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Music

A Night at the Bowery

On a Tuesday night, I found myself in the Bowery neighborhood of downtown New York. An atypical night of the week to be out and about perhaps, but not, it seems, for the underground-music-loving, tight-denim-wearing set that flocked to the Bowery for a heady dose of indie and art.

Admittedly Confused
College

Hey Prefrosh! Here's Some Real Harvard Lingo

Hey prefrosh, this one's for you. You're obviously smart enough to get into Harvard, but are you smooth enough to pass as a current student? Here are some key terms to help you sound like a true Harvardian during Visitas. Study the words and phrases below before you get to campus and no one will ever know you're a prefrosh.

Student Life

Tell Us A Secret

Sunday, Flyby wandered Harvard Square and the surrounding area, asking people to divulge their secrets (identities kept completely anonymous, of course). Between the wealth of confused faces and people who just walked away, we got some interesting stories:

Pforzheimer

Pfoho Issues Travel Advisory To River

Relations continued to deteriorate between the Quad and the River on Wednesday evening as the Pforzheimer Department of Pfublic Safety issued a travel advisory to its residents regarding unnecessary travel to Houses currently in conflict with Currier.

Scrutiny

FM Learns Its Lines

The subway, the train, the T, the underground, the metro, the tube-whatever you call it, it's how we get around. Boston's happens to be the first, and when one has the world's most ancient subway system, it's easy to dismiss it as old news. But the MBTA has a big birthday this year, and it deserves its rightful centennial celebration. For the week, we played "I Spy." This is what we saw.

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College

15 Cutest Pets

The cuties are coming! Yes, in just a few days, the 2012 Fifteen Hottest Freshman will be revealed. In the meantime, let's feast our eyes upon cuties of the non-freshmen variety.

On Campus

Eggs Hidden Around the Yard!

If you were lucky enough to be up early this morning you may have spotted some of the near 880 eggs that UC representative Salena Cui '15 and friends secretly placed around the Yard. The UC provided all of the plastic eggs as well as the sweet treats packed inside of them. Cui and company placed the eggs all over the place—going so far as to put some right at John Harvard's feet. If you're just waking up, Flyby recommends you get out there and snatch some of those special eggs for yourself—that is before the tourists get them! In this department the Union dorms and Apley might just have the advantage.

CES Organ
Music

Sharing A (Vital) Organ

A man holding his wife’s elbow ushers her down the aisle. “It’s over there,” he shout-whispers, tilting her arm up and back to point at the organ.

Globetrotters vs. The Harvard Lampoon
On Campus

VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters vs. Harvard Lampoon

On April 2, The Harlem Globetrotters accepted a basketball challenge proposed by The Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine.

Skating Challenge
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Skating Challenge

Magazine writers Brian A. Feldman and Mark R. Jahnke compete to see who can do the best spins, twists, and jumps in Harvard's skating rink.

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Tom vs. Gisele

In this series, Flyby asks Harvard students to weigh in on topics worth polling. In a recent, informal, highly flawed poll, Flyby asked 16 members of the Harvard community if it was more impressive for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to have landed supermodel Gisele Bündchen, or vice versa. Thirteen (81 percent) answered that Bündchen was the more impressive catch.

Student Life

The GoogleFight Showdown

Need a study break from too many long hours spent at Lamont? GoogleFight pits different googleable search queries against each other, and after a brief and bloody stick figure animation, a winner is crowned. Some of the results of these fights are shocking, but others are just downright sad. Ready…set…fight!

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