Roundabout Views

Blog Post
01/12/2017 - 1:32pm

College is not exactly cheap. But how much has the cost of it gone up in the past few years? According to CollegeBoard.org cost from 1975 to 2016 have inflated substantially. Four-year Universities have tripled in cost since 1975. Public two-year colleges doubled as well. While most people will bring up the fact that pay has also gone up since 1975, this country works twice as hard for their dollar. Minimum wage in Kansas is $7.25/ hour.

Fresh Asphalt Article
01/05/2017 - 1:04pm

Guns control has always been a complicated subject and in recent years, it has gotten much bigger. Many people believe that no one should own guns and others fight for their right to bare arms. I personally believe that anyone that is certified can and should carry a concealed weapon with them. But I also feel that they should be restricted in some areas such as schools, hospital, churches, and other public places such as the store.

Blog Post
12/29/2016 - 10:44pm

Rejection. It’s a scary word. Especially in the world of writers. You’ve put your heart and soul into this story and placing it in the hands of a publishing company is like sending your only child to kindergarten and hoping all goes well. All day you’re anxious about how they’re faring in the big scary world away from home.

Fresh Asphalt Article
12/22/2016 - 5:09pm
Photo of Angela Flournoy

Angela Flournoy is a writer that had her first novel, The Turner House,  nominated for the 2015 National Book Award and she won it. She also won many other awards for this novel including a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her novel is about the relationship among a large African American family that lives in Detroit.

Blog Post
12/15/2016 - 3:43pm

Cowley is a great place to be involved in writing. There are so many opportunities through Creative Claws and Mile Marker. One of the big parts of writing is just doing it every day, having both these classes plus creative writing and literature makes that easy for me. I have heard a few things about events in Ark city where people present their written work, which sounds very interesting.

Blog Post
12/08/2016 - 4:57pm

Everyone loves a tv show that gets you hooked instantly and one of those shows is Longmire. This past week some of the MMR staff got the chance to go up to OSU campus and meet the author of Longmire. I know you are probably shocked there are actually books, most people are. The author is Craig Johnson and he currently has thirteen Longmire mystery novels out, along with four short story collections that are based on Walt Longmire's life.