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Graduation is a scam.Applying for an undergraduate degree at UM costs $40. That’s the short narrative.If a student happens to be getting a second degree, which students with two majors can opt into after surpassing the 150-credit threshold, that student pays the $40 fee again.And if a studen…

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It all started with the addition of the Apple store. Technically, it’s the somewhat-recently renovated UC Market, but it feels like an Apple store, an Apple store in an airport terminal. A few years ago, the UC was just “that cool building with the plants inside.” But now, it feels like some…

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Cutting constituents off from the opportunity to engage in public comment is the ultimate disrespect to students and the public at large. It means many members of the public can’t express their views to their elected representatives, which means many important voices go unheard.

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This is an open invitation to all of our professors to collaborate. Not with us, but with each other. Collaborate on what, you may ask? The decision to either let their students out of class on time, or accept the occasional late walk-in. If your class starts at 11:00 and goes until 12:20, y…

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Lauren McCluskey was on the phone with her mother when she was shot and killed in front of her on-campus housing. Her murderer is a man she had dated for a month.What happened to Lauren, a University of Utah student, could happen anywhere. And the handling of her case could have serious cons…

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Academic Planner, oh Academic Planner. Why dost thou have to leave us so soon?In the darkest times of advising, what was there, was you.On Oct. 14, you will be gone, and here is what is the matter.You’ll be replaced with Degree Works, and it makes us much sadder. In the darkest of times, you…

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Every Friday and Saturday night you can catch some serious police action from agencies all around the country on A&E’s “LIVE PD.” And starting on Sept. 20 Missoula will be among those agencies. Essentially this means you can turn on your television and see all of the unsavory activities …

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A lot goes into what classes a student takes and what their timeline is for graduating. You have to think about gen ed classes, requirements for a major, the possibility of a minor or a certificate, maintaining a job outside of classes and participating in campus organizations. All these mov…

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By the time you read this, our staff will have already spent many, many hours deciding what we want to do this year, for you. Our hopes and dreams are pretty simple, and yes, we did sit down in a circle sharing them among ourselves whilst drinking PBR.

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This special issue is just for you. Odds are, you’re picking up the Kaimin for the first time. Hopefully it makes a good first impression.I’m the editor of this paper, and I couldn’t be more proud of the work done by all of the wonderful people who work here. We’ve never made a paper like th…

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If you’re looking to take up arms for target practice, maybe shooting your weapon through a dorm room window isn’t the ideal way to go about it.On April 18, a student decided to do exactly that in Aber Hall, prompting an investigation by UMPD. This raises the question, how enforceable are UM…

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On behalf of the Kaimin, congratulations to our dear Provost Jon Harbor for trying to follow through with his promise to make the University of Montana the state’s leader in online education. But at what cost, Provost Harbor?UM is considering a contract with two Online Program Management com…