Archive for October, 2019

UM News Silver Show October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019

In this weeks UM News show you will hear about how vaping is affecting some UM students. We also get to hear from an LGBTQ student and how she feels UM is a safe place for the LGBTQ community. Lastly we tell you about an event going on at the Jennette Rankin center that promotes the Missoula community. This show was produced by Griffin Rerucha and directed by Sydney Hanson.

Missoula Vape Shop Effected By Ban

October 17, 2019

A vape store business manager felt the effects of the ban on both his professional and personal life.

Tyler Courter said the real problem with the vaping illnesses is from contaminated cartridges. Courter also said vape store businesses are being inaccurately blamed.

UM Students and Professor Disagree on Issues Surrounding Vaping

October 17, 2019

A Montana ban that stopped the sale of flavored vaping products pushed some U-M students to quit vaping.

Reporter Tessa Nadeau talked with two students and a professor about there differing opinions surrounding the ban.



Jeannette Rankin Peace Party

October 16, 2019

Auctions and music brought Missoulians to the Missoula county fairgrounds for the Jeanette Rankin peace center’s annual fundraiser, the peace party.  One u-m student enjoys the impact her work at the peace center has on the community.

Jessica Jewell, the assistant executive director, helped organize the event. It brings in money so the center can put on workshops and community events through the year, which spread peace through education and care packages.

“You know in college we have to work, and if I’m going to do that, I’d rather do that in a way that gives back and does something positive for the world around me as well as helping build great skills.” Jewell said.

According to staff the auctions set the peace party apart from Missoula’s other fundraisers.

Written and edited by Tina Brennan

Coming Out Day

October 16, 2019

UM student alliance group, Lambda, works to increase acceptance of the LGBTQ community though education and organized events.

For National Coming Out Day, the group held a campfire social. Students shared their coming out stories over a warm campfire and roasted marshmallows.

UM Freshman, Ember Cuddy, says that coming out in high school was a difficult experience. They say that Missoula gave them a fresh start from their hometown in Helena.

UM News Maroon Show for October 11, 2019

October 10, 2019

On UM News this week you’ll hear about how a local company teamed up with UM to try and help teach people more about DUI’s. The company Think Twice has a booth at Griz games to help prevent drunk driving. In other health news, Curry Health Center did a study on seasonal effective disorder that showed that the number of students that “feel sad” increased between the summer and winter of 2016. This show was produced by Tessa Nadeau and directed by Graham Gardner.

UM News Silver Show for October 11, 2019

October 10, 2019

This week on UM News, you will learn about what one local company is doing to prevent DUI’s and how UM is teaming up to help. Also, we’ll tell you about how the new Montana Media Lab will help the community and how the Festival of Remembrance is trying to incorporate more cultures into it’s month-long series of events in Missoula. This week’s show was produced by Tessa Nadeau and directed by Graham Gardner.

Think Twice Breathalyzer

October 10, 2019

Griffin Rerucha went to the Think Twice booth to find out what this company is doing to prevent DUI’s. Think Twice is allowing people to blow into a breathalyzer to see how drunk they are without any repercussions. This allows people to better gage how drunk they are.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

October 10, 2019

A local study showed that the number of students who reported feeling “very sad” increased by more than eight percent between the summer and winter of 2018.Counselors at curry health center say that seasonal affective disorder…or s-a-d describes a pattern of depressive symptoms during the fall or winter. One way to deal with s-a-d is by using light therapy also known as happy lamps. UM student Abbie Nordstrom says her happy lamp helped with her first Missoula winter.

Written and edited by Tina Brennan

Montana Media Lab at UM’s School of Journalism

October 9, 2019

Another initiative at UM lets people learn more about media skills. Community members, alumni and students got a look at the new Montana Media Lab during its official opening at UM’s School of Journalism. The lab offers workshops, and also does outreach and teaching at local high schools. Director Anne Bailey says she hopes it will become known as a place to learn media techniques.

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