Emily Schaff with her brother Skyler, photo courtesy of Emily Schaff

Jumping into cold water for Special Olympics Montana, article by Copy Editor Cheyenne Lira

From the time that Emily Schaff started her education at Rocky Mountain College, she has been going out into the community and making a difference. Schaff, now a junior, has been working for the Office of Community Engagement for the past three years. She has also been responsible for coordinating events with the Special Olympics.[…]

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Rocky cross country teams finish strong, article by Student Contributor Carrie Cota

On October 21st, Rocky Mountain College’s cross country team contended against five teams in the NAIA conference. Carroll and Lewis-Clark are two tough teams in the conference At this invitational meet, Rocky’s men took 1st place, with Carroll trailing right behind. On the women’s side, Rocky took 2nd to the competitive Carroll team. This was[…]

photo by Nicolas Cordero

Parking presents problems at RMC, article by Editor in Chief Riley Howard

Limited parking is a concern on any college campus; however, this year problems with parking at Rocky Mountain College have been magnified since a portion of the Tech Hall parking lot became unavailable due to the construction of the new science building. Junior equestrian major Dalaney Soto said it has been a frustrating semester because[…]

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Stress Management: How to silence the overbearing internal screaming, editorial by Online Editor David Fejeran

The Fall 2016 semester is wrapping up. For most students, this means stuffing our faces with food and white chocolate peppermint mochas to prevent stressful screaming from leaking out. Projects pile up, essays loom over our hunched shoulders, and deadlines creep toward us as time seems to march on at a quicker and quicker pace.[…]

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The conflict surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, feature by Copy Editor Roman Jones

The face-off between the Standing Rock Sioux and the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline is a story that continues to dominate headlines. The conflict boils down to opposing views on the development of an oil pipeline due to potential adverse affects on the environment and the[…]

Senior, Paige Bailey Behner photographs the Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Cordero

Yellowstone trip gives students photography opportunities, feature by Nicolas Cordero

The Art department at Rocky Mountain College is full of captivating experiences and opportunities. Both the Nature Photography and Digital Photography classes take a yearly trip to Yellowstone National Park. Absolutely spectacular landscapes, wildlife diversity, and volcanic features make Yellowstone National Park a world renowned place to do photography. Since 2006, art professors Mark Moak[…]

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Rocky basketball teams start season with success, article by contributor Preston Davenport

The Rocky Mountain College men’s basketball team opened its season on October 26th in the Fortin Education Center taking on cross-town opponent Yellowstone Christian College. YCC is a relatively new team and just began its second season. The Rocky men lead the Centurions the entire matchup and won with a final score of 83-75. “I[…]

Dr. Aaron Rosen, RMC’s newest philosophy and religious thought professor.
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Religion: A sophisticated language for questioning things, feature by contributor Courage Louviere

The discussion of religion is one that is extremely complex, controversial, and often intimidating in American society. Separation of church and state was established in order to maintain freedom of religion in the U.S., but it has also led, in some respects, to a form of religious illiteracy. For instance, in order to avoid any[…]

Senior, Molly Davis argues the opposition bench in the final round. Photo by David Fejeran

Rocky Debate tallies up success at Northwest Tournament, article by Online Editor David Fejeran

In preparation for an international tournament in Ireland this January, the Rocky Mountain College Debate Team competed in a tournament at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming last weekend. The team will also compete at tournaments at USC and UCLA next weekend. The style of debate that the team takes part in is called “British Parliamentary,”[…]

Cancer survivor Noah Olaff leads blood stem cell donor event, feature by Contributor Lea Hippauf

Noah Oloff, a sophomore at Rocky Mountain College and a Leukemia survivor, is helping Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) organize a blood stem cell donor registration event on Nov. 15th from 11:30am till 4pm. The RMC physician assistant masters program is also helping run the event. Typically, donor registration would cost around $65 per person.[…]

Rocky theater students perform Shakespeares’ Cymbeline in front of Billings Elysian School. Photo courtesy of Kaleb Price

Educational Theater: A Community of Education, feature by Contributor Kaleb Price

The Rocky Mountain College Theater Arts Department provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to and delve into the full and rich world of theater. It is an educational theater – meaning that everything that is taught, made, or performed is geared toward education and learning. This year the RMC theater arts department has[…]

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Student spotlight: Ben Eldred, article by Editor in Chief Riley Howard

Senior psychology major Ben Eldred says that he always dreamed of coming to Rocky. The 29-year-old from Olympia, Washington, is currently living that dream and has had experience as both a traditional and nontraditional student. Eldred first attended Rocky right out of high school from 2005- 2007, after which he left college and eventually joined[…]