Archive for the ‘UM Students’ Category

A Message from Missoula’s MMA Fighters: All Blood Spilled Must Be Wiped Up

By RUSSELL GREENFIELD, UM Student Journalist. On the night of Aug. 13, Jason Zentgraf, a Missoula mixed martial arts fighter, entered the caged ring at the Swinomish Casino in Anacortes, Washington. Across fro... more

Urban Bees in Missoula: Neighbors Against Neighbors While Drafting New Rules

By DANIEL VIEHLAND. UM student and citizen journalist Daniel Viehland reports on the conflict between an urban beekeeper and his neighbors in Missoula. Will it prompt changes to local beekeeping laws?... more

This Time Last Year

By MARGARET HORTON. Just about this time last year I was busy trying not to address my empty nest and trying hard to concentrate on moving my son into his room in Aber Hall at UM.... more

Thomas the Tarantula

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. I spent the summer volunteering for Missoula's Summer Arts and Leadership Camp, a free camp for 68 homeless and at risk of being homeless kids in Missoula. There I met Thomas the Tarantula.... more

Power Shift

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. A Day in the Life of a UM student: traveling to Washington D.C. for a national youth conference on climate change. The conference was called Power Shift, and about 10,000 young people from ... more

Migratory Notions and Desert Solidarity

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. A Day in the Life a UM student--backpacking in the desert of Utah. If there's one thing I've learned from my backpacking journeys, it's that things rarely go exactly according to plan. Tha... more

Bear Wrestling and Farm Work

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. As I sit typing this, according to my fancy computer thermometer, it is 9 degrees Fahrenheit outside. I'm quite positive this measurement isn't accounting the windchill factor from the hur... more

Art Studios and Lebowskifests

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. After a long week of struggles in the studio, I celebrated the completion of my winter session course by heading over to Lebowskifest at the Wilma theater on Saturday night. This movie wil... more

The Facts of Life

By VERINA PALMER MARTIN. If I were to name two things I learned during my college years that have resonated with me throughout my life, it would be these: 1. Always check your facts. 2. Never forget how little ... more

Zen and the Art of Stacking Wood

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. So, I've been living at home in Helena with my parents for the last few weeks for winter break, which basically means I get to live there free of rent for my devoted and uncomplaining slave... more

The Year of Missoula

By CLAY SPRINMEYER. Happy holidays and blessings of the new year, dear reader. As we flow forward in the river of time into 2011, I've been reflecting on some of the adventures that 2010 brought me.... more

When Aliens (and Cryptosporidium) Attack

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A UM STUDENT. Blog by Clay Springmeyer. I have aliens chewing on my intestines. Ever seen that cult classic, Alien? Remember that part where the alien baby bursts out of the guy's stomach ... more

Zoo Town Night Life

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A UM STUDENT. Blog by Clay Springmeyer. Goodbye Day Light Savings! Don't you love getting to sleep in an extra hour? Well, readers, so much has happened in the last week that I don't eve... more

Carpooling Has UM Students Seeing 3x3x3

11/2 Blog by Ryan Newhouse. Beginning on November 3, a new carpooling campaign, 3x3x3: Rideshare at UM, will launch to showcase the feasibility of a university-supported carpool program at the University of Mon... more

A Day in the Life…

A DAY IN THE LIFE A UM STUDENT. Blog by Clay Springmeyer. I play Dungeons and Dragons in a basement on Sundays. On Sunday nights I'm Terran Crane Fist, a half-orc monk that kills zombies and skeletons with my h... more

Pleasing Your Palate in Missoula

Hungry? You'll be able to satisfy just about any craving in Missoula! Whether it's a casual meal for the family, a fine dining experience, or dessert after a concert or play, Missoula offers a wealth of opt... more

Monte Mascot Mania

[caption id="attachment_36417" align="aligncenter" width="484"] Monte - UM's award winning mascot wins over fans.[/caption] More than a university named as one of the nation’s most scenic, The Univ... more

Volunteer Opportunities

Missoula is known for its giving spirit. On a per capita basis, Missoula is home to more non-profit organizations than any other city in the nation. That means volunteer opportunities abound. ... more