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Is Your Club at Harvard an MLM?

Cutco. Herbalife. Avon. Check out the flowchart to see if your club will join the roster of the most famous multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes (a.k.a legal pyramid schemes for all you naive humanities concentrators) – maybe you’ll end up selling knives or passing out Insomnia Cookies outside the Science Center too. Only time will tell.


Flyby Tries: Waking up at 4 a.m. to Watch Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

When the news broke of Queen Elizabeth II’s death on September 8th, one Flyby writer decided to wake up at the crack of dawn to watch her funeral live. Check out this account of sipping tea and munching on British snacks with friends while observing a historic moment, even on a laptop screen 3,270 miles across the pond.


Passio NO!

Passio GO! The literal bane of my existence. The shuttle tracking app just got a brand spanking new update in time for this school year. Apparently, the app “has been improved and is easier to use.” But any developer that has to explicitly state that its app is now “easier to use” is most definitely doing something wrong, and Passio GO!’s 1.4 App Store star rating proves as much.


Better Late Than Never! How to: Make Your Dorm Room Aesthetic

Whether it’s eating cup ramen at 2 a.m. or dancing to your favorite rage break-up playlist at midnight with your roommates — your room is the spot. Your spot! So, of course it makes complete sense to drop everything from your consulting comp to cramming for exams (yes, I have three exams next week ALREADY), and revamp your space!


Dear Freshmen, Here’s Everything You Need to Know: A Guide for First Years

First years, you’ve made it to Harvard. You’ve survived your Pre-O, probably got zero sleep during orientation week, and now you have a few days of class under your belt. However, your first few months will be an adjustment, regardless of if you think you’ve already hacked HUDS. Here are some reminders and tips that will help you find your way!


Love it or Hate it: Final Papers vs. Final Exams

One of the best things about essays is that there’s (usually) so much more creative freedom. We Live in A Society and this is one of the few times where you can choose to follow your dreams (!!) and write about what you want since there’s rarely only one correct answer.


How to: Shoot Your Shot Before The Semester Ends

We’re in the home stretch. In just about a week, office hours and reading period will end, meaning you won’t get to see your section crush for an entire three months. And that’s if you're lucky. What if they’re graduating? What if they’ve been quadded? What if they decide to change their concentration and you’re no longer in similar classes? What if their start-up takes off and they drop out of Harvard????


Flyby’s Top Picks for Books to Read for Fun

Summer is coming, and soon you will be left on your own without a professor to tell you what books are worth reading. But the literary grind never stops! Select the heading that most describes your emotional needs after this semester from hell and find the perfect reading experience for you, selected by me, an English concentrator who has an inflated sense of taste.


Flyby Ranks: Best Brunch Spots Around Campus

Enough talk of the norovirus and the dissolution of the UC! Let’s discuss something fun: where, oh, where can one go to brunch in the Square??? From familiar favorites to the new kids on the block, it’s about time for a fresh ranking on Harvard’s Greatest Brunch spots.


Flyby Blog Presents: Guide to Visitas 2022

With a return to campus comes a return to in-person Visitas, an exciting weekend for all involved! Whether you're a prefrosh looking for advice on Visitas and Harvard, or an upperclassman confused about what Visitas is, Flyby Blog is here to answer all of your questions with our Guide to Visitas 2022!


Love it/Hate it: Spring

Walking through the Yard these days makes me happy. Long gone are the days when it would already be dark when I walked into my 4:30 p.m. section in Emerson. Now, as I leave class at 5:30 p.m, I am greeted by music playing from speakers or guitars, a game of frisbee, and the most adorable dogs in Cambridge running in front of me. Spring makes me want to be more efficient in my work and appreciate these simpler pleasures.


Flyby’s Spring 2022 Playlist: Spring Frolics

It’s getting warmer and the sun is shining (for the first time in months). It’s time to stop checking PassioGo and opt to walk — even if it means you may be late to section. Here’s a playlist to keep you company in your galavanting and rompings around campus and beyond. Pop in your headphones or put this on blast.


