“I don’t drive around as much anymore,” says Kyndall Jack, a senior. “Yeah this weekend, instead of driving, I rode my bike to places.”
“It sucks,” adds in Trace Curet, also a senior. “They’re ridiculous.”
It’s true that we teenagers don’t really drive long distances for long periods of time. We might drive to school and back, the grocery store, and maybe visit a friend in the next town over.
“I don’t really drive that much…” Brooke Wanbaugh says, when Alex Sampietro adds in, “Yeah, like I don’t even remember the last time I filled up my gas tank,” while Brooke agrees with him.
The thing is though, this also affects teachers who drive to school (who would have thought?!). Many teachers don’t even live in the Costa Mesa area, or even in Orange County. “I drive here all the way from Riverside, I have to fill up my gas tank twice a week.” Mrs. Clark says.
A lot of students, however, don’t pay for gas themselves. “I don’t pay for my gas; my parents do.” Chris Henriquez states, a senior. Which is rather cool, but what happens if gas prices start to go up even higher? One main reason as to why gas prices are so high is because of oil speculation. If tensions between the West and the East do escalate, there will be serious oil disruption and gas prices will soar up to $5 a gallon. But for now, you can drive around peacefully paying for gas at $4.25 per gallon, because it won’t be long before gas prices spike up to $6…I’m just kidding. Not really.
It's expensive to be gassy...