By Michael Rubinson
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – A temporary parking lot across the street from the Blackwood campus of Camden County College has done little to appease students who struggle to find a spot each day.
As most students and faculty members who drive to the campus know, parking has been an ongoing issue. Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., it is nearly impossible to find a spot on campus.
A temporary solution has been put in place, however, an unpaved reserve lot across the street from Madison Hall. The lot is roughly the size of two large tennis courts and has faintly painted lines to suggest the parking spaces.
Many students do not like to have to park there.
Rachel Walsh, who graduated last spring, noted, “The lot is so far away from the rest of the campus, when you finally pull in after trying to find a closer spot, you are already late for class. Also, I got two flat tires from having to park on that lot over four semesters. I am lucky my parents helped me out with that.”
However, Ian Mchattie, who still attends the college, noted, “Honestly, I don’t think it is a big deal. We don’t have to pay to park here and building a new lot or just paving over that one probably costs money the college doesn’t have. I’d rather deal with a dirt lot than a tuition spike.”
Security department representatives were unavailable to talk about the issue.