The Dream Act is just one of many issues students are struggling with. Another big concern is raising fuel costs. Across much of the state, prices are very near the $4.00 mark. Right now in Merced, drivers are paying an average of $3.94. Visalia has the highest price in our area, at $3.95. And it's just two-cents cheaper in Fresno. Like many CSU campuses, Fresno State is a large commuter school. Campus officials estimate 9,000 people drive to class each day. Now, with gas prices at $4.00 a gallon, students say they are finding ways to switch up their routines.
Commuting to and from Fresno State together has become a daily routine for Sergio Donato and Mohannad Musleh of Chowchilla.