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The sun set on Missoula, and the basement study lounge of Craig Hall became a thick jungle ruin — a prime hideout for bandits and monsters. Our dungeon master placed a Bluetooth speaker on the table and started a playlist of ambient atmospheric sounds that were more or less in-theme for our quest.

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With Freshman orientation behind us, the Kaimin sent reporters across Missoula from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. to capture what college life is really like here.

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Remember the movie “Mean Girls”? The one where there’s that cool mom who brings Regina George and her boyfriend snacks and condoms during a hookup? This article is that cool mom.

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Led Zeppelin blares before Grand Entry at the 51st annual Kyiyo Pow Wow. In the beginning, all the dancers enter the circle together at the Adams Center on Friday. Chaz Baker walks up the steps of the upper level seating, large suitcase in hand, with his brother trailing behind.

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Evan Bartel scratched his chin and turned his face downward when asked about the paper he was writing. The soft, blue glow of his laptop screen cast shadows of his glasses across his cheeks, and a multitude of books sat on the plastic table in front of him, scattered randomly across the surf…

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Christy Crystal Creek was around 20 when she left home somewhere in the southeast U.S. and started hitchhiking. She stepped out of a semi-truck in the parking lot of a bar and went inside. Soon, she met Wayne Nance, who later shot her twice — point blank, execution style — and left her body …

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Guilin is a small town in the southern region of China, about 300 miles away from Hong Kong. It’s known for its limestone mountains, which erode easily into caves and watersheds, and for the Li River that irrigates rice fields. It’s also the place Ray Lei, a chef at the University of Montana…

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When Eli Brown took to the podium during a meeting of the Associated Students of the University of Montana Senate on Jan. 30, he critiqued how the senate was run and presented a resolution for ASUM to apologize to the student body before he resigned his seat and stormed out.

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Ahmaad Rorie’s team lost early in the Washington State 2A Basketball Tournament his sophomore year of high school.

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Once, when I was 6 years old, my family and I stopped at a drive thru off the highway between Las Vegas and Palmdale, California. While my dad told the intercom that we wanted tacos, burritos and quesadillas, I looked out the window and into the summer night. In the glow of the street lamps,…

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The University of Montana’s first two Black female students sat across from the dean of students in 1967. He told them that they were recruited to help integrate the University campus and asked them to live in separate dorms.The two strangers, united by their solidarity in a new environment,…

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Peeling strips of masking tape no longer cover the holes in the ceiling tiles of the Charles H. Clapp Building — a dark joke among faculty and students working on the lower three floors of the asbestos-laden building.

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2011 was a different time at the University of Montana. As snow flurries scattered across the sidewalks and painted campus into a nearly perfect postcard photo, nearly 15,000 students returned to Missoula for the spring semester. 

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On Dec. 28, 2018, a volunteer search party recovered the body of 14-year-old Henny Scott near Muddy Creek, west of Lame Deer on Montana’s Northern Cheyenne reservation. Scott had been missing for three weeks.