The Freshman Parents' Weekend Itinerary You Were Too Lazy To Make

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It’s Freshman Parent’s Weekend, y’all. And if you’re anything like me, you haven’t come up with an itinerary. What to do? Where to go? Your family is looking to you to show them all the excitement the Cambridge life has to offer, apart from the Harvard-hosted events. Little do they know you have spent most of your time in the stacks of Lamont and otherwise know nothing about city life. Don’t worry, I've got you covered. Here are a few events to demonstrate to your parents that you are, contrary to the number of hours spent Lamontstering/Netflix-ing/sleeping/partying, an engaged college student.

Harvard Football vs. Columbia
Saturday 1 p.m., Harvard Stadium
Harvard is playing Columbia today at Harvard Stadium. A pretty low-key rivalry in the Ivy League (the least spirited league in the country) we must admit, but go Crimson!

Boston Comedy Fest
Saturday 8 p.m., 10 p.m., Davis Square Theatre
Up-and-coming stand-up comedian, Ron Funches, will be performing tonight at Davis Square Theatre for the Boston Comedy Fest! It's sure to be a laugh.

The Mapparium
Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 200 Mass. Ave
The famous Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston is a must-see. Not only is it the world’s largest walk in globe, it has awesome acoustics. The quietest whispers can be amplified exponentially. Can anyone say penis game?

Whale Watching
This seems like a really fun thing to do with your family, especially if you have younger siblings. Catch a boat from Boston Harbour to see humpback and finback whales, dolphins, sea birds, and more. If no whales are spotted, you get a free ticket. Sounds like a deal to me! It’s going to be cold this weekend so make sure to bring the parkas along.

Tasty, reasonably priced food. There comes a time in a freshman's life when one realizes how overpriced and oddly unsatisfying Cambridge food can be. Please don’t be offended when we do not want to bring you to Annenberg, parents. You can do so much better.

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