Math teacher Sara Athilan takes part in the Ramadan fast during her lunch break between classes. She said fasting helps her connect with her origins and strengthens her religious commitment.

Think Fast: As Ramadan continues, students, staff consider nutritional, personal effects of fasting

Leslie Huang May 23, 2019

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is also well-known as the time of the Islamic fast, which started on May 5 this year. For sophomore Taha Shakeel, Ramadan has been part of his culture...

Religious fasts begin, end on Sunday

News September 24, 2009

Muslims, Jews find common ground as they forsake food, drink during this month’s observances By Thalib Razi <[email protected]> For most of this month, junior Rostam Razban woke up before...

Fasting: a medical perspective

News September 24, 2009

Gail Stotsky, a doctor for IU Medical Group, observes the Yom Kippur fast. About four hours after a meal, she said, the body begins to break down its glycogen, reserves of energy stored mostly in the liver. “For...

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