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Flyby's Fall 2022 Playlist

Fall has many moods. Some days, the sun hits the newly yellowed leaves in just the right way and all feels right in the world. Other days, you have to pull your jacket a little closer so the Cambridge winds and midterm burnout don’t sweep you away. Here’s a playlist for all those moods. Listen to it in order for a romantic storyline or shuffle play for more chaos.


Here’s What You Should Know Before You View Your Admissions File

For those of you who don’t know, the Admissions File is the document specifically curated about you that contains all the secrets about Harvard’s admissions process. JK, you’ll lowkey be more confused about what all the numbers mean, but you can at least read the comments that the AO’s (admissions officers) write about you. To all you people who are debating whether to view the file or not, here is what you need to know.


2 Fall 2 Furey-ous: Flyby Tries Fall Trader Joe’s Snacks Part 2

Flyby is BACK with another fall haul, full of fun and fresh items to try this pumpkin-spice season. We know you’re wondering which items you should definitely try (most of them!!) and which items you should just never, ever, buy (sadly there are a few), so read below for our honest takes on this year’s newest fall snacks. We know. You don’t have to say it — you’re welcome.


Is Your Club at Harvard an MLM?

Cutco. Herbalife. Avon. Check out the flowchart to see if your club will join the roster of the most famous multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes (a.k.a legal pyramid schemes for all you naive humanities concentrators) – maybe you’ll end up selling knives or passing out Insomnia Cookies outside the Science Center too. Only time will tell.


Flyby Tries: Waking up at 4 a.m. to Watch Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

When the news broke of Queen Elizabeth II’s death on September 8th, one Flyby writer decided to wake up at the crack of dawn to watch her funeral live. Check out this account of sipping tea and munching on British snacks with friends while observing a historic moment, even on a laptop screen 3,270 miles across the pond.


Alignment Chart: What to You Listen To While Studying

Considering that Harvard students signed a contract with the devil (academia) to spend every waking hour working, it is no surprise that they will do anything, especially listening to music, to make it more fun and/or efficient. Sometimes it feels like the audio is our only companion in the encroaching loneliness of Lamont. However, nothing we hold dear is safe from the Criticisms of Society, so we have decided to judge your listening choices and convict them of having certain ~vibes~.


Passio NO!

Passio GO! The literal bane of my existence. The shuttle tracking app just got a brand spanking new update in time for this school year. Apparently, the app “has been improved and is easier to use.” But any developer that has to explicitly state that its app is now “easier to use” is most definitely doing something wrong, and Passio GO!’s 1.4 App Store star rating proves as much.


Better Late Than Never! How to: Make Your Dorm Room Aesthetic

Whether it’s eating cup ramen at 2 a.m. or dancing to your favorite rage break-up playlist at midnight with your roommates — your room is the spot. Your spot! So, of course it makes complete sense to drop everything from your consulting comp to cramming for exams (yes, I have three exams next week ALREADY), and revamp your space!


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