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Full Speed Ahead: President Ron Takes the Wheel

The columnist takes a selfie with Ron Liebowitz in his car (Charlie Ascher/The Campus).

By Charlie Ascher

May 6, 2015

Do you beliebowitz? (I shall not shorten this to belieb because this column does not associate with overgrown babies who stage instagram videos of their basketball skills.) Because I beliebowitz. For whatever reason the Mr. President of this fine institution and the inspiration behind my top-secret automotive...

Full Speed Ahead: Buy U a McFlurry

By Charlie Ascher

April 22, 2015

Loyal readers (Hi Mom!), before diving into this week’s column, I would like to give you a heads up. This campus’s very own bastion of automotive journalism (yours truly), has been in contact with the inspiration behind my incredibly complicated reviewing system, the Liebowitz-o-Meter. That’s right,...

Full Speed Ahead: The 9-3 Swedish Saab

By Charlie Ascher

April 8, 2015

“Fart” in Swedish means speed. Just thought I’d give you all the heads up on that because I’m six and because Broke College Students in Cars Getting McDonalds would like to welcome another Swedish vehicle to its illustrious list of tested cars. So, without further ado, let’s go full fart ahead...

Full Speed Ahead: 3rd Gen. Audi A4 Wagon

By Charlie Ascher

March 11, 2015

Ladies and Gentleman, fret not, the Campus’s greatest car column is back (yes, I know you don’t care, but I care, so show some respect). I assure you that I used my time off wisely. Over the course of J-Term, I dedicated myself to the grueling and complicated task of figuring out the conversion of...

Full Speed Ahead

By Charlie Ascher

November 19, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld has Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. I have “Broke College Students in Cars Getting McDonalds.” The premise is pretty straightforward: you let me drive your car, we go to McDonald’s, I buy us a magnificent feast and I write a “thorough” and “well-researched” review of your...

Full Speed Ahead: The Premier Car Column

By Charlie Ascher

October 29, 2014

Let’s just say that in the time you are reading this article, you have five thousand dollars magically appear in your bank account. Rational college student that you are, you have to spend it, as your terrible fear of hyper-inflation is driving you mad. Good news, you’re logical: you should spend...

Full Speed Ahead: The Premier Car Column

By Charlie Ascher

October 8, 2014

Imagine you’re driving through the quaint little town of East Middlebury, fairly lost, but telling yourself that you’re totally going the right way. It doesn’t matter though, because you’re the only person in the car, “Beverly Hills” is on the radio, you’re singing along and are crushing...

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