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In 2018, Mike Adams, a sociologist and prominent right-wing columnist, came tothe University of Montana to give a lecture called “The Death of Liberal Bias in Higher Education” as part of the Jeff Cole lecture series. If you were a student then, you might not remember the lecture, but you mi…

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While the men's basketball matchup between Montana and Montana State was canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test in the UM program on Jan. 27, fans brought the rivalry to social media. It all started when an MSU student videographer tweeted a video of an MSU player staring down a UM player …

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In May of this past year, if I walked to the top of the hill at Lakewood Hills Park in Minneapolis and stood on the bench, I could see the smoke of a burning city billowing above the skyscrapers.It was beautiful against the sun, but the beauty only lasted a few seconds before the reality of …

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We were so close. So, so close to the finish line of this godforsaken pandemic.But now, we might have tripped.Missoula County, acting in lockstep with newly sworn-in Gov. Greg Gian- forte, has opened businesses back up all the way. Bars and restaurants, as of Friday Jan. 22, are able to oper…

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On Monday, the first floor of the Capitol building in Helena was crowded, a line out the door of the courtroom as lobbyists testified against House Bills 112 and 113: Bills that discriminate against young gender-nonconforming people. Both bills are being introduced by Kalispell Republican Jo…

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Editor’s Note: Jordynn Paz is UM’s program coordinator for American Indian Student Services and a recent UM graduate. While in school, Paz wrote opinion columns for the Montana Kaimin regarding Native issues in Montana and beyond. 

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We wish we could say this semester is going to be different (read: better). We wish that when the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, we all would have woken up from a “Groundhog Day”-level nightmare. Because that’s been the commentary all of last year, right? 2020 sucked. It so sucked.…

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Christmas was meant to come just a little early for some this past year. Renowned developer CD Projekt Red were about to triumphantly ring in the holiday season with the highly anticipated “Cyberpunk 2077.” But then, it came out. It didn’t work.

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What a shit show 2020 has been. Most people feel like they’re running a race on a hamster-wheel, myself included. But there’s one thing 2020 can’t take away from us, and that’s our holiday spirit.

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At the beginning of this semester, the Editorial Board published a racial equity action plan moving forward as a newsroom. One of our top goals was to conduct a diversity audit examining the race and gender breakdowns of sources we use in our stories. The results of this source audit are mea…