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Alex Northey’s car screeched to a halt at the front of the Curry Health Center’s parking lot. He felt his head shoot with pain from a headache, and tried to relax himself walking out to his early morning COVID-19 test at the University of Montana campus.

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Elijah Jalil’s eyes closed as he sang. Gold streamers stirred softly behind him as a breeze drifted through the tiny, lime green room in Imagine Nation Brewing Company in downtown Missoula. His face tightened as he sang louder and louder, so loud that the microphone in front of him briefly c…

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For the last three weeks, the Kaimin’s coverage has focused, sometimes exhaustively, on the coronavirus. The pandemic has filled our news sections and driven our feature stories.

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On the first day of school, Hannah Clemenson walked down the old, tree-lined brick path that leads to UM’s iron grizzly bear statue. She could hear the trees rustling; she felt the change of texture as her white cane transitioned from smooth cement to uneven brick path.

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On a recent Monday evening in Missoula, Mike Nugent was joined on his patio by his two longtime friends and fellow Griz fans Luke Alford and Brint Wahlberg. The trio gathered to record one of their many podcasts about Griz football. But this episode of “GrizFanPod” was different.

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Emily Tschetter, an incoming freshman from Billings, lugged her cello and guitar toward the newly renovated steps of Knowles Hall on a recent Sunday afternoon. The instrument looked comically large, dragging on wheels behind her left arm. Her guitar, slung over her right shoulder, added a ki…

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With just weeks left until graduation, everything was going according to plan for University of Montana senior Trisha Bartle. The German and creative writing double major had a regular gig writing for an online publication and a finished draft of a novel going through revisions. Her sights w…

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The University of Montana has urged all students to stay off campus. Health officials stress hygiene above all else because there’s no vaccine. White gauze masks hang across the mouths of students and people on their way to work.

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Madelyn Allovio removed her left hand from the yoke and yelled through a small window, “All clear!” She rested her elbow near the ash trays that came stock in all the Cessna 172s. 

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Balancing two cardboard boxes against his knee, Yueyang Hu carefully closed the door of his truck. The boxes proved to be a cumbersome load for the 23-year-old University of Montana grad student as he joined the end of the long line at the Post Office and set the boxes on the counter. 

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Footsteps echoed off the the Adams Center’s walls as Travis DeCuire hurried down a corridor. He was late for practice, a commonality when the scheduled times and courts are switched at the last minute. 

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Students leave behind the uncomfortable plastic seats and fluorescent lights of the lecture room in Stone Hall each Tuesday and Thursday as they’re transported across space and time. 

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The harsh landscapes of the tundra and old-growth forests blanket  much of North America. Caribou herds once abundantly thrived from the western coast of Alaska to the eastern fronts of Canada, but that is no longer the case.

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Editor’s Note: People are strange when you’re a stranger, especially when they ask you out on a date. That’s exactly what three members of the Kaimin staff did over the past week without the help of phones, friends or apps. What follows are three stories of rejection, connection and reflecti…

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Ella Feige pulled the cold Jell-O from her refrigerator and placed it in front of her camera. Feige set her camera to record and got ready for the plunge into the cold unknown. She didn’t plunge herself into Jell-O. Just her naked foot. For money.

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EVELYN WALL WALKS OVER TO A TABLE at Butterfly Herbs, sits, removes her Patagonia bag and orders a drip coffee. This is only after being greeted by each barista, with whom she’s on a first-name basis. She started frequenting the coffee shop, which she says is the closest thing Missoula has t…

EVELYN WALL WALKS OVER TO A TABLE at Butterfly Herbs, sits, removes her Patagonia bag and or…

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You hear it before you step into the darkly-lit shop that sells bike parts and as you buy a …

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For nearly two years, Jane Doe’s days routinely included gathering documents and filing repo…

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When I told my psychiatrist I vape, she suggested I go back to cigarettes. She said it was p…

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A small film crew and a comedian vowing to bring stand-up comedy to ghosts pulled up to the …

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It was a hot day in late spring 2017, and after driving for an hour in Los Angeles traffic, …

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THE CAR AT A STOPLIGHT, I cried into an M&M’s McFlurry. Maybe it was because I was fight…

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Andrew Harris always wanted to play football for the University of Montana. Starting flag fo…

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When Miles Wetzel left the United States Army in 2006, he had 10 days to get through a check…