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Asia Chhon has a few things to finish up before she walks across the University of Montana’s stage on May 1: a 10-page proposal for her development studies project; a capstone lobbying for medicated assisted treatment in Montana; the last few weeks of her internship with court advocates for minors.

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When the world shut down just over a year ago, I had no idea what my photo team would work on in the future. I was just over two months into my new job as multimedia editor, and though the future was uncertain, we still had a job to do.

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While the contentiousness of November’s election is now a distant memory for most, students at UM can expect to look forward to more campaigning in the next week, in a University-wide election cycle that has come with no small drama itself. 

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In Project Free Verse, the classroom has no windows. Instead, there is a one-way mirror and cameras watching every move. A red button is installed somewhere, which the poetry teacher, Taylor White, can press if danger were to arise. She doesn’t actually know where the button is, nor has she …

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Though he had no background in religious studies, sociology professor Rob Balch wanted to research the New Age, cult-like sects popping up in the Southwestern deserts. 

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Editor's Note: On March 16, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced that all Montana residents over age 16 will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 1.

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Rachel Gordon remembered the Friday of March 13, 2020, with a sunny clarity. It was the day before spring break, and the gray of a Missoula spring was smothering. Wind howled as 20 mph gusts blew toward the east all day.

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When beloved history professor Robert Greene died in December, students and faculty alike grieved not only the loss of a remarkable friend and teacher, but also the Russian history classes he taught. 

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Walking into the basement of the UM School of Music is walking into a cacophony of tones, with pianos, clarinets and trumpets reverberating throughout the hallway. 

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When Texas’ massive music and arts festival, South by Southwest, was canceled last March— for the first time in more than three decades—festival organizers around the country could see that 2020 was going to be difficult. 

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My sex life right now is about equivalent to that of the Pope. 

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Cody Marble spent nearly half his life in the criminal justice system for a crime he did not commit. 

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Walking through the doors of the Adams Center feels like walking through a ghost town. Posters line the walls—posters of players and teams, yes, but also COVID-19 protocols and mask reminders. The park- ing lot might as well have a tumbleweed rolling through it—a Saturday afternoon gameday s…

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Dr. Kenneth Chatriad took a break from his work to wipe down the 12 smooth, light blue plastic chairs spaced out in a Curry Health Center hallway. Chatriad, the center’s pharmacy manager, walked through his newly constructed immunization center. Though it was hard to tell under his mask and …

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Henry DeLuca, an avid skier and the president of the University of Montana’s Ski and Snowboard Club, felt the itch to get out in the snow on a chilly recent Wednesday. Powder blanketed the ground in Missoula, and ski trails left tracks down Mount Sentinel.

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 Every September, Richard Davenport walks into an empty 7,000 square foot box with an idea, …

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Over the course of the semester, Kaimin photographers have documented Missoula’s art scene, …

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Sisters Michelle and Aline Dufflocq-Williams piled into a taxi at John F. Kennedy airport on…

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Ben Porietis knew his neighbors weren’t home. Eyeing the pumpkin sitting innocently on the p…

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On a cool September evening in South Missoula, roller skaters, skateboarders and bicyclists …

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Nathan Coyan lifted his right hand as he began the swearing in ceremony. In the quiet baseme…

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If 2020 were a sound, it’d be a cough. An exasperated struggle for breath as disaster attack…

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Alex Northey’s car screeched to a halt at the front of the Curry Health Center’s parking lot…

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Elijah Jalil’s eyes closed as he sang. Gold streamers stirred softly behind him as a breeze …

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For the last three weeks, the Kaimin’s coverage has focused, sometimes exhaustively, on the …

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On the first day of school, Hannah Clemenson walked down the old, tree-lined brick path that…