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How To: Spice Up Reading Period

It’s the end of the semester. You’ve watched the past few months flyby (pun intended) and it somehow feels as though you’ve done absolutely nothing with your time aside from testing the limits of your Zoom lecture attention span or analyzing the optimal level of procrastination. Luckily, flyby is here to add a little thrill to your life with 7 ways to spice up the last few weeks of the semester.


How To: Class of 2025 Intro Blurb

Decision day was Monday. So, congratulations on finally committing to the most ~transformative~ experience of your life, Class of 2025. Flyby is here to make sure your Harvard intro blurb will leave a lasting and good impression to your future classmates with the dos and don’ts in writing it.


Roving Reporter: Harvard Housing Day Reactions

Each spring Harvard first-years are sorted into one of twelve upperclassmen houses, where they will spend their next three years. We set out across the Yard to see how the Class of 2024 reacted to the results of this year's virtual Housing Day.


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~.


Email Send Offs as the Ivy League

Although the eight Ivy League schools boast diverse student bodies, each still has their own unique characteristics and identity. Thus, using a comprehensive Google search to analyze Harvard and its seven Ivy League siblings, Flyby presents the definitive list of Ivy League schools as email send offs.


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 ;)


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Dudley's Co-op building, located on Sacramento Street (and featuring an industrial kitchen!)


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!


Virtual Reading Period: Ideas for On and Off Campus

It's (finally) the last day of classes, and you've got a solid week of Reading Period ahead before finals actually kick in. How do you spend these few precious days? Our writer has some top ideas to fill the void, whether you're on campus or off!


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Jake the Dog enjoying some chill vibes


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Some spring vibes for your walks around in the sun!


6 Things to Do Instead of Paying Attention in Class

With just a few days of classes left, actually forcing ourselves to pay attention is feeling... impossible. Well, we've got some go-to ideas to fill your time instead of listening to your professor during your last classes of the week.


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Bored in class? Time for some creative ways to avoid paying attention!


We Solved the Class of 2025 Housing Problem

For those who may be wishing for the spacious single suites you've gotten so used to during this Covid year... get ready for a bit of a change. With this year's new huge freshmen class, Harvard’s going to be playing Tetris fitting all these students into dorms. No worries! We've got some ~creative~ solutions for housing this record-breaking class.


Recreating HUDS Dishes: Chocolate Desserts Edition

Whether you're missing HUDS meals or not, it's no question that we're all missing those incredible HUDS desserts. If you can't get a friend on campus to smuggle you a cookie bar or two, fret not! We've got some recipes to help fill the void in the meantime.


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Welcome to the Class of 2025! Now enjoy the joys of living on the Quad Lawn<3


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