My dad gets the tickets and he can’t go to every game, so he just hands them to me, tells me to sell them. Usually the first person to walk up gets angry that it’s not as low as they wanted it to be, but they realize how fast tickets are going and then someone will come along.
It’s my second year as an RA and a friend of mine brought it up to me — yoga outside. We thought the Oval would be cool. We tried it, no one showed up. We tried it again and this time a few people showed up.
Writing has been a thread between all of my interests because no matter what I’m interested in, I can write about it and I can explain all my own personal feelings on it and I can also explain more scientific, theoretical background on it.
We try to hang up our banner once a week, as a way to connect with campus, and we have free buttons, which is pretty cool. Sometimes you get into really deep conversations, because they’ve been waiting to get that input from a group on campus.
Missoulians are friendly, helpful, and this is a really quiet place. I am a country boy. I come from the remote area and I don’t really like crowded cities. There aren’t tall buildings, there’s lower crime, the nature is beautiful.
He really likes to sleep under the beer pong table. We have had him for two months. It's our first baby. Holds the parents off on grandkids ‘cause they keep dropping hints, so this will fight it off for a little longer.
On a recent weekend, Kaimin photographers and reporters set out to create a portrait of Missoula. We talked to and photographed around 50 people of different ages, with different interests on different days, in different places. From our photographs and interviews, we assembled this collage of Missoula - people we see all the time, people we’ve never met before and maybe some people you know.
In building a cross-section of Missoula, we discovered a symbiosis between our college and our town. It’s impossible to separate the two — UM students need Missoula to build connections and careers , and Missoula needs UM for its youthful energy, creativity, jobs, and to put the “college” in “college town.” The community is important, but don’t take our word for it. Get out there, go talk to people and become a part of it.
Photographers: Sara Diggins, Eli Imadali, Donal Lakatua, John Hooks, Daniel Duensing
Additional reporting for this story contributed by: Matt Neuman, Paul Hamby, Ryan OConnell, Micah Pengilly, Kaden Harrison