New club ‘Bookaholics Anonymous’ brings authors to RMC, article by Kajlea Richards

A new club, dubbed Bookaholics Anonymous, has emerged on Rocky Mountain College’s campus. According to Kelsey Henscheid, president of the club, “This English club was created for people who have a passion for the written word.” This club welcomes students of all backgrounds, interests, and majors as it “hopes to expand the student and faculty’s[…]

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Battlin’ Bears look to bounce back from Southern Oregon loss, sports article by Preston Davenport

The Battlin’ Bears continued their season with the official homecoming game on Sept. 23 against the College of Idaho Yotes. The game began slowly, but picked up for the Battlin’ Bears in the second quarter with two passing touchdowns from quarterback Jacob Bakken to Brandon Mosley. The Battlin’ Bears pulled away with two fourth quarter[…]

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What should be done about the grizzly bear population? editorial by Kayla Solis

After 41 years of being listed as an at risk species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), on June 22 grizzly bears were delisted in the Greater Yellowstone Area by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services because their population had achieved full recovery. National Park Services said, “The population [of grizzly bears] has grown from[…]

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Spotlight on RMC’s ombud Art Lusse, feature by Nicolas Cordero

Human conflict is inevitable, but resolving it can be challenging. Mediation and negotiation have prevented countless wars and resolved millions of conflicts around the world. Art Lusse is an expert in both of these practices. Lusse has helped hundreds of individuals, businesses, and families solve conflict in a peaceful way.  Lusse is now committed to[…]

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Body positive speaker comes to campus, feature by Cheyenne Lira

The Ryniker-Morrison Gallery, located in Tech Hall, will be hosting an art exhibit from Oct. 5 until Nov. 3 featuring solo artist, Candace Forrette. The exhibit, “I, Thou” features a combination of wall pieces, three-dimensional installations, drawings, and other innovative techniques including encaustic work. The gallery is open to the public daily from 9a.m. until[…]

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Candace Forrette displays work in RMC art gallery, article by Nicolas Cordero

The Ryniker-Morrison Gallery, located in Tech Hall, will be hosting an art exhibit from Oct. 5 until Nov. 3 featuring solo artist, Candace Forrette. The exhibit, “I, Thou” features a combination of wall pieces, three-dimensional installations, drawings, and other innovative techniques including encaustic work. The gallery is open to the public daily from 9a.m. until[…]

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Every day is labor day for equestrian students, article by Sue Lawrence

Although no students attended classes on Monday, Sept. 4for the Labor Day holiday, it was another work day as usual for Rocky Mountain College’s sophomore equestrian majors. By 6:30 a.m., all had arrived and begun their assigned chores in “the Barn” at the Intermountain Equestrian Center,  RMC’s Equestrian training facility,  well ahead of their assigned[…]

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Battlin’ Bears roll past Saints and make history, sports article by Preston Davenport

The Battlin’ Bears shook the Frontier Conference with a dominating 40-14 win over Carroll College at Nelson Stadium in Helena. This is the first time Rocky has beaten the Saints at their home field since 2000. The Bears finished with 503 yards of total offense; 297 yards on the ground and 206 yards passing. Quarterback[…]

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Veganism is gaining popularity, editorial by Roman Jones

People are beginning to switch to plant-based diets whether for health purposes, ethical questions about the meat industry, or environmental concerns. Vegans, who are individuals who don’t eat meat or anything containing animal byproducts, have become a diverse and rapidly expanding minority within modern Western society. As various plant-based diets continue to become more popular[…]

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The most endangered species in North America, Feature by student contributor Jessica Meeker

Rocky Mountain College’s students were given the opportunity to help spotlight and capture the most endangered mammal species in North America: the black-footed ferret. Working on a wildlife ecology class, RMC students, led by Professor Kayhan Ostovar, went to the American Prairie Reserve (APR) in Eastern Montana, to help take down fences as well as[…]

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Non-profit provides free service animals to veterans, feature by Kajlea Richards

Every year Dr. Ashlynn Reynolds-Dyk’s professional writing class works one on one with a charity foundation. This year Dr. Reynolds-Dyk has chosen an organization from Shepherd, Dog Tag Buddies, which helps veterans receive service animals at no charge. DeeDe Baker started the organization when her “ husband returned from his 18-month deployment to Iraq,” and[…]

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Betsy DeVos: College students and Higher Education, column by Nicolas Cordero

Millions of college students will likely be affected by budget cuts and proposed policies from the current Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. On April 12, the Trump administration withdrew a guidance that protected borrowers of student loans and established customer service guarantees. The Obama-era guidance was issued by former Education Secretary John B. King Jr. and[…]

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Young immigrants on edge after DACA repeal, column by Cheyenne Lira

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been in the spotlight for three weeks now. There is currently talk about a bipartisan agreement being composed to satisfy both political parties.  The topic hits home for me because it reminds me of one of my talented best friends, Ellie Virrueta. Her artwork is displayed, along[…]

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RMC approves new cross country budget, sports article by Carrie Cota

When three different sports are sharing one budget, funding competitive programs can get complicated. Until recently, Rocky Mountain College’s cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field teams have been under one budget. RMC officially has a track & field team now with a whole new budget, which means bigger opportunities; including[…]