Features and Series


Flyby Ranks: Dean Khurana’s Best Playlists

A little known fact about Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana? He's also a Spotify playlist KING. Dive into the many excellent playlists from this iconic Dean – maybe he should pick up a DJ gig on the side?


House Mascots Ranked by Eco-Friendliness

While Housing Day is still (unfortunately) a semester away, it is never too early to reignite the House pride that all us upperclassmen have and that first-years will eventually be infected with. To help with that, we're blessing you with a ranking of house mascots based on the only criteria that matters: environmental impact. Because let’s be real, every House thinks it’s the best, so we needed to get a little bit objective here.


Flyby Tries: TJ’s Fall Snacks

Roses are red, violets are blue, Trader Joe’s fall treats are here, and we’ve tried some for you! It’s that time of year again: sweater weather, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin-spice everything. On our mission to find the best fall-themed snacks, Trader Joe’s comes once again to our rescue, giving us a reason (or excuse?) to make the trip to our favorite grocery store (please sponsor us, TJ).


Flyby Ranks: Recruitment Methods of a Certain Semi-Secret Organization

Recruitment season has just ended and all the clubs have been hard at work looking for new members. From flooding email lists, offering free foods and drinks, to promising awesome merch, every single organization at Harvard is pulling out all the stops to woo new members.


Plants Need Water (and other things)

With promises of fall sweaters and pumpkin-flavored everything, the leaves outside are starting to turn a brilliant red and orange. Unfortunately, the leaves on our indoor plants have also decided to change. Whether you’re looking to buy a new plant or keep your existing plants healthy, hopefully this list helps your babies grow and thrive!


Flyby's Fall 2021 Playlist

Yesterday was the official first day of fall, so we're kicking off with a Flyby classic: a Fall 2021 playlist for all your listening needs. Enjoy with a nice walk around the Yard and a warm drink of your choice<3


An Unconventional Senior Fall Bucket List

Yeah, yeah, yeah — you know what your FOP leader told you about the John Harvard Statue, Widener Stacks, and first day of reading period. Snooze fest. We’re back on campus, and for those of us who are in our final fall, it’s time to graduate to the big boy bucket list. Here’s some tasks for any senior who feels like they’re really up to the challenge.


Shitty Date Ideas for Your Shitty Harvard Love Life

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a Harvard student in possession of a single hour of free time must be in want of a confusing situationship. If you’re such a student looking for some ways to add a little spice to the garbage pit of your love life, seek no further — our curated list of activities is sure to make whatever the hell you have going on worse (somehow).


Flyby Tries: Journaling Everyday For A Week

Ahh, journals. The perfect place for pre-teen nostalgia of middle school crushes, high school teenage angst of hating everyone, college rants, vents, and emotional breakdowns. Be it a bullet, digital, or normal journal, journals are always there for you. Journaling die-hards (journal-hards??) promise it improves mental health and emotional stability, so I decided to try journaling for a week to see how it impacts my ~mental health~.


Housing Market 2021: Dudley Community

So you've learned all about your new House, but you're realizing you're looking for something... different. Something... funky, independent, and in love with Kenny G. Well, does Flyby have the place for you! Enjoy our writers' deep dive into this lovable not-quite-a-House-but-a-hype-community!


Flyby Everywhere: First-Year International Program

For the next installment of our international column Flyby Everywhere, our writer sat down with First-Year International Program co-director Yousuf Bakshi to talk about FIP's awesome work building a cohesive community amongst international students during this virtual year, their plans for the year ahead, and his best FIP memories! Catch you on the FIP side ;)


Flyby’s Spring 2021 Playlist

As the spring semester comes to an end, Flyby has the perfect playlist for those lovely spring days, no matter where you may be in the world. Enjoy them while you grind on that final paper or just on a walk around your neighborhood!


Flyby Everywhere: Tag Yourself, International Edition

I can say with absolute certainty (and a pinch of bias) that international students bring a lot of unique, special qualities to Harvard, from their interesting accents, beautiful languages and time zone issues. Whether you're from the States or not, though, there are International quirks that align with just abou everybody. Check out this tag yourself to find out what aspects of the international student experience speak to you the most!


Guide to Visitas

Flyby Blog is proud to present our Guide to Visitas feature! Read on for tips and tricks on navigating Harvard's virtual welcome weekend.


Advice From: Class of 2021

Virtual Visitas feeling a bit overwhelming? Not really sure what this whole "college" thing is even about? After going through just about every up and down college has to offer, our senior writers are here with a few words of wisdom to pass along as their time at Harvard comes to an end.


Advice From: Class of 2024

Somehow, the Class of 2025 isn't the only one experiencing a totally virtual Visitas — Class of 2024 has been there, done that! Check out some of our freshmen writers with the inside scoop and helpful advice from the class that has truly done it all.


Advice From: Admin, Faculty, and Staff

With Visitas and college decisions in full swing, you may be in need of some helpful advice. Like, actual, real adult advice. Lucky for you, we've got some of Harvard's most esteemed (and friendly!) administrators, faculty, and staff to pass on some wise words.


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