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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.


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.


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 ;)


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’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!


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.


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.


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.


Rest In Peace, Finance Bro Patagonias

Did you feel a shift in the universe as you donned your favorite salmon-shorts-plus-Canada-Goose prep casual combo? As of last week, Patagonia announced plans to “transition away” from adding additional non-removable logos to its products.


Flyby Everywhere: Tag Yourself, International Edition

I can say with absolute certainty (and a pinch of bias) that international students bring a lot of unique, special qualities to Harvard, from their interesting accents, beautiful languages and time zone issues. Whether you're from the States or not, though, there are International quirks that align with just abou everybody. Check out this tag yourself to find out what aspects of the international student experience speak to you the most!


What Harvard Students Say vs. What They Mean

When you arrive at Harvard, you might be unaware of the distinct phrases students say that have a different meaning than their literal definitions. It is a learned language that one has to assimilate to; however, once you get the hang of it, you never forget it. Webster—I mean—Flyby has your definitions ready!


How To: Recreate Harvard From Home

The ever-approaching finals season may have you watching lectures at double speed, contemplating life in the shower, or truly just wishing for some ~authentic~ Harvard experiences. For those of us who are still stuck off campus, fret not. As you push towards the end of what is *hopefully* your last remote semester, here are some tips to make campus seem a little less distant.


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!


25 Vocab Words for the Class of 2025

Feeling lost or confused during conversations and infosessions? Fear not — we've compiled a field guide to 25 of the most common phrases used over the past year of virtual Harvard life.


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.


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