5867512923_05b371ddbcContrary to popular belief, Berkeley students do not live in the main stacks, never seeing the sun and only coming out to retrieve the FSM coffee they need to survive in their vampiric lifestyle (Well, not all Berkeley students – some live in Soda Hall). We actually do like to get out and go places. However, sometimes it’s difficult.

Yes, there’s public transit if you don’t have a car, but BART, Muni, Caltrain, Amtrak, AC Transit — they are only so reliable and often take twice as long as driving would. And Zipcar can sure get pricey. If you are cursed blessed enough to have a car in Berkeley, let’s face it: Gas is expensive, and often it would be cheaper to take public transit (Plus, do you really want to give up that parking spot?).

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1308947567_d4febf951b_b.jpg There’s a little known community here on campus that no one knows about, mainly because the people supposed to be in it don’t even know it exists. We’re talking about the scores of students living outside the Berkeley bubble who travel five or more miles to get to campus every day: the commuter community of bussers, BART riders and drivers. We can tell you from experience that the life of extensive travel to and from school can not only be irritating, but often lonesome–as if no one shares in your daily struggles and everyone else gets to party all night while you’re busy trekking home to a warm bed (screw homework, commuting is tiring enough).

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