COVID-19 Testing Biohazard bag
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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Sophomore golfer Blake Vandenacre
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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.[…]

RMC Student back in class after quarantine 
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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[…]

Lucas Overton running the ball during fall practice
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RMC Sports in the Time of Covid-19 by Victoria Cybulski

Covid-19 at Rocky Mountain College brings the regular fall seasons of football, volleyball, and soccer to a halt while golf and cross country move on in stride. The Cascade and Frontier conferences decided to postpone the regular season competitions of football, volleyball, and soccer to the spring of 2021. Golf and cross country are still[…]

New Student Orientation on the football field
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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[…]

Tips for COVID-19 prevention. Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

How to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Rocky Student by Megan Logan

It seems redundant to write about the coronavirus, or COVID-19 since it’s flooding everyone’s newsfeeds, but it’s something important and something that is affecting our campus community.  First and foremost, understand that while social distancing sucks, it is incredibly important that you follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation. The longer people ignore[…]

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

A Recap of RMC’s COVID-19 Response by Jocelyn Anderson

Rocky Mountain College has been working on campus-wide solutions due to COVID-19. When a pandemic breaks out, it can be hard to know what the best course of action is for an institution. Ultimately, the college should have its students’ best interests in mind, especially when it comes to their health and safety. Here is[…]