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Posted April 11, 2008

Maxtla Benavides
Staff Writer

The increase in gas prices has caused University of La Verne students to budget their already limited funds, and for some to find alternative means of transportation.

With a state average price of $3.68 for the lowest octane, commuting students and employees find the drive to La Verne more burdensome than ever before.

“As a commuter I spend a lot of money on gas and food but with the current increase of gas, I literally have to choose from eating or putting gas in my car,” said Claudia Gonzalez, a senior business major.

There has been a 42-cent increase at the pump since this time last year and there is speculation that gas prices are still on their way up.

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