Zach T. Osborn

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Housing Day: Eliot

Housing Day Shadow: Eliot

The ice crunches beneath my feet as I follow my roommates out into the middle of Eliot courtyard. It’s surprisingly bright out for 6:30 a.m., and some combination of adrenaline and the traditional Housing Day mimosa I consumed in one of the party suites robs the frigid wind of its sting. We stand with our backs to each other and shout at the surrounding walls. “Good morning Eliot! It’s Housing Day! It’s Housing Day! Get up, get up, get up!” We stand still for a moment, watching as lights start to pop on in the windows that line the courtyard. Eliot is waking up.

Zach T. Osborn '14

The Space Between

Harvard is represented in my head by a large Venn diagram. The two overlapping crimson circles are labeled “Before” and “After.” The first circle encompasses my freshman and sophomore years. The second contains my junior and senior years. They are separated by the year I was gone. Not many things fall in the overlap.


Daniel W. Erickson

In that rare moment of calm I can’t help but wonder what new idea has seized control of him, and what form it will take when he decides to share it.


Dos and Don'ts

The Harvard-Yale Game, which dates back to 1875, is one of the oldest and most notable rivalries in the history of college sports. It is also one of the most highly anticipated events of the college year for students from both schools. Regardless of whether or not you’re a sports fan, the weekend of The Game is a weekend for memories. These memories will not be created in a cubicle of Lamont or in the silence of Widener—you will likely be alone and crying in these places if you choose to stay behind. Throw on your Crimson gear, get yourself down to New Haven, and keep these do’s and don’t’s in mind as you prepare and proceed for a legendary weekend.

Love It/Hate It: Vests

Hate It: Vests

After three years of mediocre costumes (last year I panicked, threw on jeans and flannel and told everyone I was a lumberjack), I was determined that this year I was going to do Halloween right. I was sure I had things locked when I stumbled upon a puffy orange vest in a pile of thrift shop clothes. “Perfect!” I thought. “Pair it with a jean jacket, Walkman, and cardboard hoverboard and I can impress everyone with my rendition of Marty McFly, time traveler extraordinaire.”

Final Clubs

Who Needs a Student Center When We Have the Porcellian?

A few weeks ago, the Harvard administration announced some unsettling news. After a lengthy search, a donor for the long-proposed student center had finally been secured. Though construction won’t start on the building for quite some time, the center will likely feature large spaces that can be used for parties, events, and lectures, as well as smaller areas for less formal gatherings.

Senior Drinking Games

Commencement & Senior Week Drinking Game

-Anyone who mentions how old they feel must take a drink.

Food and Drink

Drinking Game of Thrones

Whether you’re a dedicated fan who attended the early screening in the Science Center or you’re just watching the show ...

House Life

Housing Day Meeting Minutes

HoCo Chair: Dammit, no! We talked about this! Junior: Sorry, I forgot. First we get them to make out with each other!

Food and Drink

French Pastry Chef Shares Creations

World-famous French pastry chef Pierre Hermé shared a selection of his best pastries with more than 300 guests last night at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Deflated Princetonians Take Comfort in GPA Converter

It seems like someone in New Jersey is still disappointed they didn't get into Harvard. Fortunately, all those tigers who are licking their academic wounds from last semester can take comfort in a new website that purports to convert Princeton students' GPAs into slightly higher Harvard equivalents. Flyby can only assume that the site was generously created by a Princetonian hoping to fuel his classmates' fantasies about how much better their lives would have been had they gone to Harvard instead.

black friday mall of america

A Guide to Black Friday

This week marks the return of Black Friday: the day on which Americans brave stampedes and sleep deprivation for the ...

For The Moment

Good Trend Alert: Spikeball

The first few games are uneventful; rules are learned and mistakes made. But soon things start to change.

Undergraduate Council

This Week's Fale

Last night, the Yale College Council sought a way to gather student suggestions for improving campus safety. They forwent the traditional surveys and round-table discussions in favor of a novel approach: a Google Doc open to the entire student body. Just an hour and a half later, the YCC locked the Google Doc to prevent further editing. The reason? The document had been overrun by Internet trolls.


Even With Classes, Students Honor Veterans

Though Harvard, like many governmental and private institutions, observed Veteran’s Day on Monday this year, professors and students were still expected to follow their normal schedules. Still, some members of the Harvard community found time to honor America’s servicemen and women.