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Crimson staff writer

Ellen S. Deng

Ellen S. Deng is the Blog Chair of the 149th Guard. She can be reached at ellen.deng@thecrimson.com.

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Features

Flyby Tries: Seasonal Coffee Drinks

Here at Flyby, our trusty writers set out to try the newest (and some classic) seasonal drinks so you know exactly what to order the next time you need to take a study break from Widener and grab some extra motivation in Harvard Square.

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Features

Flyby Explores: What to Do in Boston/Cambridge This Winter?

Finals season isn’t just a time for studying; aside from formals, the next two weeks coincide with Boston’s most festive time of the year. Here’s our favorite ways to add a healthy dose of procrastination to your study schedule.

tj roundup 2023
Flyby Blog

tj roundup 2023

tj roundup 2023
Flyby Blog

The TJs Trio Takes Three: Flyby’s Fall 2023 Trader Joe’s Roundup

What are you bringing to your next club meeting? Check out our rating of Trader Joe's Fall 2023 snacks!

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Flyby Blog

Five Flyby Articles You Need to Read ASAP. Like Right Now.

No context. No intro. Just read.

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Features

27 Vocab Words for the Class of 2027

Welcome to Harvard, Class of 2027! As you take your first few steps on campus, there's a lot awaiting you here, and it can honestly get very confusing very quickly. Here at Flyby, we offer you an important resource: our annual breakdown of Harvard lingo for the Class of 2027!

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Flyby Blog

Why February, in fact, is the Emotional Trough of the Year

We thought February was going to be our month, or at least a good month. But now, here we are, and somehow, somewhere (here), February has taken a sharp knife and gutted us all like one of Red’s best catches.

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Around Campus

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.

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Flyby Blog

tj vday snacks photo

tj vday snacks photo
Features

Trader Joe’s Can Fix Anything: Valentine’s Day Edition

We’ll cut right to the chase: Yes, sampling TJ snacks was in fact our only plan for Valentine’s Day evening, no, none of us had real dates for the good ol’ day of love, and no, we don’t need to keep talking about it.

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Flyby Blog

What Your Coffee Order Says About You

Come find out what your choice of coffee says about you!

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Flyby Blog

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Flyby Blog

Quiz: How Snakey Are You?

Harvard is a jungle. There are squirrels, rats, and roaches — but most of all, our precious snakes. To all the line cutters and "let's grab a meal" ghosters with closets full of patagonias, this quiz is for you. Will you be exposed? Find out:

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Football

How to Slay Harvard-Yale When It's Not at Your Beloved Yale Bowl

Let’s be real. You’ve been planning your outfit since the last Harvard-Yale. You’ve been prepping your Liquid IV. You’ve had the route planned. It’s pretty easy to slay the biggest game day of the year when you’re vibing at your beloved Yale Bowl — but what about when you’re wandering around Cambridge, lost and drunk out of your mind, and someone tells you to “Roll Tasty Basty”? Yeah, that’s what I thought. We’re here to help.

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Football

So What Was a Harvard-Yale At Harvard Actually Like?

Harvard-Yale is happening this weekend. At Harvard. It’ll be a solid two days full of Jefe’s, muddy shoes, getting lost in Cambridge, touchdowns (hopefully), and “yuck fales”. Or so we think. Because the last time we had an actual Harvard Yale at Harvard was 2016. Between the stadium being under construction and a little global pandemic, it’s been a while since we’ve had a true Harvard-Yale experience on our home turf.

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