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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.


How To: Take a Nap

We’ve all been there: your morning coffee is wearing off, you’ve finished all your classes but still have a lot more to do and all you really want to do is sleep. So, what are you going to do to get through the rest of the day? Obviously a nap is the move — follow the chart, and we’ll tell you just how to do it.


Five Brain Break Ideas That Are Actually Brain Breaks

It’s hard to take real brain breaks at Harvard without worrying about your pset due tomorrow or an upcoming essay deadline. Instead of aimlessly scrolling on TikTok, block out time on your Gcal for a few of these ~good-for-the-soul~ brain breaks that’ll leave you feeling refreshed


Flyby’s Guide to Surviving Your First Real Winter

Are you from the south? The west? The southwest? Is this your first winter season? Check out Flyby’s Guide to Surviving the Winter for some tips and tricks to surviving winter for dummies! We promise it’s a necessity.


Ways To Exercise Around Campus Without Going to the Gym

It’s much easier to spend the next 10 minutes scrolling through Instagram instead of walking over to the MAC, let alone spending the next 30 minutes half-jogging, half-walking on a treadmill with a mask on. So we’re here to show you some gym-free ways to get your sweat on and help your New Year’s resolutions survive the start of the spring semester.


Flyby Starter Pack: Things to Scream at Pedestrians

It’s Saturday night, and you’re a STEM major. You know what that means: it’s pset party time! You’re going to be alone in your room with one stuffed animal and your sad, dented can of Red Bull! For some odd reason, some students might not find this to be thrilling enough. If you count yourself among them, you can invite more people to your little pset party. Simply open your window and scream to the pedestrians below.


How to Preserve Your Romantic Options during Winter Break

Believe it or not, winter break is almost upon us. You might be looking forward to going home and relaxing, but if you’re like me, you’re probably very worried about how to not let the ABUNDANT romantic options you’ve found this semester fizzle out during winter break. I’ve come up with a few resourceful ways to keep those romantic sparks lit throughout the month we’re apart.


How to Deal with the Cold as a Californian

Listen, it's COLD. To all you New Englanders waxing poetic about the winter of 2008 anytime I complain about the current temperatures, please. Just let me have this. For all of us not from the East Coast, join me in commiserating in the never-ending Boston winter.


Reminder Guide of Campus Resources for the Forever-Grinding Student

With reading period and final exams around the corner, the academic workload for most students has been peaking quite a bit. Here are a few friendly reminders from Flyby on using campus resources to make life a little more manageable.


How To: Engineer a Yale Meet Cute

We're been seeing the same old same old people this semester, so here's your opportunity to branch out! Go on, start that 2000's rom-com of your dreams this weekend with that random Yalie you meet at Toad's!


How to: Start Your Final Papers Early

You're finally free from the endless rounds of midterms – it's time to let loose and have fun, right? Well... ish. Now's a great time to balance end of semester fun with getting a jump on that final paper you're already dreading!


How To: Carve Out Time for Yourself

College is hard! We’re not just talking about that midterm you barely passed, but the balancing act of academics, social life, and self-care. With the whirlwind of extracurriculars, classes, and new faces you deal with everyday, it’s easy to get overwhelmed at times. Especially to the introverts, we see you! In addition to carving pumpkins this fall, here’s Flyby’s guide to carving out time for yourself.


A Very Harvard Halloween: Group Costumes Edition

Halloween is coming up soon and that means everyone is scrambling to think of a good costume. But why dress up alone when you can prove to the world that you *actually* have friends and dress in a super cool and stylish group costume? If you’re still struggling to think of ideas, here are a few, courtesy of Flyby (you’re welcome in advance).


Free / Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

So. Halloween is approaching, everyone’s got their super cool outfits planned, and the online delivery dates for every costume order estimates at least a November arrival. What is a broke college student to do? Well, fear not! Check out these creative ideas for free, last-minute costume ideas that are sure to turn some heads at your less-than-10-person suite kickbacks this weekend.


How To: Form a Family With Your Freshmen Roomies

So you asked for three roommates and instead got one? Or maybe you asked for one and got six? You said that you wanted to sleep at 3 a.m., but instead got paired with a bunch of kids who go to sleep at 8 p.m.? Every night? The rooming situation for freshmen isn’t always ideal. But hey, try to make the best of it!


How To: Eat When Your G-Cal Doesn’t Have Space for Meals

It’s the time of year where there’s more ~color~ everywhere—in the trees, in our lives, and most importantly, in our Google Calendars. And with the Add/Drop deadline behind us, those long days without lunch breaks are now officially here to stay. But never fear: Flyby is here to teach you how to get those carbs (and veggies) in, even in the busiest of weeks.


How to: Catch a Glimpse of Remy the Cat

You know him, you love him, you desperately want to find him almost as much as you want to end up on Dean Khurana's Instagram page. Well, you're in luck! Follow these steps and we'll make sure you're able to find this icon of the Yard.


How to: Decorate Your Room (Even If You’re Still Traumatized from Apocalypse Week)

I am personally insisting upon decorating my room as much as possible so it manifests a full semester on campus... but if you're feeling a bit more nervous, here's some ideas to get your room feeling nice and comfortable (even if you are still traumatized).


How to: Actually Remember Anyone’s Names

There are many lovely benefits to coming back in person, but unfortunately tiny name tags that come with every face is not one of them. If you're missing the convenience of never having to remember a name on Zoom – trust us, you're not alone!


A Bucket List For Your 20s - The B.o.B Edition

You're excited for Crimson Jam. We're excited for Crimson Jam. Everyone is excited for Crimson Jam. Really get into the B.o.B. lore with this bucket list so you can be just like him<3 Only, you know, maybe minus the flat earther part? You do you.


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