RMC students Kayleigh Griffith, Gretchen Carlson, Paige Schladetsch, Trevor Hunnes, and Mitchell Harmon enjoy their time at the 2017 American Choral Directors National Conference. Photo by the RMC music department

Rocky students participate in national singing conference, article by Emily Skiles

While others traveled home for spring break, five Rocky Mountain College students headed to the 2017 American Choral Directors National Conference. This congregation of choral directors, composers, and performers was a unique opportunity for the RMC music department. Only one college from each state was nominated to select students to attend the conference. With Rocky[…]

RMC student teachers come together often to collaborate ideas. Photo by Nicolas Cordero.

RMC Student Teachers apply their skills in the classroom, feature by David Fejeran

Every Wednesday, a group of student teachers meet in the seminar room in Tyler Hall, primarily to discuss how their weeks are going and ways in which they can improve what they are doing. They meet with Professors Shelley Ellis and Gail Surwill, who frequently provide the students with bread, butter, and the occasional snack[…]


“Ya done good, kid,” editorial by Preston Davenport

I hear the term “millennial” frequently from nonstop critics about our age group. These criticisms are usually on our work ethic, social values, and intelligence. The problem I have with these assumptions does not manifest itself in old people complaining about young people. Beyond mere criticism, the substance and lack of depth in the arguments[…]


Season comes to a close for Rocky Basketball Teams, article by Preston Davenport

The Rocky Mountain College basketball teams wrapped up the regular season on the road against the University of Great Falls and Montana State University Northern. Both the men’s and women’s teams fell in the first round of the Frontier Conference playoffs. The women’s team, who received an automatic bid for hosting the tournament, fell to[…]


Author Elisa Lorello holds reading on Rocky Campus, article by Roman Jones

Rocky Mountain College hosted novelist Elisa Lorello for a fiction reading event in Losekamp last month. Lorello is a successful author and writing coach who has written seven novels and one memoir. Collectively to date, she’s sold 500,000 copies worldwide and her books have been translated in multiple languages. She is known for having produced[…]

RMC skier Frida Svedberg defended her title in both G.S. and Slalom. Photo courtesy of the Billings Gazette

Battlin’ Bears Ski Teams Win 2017 USCSA National Title, article by Courage Louviere

The Rocky Mountain College Ski Team has once again proved they are a force to be reckoned with and won both the men’s and women’s USCSA National Championship Titles. The weather conditions in Bend, Oregon, were less than optimal for the ski team as they battled through rain, snow, wind, and poor visibility. Despite the[…]


International Week held at Rocky Mountain College, article by Cheyenne Lira

International Week is one of the many traditions that occur at Rocky Mountain College. It is a week-long event organized by Amber West Martin, the Director of International Programs, and the Rocktivities staff. The event celebrates the many international students who attend Rocky and serves to educate students about the diverse cultures that are currently[…]

RMC debate team works with tribal community colleges to engage and develop communication skills. Photo by Nicolas Cordero.

Rocky Debate Team works with tribal community colleges, article by Nicolas Cordero

Shelby Long Hammond, professor of communication studies and debate coach for Rocky Mountain College, crafted a program that engages and develops communication skills of students who attend Native American colleges. The program started in fall of 2013 and has been growing rapidly since its inception. The main characteristic of the program is that training is[…]


Does your voice matter: RMC campus provides safe environment for free expression, editorial by Layout Editor Iris Pacheco

Do members of society classify you primarily because your views and opinions are different from theirs? Do you feel safe speaking your opinion in class, at work, or to your friend at the mall? Are you scared that people will harass you because you’re different? In my experience, I’ve found that a way to reduce[…]

Where does RMC lie? Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) discussing ways to guard Free Speech to college’s across America. Photo courtesy of Molly Davis.

