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How to: Spend Your BoardPlus Before Finals Ends
Take a look at our top five places to give away your BoardPlus so that you not only spend Harvard’s money swiftly … but also smartly.
How to: Cope with Seasonal Allergies
With warmer weather comes more sneezing and sniffling in sections. As we enter pollen season, here are some tips to help you with your allergies.
Flyby’s Hierarchy of Yard Activities
Spring marks the time when we reclaim the Yard and relish the fresh air outside after being cooped up cramming studying hard. Here’s Flyby’s take on the common Yard activities, so you can gauge if your favorite outdoor pastime is Flyby-approved, of course.
Senior Scaries: An Open Letter to the Class of 2023
Dear Seniors: As Harvard spray paints the Yard green once again to schmooze the Class of 2027, our own class seems to have moved firmly into an era of excitement and festivity. While this space for celebration is certainly well-deserved, I also want to carve out a bit of space for something else: uncertainty.
Whatever You Do, Don’t Go to Cafe Gato Rojo!
Remember when we told you not to go to the Barker Cafe because the drinks were too yummy and the baristas were too nice? Well, I now have another place to add to the list of cute cafes and study spots for gatekeeping. So stop reading and pay attention to your lecture because trust me, you definitely don’t want to know about yet another cozy, student-run spot to spend your Board Plus.
Lessons Learned From Midterm Season
We’ve done it. We’ve gotten through another season of midterms, finally handing in that paper we’ve been stalling on for weeks, taking that test in the Science Center everyone crammed for. But now that we’ve gotten a very well-deserved break, let’s take a moment to reflect back on this midterm season before gearing up for finals or yet another round of midterms, since apparently I learned more than just my Quizlet flashcards.
The 2023 Harvard Housing Day Video Rankings
Alas, it’s the piece that you have all been waiting for. Yes, we know it’s after spring break, but hey — better late than never! Here are Flyby’s 2023 Housing Day video rankings!
Things I Missed About Harvard on Break
Does being on campus again and completing yet another midterm make you bummed? Take a step back for a second, and you'll find that there are many things to love about Harvard. While enjoying more sleep, I found myself missing a few Harv-specific things while on break.
7 Types of First-Years on Housing Day
As an independent observer with no stake in housing at all (it could make or break my college experience), I can almost guarantee that there will be some absurd reactions and some fascinating strategies. From a fellow first-year, here’s a rundown of seven types of first-years you’ll find on Housing Day.
How To: Determine the Last Person in your Blocking Group
It’s blocking season and you have a group of seven with one spot left… how could you possibly decide who it should go to (spoiler alert: it is not a waiting list)? Fear not, because we have five strategies to help you determine your best fit to top off your blocking group.
Why February, in fact, is the Emotional Trough of the Year
We thought February was going to be our month, or at least a good month. But now, here we are, and somehow, somewhere (here), February has taken a sharp knife and gutted us all like one of Red’s best catches.
How To: Guide to Galentine's Day
Forget Valentine’s Day—Galentine’s is the real, notable, love-related ‘holiday’ in February. Flyby’s got you and your (single) besties covered this year, with ideas on how you all can spend the evening. From playing squash to hosting a cook-off and watching rom-coms all night, this year’s Galentine’s will be full of laughter and fun, and definitely no Valentine’s Day fomo (finger’s crossed on that last one).
Dating Apps? Nah, Datamatch
Are you looking for a new friend or something more *wink wink*? Well have no fear, Datamatch is here!
The Day I Learned That Goldilocks is a Mouse
There are many strange facts that live rent-free in Janani's brain. One of these facts is that mouse droppings very closely resemble black sesame seeds. This information isn’t relevant just yet. Just remember it for later. Read the full story now!
Burst The Bubble: Romanticizing Winter in Boston Edition
This winter, you don’t have to hibernate in your dorm. For those of us who still have a few days left on campus, there are so many ways to embrace the season with outdoor adventures to cherish the chilly weather and indoor activities to get cozy and festive.
Flyby Tries: Sleepover in Lamont Library
To answer the question every Harvard student wants to know: Is Lamont better than Cabot? The answer: yes! If you’re looking for a place to study until the sun rises, Lamont is the place for you. The couches are comfy (so you don’t need a sleeping bag or pillows to stay cozy), the lighting creates an ambiance, and there will always be another mysterious room for you to explore.
Flyby's Harvard Wrapped 2022
So you pretended to be shocked earlier this week when you saw your Spotify Wrapped. It's ok. Relatable. But you know what's even more relatable? Flyby's Harvard Wrapped from this past year — featuring all of your favorite campus artists and vibes.
An Ode to the Rats of Harvard
It creates a certain amount of cognitive dissonance when we find ourselves, at a hallowed institution, co-existing with vermin. But, in a way, it’s comforting to watch a rat frolic through a decrepit stone wall. Here’s why the rats of Harvard aren’t so bad after all.
Some Buildings on Campus Are Ugly, And That's Ok.
Understanding and appreciating architecture is not my forte. But if someone can explain to me why any building on this list is somehow tastefully beautiful, I am very open to learning.
So What Was a Harvard-Yale At Harvard Actually Like?
Harvard-Yale is happening this weekend. At Harvard. It’ll be a solid two days full of Jefe’s, muddy shoes, getting lost in Cambridge, touchdowns (hopefully), and “yuck fales”. Or so we think. Because the last time we had an actual Harvard Yale at Harvard was 2016. Between the stadium being under construction and a little global pandemic, it’s been a while since we’ve had a true Harvard-Yale experience on our home turf.
A Quick History of “The Game”
Besides being an excuse to party for 24 hours straight, there’s a bit more to Harvard-Yale. With the 138th annual Harvard-Yale Game approaching (and the first time it’ll be played at Harvard in six years!), let's take a trip through the ages to rediscover the history of “The Game” and get to the bottom of the strange turn of events that somehow ends with you drinking your Truly and freezing your butt off this weekend.