A close-up of one of Baken's works

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

RMC student working on computer
Photo courtesy of Oliver Walker

[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[…]

La La Land movie poster obtained from Wikipedia

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
Photo courtesy of RMC Ski Team

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[…]

Overlooking Billings
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,[…]

Photo courtesy of Jacob Wissinger

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[…]

RMC Cheer spreading the love

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[…]

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain College

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[…]