Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gas prices infringe on students' class options, means of travel - Charlie Grau, Florida International Univ

For Junior Jose Gonzalez, making the trip to University Park from his home in Pembroke Pines was just a waste of gas. “To go to class once a week for a business course just didn’t make sense,” the finance major said. Like many other students and faculty, Gonzalez is feeling the pain at the pump as gas prices jump past $4 per gallon. On average, Gonzalez said he spends about $45 a week driving his 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Instead of making the 54-mile round trip once a week, Gonzalez decided to try out an online class.

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