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I’m not a wannabe hermit, never have been, but college from home has made me feel a bit like one.

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When a man has a swab shoved up his nose and tickling his brain, a man gets to thinking: Is he in good hands? Will the people destroying his nostrils be able to tell him if he can go back to work, or more importantly, if he and his loved ones will be safe?

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We know the trope “we’re living in unprecedented times” is getting kind of old, but it’s still true. We’re in this weird limbo between the Zoom class eye-strain and in-person classes where we all sit six-feet apart and try not to touch our masks too much. And then we’re expected to social di…

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Call us crazy, but we’ve gotta say that maybe—and this is just a thought—the UM College of Humanities and Sciences shouldn’t downsize its tech support department. Never is a cut like that especially ideal, but there could not be a worse time. It’s not like there is a worldwide pandemic that …

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"We welcome letters to the editor and will publish all letters that fit our guidelines" - Montana Kaimin, August 18th, 2020

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Your voting record is public information. Not who you voted for, that’s a secret, but whether or not you voted is public. Political parties, candidates, non-profits, journalists, and even private citizens can request the information. After November 3rd, whether you voted or not will be writt…

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I am outraged at the University’s decision to mandate a two-day, in-person orientation, which was entirely comprised of content that could have been delivered online. Attendees convened in classrooms to watch videos covering information they had already received in high school: the benefits …

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On July 16, UM sent out an email to students confirming COVID-19 hit the campus community. Classes hadn’t even started yet, and already, Curry Health Center could confirm several positive cases — all enrolled students.

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Last spring semester, 19.4% of students on campus self-identified as people of color. This suggests our recruiting, classes, schools, and more, are predominantly white. In Montana, it’s easy to say the state’s overwhelmingly white population makes it difficult to diversify the University of …

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UM Housing has halved its vacate notice. Unemployment has skyrocketed. Class has been canceled. Thankfully, our noble Governor has suspended evictions, in a surprising turn after closing our places of employment and thus suspending our incomes for the well-being of our communities. Which was…

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A few days ago at 10 p.m., I sat on the phone with my partner, curled up in a blanket, petting my childhood cat and telling her about my plans for putting together the last Kaimin of the semester. We have this conversation every Sunday, usually in person, but this time it was different. This…

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I’m 23 and back at my parents’ house. Which isn’t so bad. I alternate between old woman activities and preteen ones – from knitting (potholders, mostly, thanks for asking), to scrapbooking, to TikTok dances and PlayStation. Anything to distract myself from family drama, my canceled graduatio…

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Last week, Wisconsin held its primary elections, the first major election since the nation shut down due to coronavirus. It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing. Wisconsin Democrats pushed for extended absentee ballot deadlines and even a postponement of the election entirely, motions that were blo…