Crimson staff writer

Kamara A. Swaby

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The VR Experience
Visual Arts

Harvard College Film Festival’s Blockbuster Year Heralds Growth

The HCFF has grown remarkably over its brief lifespan, and its explosive expansion underscores the organization’s potential to serve as a focal point and forum for discussion among film-makers and film aficionados alike.

Bow & Arrow Press
On Campus

Bow & Arrow Press

A man turns the press handle to print out a poster. The Bow & Arrow Press, located in the basement of Adams House B entryway, had a Open Press Night on Wednesday.

Wadsworth Commemoration
Crime

Photos of the Day 04.06.16

The VR Experience
Film

The VR Experience

Filmmaker David Karlak shows the audience what the participant is seeing in the “Oculus Virtual Reality Experience” in Boylston Hall on Saturday night, which was coupled with a screening of a screening of Rise, which is currently in development with Warner Brothers.

A New Reality
Film

A New Reality

Filmmaker David Karlak shows the audience what the participant is seeing in the “Oculus Virtual Reality Experience” in Boylston Hall on Saturday night, which was coupled with a screening of Rise, which is currently in development with Warner Brothers.

New Media
Film

New Media

(from left) Sev Ohanian, David Karlak, and Parvez Sharma participate in “Industry Panel: New Media” in Menschel Hall at Harvard Art Museums on Saturday afternoon.

Pop Up Bookstore
Books

Pop Up Bookstore

Books line up near the window of the Consumer Research Center/bookshop, an exhibit at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain
Harvard Square

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain

A sign in the window of Au Bon Pain, signifies the end of its reign in Harvard Square

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain
Harvard Square

Au Revoir to Au Bon Pain

When Yenching shut down, we shed a couple of tears. When Panera closed suddenly, it felt like we lost a very close friend. But now that Au Bon Pain is closing down, I think we have gone numb.

FlyBy Blog

How to Start Your Work this Late in the Game

It’s already the fourth week of school and you’re just realizing that you have work to do. From piling p-sets to enormous essays, it would have probably been better to start readings from the beginning. But if you’re reading this, it might not be too late to get started on all your work from classes.

Creative Writing Theses
FlyBy Blog

How to Spot a Thesising Senior

​We’re now in the home stretch of the year. We await the coming of spring, which will probably arrive by late May if we’re lucky. But also approaching very quickly (or slowly depending on who you are) are the deadlines for senior theses. Of course not all seniors will be trading in their social lives for some quality time with their laptop in the library this semester. In fact, there is quite a sharp distinction between your studious, stressed out, sleep deprived senior working on a thesis, and your checked out, never stressed non-thesising senior who seemingly never leaves the Dhall. Two very different breeds of senior who do not take being mixed up lightly. We’re here to help you spot the difference.

it's a tiara, not a crown
FlyBy Blog

"IVY," Wherefore Art Thou?

If you have been too busy actually paying attention in class or are just too young to remember, “IVY” was a look into the lives of five sophomores trying to navigate their lives at Harvard. It was “the first web series fully committed to detailing the intricacies and hilarity of the Ivy League undergraduate experience.”

Winthrop d-hall's flavored water dispenser. (Not shown: the colony of fruit flies that lives next to it)
HUDS

Love It or Hate It: Flavored Water Dispensers

Over winter break, HUDS added flavored water dispensers to the d-halls. Flyby is deeply divided in our feelings about this pressing issue.

Flyby instagram
FlyBy Blog

Instagram #flybythanksgiving

When you post your perfect photos on Instagram, include the hashtag #flybythanksgiving so we can show off your aesthetically pleasing break to the rest of Harvard when we all return.

Breakfast Sandwiches at CGIS Cafe
FlyBy Blog

Breakfast Sandwiches at CGIS Cafe

Breakfast sandwiches galore.