Helena Dore

News and Sports Editor

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Helena (Lena) Dore is a news and sports editor at the Montana Kaimin in Missoula, Montana. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish at the University of Montana. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii, a rural ranching community on the Big Island of Hawai'i. At nine years old, she moved to Bozeman, Montana, where she developed skills in writing, skiing, hiking, fishing, running, climbing, mountain biking and dancing.

In Missoula, she spent the 2018-2019 school year reporting campus news for the Montana Kaimin. She reported the student government beat for one semester, attending weekly senate meetings and reporting on issues raised. The following school year, she worked as a news and sports editor, managing staff, reporting and writing her own stories and editing stories for the weekly paper. She hopes to use her knowledge about outdoor recreation and public land use to report stories about land management and the environment.

Contact: [email protected]

Montana Kaimin

For nearly two years, Jane Doe's days routinely included gathering documents and filing reports with police, lawyers, prosecutors and University of Montana officials about an alleged rape at a house rented by fraternity members.

Montana Kaimin
Missing & Murdered

On Dec. 28, 2018, a volunteer search party recovered the body of 14-year-old Henny Scott near Muddy Creek, west of Lame Deer on Montana's Northern Cheyenne reservation. Scott had been missing for three weeks. "She was a very outgoing, kind person," said Paula Castro-Stops, Scott's mother, who spoke at a candlelight vigil for missing and murdered indigenous women on the Oval Saturday.

Montana Kaimin
Close encounters of the squirrel kind

Deep within the recesses of University of Montana dumpsters, dangling atop oak tree branches, creatures lurk. Up to three pounds and two feet long, these bulging-eyed, furry fiends can be seen scurrying around UM's campus, swishing their bushy tails and baring their yellow buck teeth at students.

Montana Kaimin
Following field trip slur, students seek changes

When University of Montana student and Blackfeet tribal member Brandon Fish heard a tour guide use the terms "chippy hoist" and "chippy house" to compare mining equipment with an underground prostitution ring during a field trip to Butte on Sept. 22, 2018, he was deeply affected.

Montana Kaimin
McGill may reopen soon after clean-up, expert says no "measurable" asbestos in air

An asbestos expert told a group of about 50 concerned parents that there was no "measurable" amount of asbestos in the air at McGill Hall, but children still could have been exposed to the toxic material. He predicted that UM employees would be able to return to McGill Hall in a week, after the University does a deep clean of the building.

Montana Kaimin
Provost invests without criteria

Strategic investments for proposed budget cuts to departments were based on various criteria, but were not determined through any equation, according to UM provost Jon Harbor. Harbor explained investments to the Associated Students of the University of Montana on Nov. 7. On Oct. 17, ASUM narrowly passed a resolution requesting more administrative transparency.

Montana Kaimin
Sexual assault reporting may become mandatory for Greek Life presidents

Greek Life officials want to make it mandatory for fraternity and sorority presidents to report cases of sexual assault to the University. They are in the final stages of drafting these revisions to the Greek Life and University of Montana mutual agreement. "We hold ourselves to higher standards," Fraternity and Sorority Involvement Director Lacey Zinke said.

Montana Kaimin
Single mother overcomes personal, academic challenges

Sylvia Borstad, a 22-year-old political science and communication studies double-major, devotes her free time to things like serving as a student senator and campaigning for state higher education funding while preparing for law school. But just a couple years ago, she was homeless and raising her three-month-old baby boy.

Montana Kaimin
ROAM Student Living: Construction chaos

When Earl Clark signed up to live in an apartment at ROAM Student Living last spring, he had no idea the ordeal he was in for. The 23-year-old film major thought after completing a month-long biking tour in August, he would be moving into his new apartment.

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