Lateral violence gets us nowhere
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Picture a bucket full of crabs, the crusta- ceans crawling around, snapping their claws. One crab attempts to escape this bucket prison, scrambling toward its lip. As this happens, the crabs on the bottom reach up and pull the near-liberated crab back down to be trapped with the rest of them…

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University of Montana’s buildings are not all created equal. Going from McGill to Gallagher feels like time traveling. Some buildings are old, but in a charming way, like the Fine Arts Building or Jeannette Rankin. Some are ... just old, and a select few might even convince you that you’re i…

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Let’s say you see a cute person on Tinder who’s also in your writ 101 class. What do you do? If you swipe right, you’re leaving yourself open to rejection. The sofcore kind where only you know about it, but rejection nonetheless. If you swipe left, you may never know where you two stand. May…

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Who doesn’t love a good 30-comment Facebook argument or an entertaining Twitter thread between two different political viewpoints? These days, you don’t have to search very far to find a juicy debate about gun control, abortion or gold vs. blue dresses.

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Hi! I’m your friendly-neighborhood-brown-person, and I’m here because I’m disappointed with this school and the ways in which Native American and other minority students struggle at the hands of this institution.

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We had a great run drinking anything and everything during our first couple years of college. Seriously though — remember when we drank “Pink Panty Droppers” and nobody questioned it? Once the freshman 15-50 starts to hit, we look for a low-calorie alternative. The solution? Spiked seltzer.

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Millennials: An age group which I am part of and a word I never remember how to spell. We Millennials are the generation of suicide jokes, avocado toast and killing businesses. Above it all, there’s social media. That’s not to say we all have the same relationship with it, though. The expone…

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In the past month, I have changed three pretty major things about myself. One: I legally changed my name to Kailyn Mable Middlemist, shedding my abusers’ last name. Two, I started using they/them pronouns, something I’d been wanting to do for awhile yet never did. Three, I quit drinking.All …

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I think a lot about suicide, but not always in the “I want to kill myself” way. Having been suicidal for more than a literal decade, I feel as if I have some authority on the matter. 

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Call me crazy, but I don’t want to experience art from pedophiles no matter how talented they might be. That goes for R. Kelly, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen and, yes, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Touch a kid, get canceled.

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There is scum amongst the social media giants, and it’s Tiktok. On TikTok, kids can create short-form videos on their cell phones for anyone with the app to see. And when I say kids, I mean users only need to be 13.So these barely-teens are doing cringy dances to popular songs, and when they…

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“What are those scars from?”People who ask already know the answer, and I know this because they’re looking directly at the inside of my left forearm. But they ask anyway. Maybe because they’ve realized I’ve noticed them looking, and they feel the need to mention it. Maybe because they’re cu…

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Beware, “Boss Babes” of Missoula, you aren’t gonna like this one.The most annoying aspect to the internet — apart from, you know, the alt-right — is the advertising. Ads are obnoxious enough when they’re in the corner of my screen and eerily specific to my last conversation (or internal thou…

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I skip class a lot. I’m also taking six years to graduate. Coincidence? Perhaps not. Sometimes I miss because of a legitimate reason, be it illness, stress, work or otherwise. We all do, and there’s no use in beating ourselves up over it. But sometimes I skip because I don’t want to wake up …

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It’s the semifinals of the 2015 Big Sky Men’s Basketball Tournament and the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks just hit a pair of free throws. The game is tied with eight seconds left. Montana inbounds the ball to Jordan Gregory, who takes it the length of the court and makes a layup to…