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Harvard Houses (Taylor's Version)

It’s been nearly two whole weeks since Taylor Swift released her re-recorded album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which means Swifties everywhere are bored out of their minds. To help with that, Flyby has created the only vibe chart you need. Who cares about which House you’re in when you could be a Taylor Swift album instead? Baby, just say yes! ...to our picks ;)


8 Pandemic Phrases That Would Normally be Bizarre

Today’s pandemic world feels like an alternate dimension, yet we keep hearing the term “new normal”. And, after taking a step back, you realize how much society has already adapted to this “new normal” without fully being aware of it. As proof, here are some common phrases we’ve started saying because of the pandemic that would have sounded crazy to us before ’rona moved in.


Flyby Investigates: Ways To Stay Motivated for the Last Weeks of the Semester

With every month, it grows exceedingly more difficult to stay at least somewhat motivated and catch up on the 10 lectures you’ve missed. Luckily, flyby is here to help you finish off the last stretch of the semester strong!


What They Won’t Tell You During Your Virtual Tour

You might have taken plenty of virtual tours by now, but it’s no secret that college tours don’t tell you the whole story. Curious about what the fabled Harvard Yard is actually like? Consider this your in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the Yard, courtesy of the lovely writers of Flyby Blog.


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: 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.


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.


How To: Actually Get Something Out of Virtual Visitas

For another year, Visitas is being held in the comfort of your own home. What could be better than listening to how ~transformative~ your years at Harvard will be while chilling in your pajamas in bed? Although it may be tempting to sign into Zoom and podcast the sessions as you do something else (maybe listen to the new Taylor Swift album?), we compiled a couple things that hopefully will help you actually get something out of Virtual Visitas.


Plan Your Virtual Visitas and We'll Predict Your Harvard Future

Wondering what vibes your Virtual Visitas habits give off? Hoping to get a sense for what your life will actually be like at Harvard? Check out this quiz and let our writer completely psychoanalyze all of your decisions! (jk, we promise it's not that deep)


How To: Make Friends (And Foes) During Virtual Visitas

During Visitas, you’ll hear from several important grown-ups about the ~transformative experience~ that awaits, but you’ll also have the chance to interact with classmates for the first time! Read on for a few helpful tips on how to make friends (or perhaps foes) during Virtual Visitas.


Everything I Didn’t Learn From Virtual Visitas

Once upon a time, I was disappointed when I learned Visitas was turned into Virtual-tas. So here you go, pre-frosh. Here’s a short list of all the things I didn’t learn from Virtual Visitas that I wished I had.


Should You Sit Through That Random Club's Visitas Meeting?

Ah, Virtual Visitas. So many events, so little time. With the absurd amount of events happening all throughout this upcoming week, how on earth do you prioritize? Luckily, our writer has the vibe check for deciding whether you should check out that one random club's Zoom meeting, or press that "leave meeting" button ASAP.


Virtual Visitas Bingo

Visitas may be online yet again this year, but that doesn't mean you can't still have the iconic Harvard experience you've been waiting for eagerly! Sure, it may all be online, but there's plenty of essential experiences you can hit to get your time at Harvard started on the right foot.


How to: Not Feel Completely Overwhelmed During Virtual Visitas

Welcome, Class of 2025, to the magical land of Harvard! Your first stop is Visitas, the university’s admitted students weekend and your first official taste of college life. Before you begin your journey, here are Flyby's ins and outs on how to stay calm and not be totally overwhelmed by these chaotic few days.


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.


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