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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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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Food Finder: The Guide to Eating and Dining in Harvard Square

(*: Must Go/Recommended) 9 Tastes 50 JFK Street (across from the Kennedy School) | www.9taste.com 9 Tastes is a great Thai restaurant, tucked in the basement of a building on JFK. It’s well-priced for what you get ($7.95 Pad Thai). Go with friends or a date, but expect it to get loud and busy, especially on weekend nights. It won Best of Boston award from Boston magazine 2007 for Best Neighborhood Takeout in Harvard Square. Arrow Street Crepes * 1154 Massachusetts Avenue | www.arrowstreetcreperie.com Arrow Street Crepes makes delicious crepes, both savory (meat, veggies, and cheese; also vegetarian) and sweet …

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Squares: A Day-Trip to Davis

There is something to be said for the theory, stated with confidence to me one snowy September day my freshman year, that there is no legitimate reason to justify ever leaving the beautiful womb that is Harvard Square. All manner of sustenance and enjoyment lie within the confines of Brattle and Bow streets. All else, naught but a quintessence of dust. Or shadows and dust. Whichever is Shakespeare. That point, hidden though it may be, was that of my foolhardy advisor, who shall remain unnamed (he lives on the first floor of old Leverett; his fears include spiders, pollution, and …

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The HUDS Gourmet

It’s time to be your own chef. It’s hard to say if it’s the residual flavor of your hangover or the camouflage color of the “Mediterranean” chicken, but hell — there comes a time when you realize that the food here, like your math TF, isn’t quite up to par. But let’s face it: delicious food is delicious, and there’s no reason to compromise your eating standards just because the coconut shrimp tastes exactly like you would imagine it would. That’s why a group of upperclassmen, mostly seniors, started the Harvard College Culinary Society. The events-based group, new this year, …

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