Don’t let bad critics determine your life, column by Michaela Shifley

As I sat down to contemplate writing the last newspaper column of my college career, I found that I was stuck. What topic would be most appropriate for a last column? Should I talk about saying goodbye? Should I give deep words of wisdom for my fellow peers at Rocky Mountain College? I couldn’t decide.[…]

Tech Hall as it is present day. Though there have been countless remodels to modernize the building, the exterior is still recognizable from its original conception.
photo courtesy of Kobi Hudson

Addressing the 4-credit system, column by Roman Jones

Competition for jobs is only becoming more prevalent. Our education system owes it to students to give us every advantage available to better prepare us for the job market. When students are prepared, they can go into the world and obtain jobs easier than if they were not equipped with the necessary tools. The initiative[…]


Rocky Beats, article, photo by Nico Cordero

Every school needs a way to give a voice to its students. Colleges and universities are places where prospective leaders, dreamers, and future teachers go for guidance. College students learn not only from their professors, but also from each other. Fostering community at a college through media enables the spread of new and insightful ideas.[…]

drawing by Ann Truong/Google

Wake up, you lazy millennials! column by David Fejeran

I don’t want to sound high and mighty, but when I look at this generation, I can’t help but feel like we’re doomed. Look around you. This generation is completely out of touch with reality. They spend all their time on social media sites instead of spending time with their family or taking time to[…]


Groundbreaking ceremony ushers in big changes to RMC campus, feature column by Lea Hippauf, photo by Nico Cordero

On April 9, one of Rocky Mountain College’s long-term dreams came true when ground was broken for a new science building and football stadium. The project, called ImpACT Today, Transform Tomorrow, came to fruition in early November 2015, when RMC’s Board of Trustees approved breaking ground for the renovation and expansion of the RMC science[…]

RMC senior Ramon Ochoa will represent the college through a state-wide music association.

RMC senior selected to represent music department at state level, article by Jazmin Mitchell, photos courtesy of Ramon Ochoa

Senior Ramón Ochoa has been chosen to represent Rocky Mountain College’s music department as Vice President of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) for the state of Montana. If all goes according to plan, Ochoa will move a step up and represent RMC as the President of NAfME during the 2016-17 school year. It[…]

Senior Aileen Denny made almost all of her painting materials.

Senior art show exhibits bring fine art, creativity to RMC, article, photos by Michaela Shifley

The Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Tech Hall began hosting its last art show of the semester on April 12, with the exhibit set to end on May 7. Appropriately dubbed the “Senior Show,” the gallery is showcasing a variety of fine art pieces from four graduating RMC seniors: Aileen Denny, Michaela Kirby, Megan Faulkner, and Cassandra[…]


Billings She Wolves tear into new season, column, photo courtesy of Alicia Bravo

Many Montana natives may remember The Outlaws Indoor Football League (IFL), one of the few professional football teams that represented Billings on the national scale. They were also two-time defending champions. The team was dismantled in 2010 when the devastating tornado tore down the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark Arena, home of the famous Outlaws.[…]


Score! It’s all about the chemistry, column by Lea Hippauf

Are you interested in playing soccer on a high level and want to study on a unique campus? If so, you might consider joining the RMC soccer program which has attracted players from all over the world. Head Coach Richard Duffy stated, “Becoming a member of the RMC soccer family allows student-athletes to play in[…]

Close but no cigar: Senate rejects Tobacco-Free RMC, article by David Fejeran

On March 31, the Associated Students of Rocky Mountain College voted “no” for a proposed policy that would make RMC Tobacco-Free. The movement behind the proposal, Tobacco-Free RMC, has formulated its policies in part based off of Tobacco-Free policies from other colleges, including the policy held by MSUB. The movement is largely led by a[…]

The positive effects of negative criticism, column by Cade Kiedrowski

Writing for the Summit puts me, or rather my writing and beliefs, in a unique and healthy position. As the Summit is peer reviewed by a set of editors, and further appraised by you, the reader, everything that I write is subject to the opinions of others. My work is criticized. Often, these criticisms are[…]


RMC Track quartet wins All-American title, column by Brenden Leaming, photo by Coach Yoall Akyei

In the first week of March, Rocky Mountain College’s Fred Petsch, Brenden Leaming, Gino Giovagnoli, and Benson Koech traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee, to run in the NAIA National Championship indoor track meet. They qualified their Distance Medley Relay in Brookings, South Dakota and then prepared to compete against some of the best athletes in[…]

I think I drank the wrong Kool-Aid, column by Tessa Fraser

When I was little, like most children, I used to play silly games all the time with my friends. We ran around the neighborhood playing tag, set up tea parties with our Barbies, and (my personal favorite) we pretended we were super spy Army women. With my college graduation looming, those days of make believe[…]


RMC’s Physician Assistant Studies program offers fast track career path, article by Michaela Shifley

With commencement less than a month away, many students may be feeling the pressure to find a job. Fortunately for the students currently enrolled in Rocky Mountain College’s Master of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program, job hunting just became much easier. According to the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), the Master’s Degree[…]


Battling of the operating systems, article by Eric Monroe

With cell phones playing such a major role in modern life, most people would agree it is good to know the pros and cons of the two major operating systems so you know which phone to get next, or at least what makes your phone great. Arguably the two most signi cant operating systems on[…]


Senior Kyle Palmer uses his RMC education to develop his businesses, article, photo by Nico Cordero

Kyle Palmer is a main provider of entertainment in the city of Billings. Currently, Palmer is a full-time senior attending Rocky Mountain College and is studying elementary education. Palmer has created a variety of companies around Billings like “PlayHardEntertainment,” which offers concerts, events, and dances for people in Billings. Recognized artists from a variety of[…]