Where does RMC lie? Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) discussing ways to guard Free Speech to college’s across America. Photo courtesy of Molly Davis.

Free Speech: Where does Rocky Mountain College lie?, editorial by student contributor Molly Davis

The Spring semester at University of California Berkeley began with flames, shouts, and sparks. This was all due to protests and violent riots that broke out in response to Milo Yiannopoulos, who was scheduled to speak at the campus. He never was able to speak, due to safety concerns because of the rioters. Yiannopoulos is[…]


Does your voice matter: RMC campus provides safe environment for free expression, editorial by Layout Editor Iris Pacheco

Do members of society classify you primarily because your views and opinions are different from theirs? Do you feel safe speaking your opinion in class, at work, or to your friend at the mall? Are you scared that people will harass you because you’re different? In my experience, I’ve found that a way to reduce[…]


Billings to host the 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, article by Copy Editor Cheyenne Lira

Great things are happening for Billings, MT and Rocky Mountain College Athletics. This year Rocky and Billings are hosting the NAIA Women’s Division I National Championships. Thirty-two NAIA women’s basketball teams from across the country will travel to Billings to compete in the seven day, single-elimination tournament. Due to the fact that Billings and Rocky[…]


On campus food at Rocky: A culture of mediocrity?, editorial by Editor-in-Chief Riley Howard

The last issue of The Summit featured an article that explored the idea of a culture of mediocrity in the Fortin Education Center. This discussion was started by Glendive High School Boys Basketball Coach, Wade Murphy, when he sent an email to parents and players attributing a culture of mediocrity as the reason for a[…]

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Home season comes to an end for Rocky basketball teams, article by student contributor Preston Davenport

The Rocky Mountain College basketball teams continued their run at home on Feb. 9 and 11 against Carroll College and Montana Western. The women’s basketball team took two close losses, meanwhile, the men’s basketball team upset ranked teams #8 Carroll College and #13 Montana Western. The women’s basketball team took on Carroll College on Thursday[…]

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President’s Day: Seeking guidance in an age of turmoil, editorial by Online Editor David Fejeran

Last Monday, we celebrated President’s Day, a holiday marked on the third Monday in February commemorating George Washington’s birthday on February 22nd. On President’s Day, we honor all presidents, not just Washington, but everyone from Washington to Trump. In this time of turmoil, where people on different sides of the political spectrum refuse to listen[…]

Residents come together to protest the selling of Montana lands. RMC Professor Tom Kalakey gets inside look at what is happening inside the Capitol Building in Helena. Photo courtesy of Tom Kalakay.

Protest over the selling of Montana lands, article by Copy Editor Roman Jones

On Jan. 30th, protesters gathered outside the Capitol Building in Helena, Montana, to voice their dissent over the selling of public land. A rally was also hosted in Billings by Rocky Mountain College philosophy and environmental studies professor David Strong at the Granite Tower in objection to the proposed legislation. The dispute stems from a[…]

Typical traffic demonstrates a major problem in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Californiawatch.org.

California’s overpopulation crisis: Environment and economy, feature by student contributor Kayla Solis

California, the Golden State, is famous for its beautiful beaches and mountains, breath-taking national parks, the famous Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco and the Hollywood movie industry in Los Angeles. However, all of these attractions are causing a major problem for this state: overpopulation. “California’s population surged by nearly 50 percent from 1970 to[…]

Red Lodge Clay Center resident Lars Voltz at the opening of a new exhibit at the Ryniker-Morrison gallery. Photo by Ean McLaughlin

Ryniker-Morrisen gallery hosts Red Lodge resident artists’ work, article by student contributor Ean McLaughlin

A new exhibit opened in the Ryniker-Morrisen Gallery on February 9th. The gallery, located on the main floor of Tech Hall, had previously been hosting a display of local photographers’ work. The new exhibit showcases the ceramic work of five long-term residents of the Red Lodge Clay Center. The artists include husband and wife Lars[…]

Those who traveled with Debate from left to right: Daniel Parod, Shelby Jo Long, Shay Sturdevant, Annastacia Anderson, Bella Goss, Molly Davis, Gerald Giebink, Jack Jennaway. Photo courtesy of the Debate team.

Debate Team competes in Ireland, article by student contributor Molly Davis

Seeing the world and experiencing other cultures are just a few perks of the Rocky Mountain College Debate Team. This past week, Debate Coach Shelby Jo Long Hammond and judge Daniel Parod traveled with six Rocky student debaters to Dublin, Ireland, for a fiercely competitive debate tournament at Trinity College. The competing team members from[…]

RMC mens basketball win against Great Falls 83-69 on February 4th. Photo by Ean McLaughlin

Rocky basketball returns home, article by student contributor Preston Davenport

After a solid month on the road, the Rocky Mountain College basketball teams geared up for several home matches in February. The Women’s Basketball Team found their stride with back-to-back home wins after struggling on the road for the last four games. These losses included: Montana Western (47-52), Carroll College (50-71), and the past weekend’s[…]

Members of Rocky Mountain College’s Men’s indoor track team pose after a meet. Photo courtesy of Amy Petsch.

RMC indoor track season off to a great start, article by student contributor Carrie Cota

Rocky Mountain College’s Track and Field Team kicked off the indoor season with some outstanding performances. Rocky’s first weekend of meets took place on Jan. 13, with nine members of the team traveling to Bozeman and five athletes traveling to South Dakota. In Bozeman, four athletes qualified for indoor nationals by competing on the Distance[…]

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Lost in a crowd: The struggles of bisexual America, editorial by Online Editor David Fejeran

In February of 2015, a man by the name of Jim Obergefell appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court. His boyfriend John was bedridden, diagnosed with ALS, and wanted to marry Jim while he still had life within him. They got legally married in Maryland and later moved to Ohio, where John died. Upon his death,[…]

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A Revival of the Progressive Movement?, editorial by Copy Editor Roman Jones

Nearly a month ago the United States of America elected its 45th President, Donald Trump. Since his inauguration, a week has not gone by where the public hasn’t witnessed news coverage of a grassroots protest. Protests have spring up in places such as the Phillipines, where 300 people protested Trump outside a US embassy following[…]

Rocky Mountain College’s Fortin Education Center. Photo courtesy of Rocky.edu.

President Wilmouth hopes for improvements to The Fortin Education Center, article by Editor-in-Chief Riley Howard

“A culture of mediocrity,” this phrase has been a topic of discussion in Montana for the last week, since Glendive High School boy’s basketball coach, Wade Murphy, sent an email that went viral on social media outlets around the country. The email described “a culture of mediocrity” as the reason for an unsuccessful athletic program.[…]

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Rocky basketball finds its stride in the new year, article by contributor Preston Davenport

While most students departed from campus to return to their respective families in December, the Battlin’ Bear basket- ball teams remained in Billings for a majority of the month continuing their season. The women’s team struggled in December, winning only one matchup against the University of Calgary, 71-61. However, the women were able to work[…]

Rocky students and Billings community members learn self-defense skills at an event hosted by the Young Women in Business Club. Photo by Nicolas Cordero

Starting off the semester in a G.R.E.A.T. way, article by Copy Editor Cheyenne Lira

Seniors Shadya Jarecke and Marcell Bruski are ambitious business students at Rocky Mountain College. The two made great strides on campus when they created the club Young Women in Business about a year-and-a-half ago. The club is open to all Rocky students and typically meets once a month. The club’s activities have included presentations from[…]