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Students Upset That There Will Be No Virtual Halal Truck


Photo by Jason Lam / CC BY-SA 2.0

With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging communities, students have been seriously weighing their options for the fall semester. Penn has already moved lectures, recitations, NSO, and other activities online. However, Penn has not been able to find a method to move halal trucks online. 

An announcement published by Penn stated, “We regret to inform you that despite our hardest efforts, there is no way for us to move halal trucks online. We hope that students can find another source of grease and saturated fats.” 

The announcement has spurred student disappointment and outrage. 

“I originally wanted to come back to campus,” said College sophomore Damian Trout. “But now, since there won’t be any halal on campus, I don’t think I want to come back anymore. It’s not worth it. It was the only thing I looked forward to.”

However, some students still have hope for the fall semester. 

“Not having halal is a big bummer,” said Engineering sophomore Anna Malachi. “But I am confident that Penn can move Wawa online, which would be tolerable. It has to be done. If they can move NSO online, then they can move Wawa online. Otherwise, there’s no way I'm coming back to campus.”