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How to: Spend Your BoardPlus Before Finals Ends
Take a look at our top five places to give away your BoardPlus so that you not only spend Harvard’s money swiftly … but also smartly.
How to: Cope with Seasonal Allergies
With warmer weather comes more sneezing and sniffling in sections. As we enter pollen season, here are some tips to help you with your allergies.
How To: Multitask Like a True Academic Weapon
This guide to multitasking is perfect for working smarter and not harder and managing the crumpling weight of having five conflicting meetings, hundreds of pages of reading, and three papers due by 11:59 p.m..
How To: Get the Best Acceptance Reaction Video
So you just got into Harvard. Congrats! But if you’re really meant for Harvard, you should know that every moment is an opportunity to capitalize on your past successes. You need to post a reaction video and get those sweet sweet TikTok views. Here’s how to make it happen.
Will You Study For Your Midterms?
Your midterms are piling up, but as much as you want to spend your time studying, something always gets in the way. Check out this flowchart to see if you will actually hit the books or end up binge watching the new season of You.
How To: Thrive During Ramadan
For all the college students who celebrate — Happy Ramadan (Ramadan Mubarak)! For most of us in our college years, it can be difficult to imagine a fulfilling Ramadan experience without the comfort of your family and delicious home-cooked meals at the end of a long fast. As a freshman, I was really nervous about what Ramadan would be like at Harvard. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy my time and I found that you can still make the most of this month, even away from home. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you to discover the same!
How to (and how not to) Respond to Getting Quadded
As a brand newly sorted fish, tree or polar bear, getting quadded comes with a series of inevitable emotions. Flyby has got you covered in terms of the dos and don’ts of getting quadded. We promise that happiness, new friends and exciting memories await you however Housing Day ends up. Especially if you get quadded.
How To: Determine the Last Person in your Blocking Group
It’s blocking season and you have a group of seven with one spot left… how could you possibly decide who it should go to (spoiler alert: it is not a waiting list)? Fear not, because we have five strategies to help you determine your best fit to top off your blocking group.
How to: Ward Off Midterm Malaise
Midterms always try to hit us when we’re weak (i.e: sick and tired with no motivation to go to class or study). Flyby has some tips for you on how to take your classes and not let your classes take you.
How To: Guide to Galentine's Day
Forget Valentine’s Day—Galentine’s is the real, notable, love-related ‘holiday’ in February. Flyby’s got you and your (single) besties covered this year, with ideas on how you all can spend the evening. From playing squash to hosting a cook-off and watching rom-coms all night, this year’s Galentine’s will be full of laughter and fun, and definitely no Valentine’s Day fomo (finger’s crossed on that last one).
To Drop or To Not Drop That Class
Not sure if it’s time to let go of that class? Unsure of which class to drop in particular? Don’t worry, we’ve been there. We’ve got you covered with the five signs it's absolutely time to drop that one class from your crimson cart and use your time at Havard to do what brings you joy (and not awkward run-ins with your ex-situationships).
How to: Read 300 Pages in One Night.
It’s 1:30 a.m. You open up Canvas only to find you have 300 pages of reading due tomorrow. Maybe the Q Guide lied to you about that “gem” Gen Ed. Maybe you decided to tempt fate and take Humanities 10. Or maybe you went to the Pfoho Igloo yesterday (sorry) and figured you could get through it in one night. Don’t stress! As the readings start to pile up, here are some strategies to deal with those Sunday scaries.
How To: Survive Spring Semester
Now that the excitement of the FDOC is over, we unfortunately have to break the news to you: there’s a whole semester of classes ahead of us now.
Flyby’s Guide to Conquering Your Writer’s Block
Midterm paper got you down? Me too, babe. But it’s Harvard’s world and we’re just living in it. Best get those essays in on time or else face the wrath of the Writing Gods (or a passive-aggressive email from your TF). Never fear, Flyby is here! With plenty of suggestions of varying absurdity to help you kick that writer’s block to the curb, let’s help you conquer that deadline!
Flyby Encourages: Midterm Season Motivation
This midterm season, Flyby hypothesizes that you will get everything done. But if you’re in need of some encouragement — look no further. We’ve got you covered with all the supportive messaging you need to get through the essays and exams on your midterms to do list ;)
Can’t Find A Seat in Berg? Here’s The Game Plan.
Our dearest Berg is a place where all first-years should feel welcome. But after pulling excessively hard on the one door that doesn’t open and fumbling with your ID as the hangry post-Ec10 lunch line forms behind you, there is one more obstacle left before you can enjoy your meal: simply, where the heck do you sit? Don’t worry, we gotchu. Here’s the game plan for finding the perfect seat:
Friendly Reminder: PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER.
We get it. We’re all trudging through the nebulous five weeks that constitute midterm season. We can barely do readings, let alone function as human beings. But it’s been two months now since we moved in, and we’re already well into spooky season. There are certain things that we (including you, yes, you!) just have to get done. It’s tough to keep track of everything, so we’ve ever-so-helpfully distilled all those tasks into a to-do list for your convenience. Let us help you help yourself.
Dear Harvard: Why Is There Nowhere to Study On Your 5,000 Acre Campus?
Are you tired of there being no study spaces on campus? Read this flyby rant that will validate your feelings and put them into words!
Flyby's Guide to Outdoor Studying
Let’s face it: fall is here and your days of wishing for AC are over. If you, like us, want to study outside and take advantage of the last days of light, fear not because this is Flyby’s guide to studying outside this autumn!
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!
10 Places To Find Love At Harvard
Goodbye hot girl summer, welcome to cuffing season. Here are ten places you can maybe find ~love~ at Harvard (even if it’s just for a semester because you realized all your classes are gems and are now looking for some unnecessary stress in other departments).
A Beginner's Guide to Actually Stay Active on Campus
When we’re drowning in psets, essays, and the never ending cycle of club meetings, staying active (let alone finding time for yourself) is hard at Harvard. Check out these ideas to get those endorphins going!
A Serious Guide to Answering the Dreaded Icebreaker Question
With the start of the semester, the socially awkward, dreaded icebreaker questions are back. Here’s how to think of the perfect fun fact about yourself to get strangers to actually remember your name.
Flyby’s Guide to Making the Most of Reading Period
Finals week is creeping up on us,and you know what that means: cramming 40 hours’ worth of lectures because you’ve been skipping class all semester. But before all the fun of finals, move-out, and graduation (congrats seniors!), we have a weird transitional week that Harvard calls reading period! Here are some tips on how to make the most of this precious time before finals week.
Where To Blow Your Boardplus This Month
If you’re more fortunate than me, you may have saved your $65 of BoardPlus on your HUID designated to use at specific HUDS and House-operated dining.To make sure you make full use of Daddy Harvard’s money, here’s a list of places you can use your BoardPlus dollars.