Free Speech: Where does Rocky Mountain College lie?, editorial by student contributor Molly Davis

The Spring semester at University of California Berkeley began with flames, shouts, and sparks. This was all due to protests and violent riots that broke out in response to Milo Yiannopoulos, who was scheduled to speak at the campus. He never was able to speak, due to safety concerns because of the rioters. Yiannopoulos is[…]


Billings to host the 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, article by Copy Editor Cheyenne Lira

Great things are happening for Billings, MT and Rocky Mountain College Athletics. This year Rocky and Billings are hosting the NAIA Women’s Division I National Championships. Thirty-two NAIA women’s basketball teams from across the country will travel to Billings to compete in the seven day, single-elimination tournament. Due to the fact that Billings and Rocky[…]


On campus food at Rocky: A culture of mediocrity?, editorial by Editor-in-Chief Riley Howard

The last issue of The Summit featured an article that explored the idea of a culture of mediocrity in the Fortin Education Center. This discussion was started by Glendive High School Boys Basketball Coach, Wade Murphy, when he sent an email to parents and players attributing a culture of mediocrity as the reason for a[…]

Photo by Ean Mclaughlin

Home season comes to an end for Rocky basketball teams, article by student contributor Preston Davenport

The Rocky Mountain College basketball teams continued their run at home on Feb. 9 and 11 against Carroll College and Montana Western. The women’s basketball team took two close losses, meanwhile, the men’s basketball team upset ranked teams #8 Carroll College and #13 Montana Western. The women’s basketball team took on Carroll College on Thursday[…]

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President’s Day: Seeking guidance in an age of turmoil, editorial by Online Editor David Fejeran

Last Monday, we celebrated President’s Day, a holiday marked on the third Monday in February commemorating George Washington’s birthday on February 22nd. On President’s Day, we honor all presidents, not just Washington, but everyone from Washington to Trump. In this time of turmoil, where people on different sides of the political spectrum refuse to listen[…]

Residents come together to protest the selling of Montana lands. RMC Professor Tom Kalakey gets inside look at what is happening inside the Capitol Building in Helena. Photo courtesy of Tom Kalakay.

Protest over the selling of Montana lands, article by Copy Editor Roman Jones

On Jan. 30th, protesters gathered outside the Capitol Building in Helena, Montana, to voice their dissent over the selling of public land. A rally was also hosted in Billings by Rocky Mountain College philosophy and environmental studies professor David Strong at the Granite Tower in objection to the proposed legislation. The dispute stems from a[…]

Typical traffic demonstrates a major problem in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Californiawatch.org.

California’s overpopulation crisis: Environment and economy, feature by student contributor Kayla Solis

California, the Golden State, is famous for its beautiful beaches and mountains, breath-taking national parks, the famous Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco and the Hollywood movie industry in Los Angeles. However, all of these attractions are causing a major problem for this state: overpopulation. “California’s population surged by nearly 50 percent from 1970 to[…]

Red Lodge Clay Center resident Lars Voltz at the opening of a new exhibit at the Ryniker-Morrison gallery. Photo by Ean McLaughlin

Ryniker-Morrisen gallery hosts Red Lodge resident artists’ work, article by student contributor Ean McLaughlin

A new exhibit opened in the Ryniker-Morrisen Gallery on February 9th. The gallery, located on the main floor of Tech Hall, had previously been hosting a display of local photographers’ work. The new exhibit showcases the ceramic work of five long-term residents of the Red Lodge Clay Center. The artists include husband and wife Lars[…]

Those who traveled with Debate from left to right: Daniel Parod, Shelby Jo Long, Shay Sturdevant, Annastacia Anderson, Bella Goss, Molly Davis, Gerald Giebink, Jack Jennaway. Photo courtesy of the Debate team.

Debate Team competes in Ireland, article by student contributor Molly Davis

Seeing the world and experiencing other cultures are just a few perks of the Rocky Mountain College Debate Team. This past week, Debate Coach Shelby Jo Long Hammond and judge Daniel Parod traveled with six Rocky student debaters to Dublin, Ireland, for a fiercely competitive debate tournament at Trinity College. The competing team members from[…]

RMC mens basketball win against Great Falls 83-69 on February 4th. Photo by Ean McLaughlin

Rocky basketball returns home, article by student contributor Preston Davenport

After a solid month on the road, the Rocky Mountain College basketball teams geared up for several home matches in February. The Women’s Basketball Team found their stride with back-to-back home wins after struggling on the road for the last four games. These losses included: Montana Western (47-52), Carroll College (50-71), and the past weekend’s[…]

Members of Rocky Mountain College’s Men’s indoor track team pose after a meet. Photo courtesy of Amy Petsch.

RMC indoor track season off to a great start, article by student contributor Carrie Cota

Rocky Mountain College’s Track and Field Team kicked off the indoor season with some outstanding performances. Rocky’s first weekend of meets took place on Jan. 13, with nine members of the team traveling to Bozeman and five athletes traveling to South Dakota. In Bozeman, four athletes qualified for indoor nationals by competing on the Distance[…]