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Things That Turn Us On: Harvard Edition

As we all know, last week was Sex Week at Harvard. However, we here at Flyby think that Sex Week missed a few things. In order to enjoy the benefits ot Sex Week to their full potential, we want to take a few minutes to keep in mind what turns us Harvard students on—just in case.

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Flyby’s Tips for a Successful Parents’ Weekend

It’s crucial to go into parents’ weekend with a strategy. With the arrival of family on campus comes the potential for both very good and very bad things to happen. When planning for parents’ weekend, one must strategize about how to best depict college life and how to most effectively get what you want. Here are a few of Flyby’s key tips:

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The T Performer Profile: Guaray Llama

There was something enchanting about the looping guitar and how it transformed in juxtaposition with the many faces at the crowded Park Street T stop. The music seemed to tell a story, but the subject was ambiguous. It somehow applied to everyone: the young mother with her son in her arms, the young couple kissing, the old couple holding hands, the sad faces and the happy ones. The tune was cheerful, twangy, and warm, yet melancholy. After quieting from an intricate climax, the music stopped. All those at the stop applauded.

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Guaray Llama

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Salem Undergraduate Council Trip
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Salem Undergraduate Council Trip

One of the common images seen in Salem, MA.

Salem Undergraduate Council Trip
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Absurd Times in Halloweentown

Throngs of witches with broomsticks in hand wandered through the autumn air, weaving through crowds of wannabe 80s rockstars and skimpily-dressed Catwomen. This might seem like a scene from Disney’s 90s classic, "Halloweentown," but it’s a real sight in the town of Salem. On Saturday night, the Undergraduate Council sponsored a free Halloween outing to Salem, Massachusetts, home of the infamous witch hunts of the late seventeenth century, and I was one of the lucky few to go. A few minutes in Salem, and I realized how ridiculous the whole town looked, especially to a Californian like myself who has never before experienced this level of Halloween hype.

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The Best 'Power Rangers' of the '90s

Two decades after the premiere of “Power Rangers” defined the childhood of millions, the show is still airing new episodes, but everyone knows the best episodes aired in the ‘90s. These classic episodes are still around thanks to the wonder of Netflix. In honor of the children’s show’s 20th anniversary, here are the “Power Rangers” series of the '90s ranked in order of awesomeness.

College

Want Bigger Attendance at Your Event? Make Sure You Advertise the Free Food

Only three students attended a discussion last week with Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith about what they want to see in the next Dean of the College. It was on a Thursday night, and it was in the Quad, but that’s still pretty embarrassing. Flyby put together some suggestions for administrators to keep in mind for future events if they want to attract some student attendance.

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7 Harvard Apps That Should (But Don't) Exist

Whether it is used to wake you up in the morning, remind you to do your laundry before lunch, or fill that awkward silence a few minutes before class starts, your smartphone is a necessity. However, you may have been frustrated by the appalling scarcity of apps specificly designed for Harvard struggles. Here is a list of apps that should, but don’t exist (yet). CS50 kids, pay attention:

Halloween in the Square
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Connect With Your Pre-Teen Self This Halloween

In honor of the trick-or-treating we hope you do next week, Flyby came up with some ways to connect with your pre-teenage self on Halloween.

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What OS X Mavericks Means for You

'Tis the season for new Apple releases, and with Apple announcing that the latest version of their operating system will for the first time be a free release, it’s almost like Christmas came early. But beyond the irresistible price and cat-free name, what’s new? Here are some highlights.

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Ylvis' new music video.

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Harvard Today: Oct. 24, 2013

Go Sox! Fall weather continues today as the Red Sox line up for the second game of the World Series.

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