Flyby Politics

We Sat Down with the UC's Cat and Nick

Flyby caught up with incoming UC president and vice president Catherine L. Zhang '19 and Nicholas D. Boucher '19 to put personalities to the winning ticket. Some "funny" stories, yay or nay games, and House of Cards discussions ensued.

In, Out: December and January

Ah, January, a fresh start. (Minus the parts where you go back to campus bae and push all decision-making to Shopping Week.)

Democratic Debate Drinking Game

​One month ago, CNN graced us with the second GOP debate, also known as three hours of shouting, Donald Trump awkwardly high-fiving people, and a little bit of politics thrown in there.

Are You a Beyoncé Voter?

In the great tradition of Harvard students receiving national attention for tumblr pages (see here, here, and here), Sarah E. Coughlon ’15 has captured the spotlight with her new blog called “Beyoncé Voters.” The website is a response to a quote from Fox News host Jesse Watters who said of Hillary Clinton, “This is how she’s going to try to win the White House….she needs the single ladies vote — I call them the Beyoncé voters...they depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need things like contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.”

Jindal Thinks Obama Should Sue Harvard

Bobby Jindal, current governor of Louisiana, spoke about Barack Obama at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, slamming him for being “the most liberal and incompetent President” of his lifetime in response to his treatment of the current situation in Ukraine.

Obama Is Coming to Harvard (Square)!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, President Obama will be in town for the afternoon to attend a "DNC Roundtable" at 4:50 p.m. at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. According to Boston Magazine, the event will have 25 attendees, each of whom have donated up to $32,400 to the Democratic Party.

Presidential Superlatives: Valentine’s Day Edition

This year, America’s two greatest holidays fell on the same weekend. Let’s celebrate while we still can (because a Valentine’s Presidents’ Day Weekend only happens four out of every seven years). As our forefathers so writ and intended, here are some presidential superlatives of an amorous nature. Happy V&P Weekend!

You Could Do Worse: An Interview with UC President and Vice President Candidates Clark and Mayopoulos

Samuel B. Clark ’15 and Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15 promise a new era of leadership and ambition, fueled by an unorthodox approach that threatens to challenge our notions of student-led politics. Here they are, in their own words.

Fist-Bumping with Faust: An Interview with UC President and Vice President Candidates Nwokike and Kim

Amidst all the posting of flyers and the creation of facebook prof pic templates, it may seem hard for UC presidential candidates to take a moment to laugh. But in order to understand the candidates better, we at Flyby think it's important to get a better sense of their pop culture prefernces and hear more about their daily lives. Flyby sat down with Chika-Dike O. Nwokike '15 and Una Kim '15 to do just that.

Beyond the Exclusive Study Groups: What Ted Cruz (and his Cowboy Boots) Did at HLS

Drunk actor. Video gamer. Staunch conservative. And star student. All of these titles would accurately describe Senator Ted Cruz when he was a student at Harvard Law School, according to a recent story by The Boston Globe.

Harvard and Slavery: Office Hours with Sven Beckert

The era of Southern plantations and slave masters may seem removed from Harvard’s history, but the University features prominently in new research investigating slavery and its connection to America’s oldest colleges.

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