Cans for Gas

Photo Illustration by Rick Maitri

Photo Illustration by Rick Maitri

We have all run into the problems with gas prices. Even if the rising gas prices did not effect you directly, it did affect your other costs. How can this be avoided? Though it would be tough to change the filter effect that the gas prices may have had on you, it is possible to reduce the amount that you spend on filling up your car. Cans For Gas is a new program at New River that was started by a Student Government Senator Tim Herzog. Herzog is collecting aluminum drink cans to recycle for money. This money is then placed in an account for students. Students just have to bring their issue with gas prices to a teacher or Ben Kramer. The money will then be allotted in the form of gas cards to students who are deemed “in need”. If you want to help bring your empty drink cans to the mall site in Christiansburg between 1:30 and 3:30 on Tuesdays and at the Student Activities Office between 1:30 and 3:30 on Wednesdays.

About Sarah Polan

Sarah Polan entered New River Community College in the summer of 2008 at age 16 after being homeschooled her entire life. She had already been a member of the Roanoke Times "Edge" staff for two years at that point. Sarah came to New River with the dream of rebuilding the long forgotten school newspaper and with the help and encouragement of Janet Hanks and the IT staff, the online Knight Rider was born. Sarah has served as editor and contributing writer for three semesters and continues to coordinate and produce the e-paper biweekly. She also edits an on-line national publication for the Boy Scouts of America Southern Region Venturing division and will be contributing an article to the nationally published Scouting magazine blog. She has also provided a student blog post to the student organization VA21. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling in search of her dream college which she will transfer to next year.
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