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Day 18

Day 18

Snowy Li April 4, 2020
I headed straight for my laptop — today is a huge workday, and I realized I had little time left to lose: the three day grace period Columbia Public Schools has implemented for students from April 1 to April 3 in the hopes of promoting health over schoolwork for the moment has merely pushed my deadlines for class assignments closer together. I was determined then, despite my earlier laziness, to get my tasks done so I can relax later.
Muslim Student Union (MSU) members relax after breaking fast at the Fast-a-thon Jan. 28. Photo by Will Cover

MSU educates students on Islam through annual Fast-a-thon

Will Cover January 29, 2020
The RBHS Muslim Student Union (MSU) held their annual Fast-a-thon after school Jan. 28. Although not required, the club encouraged students to fast from dawn to dusk the day of and break the fast at the event. Fast-a-thon began with guest speaker Iman Eldeib, who educated the audience about Islam and its core tenets, as well as common misconceptions of the religion. Eldeib commended the students for wanting to learn more about Islam and said she “hope[s] the more you learn and dig into the original sources” the more any negative perceptions of the religion would be dispelled. 
Feature photo by Eléa Gilles.

Students to sacrifice objects and behaviors for Lent

Ji-Sung Lee April 13, 2017
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Muslim Student Unions Fast-a-Thon mixes food, education

Muslim Student Union’s ‘Fast-a-Thon’ mixes food, education

Jenna Liu February 26, 2016

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Muslim Student Union holds annual Fastathon dinner to spread customs

Muslim Student Union holds annual Fastathon dinner to spread customs

Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Kafi March 5, 2015

By all appearances it was a normal day of school Wednesday, Feb. 25. However, a portion of the student body did not eat lunch that day. They were participating in the annual Fastathon, sponsored by the...

Muslim students enjoy summertime Ramadan

Muslim students enjoy summertime Ramadan

Afsah Khan August 19, 2013

For an entire month of her summer, senior Mubinah Khaleel stayed up into the wee hours of the morning, preparing for the long day of fasting ahead. After eating a pre-dawn meal and praying, she would call...

Fast-a-thon preparation uncovers its true meaning

Fast-a-thon preparation uncovers its true meaning

Manal Salim December 4, 2012

When the bell finally rings Thursday, Dec. 6 to signal lunch, many students will be able to silence their stomach's hungry rumbles, while others will be fasting. The annual Fast-a-thon, hosted by the...

Junior Yasmeen El-Jayyousi shows off her celebratory henna designs.

Henna designs celebrate the end of month long fasting

Afsah Khan August 21, 2012

  After a month of fasting for long days and refraining from bad habits and unacceptable behavior, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. They dress in their...

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