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Things Students Actually Want To See In Harvard Square

If Starbucks had to be sacrificed, it better be good. While HSA may be taking over the location with The Harvard Shop, it still left us wondering... what could be a cool new addition to the collection of stores & restaurants in the Square? Never fear — Flyby has you covered with a list of options that students ~actually~ want to see in the Square.

My First Harvard-Yale: Expectations vs. Reality

Whether this was actually your first Harvard/Yale Game or just *felt* like your first one after the years away, there's always some exciting expectations going into this 24 hours of adventuring to New Haven. Whether these expectations are actually met... that's a different question. Read on for our own writer's journey through the highs and lows of The Game!

Happy Bingo-giving!

Given that dear old John was a pilgrim himself, I think he would want Harvard to give us more than three days to celebrate Thanksgiving (#rollcrim!). With finals looming ahead, you have no idea what to do with this sweet but small amount of time. You ask yourself: what are other students doing? Who’s taking this much needed break as well, a break, and who’s finally catching up on five weeks of unwatched CS50 and Ec10 lectures?

20 Slightly Menacing Harvard-Themed Threats

So you haven't slept in a few days, the dhall food did you dirty, AND that one section kid just responded to your discussion post? Time to break out these timely, only-kinda-menacing, Harvard-themed threats. Go on, let em loose.

My 13-Inch Long Rat

13 inches. Yep, you heard that correctly! The last few weeks have been a series of unfortunate events for my roommates and I, all revolving around one 13-inch long menace of a rat.

Harvard Bachelorette: Rose Ceremony

Whoop whoop! Grab your Oreos and Trader Joe’s Takis because it’s 8 p.m. on Tuesday night a.k.a the best hour of your life a.k.a Bachelorette time! And nothing is better than The Bachelorette ...except maybe The Bachelorette: Harvard Edition. Here’s everything around campus getting a rose tonight!

What Your Fall Jacket Says About You

Cambridge has finally hit us with the notorious cool temperatures. (Why did it lowkey catch me off guard?) As I shuffled through all my packed coats from storage, I couldn’t help but wonder what everyone else was going to be wearing now that the temp has hit below 50. So, being the very observant person I am, I took note on a chilly day and created personalities for you based on your jacket!

Hidden Dhall Gems Field Guide

Have you been recently craving that certain HUDS snack or been hearing your linkmates talk about vanilla coffee that you have never seen yourself? No need to go on a full hunt across campus yourself – we've done it for you! Follow along with this helpful field guide to keep you up to date on all the latest HUDS sightings.

Let Us Know Your Halloween Costume and We’ll Guess Your Personality

It’s everybody’s favorite time of year: it’s socially acceptable to wear whatever you want in public, you’re encouraged to eat your body weight in candy, and there’s something scarier than any midterms or finals coming up in the air. That’s right. It’s Halloween. And since we can be anything, read on to discover what your choice of costume says about you.

How to: Save Yourself When You’ve Mis-identified Someone

Masks may protect us against Covid-19, but they definitely do not protect us against awkward interactions. In fact, leave a lot of room for them. What do I mean? Imagine this: you’re walking out of the Science Center and you see someone that you are convinced you remember from a Zoom class.

Tag Yourself: Harvard Square Establishments

We know them, we love them, we claw our way through tourists in front of them — but have you ever wondered which Harvard Square business you are in your soul? Wonder no longer, because Flyby’s got you covered.

Things To Ask Those Guys in Suits During Punch Season

Sure, they may look dapper, but I can’t help but have some questions. Are they going on an adventure on their scooter to a punch event… perhaps. But, I can also choose to believe that an even cooler destination is in store on a Tuesday evening. If you too want to ask some nicely dressed people a question as you contemplate your own life on your way to Lamont at 9 p.m., here are some starting points to get the convo flowing.

Open Letter to the Rats of Harvard

I’ve been in Cambridge for more than a month now but have not seen much of you in a long time. I guess now that I’m at the Quad you don’t feel like paying me a visit, but surprises are always nice. I remember the days at Mather during my freshman year where you would run against the prison walls in sync like secret agents in the shadows.

Being the Main Character: Shuttle Edition

I’d like to dedicate this article to all my fellow Quad inhabitants, along with anyone who has a class in the SEAS building, and all those who generally are opposed to walking anywhere. You might be wondering, what common factor unites these groups? Well, there are two — being the main character and spending time on the shuttle.

Things to Do While Waiting For the Shuttle

As is the case in life, many things only happen in our dreams: finishing a pset before the day it’s due, a full eight hours of sleep, and the shuttle being there for you when you actually need it. Whether you’re going to class from the Quad or Mather, returning back home after a long day of walking, or trying to visit the new SEAS complex, the shuttle is always necessary and never on schedule. And since we’re busy students, it’s probably a good idea to be ~productive~ when spending those many hours waiting for it to arrive.

Flyby’s Guide to Open Spaces on Campus

Welcome to (or back to) campus! What a relief to finally be able to see everyone in person and gasp over the unexpected heights of everyone you met on Zoom. But, why are all your favorite spots on campus closed or functioning on the weirdest hours ever? Well, welcome to Flyby’s official guide to what spaces are currently open on campus and exactly when you can enjoy them.

Flyby’s Guide to Falling in Love with Fall

Finally having an in-person semester means the return of midterms, men in suits, and David Malan’s sweat. If that isn’t enough to look forward to, being on campus means we’ll finally be able to enjoy New England’s least-worst season: fall! With the official start of fall happening tomorrow – and as a New England native – here are my favorite ways to enjoy the fall that doesn’t involve crying over midterms.

Alternative Icebreakers That Are Actually Interesting

We're coming up on week four of school, and would be shocked if you're not already tired of the same old icebreakers that every club does. Hopefully, these help get the ~juices flowing~ for a bit more exciting icebreakers!

BoardPlus? Never Heard of Her.

Campus life is back and buzzing, and whether you're new to the scene or returning after a Zoom hiatus, we can all identify with the burning question: what is the deal with BoardPlus? Maybe you miss the good ol’ pre-Covid days of BoardPlus, or maybe you have never even heard of it before clicking on this article. Either way, we’re here to tell you what it is, what has changed, and how to take advantage of it.

Dunster’s Plums Are The Reason I Get Out of Bed in the Morning

So, I could write a letter directly to Dunster’s Plums, but that wouldn’t be useful to you. And you — a Harvard student sitting in lecture while comping seven clubs while debating a situationship while double-fisting compostable paper cups while, apparently, reading the latest Flyby masterpiece — you only like things that are useful.

My Fourth Roommate is the Roach We Killed

The new yard, which is composed of literal apartment complexes and former hotels, was created in order to house the record-breaking class of 2025, and man, does it seem like they’re getting compensated for something. Or maybe I am just salty that despite my relative seniority, I am in a double with one of my roommates.

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