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Green and Gold: What to do after heartbreak

Dear Green and Gold,  My boyfriend broke up with me right before Valentine’s Day. It is awkward because I see him all over campus and I don’t want him to know that I am sad. What should I do?    Green Says: Focus on friends.  After a breakup, it can be easy to shut yourself[…]

Darius Henderson and RMC's President Dr. Bob Wilmouth on set of Mental Health Awareness and Well-Being Podcast
Photo taken by Olliver Walker

RMC Mental Health Awareness and Well-Being Podcast by Sydney Weaver

If Rocky Mountain College students have opened up their Moodle pages recently, they might have noticed a new class titled RMC Mental Health Awareness and Well-Being. This new class is open to all students and faculty members. Darius Henderson, an RMC senior, wanted to create a platform that would bring awareness to and normalize mental[…]

Visitors observing the memorabilia at the Black History 101 Mobile Museum.
Photo taken by Grace Schroeder

Rocky Celebrates Black History Month by Katie Eliason

Rocky Mountain College celebrated Black History Month on Feb 4 2021 by hosting the Black History 101 Mobile Museum in Fraley Lounge. According to blackhistorymobilemuseum.com, Dr. Khalid el-Hakim is the Founder/CEO of the museum. Tracy Mouser, the coordinator for student activities explains that “over the last thirty years, he has been collecting over seven thousand[…]

Photo of protests against the integration of the Little Rock Nine.
Image by John T. Bledsoe

What RMC Bears can do to fight racism: Black History Month and Beyond [OPINION] by Tressa Nopper

Following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by the Minneapolis police, protests sprung up across the country. The summer of 2020 was historic partially because of its protests, as activists demanded a change in police departments across the country. People of all backgrounds took to the streets to protest the deaths[…]

The 2021 Battlin' Bears Ski Team at Lookout are all smiles under their masks

Battlin’ Bears Dominate at Lookout Pass by Sydney Weaver

Rocky Mountain’s Battlin’ Bears ski team attended their first 2021 US Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) race at Lookout Pass on the border of MT and ID. Rocky competed with Lookout Pass’s own junior race team and two other USCSA schools: the College of Idaho and the University of Idaho. On Sat Jan 30, the men[…]

RMC students walking to class

RMC’s Enrollment Remains Steady Amid Pandemic by Tressa Nopper

Rocky Mountain College has managed to maintain relatively steady enrollment amid the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic began affecting RMC with all classes going online starting in March 2020. At the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester, some classes returned to an in-person format, with social distancing and sanitation measures in place. Changes to campus life[…]

RMC Volleyballs, from RMC Volleyball Facebook Page

Rocky Volleyball Has High Hopes For Season Ahead by Tori Cybulski

The Rocky Volleyball team volleys on despite Covid-19 restrictions and their regular season being moved to the spring. Volleyball, like most fall sports at Rocky Mountain College, had their regular season moved to the Spring semester due to Covid-19. The team hasn’t been out of the gym, though. They started the semester with weight-lifting and[…]

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Black Tie Blue Jeans: At Home! by Sydney Weaver

Every year, Rocky Mountain College hosts Black Tie Blue Jeans, in order to raise money for student scholarships. For the past 33 years, the Black Tie Blue Jeans Scholarship Benefit was an in-person event that included a dinner, entertainment, and auctions. More than 600 people would attend. Normally, the event is held in the evening[…]

Sophomore golfer Blake Vandenacre
Photo courtesy of Oliver Walker

An Update on Fall 2020 Sports at RMC by Oliver Walker

Fall sports seasons at Rocky Mountain College have been canceled or delayed because of the expanding coronavirus pandemic. The RMC coaching staff has been promoting student welfare this semester, offering safe places to go along with extra help for athletes who need it. Athletes from two sports commented on how their teams are running proceedings.[…]

Nic Job profile photo

Student Profile: The Perfect Final Stop By Nichole Davies

Nicole Job, 21, joined the Rocky Mountain College community this year after a long journey of boarding schools, trips abroad, and four colleges. She is a senior and is working to complete a degree in creative writing by December of next year. “People here have different experiences than I’m used to,” she said. “My coworkers[…]

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Amy Neuman: A Woman Among Horses by Elise Neuman

After her father returned from the Vietnam War, Amy Nell Neuman grew up bouncing between small run downtowns throughout Eastern Montana as her father tried to find a place to settle. He still has yet to settle, but Neuman has found herself quite comfortably established in the role of co-director and professor of equine studies[…]

A photo of Prescott Hall, where the Admissions Office is located. Photo courtesy of the Rocky Mountain College Instagram page.

Retiring Professor Reflects on Life and Teaching Career by Haley Kouba

Shelley Ellis, who proudly calls herself a “sneaky book person,” is retiring from the education department at Rocky Mountain College, after a 42-year-long teaching career. Dr. Ellis’ lifelong interest in reading drew her to her teaching career. She took the time to explain how her love of reading led to her becoming an education professor[…]

RMC Student back in class after quarantine 
Photo Courtesy of Oliver Walker

RMC Bears Hibernated March Quarantine by Elizabeth Hill

In March and April of 2020, a new and frightening plague emerged around the world. Citizens of all nations suddenly experienced disruptions in their daily lives. When COVID-19 struck, people were terrified. They began getting sick;death-rates rose, and everyone was urged to stay home, isolate, and limit time in public. Citizens walked among the populous[…]

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Vice Presidential Candidates Focus on Important Issues, Without Resorting to Petty Insults by Haley Kouba

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence extensively discussed their presidential candidate’s views, and their own views, on issues such as the coronavirus, climate change, the job market, abortion, and racial injustice in the 2020 vice presidential debate on Oct. 7. The moderator of the debate, Susan Page, kicked off the event with some questions about the[…]

American flag reminding you to vote!
Courtesy of Sydney Weaver

The 2020 Presidential Election: A Breakdown By Kenna Dudley

The 2020 presidential election: the white elephant in every room, the topic that puts stomachs into knots, the election that the entire world is watching; this year in politics is intense, to say the least. Politics are typically a taboo topic, this much is well known. But any year that includes a pandemic, allegations of[…]

RMC's bear covering up for COVID 
Photo courtesy of Oliver Walker

Assistance for RMC Bears in Need by Tressa Beauprez

Has there ever been a time when you went to bed a little hungry because you could not afford to buy food after purchasing an expensive textbook or homework code required to complete your assignments? Have you ever tried to not drive your car because the low fuel light was on, and you could not[…]

Student Researchers (left to right): Lauren Ryter, Addison Valdez, and Larissa Saarel hold a feisty snapping turtle.  
Photo courtesy of Kayhan Ostovar.

RMC Students Participate in Research with the Montana Space Grant Consortium by Larissa Saarel

Students from around the state visited Rocky Mountain College and took part in a workshop made possible through the Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) on Sep. 18-19. Through the workshop, they had the chance to learn more about research opportunities for students and take part in important data collection for the environmental science program’s ongoing[…]

New Student Orientation on the football field
Photo curtesy of 
Grace Schroeder

The New Freshmen Experience by Sydney Weaver

As everyone has noticed by now, this semester is a little different than previous years. Most professors don’t have in-person office hours, everyone’s faces are hidden behind masks, and there are plastic dividers in every room. For returning students who know what the school was like pre-COVID, this is all very strange, slightly irritating. The[…]

RMC soccer teams feature sibling pairs

“By Nicky Litherland” Rocky Mountain College’s soccer program has a unique sibling pair on both the men’s and women’s rosters. For the first time in the program’s history, there are two sets of siblings spread across the two rosters. In both cases, the older sister is on the women’s team while the younger brother plays[…]