The Harvard Houses as “Encanto” Characters

Although Disney’s love letter to Colombia, “Encanto,” was released in November 2021, the movie has been taking over social media for months, and you would be of a rare species if you haven’t heard the alluring earworm that is “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” Here, we’ve assigned an “Encanto” character to each of the Houses, so welcome to the family Madrigal (and the Harvard houses)!


Bridgerton Season Two: Characters As Harvard Students

As of Friday, March 25, 2022, the second social season of “Bridgerton” has begun. With love webs, scandals, and new and old faces alike, there inevitably comes drama, procrastination on p-sets, and efforts to ignore Canvas notifications. This season, our most notable additions (and South Asian queens) are Kate and Edwina Sharma, the latter being the Queen’s appointed diamond. Read on to hear about what kind of Harvard student the “Bridgerton” characters would be. Tread lightly, however, as there may be spoilers ahead.


Is Mather Really as Far from the Yard as the Quad?

Ever spent time poring over life’s really important questions, namely wondering whether the Quad is actually as far from the Yard as Mather House? Wonder no further. We forced one of our writers to walk to the Quad and Mather House just to put her walking skills to the test and see which trip would take longer. Results may shock you!


Flyby Imagines an Ideal Student Government

Abolish the UC this, referendum that. Whenever I have the misfortune of opening my inbox, there’s usually some confusing message about everyone’s favorite student government waiting for me. As someone with only the vaguest understanding of what a student government should do, I feel that I’m qualified to recommend a few suitable replacements. Hopefully at least one of these alternatives can give club sports teams some money.


Flyby Debates: Which Colors Belong with Which Subject

Remember the good old days when you couldn’t wait to shop for back-to-school notebooks and binders in middle school? Have those choices become embedded in your psyche as well? We know some of these might be hot takes, but check out this article to see if your color choices align with ours.


Expectations vs. Reality: Housing Day

Ever since I committed to Harvard, I’ve been looking forward to Housing Day. I couldn’t wait to have way-too-much house pride, meet other upperclassmen, and get my complete “Harvard introduction.” Housing Day 2022 came and went, so here is a first year’s Housing Day expectations vs. reality comparison for the much-anticipated event.


Spring Frolicking Bucket List

Ah, spring. The buds budding, the breeze puffing, the rabbits by the Leveret Towers multiplying by the day. Everybody from that kid who wore flip flops to class in February to the girl who you’ve never seen without a hat, mittens, snow boots and parka combo pack are out to play, and it’s time to get vitamin D for the first time in five months. So here are some ideas for getting your spring frolic on.


Flyby's Spring 2022 Bingo

Remember that fiery yellow ball of gas thing that lives in the sky and makes it warm sometimes? Well, now that it’s springtime, it’s coming back! Here are some of the things we’re most looking forward to about the rest of the semester’s more bearable climes.


The Best and Worst Places to Be at Harvard During a Zombie Apocalypse

As I lament the way we’re all slowly turning into zombies, I wonder how we’ll do in an actual zombie apocalypse. Will Harvard offer us any help? How long can we hold out until help arrives? Most importantly, where on Harvard’s 5,076 acre campus should we hide? Here are some of our thoughts.


Flyby Guesses: A Harvard Student’s Search History

People hold their search histories close to their chest, but I think it’s a constructive exercise to try to guess someone’s searches. So here, I will try my hand at guessing yours, dear reader, so long as you’re an undergraduate at Harvard (we’re a predictable bunch).


Flyby Ranks: Crosswalks Around Campus

Crosswalks: they’re an integral part of our walk to class and perhaps even the key to getting your full tuition paid. Read about Flyby’s favorite crosswalks on campus and why they’re the key to *romanticizing life*.


Housing Market 2022 is Here!

Flyby's long awaited Housing Market 2022 is here!  3/7 – For the first day of this year's Housing Market, we present The Quad! Check out our writers' takes on the farthest but friendliest houses from The Square! The community and amenities in The Quad are unparalleled and we are excited for all of our readers that will soon call it home!


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