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Hits students 'in the shorts'
By John Kalkowski
What is the rate of inflation in the
United States this year?
"I think it's about five per cent, "
said one UNL student.
Sorry, but according to the Depart
ment of Labor, the Consumer Price
Index indicates that the cost of living
will go up 15.6 per cent this year.
"Funny," the student replied, "my
economics teacher just asked me that
Inflation is affecting all aspects of
student life at UNL.
"Right in the shorts"
"Inflation has hit me right in the
shorts," said another student. "Even
the price of underwear is way up."
John Hess said the last time he went
to a bar he got a smaller glass of beer at
a higher price than it previously had
"It is the typical American way to try
to fool the public about inflation by
raising the price one-half and lowering
the quantity one-half." he said.
Pam H inrichs said the increases in the
prices of food are ridiculous. ' Last
summer I worked in a grocery store and
the prices wouldn't stay the same for
one week." .
Don Blair said ice cream was 69 cents
a half gallon a year ago, but now is
about $1.04. The price of sherbert has
remained about the same, he added.
Coke price up
6'lair's wife, Colleen, said, "At the,
beginning of last summer, Coke was 99 ,
" 'centsforVn eight-padk. "Now it is
$1.40 and that includes bottles."
"I'm just not eating as much," said
The cost of clothing is up too, "Last
year a pair of jeans cost me $9 and this
year they are up, to $13.50, Wieland
Another student said she goes to the
store where her mother works in order
to get a 10 per cent discount. "If I can't
find what I want there, only then will I
go to other stores, " she said.
The cost of maintaining his car has
caused Bob Wilson to rely on it less than
he used to. ;
"The cost of the car, gas, oil and
antifreeze have gone right off the roof,
he said. "I guess you could say that
has even cramped my lifestyle."; .
Jean Manning is" doing the work on
her car herself. "I can change the oil
and the oil filter myself," she said. ln
even learning how to tune-up the car.
Saxophones up $200
According to Jacque Jansma, a
member of the UNL marching band, the
price of a certain brand of tenor saxo
phones has gone from $800 two years
ago to about $1 ,000 today.
Even the saxophone reeds, which cost
Jansma 30 cents in grade school are now
up to 45 cents.
Many students have either found jobs
or are thinking about looking for one to
help ease inflation.
Bruce Stevens said he is. thinking
' about part-time employment just to
have a little spending money r-;'' '"I
Colleen; Blair said, "I'll be nfad fc
the day I' can: bdfWthout "hesltattngr4
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