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Dear Seniors: Here Are Some Post-Grad Plans If You Don't Have a Job

So you’re graduating, and you didn’t secure a six figure starting salary for your first job out of Harvard. Or maybe you want to ignore the reality of adulthood for the next few months. Here are Flyby’s suggestions for how to live your best life after graduation.

Siblings: Here’s Where to Get a Cheap Graduation Gift Nearby

Let’s face it, graduation season is expensive. If you’re a Harvard sibling looking to get brownie points with your soon-to-be rich consultant sibling but don’t want to burn a hole in your wallet, this one’s for you.

Dear Parents: Here’s Where You Should Hang Out in Harvard Square

Hello Harvard parents and welcome to our quirky student life blog. Have you been abandoned by your child even though you came all the way to Cambridge to see them? Here’s some places you should visit in the Square while your soon-to-be college graduate is busy taking graduation photos or catching up with their freshmen year best friends.

What Your Harvard Parent Merch Says About You

Now that the semester’s over, hot girl summer is in full swing, and there’s no better time than Commencement to start serving. It’s time to make note of the serves and flops of Harvard Parent fashion. I gathered my “reads” for the most iconic Harvard merch worn by you, the #1 supporters of Harvard seniors, and what that says about you!

Flyby's Commencement Feature: Parent Edition

Hello! Are you a parent of a Harvard senior who is graduating on Thursday morning? First of all, congratulations! And second of all, maybe you'd like some assistance from Harvard students/Cambridge residents/the creators of the most premium scrolling fodder on campus. Check out these three articles for some ~parent friendly~ content.

My Real Senior Thesis Acknowledgments

One of the highlights of writing a senior thesis is getting the chance to acknowledge all those that helped you along the way. Of course, most students start with thanking their advisers (and I actually meant it when I did), their departments (shoutout to ESPP), and their friends and family. But, it’s difficult to include everything and everyone you want to thank, because doing so would not sound very thesis-esque. Luckily, Flyby is giving me the perfect platform to share an unabridged version of my senior thesis acknowledgments.

How to Say You Don’t Have Summer Plans

If you’re watching summer rapidly approach without any idea of an impressive way you’ll spend it, never fear! Harvard is all about optics, and we can help you figure out how to ~spin~ your minimal plans to make all your friends weep with envy.

How to Survive the (Next) Eclipse

This year’s eclipse placed my parents squarely within its path of totality, inciting a weekslong obsession with the eclipse and eclipse-related safety precautions. And, like the loving daughter that I am, I tried to listen. So, in case you’re fretting about it too, I’m here to share my generational wisdom on surviving the eclipse.

Harvard Crying Spots Bingo

Do you finally need a win? Here’s something for you to cross off and feed your need for validation: Flyby Blog’s official Harvard crying spots bingo. First one to win needs therapy <3.

Flyby’s Crimson Print Cheat Sheet

Do you know how to use Crimson print? No? We thought so! One Flyby writer has generously created a step-by-step so you never have to stand awkwardly in front of a printer, hoping a kind passerby stops to help, again!

28 Vocab Words for the Class of 2028

Class of 2028: let us be the millionth to say, welcome to Harvard! Here in the ivory tower, we have a lot of lingo that we will immediately throw around without explaining anything. We, that is, meaning people other than Flyby Blog, the best/coolest/most fun section of The Harvard Crimson (the school newspaper you’re currently reading — we’ll give you that one for free). So, trust us to give you everything you need to know to not be lost, literally and figuratively, during this weekend and the next four years!

Dear Class of 2028: Here's What Makes Harvard Unique

Hello, perspective prefrosh! First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you on stumbling upon the best piece of public service journalism you will find during your time as a Harvard student. But I’ll cut to the chase; here’s why you should attend this red-brick-road school that some call a “small liberal arts college outside of Boston,” instead of other colleges that are small OR liberal arts OR outside of Boston.

We’re Not Really Strangers: Visitas Edition

Before you commit immediate friendship transgressions by asking questions like “What other colleges did you get into?” or “Are you going to Bulldog Days after this,” let us be your guiding star. We’re Flyby, your trusty navigators through the treacherous waters of small talk. Because let’s face it, you’re not here to only collect LinkedIn connections and merch you’ll never use; you’re here to get to know the Harvard ~community~ and meet other members of the Class of 2028.

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