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Here’s What You Should Know Before You View Your Admissions File

For those of you who don’t know, the Admissions File is the document specifically curated about you that contains all the secrets about Harvard’s admissions process. JK, you’ll lowkey be more confused about what all the numbers mean, but you can at least read the comments that the AO’s (admissions officers) write about you. To all you people who are debating whether to view the file or not, here is what you need to know.


Flyby Appreciates: Small Things That Made Us Happy This Semester

It has been a long, long 13 weeks, and though it’s bittersweet, we are so glad this spring semester is coming to an end. To close off our semester on a wholesome note, we are recollecting the small acts of kindness, words of encouragement, and other sentiments that helped us get through the spring.


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.


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.


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*.


Mather House

When Alicia Keys sang “concrete jungles where dreams are made of”, she was very clearly thinking of Mather. This house comes with a practical concrete exterior, guaranteed singles, and every amenity you could dream of. Wake up in the solitude and privacy of your own room, look out your window at the beautiful Charles River, and walk a few minutes to the Yard just in time for class.


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.