Top Row: Lindzy Thomas, Terry Anthony, Taisha Rocha, Jordyn Walter, and Jacob Buffington. Bottom Row: Jocelyn Anderson and Megan Logan.
photo courtesy of Rebecca Hall.

Services for Academic Success takes Billings’ Alberta Bair Theater

feature by: Contributor Jocelyn Anderson On a warm September evening members of Rocky Mountain College’s Services for Academic Success (SAS) program eagerly waited in their seats at the Alberta Bair Theater. All attendees, including myself, experienced two unique and beautiful art forms: music and dance performed by the Billings Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Rapids[…]

photo courtesy of Ean McLaughlin.

Former death row inmate and author Damien Echols gives Common Read lecture

feature by: Editor in Chief Riley Howard Over 300 students and members of the Billings community gathered in the Fortin Center last Thursday for a lecture by Damien Echols, the author of this year’s Common Read, “Life After Death.” “Life After Death” is Echols’ account of being wrongly accused and convicted of the satanic killing[…]


Election 2016: The issues

article by: Copy Editor Roman Jones Often during an election year, the general public tends to spend more time critiquing the character of presidential candidates and not nearly enough time analyzing the pertinent issues facing the country as a whole. Questions such as “Is Hillary Clinton trustworthy?” or “Is Donald Trump sexist?” are relevant; however,[…]

Men's soccer team looking better than ever in this year's team picture. photo courtesy of Dave Shumway

Men’s soccer team has high hopes for the national championship, article by Lea Hippauf

The Rocky Mountain College men’s soccer team started out conference play with three big wins. In the first game, the team beat the College of Idaho 2-1. Then the team traveled to Oregon where they beat Multnomah University 5-1 and defeated Walla Walla University 8-0. Senior Captain Ben Teasdale feels optimistic about the season. Teasdale[…]


Computer science professors prevail, feature by Contributor Ayla Grandpre

The incoming class of new students in the computer science department, has almost doubled from 10 to 18 students in one year. With only three professors in the computer science department, and the continually growing number in each incoming class, the professors have been steadily gaining more sections and classes to teach with each new[…]


RMC students engage in campus and community, feature by Contributor Shayna Lloyd

Rocky Mountain College is making moves to becoming a more civically engaged campus with over 2,000 volunteer hours logged by students since the beginning of the school year. Those hours were obtained through individual volunteering, student service leaders, and the annual Freshmen Service Day, which included 14 service projects around Billings. Community Service Coordinator Jill[…]


Survey finds mixed results on satisfaction of on campus food, feature by Editor-in-Chief Riley Howard

A recent survey was conducted by staff members of The Summit regarding the satisfaction of on campus food and beverage options. Fifty-one students and faculty took the survey. The survey found that 52 percent of students and staff were satisfied with the food and beverage in the coffee shop, 50 percent were satisfied with the[…]

Male students pose wearing high-heels for the Walk a mile in her shoes event. Photo by Cheyenne Lira

Strutting in stilettos to raise awareness for sexual violence, article by Copy Editor Cheyenne Lira

Rocky Mountain College made history last month by hosting their first Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. Frank Baird founded the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes non-profit organization in 2001. What began as a dare between friends turned into a worldwide phenomenon. The mission of the organization is to “create a unique and[…]

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Tobacco Free Campus? article by Copy Editor Roman Jones

Last April, Rocky Mountain College enacted a new tobacco policy for its campus. Decals are now posted on campus buildings signifying RMC’s status as a tobacco-free zone. However, the policy has not escaped some criticism pertaining to how it was established and its specific details. According to Jack Jennaway, the current President of the Associated[…]


Campaign Season Begins Close with Presidential Debate, editorial by Online Editor David Fejeran

With the presidential election weeks away, the two main candidates, democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and republican nominee Donald Trump, are squaring off in a series of debates leading up to the election on Nov. 8. The first of these debates aired on all major networks on Monday, Sept. 26. Lester Holt, the host of NBC[…]


College Countermeasures, editorial by Contributor Cade Kiedrowski

In late August this year, the University of Chicago sent out a letter to their incoming students that contained the following excerpt: “Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation[…]