Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Commuters struggle to keep the car running - Anthoney Simms, Castleton Spartan

Castleton State College commuters are beginning to feel the heavy weight of the large numbers on gas prices. With prices averaging $3.84 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel, students are frustrated and upset."I think the gas prices suck. I drive a 1998 Nissan pathfinder. It costs 75 bucks to fill the tank and when you only make $8 an hour, it doesn't really help," said Sterling Nelson, a Castleton senior and commuter. Nelson is one of the many commuters who travel more than five miles to get to the college daily. Commuters are adjusting to the elevated prices in various ways-- one of which is by purchasing new vehicles.

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