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~.
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 ;)
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!
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!
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.
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.
Next up in our Flyby Everywhere column, our writers (quite literally) stepped into each other's shoes and swapped time zones for a week. With wildly different experiences during their freshman years as an international student and a student living on campus, we got a peak into just one of the many new challenges awaiting many of our international students.
While these joyful (or not so joyful) assignments have always been a fan-favorite of professors, they've taken an even stronger hold on syllabi during virtual classes. Maybe you love them, maybe you hate them, maybe you're totally indifferent – either way, our writers have strong feelings and are ready to share them!
Let’s talk about The League — and, for the first time since we came to college, NOT the Ivy League. Sad I know, but this might be refreshing. We’ll define The League today as an interesting spinoff of Tinder overwhelmed by a strange tsunami of pretentiousness.
For many international students, a virtual semester means changing up their sleep schedules to be basically nocturnal. Sure, that means Zoom calls at 2 a.m, but at least we get to feel a bit like Hannah Montana with her double life? Silver linings, people!
Whether you’re the person that reads everyone’s LinkedIn updates (who needs Instagram, amiright?) or forgets to accept your ever-increasing number of connection requests, here’s a field guide to the different kinds of people you’ll meet on LinkedIn as you get on your #networking #grind.
Our writers sat down with YouTube sensation, cookbook author, and (!!) Harvard alumna Claire Saffitz to talk her experience at Harvard, cats, and (duh) desserts! Hungry now? Us too!
With the challenges of Covid-19, it’s safe to say that every single House stepped up to make a fire video in light of pandemic precautions and remote learning. And even if the video is slightly less-than-fire, it’s still worth getting hyped because each and every house has their own amazing perks. Dying to know who took this year’s crown? Without further ado, we present Flyby’s Official Housing Day Video Rankings for 2021.
We'll be the first to admit that this March 10 feature honestly has us feeling a bit nostalgic for those initial quarantine days. Remember Tiger King? And cloud bread? Take a walk through memory lane with us as we go through some of our most memorable pandemic moments.