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Move Over Tatte, There's a New Cafe in Town
As much as we were tempted to gatekeep this treasured find, it didn’t work Faro Café’s bustling wood-white interior was just too cozy and welcoming to keep it a secret. It’s the perfect place for when you want to pretend that you have your life together and you did NOT spend 58 minutes in the CS office hours queue.
A Quick History of “The Game”
Besides being an excuse to party for 24 hours straight, there’s a bit more to Harvard-Yale. With the 138th annual Harvard-Yale Game approaching (and the first time it’ll be played at Harvard in six years!), let's take a trip through the ages to rediscover the history of “The Game” and get to the bottom of the strange turn of events that somehow ends with you drinking your Truly and freezing your butt off this weekend.
Flyby Investigates: The One Time Every Two Years Providence, R.I., Is Actually Relevant
Harvard-Brown typically falls into the shadow of the highly anticipated Harvard-Yale game, but — as part of the 0.00001 percent of the time when the student body decides to rally around something in the name of school spirit (even though we don’t have a real mascot #sad) — it can still be really fun. And judging from everyone’s Instagram stories from the weekend of the game, I’m not the only one with this opinion. So here’s how the day went:
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.
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!
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!
Visitas Do’s and Don'ts For Prefrosh and Hosts
In-person Visitas is back, bringing many lucky prefrosh to campus! Several pre-frosh will brave dorm life and stay with current undergrads, who will graciously host them for the weekend. Here’s Flyby Blog’s do’s and don’ts list for prefrosh and their hosts to avoid any and all drama.
First Year Housing Round Up
We know you’re all asking yourselves the same questions: where exactly do freshmen live? How do they get assigned dorms? Which dorms are the best? And, what is ~The Yard~? Prefrosh, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to Flyby’s first-year housing guide, where we’ll spill the deets about the housing process and dorm life during your freshman year!
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.
What’s not to love about Adams House? From the old academia, Hogwarts-esque golden-gilded rooms to the incredible proximity to your classes in the Yard, it’s prime for romanticizing your time at Harvard (plus, it’s being renovated)! Perfect for dog and cat lovers (scroll down for a sneak peak of the resident pets, you won’t be disappointed), Adams is known for its tight-knit community and support system.
An Ode to the New HUDS Salad Bar
After two weeks (but what felt like a month) of grab ‘n’ go dining, we walked back into the dhalls, hearts full and stomachs empty. We were met with a glorious sight: the New Salad Bar — and yes, it does merit capitalization, it’s that life changing. Red pickled onions, flaked parmesan, fresh olives and peppers, what more could one wish for?
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
How to Lose a Harvard Man in 10 Days
Need to get out of that situationship ASAP? Flyby’s got you covered (hint: telling him you’ve secured a summer internship at Goldman is a great way to start).
Priscila E. Coronado Elected as Harvard Law Review’s First Latina President
The Harvard Law Review elected second-year law student Priscila E. Coronado as its president late last month, making her the first Latina to hold the role in the journal’s 136-year history.
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Harvard College Accepts 3.41% of Applicants to Class of 2027
Citing Harvard’s Title IX ‘Failure’ in Comaroff Controversy, Former Anthro Chair to Depart Harvard for CUNY
Phi Beta Kappa Elects ‘Junior 24’ from Class of 2024
Jokes That Aren’t Funny: Racism and Harassment in Student Traditions
Harvard Students Occupy University Hall to Protest Harassment Policies, Comaroff’s Continued Employment