Things to Know
Harvard Square has an uncanny ability to attract entertainers of different backgrounds. Unlike Boston’s Faneuil Hall, which admits performers on an audition-only basis and makes them schedule their performance times far in advance, Harvard Square does not discriminate: Performers who have never been in front of an audience before and those who have spent their entire careers in entertainment have equal access to its streets.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “woman” is defined as “an adult female human being. The counterpart of man.” (“Man,” on the other hand, is not defined as “the counterpart of woman.” Figures.) “Girl,” however, is usually meant to signify “young woman.” Technically, those are correct. But to some, their usage in the wrong context can range from being inappropriate to just plain offensive.
Michael David Cohen, former Harvard Graduate School student, discusses the effects of the Civil War on colleges and also regional differences between Northern and Southern institution. Cohen recently published his first book: Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War, and spoke at the Harvard Book Store.
Though the Harvard Crimson may be the main attraction in Albuquerque this week, the town has plenty of sights to keep you busy when you're not at a basketball game. Albuquerque is a place heavily influenced by Hispanic and Native American cultures, with a fusion of food, art, architecture, and music that can be hard to find in the Northeast. Below are Flyby's top five tourist stops.
Remember to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed tonight, as daylight saving time begins on March 11 at 2 a.m. This applies to almost everyone, although it's worth mention that those visiting Hawaii, Arizona, and the Midway Islands this spring break needn't bother. Enjoy the break, everyone!
1. Cultural Rhythms is finally upon us. Brace yourself for a cultural sojourn in Sanders, all in less than two hours. Oh, and some guy named John Legend will be there. You may have heard of him.
For the budding fashionistas in all of you, suppressed as they may be by midterms and your obligatory Harvard sweats, Flyby's got you covered with the very latest from New York Fashion Week. From furs to dazzling minis, here are the latest trends to hit the runway for both the Spring and Winter seasons.
C'mon dad, we haven't thrown around the old pigskin in years!
Is your Facebook profile under persistent siege? Have you spent hours erasing traces of status updates and wall posts that you definitely didn't post? Then you, like many other Harvard students, have probably had your account hacked using the popular Firesheep tool. This week Facebook began rolling out a new security setting, which, if activated, can protect your account from this type of attack. As this security setting will be released over several weeks, you may be unable to change it now. Check your "Account Security" page intermittently to see if Facebook has made this security setting available to you.
With the arrival of Thanksgiving, those lucky enough not to be suffering the after-effects of a food-filled extravaganza may find themselves in the midst of one of the craziest times of the year: Christmas shopping season. While this weekend sees the likes of Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, no day is more famous for the after-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas holiday rush than Black Friday.