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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[…]

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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
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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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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[…]

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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 Students Find Fun, Adventure in Live Action Role Playing Group

By Caden Kiedrowski – On the rain soaked Green this September an unusual thing happened here at RMC. Droves of people flocked to this open field on a Friday afternoon and participated in the L.A.R.P.-ing event Rocktivities put on. In no time at all, the Green was transformed into a mock battlefield, and curious onlookers gathered to watch[…]

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The “Best” Years: Why College Really Isn’t the Best Time of Your Life

By Michaela Shifley – I can’t count how many times I’ve been regaled with reminiscent stories about how ‘college was the best time of my life,’ and ‘enjoy these four years because they will be best years of your life.’ To be honest, I’ve never understood this. What about the other 60 to 80 years of[…]

International Students on Campus Bring Diverse Cultures to RMC

By Tessa Fraser – The Summit sat down with international students Thomas Hitzginger, Thomas Vandel, and Kasra Majmae Fasaei and asked them their thoughts on life, food, and college in the United States. Every fall, Rocky Mountain College is filled with new students that come from every corner of the nation and the world. Many bring their own[…]