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Naomi A. Freilich

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Why We Declared STEM

Presenting… Sophomore declarations of 2020, STEM edition! It might feel like there are three billion different STEM concentrations here at Harvard, so we’ve compiled a bit of insight into just a couple of the paths you might decide to take.

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Flyby Blog

Flyby’s Guide to Thanksgiving

While this year’s Thanksgiving probably looks quite different from the last, Thanksgiving cravings still remain. We’ve got you covered with some tips and tricks for satisfying your tastebuds with some classic Thanksgiving delicacies to (hopefully!) bring us back some sense of normalcy. Whatever you have planned, we’re here to make sure that your COVID-friendly Thanksgiving is fun, safe (yes, that includes if you're doing Friendsgiving!), and especially yummy.

Flyby Blog

How To: Do Your Best on Timed Remote Midterms

Though we aren’t able to take midterms physically in those beloved Science Center rooms this term, there are definitely some ways to succeed in making your at-home study space a “mini” lecture hall, aka a space where you can actually take a midterm without worrying that your little sibling will barge in asking you for help.

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Student Life

How to: Avoid Becoming a Zoomster

Check out these tips and tricks for navigating your way around the traps of the Zoomster (beware!). Good luck!

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Flyby Blog

How to: Recreate Lamont

Of all the things we’ll miss the most this semester, Lamont definitely makes the top of the list. Who wouldn’t miss those late night study sessions-turned-hangouts-turned-all-nighters? Do you consider yourself a Lamonster? Are you craving those delectable, one of a kind LamCaf snacks and drinks? C’mon, we know you do. But even though Lamont might be hundreds or thousands of miles away, we’ve found some ways to recreate that unique ~ambiance~ at home.

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Flyby Blog

Silver Linings for Your Virtual Shopping Week

Shopping week is virtual? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with some ways to recognize the hidden Zoom ~blessings~ that surround us all.

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Features

Recreating Harvard Classes from Home

Grab your take on a Veritaffle from your kitchen-turned-Annenberg, and follow along these steps to transform a day in quarantine into an ~academic~ experience.

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Student Life

Unconventional Ways to Pass Time in Quarantine

Have you already made too many loaves of banana bread? Do you wish you could make your quarantine routine more efficient? Have you always promised yourself you’d learn an unusual skill during all of your “free time” as a Harvard student?

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Flyby Blog

How to Stay in Touch with Friends

In a time when social distancing is of utmost importance, we know it’s difficult to keep in touch with friends, especially in creative ways other than hosting Zoom meet-ups.

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Features

Housing Market 2020: Lowell

Amongst the undecipherable chit chat filling Annenberg, it’s quite common to hear first-years expressing their wish to be placed in Lowell House. Oh, what a dream it would be to spend the next three years living in college housing that resembles a hotel.

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Student Life

Dude That’s Rude: Interviews

Whether you’re preparing for your first interview or your 15th, here’s a list of the most irksome interview-related things we’ve encountered.

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Flyby Blog

To All the Emails We've Deleted Before

We can all agree that the majority of emails make us regret adding our emails to Visitas lists all those years ago. Without further ado, to all the emails we’ve deleted before…

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Features

Dude That's Rude: Gym Etiquette

Sometimes, or most of the time, if we’re being real, our experiences at the MAC and Hem can feel like a battle with fellow gym-goers over the limited space and few machines.

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Flyby Blog

Raymond Quitumba Jr. shuttle driver

Raymond Quitumba Jr. picks up students on the shuttle.

Raymond Quitumba Jr. shuttle driver
Flyby Blog

A Chat with Raymond Quitumba Jr., a Harvard Shuttle Driver

Life gets real on the shuttle, so we caught up with Raymond Quitumba Jr., a Harvard shuttle driver.

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