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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

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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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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[…]

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 
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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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Courtesy of Sydney Weaver

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[…]

Lucas Overton running the ball during fall practice
Photo curtesy of Oliver Walker

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[…]

RMC's bear covering up for COVID 
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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.  
Photo courtesy of Kayhan Ostovar.

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[…]

New Student Orientation on the football field
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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 celebrates homecoming weekend

“By Sydney Weaver” Rocky Mountain College celebrated Homecoming weekend with a series of events, including a Powderpuff football game, the Clara Klindt Hall of Fame Room ceremony, tailgating, and the football game. The Powderpuff football game kicked off RMC’s Homecoming week on Wednesday, Sept. 18, where the freshman and sophomore women went up against the[…]

Rocky Celebrates Sobriety in October

“By Jocelyn Anderson” Every year, Rocky Mountain College celebrates a sobriety challenge called Sober October. As the name suggests, the participants remain sober throughout the month of October. This challenge was created for social drinkers. It is designed to change their drinking habits for a month and promote a healthy lifestyle. Although social drinking is[…]