Saturday, April 23, 2011

LESSONS FROM THE CONCRETE DESERT - Lauren Dubinsky, the Statesman

“I hate this ‘gas crisis’,” said Alicia Ryan, a senior commuter student at the university. “I’m used to not having to spend very much on gas because I have an efficient vehicle, usually takes me 20 dollars to fill her. Now, it gets me a half a tank. Big shame, I don’t work enough for this.” Not only are their wallets thinning, but a feeling of disconnection to the university also looms over some commuter students. Ryan said that in one of her classes, her professor asked the students about an event and they responded, “”Oh, we’re commuters, so we’re not involved,” Ryan said that it “broke her heart” to hear the students say that because she is so involved in school.

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