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I commend the Kaimin’s reporting on Professor Rob Smith — normally hit pieces try to hide sources and full quotes when defaming their victim. This story provides a great lesson for everyone concerned about our society’s unfolding political purge of ideological heretics.

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I spent the summer hearing a love story. Last spring, I applied to be an intern for the Ward 3 City Council Candidate Dori Gilels. I had only lived in Missoula for a couple semesters while studying political science at the University and thought this opportunity could teach me more about my …

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The day after the public learned Jamie Spears ended his 13-year conservatorship over his 39-year-old daughter and pop legend Britney Spears, she decided to celebrate her renewed freedom by posting nudes on main. And why shouldn’t she?

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There’s a real disconnect between the University of Montana’s stated interest in respecting the differences among us and the content of the personal blog of one of its tenured professors. 

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With the most students living on campus in years and far fewer COVID-19 restrictions — at a time when the virus is peaking in Missoula — it would seem like not only a smart plan, but a vital mitigation strategy, to open up more quarantine and isolation spots for students at UM. But the Kaimi…

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Though we at the Kaimin are unafraid to criticize the University of Montana for its actions when the situation calls for it, at the end of the day, our reporters and editors are still UM students with pride in our school. And this week marks a rather monumental success for the University: Ou…

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Disarmists believe a gun’s utility lies solely in direct use. Aside from blowing up gophers or scoring venison, guns are only useful in killing people – therefore, being armed means you are just some latent murderer waiting to “use” your gun on fellow citizens.

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Last week, UM’s faculty senate and student government passed resolutions calling for the University and the Board of Regents to enforce stricter masking requirements and a vaccination mandate. Though the resolutions don’t actually change any legislation at UM, they speak to the overall feeli…

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Last spring, the 67th Montana legislature passed House Bill 102 — legislation that would allow students to carry firearms on campus, openly or concealed, without a permit. In May, the Board of Regents sued the state, claiming the legislature overstepped its bounds by trying to control the un…

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Update: UM publishes salary data under a "Fall Reappointment Roster" on its HR page. At the time of this editorial's publication, HR had told the Kaimin that salary data was not published on its website. 

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Monday morning, walking into the Kaimin office for my last production day as Editor-in-Chief, I went to the archives and pulled out our last issue from Spring 2020. I wanted to read my predecessor’s sign off — one she wrote from her house as she finished her senior year remotely. I wanted to…

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Hello folks! It's Nevin, from before. I couldn't resist putting in one last remark before you all gaily skip off to your well-deserved summer breaks. This fall semester will coincide with a municipal election for Missoula City Council; and yes, I am reminding you to update your voter registr…

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After having adapted over and over again to the constant changes of the past year, UM now has to update and enforce a new statewide mandate — but it isn’t related to the pandemic we are only just beginning to reach the other side of. Nope. The Montana Legislature’s new big project? The next …