Rocky and Montana Tech lining up - September 2021 Homecoming game

Rocky vs Carroll Football Showdown By Emmanuel Brookman of The Summit Staff

    On Sat. Oct. 23, Rocky Mountain College will play their rivals Carroll College at 1:00 on Herb-Klindt Field. The rivalry between the two teams has been going on for a while now, so, what’s the beef?   Since the early 2000s, Rocky and Carroll have had a heated rivalry as the two major[…]

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Student or Coach? Both. Sam Mora Named Quarterback Coach at Rocky Mountain College By RMC Student Guest Contributor

The Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears football team made it official in August: Coach Sam Mora has been promoted to the team’s quarterback coach. Hired in July of 2019, Mora has spent the past two seasons in various roles for the Battlin’ Bears, including offensive assistant in 2019 before being promoted to running back coach[…]

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Young Americans for Freedom provides opportunities for Rocky students Guest column by Emily Schneller

Do you like to travel? Would you like the opportunity to hear from amazing speakers throughout the country? If your answer happens to be “yes,” I encourage you to learn more about Young Americans for Freedom (YAF).   During my freshman year at Rocky Mountain College, I joined the newly-founded Young Americans for Freedom chapter[…]

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Pushing RMC Forward with social media: An Interview with Grace Schroeder by Jordan Price

  If you follow Rocky Mountain College on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, then you’re familiar with the work of Grace Schroeder. As RMC’s Communications and Social Media Coordinator, Schroeder is busy with her position, which she has held since August of 2020. The native Wisconsinite schedules tweets, posts, and interacts with our online community in[…]

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Rocky Choir Reconnects With the Magic of A Live Performance Column By Emily Craft of the Summit Staff

One major change separated the Saturday, Sep 25th choral performance from all other performances the previous year. It wasn’t the church it was held in nor was it the songs that were sung that made this concert such a special one. Rather, it was the sea of faces staring back at us in replacement of[…]

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Let’s Set the Record Straight on Columbus and Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Column by Kamryn Pitcher of The Summit Staff

Growing up, I was told like many of you, that “He was the one who discovered America.” It took nearly two decades of my life to decipher the Columbus Day myth for what it was: a colonizer’s narrative born out of a stolen country steeped in genocide.  These are strong words, I know, but these[…]

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Jacob’s Ladder: Midterms? Surviving them? Slim chance. Column By Jacob Wissinger of the Summit Staff

I’ve been through two universities, three years, seven semesters, and too many Midterms to count. Finals are considerably the hardest periods of a student’s tenure in higher education, Midterms, however, are the forgotten hardship. They are the first litmus test as to where you are within a class; they come upon you quickly and subversively.[…]

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City Council Elections On The Horizon By Mette Fears Of The Summit Staff

The 2021 local elections are just getting started, and for Rocky Mountain College students this means a chance to affect how the Billings community grows.  These City Council members influence the public, secure job growth, help provide affordable housing, work on access to outdoor recreation, and provide public safety funding. With the Rocky Mountain College[…]

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Family-friendly and flamboyant, the Billings PRIDE Festival supports the LGBTQ+ Community by Avi Fox

On Saturday, September 11, Billings had its official Pride Festival at North Park.  PRIDE stands for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence.  With booths from health officials, pagans, kinky sex educators, and churches around Billings, the environment thrived on diversity, geared to LGBTQ+ people, the allies, and the curious.            […]

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Photo by Oliver Walker

Top Three Vaccines in History by Jacob Wissinger

For many scientists and health organizations worldwide, 2020 was a race to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. Designing and testing a vaccine is a slow process — but once a vaccine is available it can slow the spread of infection and disease, for instance, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective in creating immunity[…]

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Professor Jim Baken Retrospective in the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery by Katie Eliason

From Mar 1 through 18 2021, Professor Jim Baken’s art was featured in the Rykiner-Morrison Gallery located in Tech Hall. Baken explained the four series featured in the gallery included the Lookout series, the Elk series, the Clubs series, and the Smoking series.  Baken started his Rocky career in 1990 and is retiring this year[…]

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[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[…]

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
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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[…]

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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,[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]