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Black Tie Blue Jeans: At Home!

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[…]

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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.[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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.  
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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[…]

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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[…]

RMC custodian receives AIMHO service award, editorial by Roman Jones

  Laurie Thompson, a Rocky Mountain College custodian, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Intermountain Housing Officers after being nominated by RMC Residence Life last year. Thompson has performed maintenance and custodial duties at Rocky for 15 years. She just started her 16th year last month. Housing director Shaydean Saye spoke about[…]

The life of a working college student, editorial by Kajlea Richards

Many believe that it is the work students do while in class that is important for their success, but often the work students are doing outside of class makes the larger impact. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “In 2007 nearly half (45 percent) of ‘traditional’ undergraduates worked while enrolled.” Rocky Mountain College’s[…]

Leading by example: a spotlight on Tim Lohrenz, article by Paul Quinn

Rocky Mountain College’s Director of Outdoor Recreation, Intramurals, Student Activities and New Student Orientation, Tim Lohrenz, fills many roles centered around activities on the RMC campus and beyond. Lohrenz is a graduate of RMC who met his wife, Cara, while they were both attending the college. As an RMC instructor, Lohrenz has a reputation for[…]

Meet Brad Coffield, RMC’s newest librarian, article by Kayla Solis

Coffield poses in front of library shelves. Photo by Kayla Solis.   Rocky Mountain College recently hired Brad Coffield as an assistant librarian for the Instruction and Web Developer position.   Coffield started working at RMC last May. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Coffield has a bachelor of arts in creative writing and philosophy and a[…]

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November marks National Novel Writing Month, article by Kayla Solis

The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has commenced, but it’s not too late to get started. According to nanowrimo.org, “National Novel Writing Month is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (formerly known as the Office of Letters and Light) that believes your story matters.” NaNoWriMo happens every November of the year. It’s an “internet-based creative writing project [where participants][…]