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Mistakes To Avoid in the First Month of School

Wondering how to make this school year your year? Giving advice on things to do isn’t really our specialty, but we sure can tell you what NOT to do. Here are a few mistakes to avoid during the first month of school to get you started on the right(-ish) foot.

Flyby’s Summer Recap Playlist

Flyby’s back with another playlist! Listen to our favorite songs from the summer while walking from class to section to study breaks to… you know how it goes! We hope these songs light up your day and help you remember all the highlights from the summer.

Flyby Tries: Divinity School Cafe

If you still have unused Board Plus and are wondering how you can possibly spend it all in the next two weeks, we have just the place for you. Consider visiting the Divinity School Cafe!

Flyby’s Hierarchy of Yard Activities

Spring marks the time when we reclaim the Yard and relish the fresh air outside after being cooped up cramming studying hard. Here’s Flyby’s take on the common Yard activities, so you can gauge if your favorite outdoor pastime is Flyby-approved, of course.

Four Places to Get Flowers Around Campus

As the year comes to a close, it feels like all of your friends and/or estranged suitemates have performances they’re participating in. If you want to show up with flowers to support them, we have compiled a list of options for all preferences!

Flyby Investigates: Blank Street Coffee with Co-Founder Vinay Menda

The new Starbucks and Faro Café? Love them, but that’s old news. Blank Street, a New York based chain known for its clean aesthetic, efficiency, and its fern-green trademark color, will settle conveniently to the left of the Smith Center, providing easy access to a pick-me up. Flyby interviewed co-founder Vinay Menda to learn more about the chain and what Harvard students can expect of this new coffee shop. You’re welcome.

Overheards: Visitas Edition

After spending a day with prefrosh, their parents, and sometimes even their dogs, flyby blog has compiled a list of the most hilarious and shocking overheards from this Visitas weekend. Be prepared to be entertained by the Class of 2027.

Eight Places to Take Your Hometown Friend

From beating a Karen to a Tatte’s table after her pilates session to converting your BFF to a computer science major, this guide is a sure-fire way to introduce Harvard to any hometown bestie. Don’t get me wrong, Harvard’s campus truly is one of the most exceptional and beautiful places to spend your four collegiate years… but not introducing your friend to its quirks is a grave injustice. ​​​​​​​

Whatever You Do, Don’t Go to Cafe Gato Rojo!

Remember when we told you not to go to the Barker Cafe because the drinks were too yummy and the baristas were too nice? Well, I now have another place to add to the list of cute cafes and study spots for gatekeeping. So stop reading and pay attention to your lecture because trust me, you definitely don’t want to know about yet another cozy, student-run spot to spend your Board Plus.

Types of Parents on Junior Family Weekend

I’m not a junior, but Junior Family Weekend was absolutely fantastic to watch. Sadly, not every moment is as spectacular, especially when it comes to parents. Yours (and mine) have probably done something on this chart. Check out where they fall, from reasonable to terrifying a little over-excited.

Five Things to Do Immediately After Getting Into Harvard

Getting your acceptance letter from Harvard comes with a range of emotions — excitement, relief, panic, followed by a moment of calm and quiet as the news starts to settle in. After such a monumental moment that may be accompanied by some tears, laughter and hugs, what do you do next? How can you respond to getting into Harvard? Flyby has got you covered with five things you can do immediately after getting into Harvard.

Lessons Learned From Midterm Season

We’ve done it. We’ve gotten through another season of midterms, finally handing in that paper we’ve been stalling on for weeks, taking that test in the Science Center everyone crammed for. But now that we’ve gotten a very well-deserved break, let’s take a moment to reflect back on this midterm season before gearing up for finals or yet another round of midterms, since apparently I learned more than just my Quizlet flashcards.

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