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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…

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You hear it before you step into the darkly-lit shop that sells bike parts and as you buy a ticket from a smiling girl blocking off a hallway. You try to communicate over the pounding music, but it’s almost impossible, so you just smile and point toward the back.

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For nearly two years, Jane Doe’s days routinely included gathering documents and filing reports with police, lawyers, prosecutors and University of Montana officials about an alleged rape at a house rented by fraternity members. 

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When I told my psychiatrist I vape, she suggested I go back to cigarettes. She said it was probably worse than smoking and definitely not what companies wanting my money were making it out to be.

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A small film crew and a comedian vowing to bring stand-up comedy to ghosts pulled up to the front gate of the Old Montana State Prison. The site is considered one of the state’s most haunted, and once housed hundreds of convicts behind its 24-foot walls. 

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As Halloween approaches and the nights get spookier, the spirit world draws closer to our own. It’s especially obvious on campus, where tales of spirit dogs and ghost classes are told year-round.

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It was a hot day in late spring 2017, and after driving for an hour in Los Angeles traffic, AC blasting, Chris Citowicki took a wrong turn onto a toll road. He had no money for the toll, and his thoughts were racing, trying to figure out what he was going to do.

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THE CAR AT A STOPLIGHT, I cried into an M&M’s McFlurry. Maybe it was because I was fighting a killer cold. Maybe it was the ever-intensifying acne situation on the left side of my face. Maybe it was the fact that I wanted nothing more than to eat a fucking  M&M’s McFlurry. The castor…

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Andrew Harris always wanted to play football for the University of Montana. Starting flag football when he was just 5 years old, he progressed into tackle football, high school football, and in 2015, when he was nearing the end of his final year at Glacier High School, Andrew signed a letter…

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Break out your hipster glasses and start practicing your best contemplative stare: the fifth annual Montana Film Festival starts Oct. 3.Creators Aaron Roos and Andrew Rizzo decided last year, during the festival’s fourth year, that while they would stay on to produce the event, they would pa…

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When Miles Wetzel left the United States Army in 2006, he had 10 days to get through a checklist before returning to civilian life. He had served seven years by then — two in Iraq. Wetzel turned in his equipment, met briefly with a physician assistant, and boarded a plane back to the States. 

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A voluptuous figure, in a tiny bikini, stood at a glorious 6 feet tall. Her thick skin was smooth and earthy in its tone, her curves rolled and flowed like banks of a river. The woman was something of a dream or maybe a fantasy. With over-the-top proportions, she teased from her work-table p…

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Last Friday, Greek Row was silent. No music played. No colored lights shined through windows.The last night of recruitment means no drinking and no parties. But soon, when fraternities begin hosting parties and other functions, some attendees will be required to swipe their University of Mon…

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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.