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I called my mom on Tuesday before spring break knowing she would be upset. She planned to drive from our hometown of Austin, Texas, all the way to Missoula to go skiing, see her old friends and spend some time with her oldest son (me).“It doesn’t look good,” I said. “I think it is time to hu…

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The news is more uncertain than usual. Information we have now could be, and likely is, drastically different from tomorrow morning. Everyone is trying to adjust to this new reality. And UM’s administration is no exception.Given the circumstances, the University is doing a good job. Even bef…

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Since the emergence of the coronavirus, the lives of UM students have changed dramatically. In a matter of weeks, our classes commuted to our laptops. Students were asked to leave their homes in the dorms by all means possible. In almost all of the ways that count, campus is shut down.

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I called my mom on Tuesday before spring break knowing she would be upset. She planned to drive from our hometown of Austin, Texas, all the way to Missoula to go skiing, see her old friends and spend some time with her oldest son (me). 

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From Wuhan to Milan to Qom to Seattle, coronavirus has arrived. As of March 9, 34 states and the District of Columbia have already reported cases of the virus, and 19 people in the U.S. have died from the disease. Though officials are still working to determine exactly how the disease spread…

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It seems like Montana State University’s new recruitment strategy is to email current University of Montana students at 4:38 a.m. Whether MSU’s graduate program is reaching out to UM students to encourage them to apply, or simply congratulating students for making UM’s dean’s list, it’s a li…

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In the aftermath of the Oscars, Twitter was flooded with posts about all the winners and their accomplishments. My newsfeed in particular was overwhelmed by posts about Maori director Taika Waititi. But more importantly, my newsfeed posts were filled with praise and gratitude that two people…

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For those who don’t follow the news or for those of you who do and still haven’t heard, the Trump administration is bulldozing through traditional Tohono O’odham burial grounds along the Arizona-Mexico border in preparation for the ridiculous border wall. This destruction is happening alongs…

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One of the frequently asked questions on ASUM’s website is “How do I have my voice heard?” That’s a great question. As students whose job is to cover ASUM, we’ve seen the confusion students face when they need to lobby for club funding or place a public comment, the ways ASUM claims your voi…

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Last February, professors and students working in the Clapp Building told the Kaimin that masking tape on the ceiling tiles was UM’s defense against their crumbling and potentially releasing asbestos particles into the air. 

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After UM Dining’s last food truck attempt survived less than five years with many changes to the location and menu, UM is now bringing a new selection of food truck vendors to campus starting Feb. 12 to 14 for students looking for some late night grub.

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So, I started dating someone. Weird to admit to a bunch of people I don’t know, but we’re just going to roll with it. When we started dating, I asked to look at his tribal ID; he’s an enrolled member of the Blackfeet tribe (sorry, Mom). I looked first at his ID picture (awful like anyone els…

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From columns establishing the principles of consent and cover stories describing the proper use of condoms and how to detect an STI, to opinion pieces on dildos, the Kaimin has no problem talking about sex.This will be the second week in a row that the Montana Kaimin reports on students who …