The “Best” Years: Why College Really Isn’t the Best Time of Your Life

By Michaela Shifley – I can’t count how many times I’ve been regaled with reminiscent stories about how ‘college was the best time of my life,’ and ‘enjoy these four years because they will be best years of your life.’ To be honest, I’ve never understood this. What about the other 60 to 80 years of[…]

International Students on Campus Bring Diverse Cultures to RMC

By Tessa Fraser – The Summit sat down with international students Thomas Hitzginger, Thomas Vandel, and Kasra Majmae Fasaei and asked them their thoughts on life, food, and college in the United States. Every fall, Rocky Mountain College is filled with new students that come from every corner of the nation and the world. Many bring their own[…]


Suit Up! It’s Going to be Legendary

By Margaret Klein – We believe investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all.” This is the mission statement of Enactus, an international nonprofit organization which has a club at Montana’s very own Rocky Mountain College. “Enactus is the business club on campus and we do entrepreneurial[…]

Transformational Learning: What Does One of RMC’s Core Values Actually Mean?

By Margaret Klein – Jean Piaget, author of “The Psychology of Intelligence”, once said, “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and[…]

For the Love of Love: Why Reading Romances Really Isn’t That Big of a Deal

By Michaela Shifley – I became fascinated with romance novels in the seventh grade. To be honest, the initial lure was probably the fact that I was sternly told that I couldn’t read them. This, of course, sparked a flame of rebellion in my 13 year-old soul and led to my stealthily stealing an entire box[…]

Students, Faculty Awaiting the Unveiling of New Library Learning Center

By Kobi Hudson – For many students, the Rocky Mountain College Library is home to nightly studying, tutoring, and researching. Students will be pleased to learn that the RMC administration is currently planning to build a new learning center in the library. According to Hannah Micona, the Assistant Director of the library, this learning center will be located on[…]

Debate Society Jump Starts into the Season

By David Fejeran – As we propel further into the Fall 2015 semester, the Rocky Mountain College Debate Society has solidified its role on campus by taking steps toward better international representation, education, and campus & community involvement. During the first week of the school year, RMC Debate sent four of their finest debaters to[…]

Dyslexic Students Face Challenges, Find Success in the RMC Classroom

By Caitlin Horton – Dyslexia. To some people that word is an identity, and to others it is merely a word, nothing more. October has been designated National Dyslexia Month in order to raise awareness about this disability. According to, dyslexia is defined as “a learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to[…]

Three Ways to Handle Homesickness

By Shadya Jarecke – Many students experience homesickness while attending college, especially as freshman. It is important to remember that home- sickness is normal and you are not alone. It is brought on by the changing of environments. Homesickness typically lasts from one to three months. While those few months can be difficult, here are three[…]

The Cost of Dreaming: College in 2030

By Margaret Klein – What does the future hold? It’s human nature to wonder, dream, and, possibly, dread the future. Children daydream often about being astronauts, ballerinas, firefighters, and princesses. For adults however, the future isn’t always seen through such rose colored glasses. The main crack in said glasses is money. “Another day another dollar”[…]