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How to: Read 300 Pages in One Night.

It’s 1:30 a.m. You open up Canvas only to find you have 300 pages of reading due tomorrow. Maybe the Q Guide lied to you about that “gem” Gen Ed. Maybe you decided to tempt fate and take Humanities 10. Or maybe you went to the Pfoho Igloo yesterday (sorry) and figured you could get through it in one night. Don’t stress! As the readings start to pile up, here are some strategies to deal with those Sunday scaries.


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.


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.


Flyby Tries: Being Thankful

Let’s face it, it’s hard to find gratitude when you’re swamped with p-sets and papers while the ever-present cold? flu? unknown-disease-that-leaves-a-monster-cough makes its annual circulation across campus. However, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be an appropriate time to take a step back and try being thankful for the little things in life.


Why I Declared 2022 - Humanities

Yes, we know history is technically a social science. But let’s be real: you didn’t know that until you read that sentence. So bear with us, and read ahead to find out why these Harvard sophomores declared concentrations in and around the humanities!


Four Things I Would Rather Touch than John Harvard’s Shoe

We’ve all been there. It’s 9:02 a.m. You’re sprinting through the Yard to class, hoping to still beat the athlete who’s locking up their scooter. Then, you see it: a group of tourists posing for the cliche-yet-tasteful “Touching of John Harvard’s Shoe.” Forgetting about the hot section kid you’re trying to impress, you are forced to stop and shudder.


Flyby's Spooky Season 2022 Playlist

Getting into the proper Halloween spirit is a very delicate, all-encompassing process. Whether you choose to do so by staging elaborate pranks on your suitemates come Oct. 31, planning 5 and ½ solo and group costumes, or filling your lungs solely with the sweet scent of candy-corn-midnight-ghost-tears-maple-jack-o'-lantern candles, we don’t judge. Use this playlist as the soundtrack to whatever spooky season endeavors you take on this year.


Flyby Ranks: Absurd Things That Have Happened in Tasty Basty

Every Ivy parties in…how should I say this…its own particularly interesting way. Dartmouth throws underground parties — cool. Princeton opts for their eating clubs — bougie, I guess? Cornell and Penn attempt to live up to their state school rep with good ol’ greek life — basic. (And Brown has intentionally been omitted due to lack of information because,,, yeah).  To each their own, but if we’re being honest here, we have something that all of our so-called competitors are truly missing out on. And no way am I talking about Harvard’s final clubs — we’re talking Tasty Basty.


The Only Way to Respond to a Rejection Letter

Whether it’s one of the many pre professional clubs you’ve attempted to join this semester, the internship you’re trying to secure for next summer (next year???), or even the Harvard College Wine Society (tbh idk if they actually reject people, but they do have refined taste), I just KNOW you’ve had at least one email along these lines pop up in your inbox...


The Only Guide You Need for Harvard Happy Hour

You didn’t ask, but we happily delivered. Flyby proudly presents the ultimate Harvard Happy Hour menu for all things ~shaken, not stirred~ on these hallowed grounds. Warning: some things you can actually drink, some things you definitely cannot. Happy mixing!


Flyby Investigates: The One Time Every Two Years Providence, R.I., Is Actually Relevant

Harvard-Brown typically falls into the shadow of the highly anticipated Harvard-Yale game, but — as part of the 0.00001 percent of the time when the student body decides to rally around something in the name of school spirit (even though we don’t have a real mascot #sad) — it can still be really fun. And judging from everyone’s Instagram stories from the weekend of the game, I’m not the only one with this opinion. So here’s how the day went:


Flyby's Guide to Outdoor Studying

Let’s face it: fall is here and your days of wishing for AC are over. If you, like us, want to study outside and take advantage of the last days of light, fear not because this is Flyby’s guide to studying outside this autumn!


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.


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!


Dear Freshmen, Here’s Everything You Need to Know: A Guide for First Years

First years, you’ve made it to Harvard. You’ve survived your Pre-O, probably got zero sleep during orientation week, and now you have a few days of class under your belt. However, your first few months will be an adjustment, regardless of if you think you’ve already hacked HUDS. Here are some reminders and tips that will help you find your way!


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