Awais Hussain

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On the Sources of Knowledge

We speak often of privilege, but perhaps we neglect one of the most basic forms of privilege afforded to the educated classes—the ability to defend one's intellectual property against the invasions of rogue attackers.


On Loneliness

Your social life is the product of your own micromanagement—the groups you choose to join, the meetings you choose to make, the emails you choose to send—and not the social/structural conditions of Harvard life. You are responsible for your own loneliness.


On Being Inadequate

As a senior I am fortunate to have come to terms with many of these insecurities, but as a freshmen these were the un-talked about realities that plagued me.


On Happiness

It is, I think, a disservice to argue that our lives are primarily about increasing happiness. To do so relegates us to the status of happiness-maximizing-machines.


On Safety Nets

The next stage is always knowable, predictable, safe; but at each stage one rubs shoulders with people who wished they had jumped sooner and not come up so high.


Class Spurs Interest In Research

Ally M. Freedy ’14 came to Harvard leaning heavily towards becoming a Neurobiology concentrator. At the beginning of freshman spring, she sought out research opportunities and secured a position in the lab of molecular and cellular biology professor Takaoa K. Hensch ’88, studying brain development.

Student Life

LinkedIn Founder Talks to IOP

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of business networking website LinkedIn, spoke about networking and entrepreneurship on Wednesday at the Institute of Politics’ JFK Jr. Forum.

Taio Cruz

Ivy League Spring Concerts, Updated

Last week, Flyby published a piece summarizing the festivities that will be taking place around Ivy League campuses this spring. Since then, two further schools have announced their line-ups:

Widener Library

Harvard Ranks High for Lack of Free Speech

Harvard often faces the challenge of becoming overly accustomed to praise, regularly occupying the top few spaces of worldwide university rankings. However, a recent article in the Huffington Post shows that ranking high is not always a good thing, at least according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).


Spring Concerts Around the Ivies

Announcement of this year's Yardfest lineup (ever the Billboard Hit, never the Dev) was met with overwhelming indifference on campus. But to put Das Racist and the Cataracs in context, Flyby takes a look at how the other Ivies will be jamming.

College Life

Things You (Maybe) Didn't Know YouTube Could Do

For most Harvard students, YouTube exists as a state-of-the-art procrastination tool. However, if you scratch below the surface, you'll find that there's a lot more to YouTube than meets the eye.

Sherlock Holmes Is A Liar

I Believe In Sherlock Holmes

Whether it's the demonic hound haunting Baskerville manor, or the Swamp Adder lurking in the Stoner household, stories involving detective Sherlock Holmes rarely fail to capture the imagination of their audiences—especially when they leap off the pages and on to Harvard's campus.