HUDS and You: Strike Edition!

A take on the frequent-flyer frozen entrees foisted upon us by the HUDS strike – and what your favorite says about you. If the sign-brandishing workers, squawking megaphones, and repeated emails from the administration have not already tipped you off, there does happen to be a dining hall workers’ strike going on at the moment here at fair Harvard. And while there are many legitimate and worthy issues at stake in regards to the strike itself and the position of the University relative to the dining hall workers, we at the Indy feel that there is some room for some …

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A Spirit Moved

Experiencing the Heaney Suite Student Readings. As I made my way to Randolph on this uncharacteristically warm October Tuesday evening, it occurred to me that I had not visited the building in some time. Whether it is attributed to the hectic nature of midterm season or to the physical restrictions the strike has put on my comings and goings in Adams, I am sad to say that I have ventured from my usual path only for sustenance and caffeine of late. But the call of Seamus Heaney and an unfulfilled need for adventure drew me from my hermitage and led …

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I’m fckn hungry.

What should we do about it? By HUNTER RICHARDS   This strike has gone on for two weeks, which directly equates to too long. But if college taught me anything, it is how to be resourceful. And by resourceful, I mostly mean use the fact that I have enough Midwestern charm (and cleavage) to get away with just about anything. Here are some other hunger-pang driven ideas that might help you find sustenance! Redownload Tinder Forget swiping your card when you could just swipe right! I may be a single independent woman who does not need a man, but I …

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Goodbye Frozen Food, Hello Fresh!

Getting comfortable in the kitchen. In light of the recent strike, I have become much more cognizant of how I go about feeding myself.  The dire d-hall situation has forced me to think about what life will be like without access to a dining hall at all—when I am an adult… (dun dun dun).  While I still do not know where I will be next year, I can be sure of one thing: there will be no HUDS. I will have to fend for myself. This thought terrifies me for a number of reasons, but I am not afraid of …

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Why Harvard Won’t Feed Me: A History of Muslim Students vs. HUDS

Thought you had it bad with the HUDS strike? Think again. As Harvard students confront the lack of food options on campus, they may be confronting first hand what it meant to be a Muslim on campus before 2015. In light of the HUDS strike, students across the campus have raised concerns about about the hygiene, nutritional content and variety of the new dining hall offerings. Yet, Muslim undergraduates before 2015 had to live with such restrictions in Harvard dining halls every single day and meal. Muslims are forbidden from eating non-halal meat. Halal simply means permitted or lawful, and …

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Without Yield

As week two of HUDS strike comes to a close, no deal in sight. As of yesterday, Harvard University Dining Services workers will have been striking for one week. In that time, several more negotiation sessions between Local 26 (the union representing HUDS) and Harvard have been held, but no deal has been reached. You can find HUDS workers picketing every day in the Science Center plaza. They march with Support the Strike and Unite Here Local 26 signs. Echoes of “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” and “If we don’t get it, shut it …

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