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Rocky Mountain College Continues its Tradition of Academic Excellence in Vancouver, Washington By Summit Student Contributor Alicia Schettler

  From left to right: Larissa Saarel, Mitchell Gorton, Cooper Mann, Alicia Schettler, Rocky Mountain College in Vancouver, Washington for the 30th annual Murdock College Science Research Conference.    Of the many opportunities that Rocky Mountain College (RMC) presents to its students, undergraduate scientific research is among the most rewarding and unique opportunities. This November,[…]

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Long-time Rocky math teacher battles cancer but remains positive By Emily Craft Of The Summit Staff

Many students are wondering what happened to a favorite math teacher at Rocky Mountain College. Robyn Cummings is a beloved math professor here at Rocky She began as a part-time professor as well as working in the Services for Academic Success (SAS) program on campus in 1994. For Robyn, teaching wasn’t always the dream. She’s[…]

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Riley Garrett; Rocky Mountain College Football Player With An NFL Dream By student contributor Lainne Wilkins

  Rocky Mountain College football player Riley Garrett has his sights set on making it to the NFL. Last week he received a letter that was an invitation to a nationally televised ESPN event that will take place on Dec. 15. This event consists of some of the best college athletes in the nation trying[…]

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As Montana prepares to begin sales of recreational marijuana, a look at its effects By: Mette Fears Of the Summit Staff

  The sale of recreational marijuana will be legal in Yellowstone County when Rocky Mountain College students return for the spring 2022 semester.    In 2020, voters in Montana voted to legalize the use of recreational marijuana and to amend the Montana Constitution to make 21 the legal age of usage. Therefore, in the 2021[…]

Jacob’s Ladder: In A Bleak Midwinter, Feeling the Effects of a Third Condensed Semester By Jacob Wissinger of The Summit Staff

To preface this column, I am not the pinnacle of academia. If anything, I would be found in the median of the pool of college students. I’m not seeking to victimize myself as I detail my grievances, simply allowing for a space in which I can vent the burden and fatigue felt by myself and[…]

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The Lighting of the Tipis at Rocky Mountain College by Sydney Weaver of the Summit Staff

  In 1990 Congress and George H. W. Bush signed a joint resolution that designated the month of November the National American Indian Heritage Month. To celebrate the month of November,  RMC’s Native American Outreach, alongside Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council and Pretty Sheild Foundation put together a display of tipis from Nov 4-7 with[…]

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2021 Billings Municipal Election Results by Mette Fears

On Nov. 2, the City of Billings elected 5 new City Councilors, approved a public safety Mill Levy, and voted to prohibit the sale of recreational marijuana inside the city limits.  These newly elected City Councillors will serve until 2025: Ward 1 Ed Gulick; Ward 2 Jennifer Owen; Ward 3 Denise Joy; Ward 4 Daniel[…]

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Oregon Baller Turns Battlin’ Bear: Student-athlete profile by Kamryn Pitcher of the Summit Staff

Twenty-two-year-old basketball star from Portland, N’Dea Flye,  recently shared her aspirations and goals for Rocky’s Women’s basketball team as well as her future.  Flye is a senior sociology major who has attended Rocky for two years now with her favorite class being Social Stratification. Though she hopes to play basketball overseas, most likely in Europe,[…]

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RMC Soccer Celebrates Seniors Photo Story By Oliver Walker The Summit Staff

On Saturday, October 23 the Rocky Mountain College men’s and women’s soccer teams honored their seniors in the final home games of the season. Senior players’ friends and family packed the stands at Wendy’s field to support. Each senior received a framed jersey that the team has signed to remind them of their time at[…]

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We’ll Meet Again: A two-part spooky short story by Kamryn Pitcher of The Summit Staff

In October, I  felt the most awake on nights like these, when the moon was full of itself and the wind spun my hair in its bony fingers. The lamplight of the campus kept away any uneasiness that usually comes with walking alone at night and  Losekamp Hall sat before me as alive in the[…]

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Rocky’s Theatre Arts Department Presents: “How to Survive an Apocalypse” By Rosalyn Visser Of the Summit Staff

Four Rocky Mountain College students have been hard at work since mid-September— rehearsing for their upcoming show “How to Survive an Apocalypse.” This play, written by Jordan Hall, was published in 2018. The production follows a well-off married couple. The couple eventually begins to believe their lifestyle is falling apart, and in their panic, the[…]

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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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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[…]