The American River Current

Metro Fire tests parking structure fire procedures

Firefighters Jake Bartlett and Gabriel Gomez carry fire hoses down from the top level of the American River College parking structure on Sept. 17, 2019. Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 ran drills testing the structure’s standpipe water system, which they would use in the event of a fire within the parking garage. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

September 19, 2019

Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 visited American River College  morning to practice emergency procedures and test the standpipe water system in the ARC parking structure.  Because fire engines are too large to drive into the garage, Captain Matt Owston said the parking structu...

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...

There are possible solutions to ARC’s parking problem

A car exits the parking garage at American River College on Feb.
 15. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Alexis Warren

February 22, 2018

Students at American River College seem to have the same complaints about the hassle of parking at the beginning of each semester every year—such as traffic coming into the parking garage, the parking garage always being full, and staff parking lots having too many free spaces. There are many poss...

ARC saves lives with blood drive

A blood source RV is parked in parking lot B during the blood drive (Photo by Joel Whited).

T.J. Martinez

March 16, 2017

On March 7-8, Bloodsource held a blood drive with locations in both parking lot B and near the parking garage. One pint of blood can save up to three lives, which means that 795 people in need will receive the blood donated by the 355 individuals who participated in the drive. Although 355 people...

Opinion: Fast and Furious

Opinion: Fast and Furious

T.J. Martinez

February 16, 2017

Tires squeal, people shout, horns honk, alarms ring, hand gestures are performed, faces are made and disagreements ensue. Welcome to the parking garage. As a first-come first-serve amenity, it is easy to see how students may become frustrated while perusing the parking garage trying to find an available...

Liberal Arts Building to be replaced as Student Services construction nears completion

The new wing of the Student Services adds 5,500-square feet to the building. The west side underwent a 14-month remodel from April 2014 to summer 2015.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Matthew Peirson

October 30, 2015

In the ongoing construction overhaul of the American River College campus, the next project, tearing down and rebuilding the Liberal Arts building, has been announced as the new wing of the Student Services building had its ribbon cut. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, prelimin...

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