Sick of driving to school? Consider a carpool.

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Sick of driving to school? Consider a carpool.

It's hard to find a parking space on campus, especially when street parking is closed for snow removal. Carpooling could solve this problem.

It's hard to find a parking space on campus, especially when street parking is closed for snow removal. Carpooling could solve this problem.

Peter Blanchfield

It's hard to find a parking space on campus, especially when street parking is closed for snow removal. Carpooling could solve this problem.

Peter Blanchfield

Peter Blanchfield

It's hard to find a parking space on campus, especially when street parking is closed for snow removal. Carpooling could solve this problem.

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Carpooling appears throughout the lives of a lot of people and has many benefits and drawbacks that come along with it. There are numerous effects that it has including helping the environment, however time is a big factor in the decision making process. Overall carpooling is a good idea to the students in the SPA community.

Junior Jane Brunell and senior Drew Fawcett are more concerned with the environment than anything else regarding carpooling with other people.

I love carpooling because it it good for the environment, now I do, but I would like to do it more often because I love driving with other people and it helps parents,” Brunell said.

“I think carpooling is a great alternative to people having to take the bus or drive separately. It’s great because it takes less gas and emits less gas into the environment,” Fawcett said.

Thinking about the environment is admirable, however it is not the only reason to carpool there are practical aspects to carpooling as well. Sophomores Lori Li and Yona Ketema think much more practically than others when it come to carpooling.

“I think it’s a very efficient way for people to get to school. I carpooled in middle school and it was easier,” Li said.

“If it works it’s a pretty good idea. It saves time and money if you take gas into account. It’s a shame that I don’t do it to school,” Ketema said

Just thinking practically, carpooling as many advantages for certain people. There others like sophomore Jake Hosszu and senior Hannah Scott who would find enjoyment in carpooling.

“It’s fine if it’s with the boys. I would rather do it with friends, but I wouldn’t do it with random kids,” Hosszu said.

It’s a really fun way to spend time with people it makes driving back and forth to school which is boring fun and eventful,”

— Hannah Scott

“I think it’s good. I think it’s fun. I carpool with Izzy Denny a lot to basketball. It’s a really fun way to spend time with people it makes driving back and forth to school which is boring fun and eventful,” Scott said.

There are of course students like junior Rueben Vizelman who does not carpool because it does not makes sense.

There are of course students like junior Rueben Vizelman who does not carpool because it does not makes sense.

“I don’t do it. My dad can drive me in the morning, and no one lives close enough for me to carpool with anyway,” Vizelman said.

Carpooling has many factors in deciding whether or not to do it, but the overall idea has a lot of benefits. Students in the community see a lot of benefits to carpooling. 

Carpooling is cost efficient and helps preserve the environment, and allows students to have a good time and foster relationships between those students. Whether you want to strengthen your relationships or build new ones, help the environment, or save a little gas money go carpool.

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