The American River Current

STEM Building Construction isn’t a concern to ARC administration

Even with the COVID -19 issue, the American River College administration guarantees that constructors will continue to work to accomplish the deadline for the STEM building to be ready for the fall semester 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello, Photo Editor

April 16, 2020

Despite a campus shutdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s new Science Technology Engineering Mathematics building (STEM) is still on track for completion by June. Even with closure, the construction company says the STEM building will be done before the fall 2020 semes...

STEM construction on track to finish in 2020

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) building continues to be a working progress as the semester resumes at American River College on Sept. 16, 2019. The STEM building is on track to be finished in 2020, according to Public Information Officer Scott Crow. (Photo By Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

October 2, 2019

As many people may have noticed there is construction of a new building at the heart of campus, where the liberal arts area used to be in order to modernize its equipment and utilities.  For almost two-and-a-half years, the American River College campus has undergone construction of the new Science, Te...

Will the campus construction ever end?

As construction is being worked on, students have to deal with the hardship of getting to their class on time. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

September 16, 2019

Another semester, another four months of hearing drills, hammering and trucks backing up as we walk to class at American River College. It's been almost two years since construction of the new STEM Facility (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) started at ARC. While construction to the building i...

Construction causes problems for students with disabilities

Taylor Ryan, a student at American River College whose major is undecided, stands holding crutches in front of the fencing around the construction on Sept. 13, 2018. Navigating around the site has been challenging for students with disabilities and other accommodations. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

September 27, 2018

Disabled students at American River College are encountering problems getting around campus because of the STEM construction project, according to students who have been affected by it this semester. Construction work has entered the project's second semester at ARC. Compared to last semester, there...

Walk this way; new construction not so convenient

Opinion editor Tracy Holmes poses in front of the gated-off Liberal Arts building during construction at American River College on Sept. 10, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Tracy Holmes

September 11, 2018

It’s the beginning of fall semester and everyone is back to the same routine at American River College, but wait, the construction ... The not-so-new construction that’s currently going on in the six subdivisions of the old Liberal Arts buildings will make way for the anticipated Science, Tech...

Campus community battles for parking amidst construction

Students and faculty are able to park in the Parking Garage near the stadium, if they’ve purchased a parking permit. (Photo by Alexis Warren)

Alexis Warren

September 10, 2018

Parking is always a hassle during the first few weeks at any college campus, but students and staff at American River College are experiencing additional obstacles when trying to find a convenient place to park this semester. Construction on campus has resulted in a few alterations to student drop-off locati...

ARC feels growing pains; STEM construction scheduled through 2020

Half of American River College's staff parking lot E is fenced off on August 30, 2018, due to the demolition of the old Liberal Arts building. The demolition will make way for the construction of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) facility. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

September 6, 2018

Students attending classes at American River College may find parking, getting across campus and avoiding disrupting noise increasingly difficult this semester as construction begins on the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - or STEM facility. Cheryl Sears, director of Administrati...

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