trafalgar Square with my roommate and appreciating the view made me feel like a tourist in my home city. This time last year I would walk through this area to work every day, far too busy to look up at the beautiful sights around me.

Spring Break Journal: Alexander J.B. Wells
Spring Break

Spring Break Journalettes 2012

For The Moment

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Love

Valentine's Day

In this series, we showcase creative and delicious recipes that can be made using only food found in dining halls. Whether you've already sent your valentines or wish the holiday didn't exist at all, spoil yourself, your friends, and your lover(s) this Feb. 14 with these love-inspired treats! Unlike those shiny red boxes of heart-shaped chocolates, these delicious recipes won't cost you a dime.

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Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

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Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out