Jacob’s Ladder: In A Bleak Midwinter, Feeling the Effects of a Third Condensed Semester By Jacob Wissinger of The Summit Staff

To preface this column, I am not the pinnacle of academia. If anything, I would be found in the median of the pool of college students. I’m not seeking to victimize myself as I detail my grievances, simply allowing for a space in which I can vent the burden and fatigue felt by myself and[…]

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The Lighting of the Tipis at Rocky Mountain College by Sydney Weaver of the Summit Staff

  In 1990 Congress and George H. W. Bush signed a joint resolution that designated the month of November the National American Indian Heritage Month. To celebrate the month of November,  RMC’s Native American Outreach, alongside Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council and Pretty Sheild Foundation put together a display of tipis from Nov 4-7 with[…]

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2021 Billings Municipal Election Results by Mette Fears

On Nov. 2, the City of Billings elected 5 new City Councilors, approved a public safety Mill Levy, and voted to prohibit the sale of recreational marijuana inside the city limits.  These newly elected City Councillors will serve until 2025: Ward 1 Ed Gulick; Ward 2 Jennifer Owen; Ward 3 Denise Joy; Ward 4 Daniel[…]

N'Dea Flye warming up before the game.

Oregon Baller Turns Battlin’ Bear: Student-athlete profile by Kamryn Pitcher of the Summit Staff

Twenty-two-year-old basketball star from Portland, N’Dea Flye,  recently shared her aspirations and goals for Rocky’s Women’s basketball team as well as her future.  Flye is a senior sociology major who has attended Rocky for two years now with her favorite class being Social Stratification. Though she hopes to play basketball overseas, most likely in Europe,[…]

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We’ll Meet Again: A two-part spooky short story by Kamryn Pitcher of The Summit Staff

In October, I  felt the most awake on nights like these, when the moon was full of itself and the wind spun my hair in its bony fingers. The lamplight of the campus kept away any uneasiness that usually comes with walking alone at night and  Losekamp Hall sat before me as alive in the[…]

Rocky and Montana Tech lining up - September 2021 Homecoming game

Rocky vs Carroll Football Showdown By Emmanuel Brookman of The Summit Staff

    On Sat. Oct. 23, Rocky Mountain College will play their rivals Carroll College at 1:00 on Herb-Klindt Field. The rivalry between the two teams has been going on for a while now, so, what’s the beef?   Since the early 2000s, Rocky and Carroll have had a heated rivalry as the two major[…]

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Pushing RMC Forward with social media: An Interview with Grace Schroeder by Jordan Price

  If you follow Rocky Mountain College on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, then you’re familiar with the work of Grace Schroeder. As RMC’s Communications and Social Media Coordinator, Schroeder is busy with her position, which she has held since August of 2020. The native Wisconsinite schedules tweets, posts, and interacts with our online community in[…]

A line of PRIDE flags, followed by the Montana state flag, flow gently in the wind behind the booths and next to the stage.

Family-friendly and flamboyant, the Billings PRIDE Festival supports the LGBTQ+ Community by Avi Fox

On Saturday, September 11, Billings had its official Pride Festival at North Park.  PRIDE stands for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence.  With booths from health officials, pagans, kinky sex educators, and churches around Billings, the environment thrived on diversity, geared to LGBTQ+ people, the allies, and the curious.            […]

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Texting All My Exes By Jacob Wissinger

They say that inspiration appears briefly like a scorching comet across a dark sky. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it, they say. Seldom do they mention the pitfalls of momentary bursts of genius, or in my case, that creating a Google form for former lovers to answer questions about the totality of said relationship is[…]

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Photo by Oliver Walker

Top Three Vaccines in History by Jacob Wissinger

For many scientists and health organizations worldwide, 2020 was a race to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. Designing and testing a vaccine is a slow process — but once a vaccine is available it can slow the spread of infection and disease, for instance, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective in creating immunity[…]

"Leda and the Swan after da Vinci" art by Jim Baken
Photo courtesy of Oliver Walker

Professor Jim Baken Retrospective in the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery by Katie Eliason

From Mar 1 through 18 2021, Professor Jim Baken’s art was featured in the Rykiner-Morrison Gallery located in Tech Hall. Baken explained the four series featured in the gallery included the Lookout series, the Elk series, the Clubs series, and the Smoking series.  Baken started his Rocky career in 1990 and is retiring this year[…]

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Jim Baken Gallery Walk: A Photo Story by Oliver Walker

A walk-through of Rocky Mountain College’s art professor, Jim Baken’s exhibit in the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery:                                                 All photos were taken by The Summit’s photographer, Oliver Walker

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[OPINION] I’m Not A Racist by Emily Kokot

On Feb 24, the Diversity and Inclusivity Task Force coordinated a Zoom call event titled “The Good Troublemaker” with speaker Eran Thompson to discuss the topic of “privilege and the struggle for social justice,” according to chaplain Kim Woeste. Woeste explained that Thompson was chosen as a speaker because “February is Black History Month” and[…]

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La La Land is The Greatest Movie of All-Time: A movie review by Jacob Wissinger

Close your eyes. Think about your favorite movies. Why do you like them? Because they are fun? Make you feel good? Is the premise relatable and benevolent? Classics like the Twilight series or The Blind Side may come to mind. Maybe even Disney or Marvel works come to mind. Now open your eyes. Those movies[…]

RMC's Lady Bears claiming first place overall award
Top Left: Hilde Sato, Sofia Brustia, Sydney Weaver
Bottom Left: Emma Hiebert, Larissa Saarel, Jessie King
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RMC Ski Team Sweeps the Podium at Western Championships by Sydney Weaver

On Mar 12 and 13, the Battlin’ Bears ski team competed at the USCSA Western Championships in Red Lodge, MT. Usually around this time, the Bears would be competing at Nationals but due to coronavirus restrictions in the east, the 2021 Nationals were canceled. That did not stop the Bears from competing, though, and coach[…]

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Photo courtesy of Katie Eliason

Where to Volunteer in Billings by Katie Eliason

From participating in campus service events to getting out in the community, there are many ways to volunteer in Billings. Volunteering is a great way to help and give back to the community. It can be a rewarding process through donating your time and hard work. It is important to keep in mind that service[…]

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Tournament Day in the Life Of Tristan Hanson: Photo Story by Oliver Walker

                                                                                              All these photos were taken by Olliver Walker,[…]

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RMC’s New Student Diversity Task Force by Jacob Wissinger

The new Student Diversity Task Force had its inaugural meeting on Jan 16, marking the first student-led diversity and an inclusivity-centric group of its kind at Rocky Mountain College. The Diversity Task Force was founded within the past year and existed as a joint body between both students and faculty with both parties working in[…]