How to Harvard
Spring break is out and Wellness Days are in. If you’re still deciding between hibernating in your bed all day, cooking/baking up a storm of food that will last you until the end of the semester, or spending the day finishing your 50 psets and crying about how very unwell you feel, use this flowchart to help you make the most of those precious 24 hours.
Maybe you’ve read about the winters in Cambridge or have seen the beautiful snow pictures, but have never actually experienced a ~real~ New England winter before. Don't be fooled by those strange few who insist upon wearing shorts even when it's below 20 degrees — make sure you're actually equipped with everything you need to survive whatever Mother Nature throws at us!
If you’ve ever spent even a second on TikTok, you’re already familiar with the PowerPoint trend, where you and a bunch of friends each choose a topic of your choice to present on it. While learning about the intricacies of Great British Bake-Off’s judging is interesting, we thought we’d give you some ideas to help Harvard-ify it up.
Years from now, the Class of 2024 will be known by many things. We’re the class that started college on Zoom, along with a million other ~unprecedented~ experiences. However, believe it or not, we have another legacy: we’re the class with the giant brown paper bags (thanks, HUDS!).
If there's anything we've gained from this global pandemic, it's a deep, crushing need for social connection. Woo! If you're anything like us and Tinder has become your latest go-to spot for conversation and/or validation, follow this guide to make sure your profile is in good shape for your next swiping session.
Another semester is here, and many of us find ourselves back on campus (or at least out of our childhood bedrooms for once). On one hand, we finally have the opportunity for some limited social interaction that's not on Zoom; however, for some of us this also comes at a serious cost: no more quality time with our pets. Flyby is here with some hopefully helpful suggestions for filling this void in your heart!
So you've found yourself at home, and suddenly you're feeling major nostalgia for wintertime at Harvard. Whether your idea of a good time is suffering through wet socks or traveling through an endless sea of Canada Goose jackets, there are plenty of opportunities to simulate that perfect Cambridge winter environment. It's almost like you never left Harvard in the first place!
Jingle bells, I can’t smell, I have to wash my hands… Remember when we all thought life would be back to normal by now? What a time. But with the holidays creeping around the corner, it’s time to get into the festive mood and find some time to unwind. Although we may not be on Harvard’s campus together, there are still plenty of ways to stay connected (unless your Wi-Fi drops) during this jolly season!
This reading period, you may have fewer (as in, zero) formals and gatherings to attend, so what should you do with the extra few hours? Make your life a little sweeter by eating delicious goodies. Rather than simply scrolling through Pinterest and saving photos of aesthetic holiday desserts, go out and actually enjoy a few treats from this list. This semester may not have been a piece of cake, but you certainly deserve one for making it to the end.
If you’re a freshman like me who came to campus for a few short weeks, you’re probably now at home, far away from the friends that you just made. With mingled anxiety and uncertainty about blocking groups and plans for next semester, you’re probably wondering how you can stay in touch with your now long-distance friends. I might not be able to tell you exactly how to do that, but I can definitely tell you one thing that you should absolutely not do. Whatever you do, do NOT download the Psych! app, schedule a time to Zoom or FaceTime with your friends, and play “The Truth Comes Out.” Please. If you want to keep your friends, just don’t do it.
Did you randomly take LS1A your freshman year and now you have no clue what to study? With the concentration declaration deadline upon us, we’ve created a procrastinator's guide to understanding obscure biology concentration abbreviations before November 19.
Although we appreciate the looks of awe and well-meaning pity when other students find out that we do, in fact, stay up for 12 a.m. classes and 3 a.m. club meetings, try out these better conversation starters than, “Woah, what time is it over there?” to chat up the international freshmen in your Zoom class or club.
If you’re living on campus this semester and recently learned that good old Harvard wants to yeet you out of your room in two weeks, we feel your pain. We really do. But fear not, because Flyby’s got you covered with these elite tips to improve your packing game. So forget about your stress and consider your life: hacked.
In the age of Zoom, it is common to have your total screen time values skyrocket. I mean, sure, your phone told you that your usage went down 29 percent, but little does it know that you also had a Zoom study session all evening, and we can’t forget your endless class lectures. Here are a few ways to save your vision.
You’re on campus now, eager to meet new people and kick off a great year. You run into people in the d-hall line, in your house courtyard, and in the hallway. But you’re bad enough with names already, how are you supposed to remember faces when they’re half-covered? Well, we’ve got you covered with the best tips to recognize people with their masks on while you’re strolling through campus.
Though we aren’t able to take midterms physically in those beloved Science Center rooms this term, there are definitely some ways to succeed in making your at-home study space a “mini” lecture hall, aka a space where you can actually take a midterm without worrying that your little sibling will barge in asking you for help.
September usually brings about the start of a new school year and with it a new wardrobe; but this year, most of us haven’t really needed to go back-to-school shopping, since, well, we’re not back to school. Seeing as you may have forgotten how to get dressed over quarantine (what are jeans, anyway?), Flyby is here to help you out with all of your Zoom lecture outfit needs.