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“Gravity” and “American Hustle” lead Oscar nominations

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (pictured) announced the nominees for the 86th Annual Academy Awards in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
January 31, 2014

By Adnan Ramic and Walter Jones On Jan. 16, actor Chris Hemsworth and president of the Academy Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards. Films “Gravity” and “American...

US hoping to advance with World Cup drawing

US hoping to advance with World Cup drawing
December 12, 2013

With all of the spots for the 2013 FIFA World Cup taken, there was a final draw held in Brazil to determine the groupings of the 32 teams. The highest ranked team that wasn’t able to qualify was the...

Vettel takes checkered flag for the eighth straight time with a win in the U.S.

Sebastian Vettel won his first United States Grand Prix this past weekend, his eighth straight win this season, a new record.
November 19, 2013

For the second year in a row, Formula 1 came to America to host a racing weekend. Austin, Texas and its Circuit of the Americas hosted both Grand Prix after the circuit’s construction was finished in...

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals
November 15, 2013

The gaming culture has been stereotyped for as long as it has existed. When people hear the term gamer, they may picture an overweight male who lives in his parents’ basement scarfing down burgers and...

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals
November 13, 2013

The gaming culture has been stereotyped for as long as it has existed. When people hear the term gamer, they may picture an overweight male who lives in his parents’ basement scarfing down burgers and...

American River College campus carries deep historical significance

American River College campus carries deep historical significance
November 13, 2013

By Adnan Ramic and Brittini Burns As students pass through the buildings of the American River College campus, few may pay attention to the architecture or historical significance of these structures....

With more left to cover, Apple updates the iPad line

A look at the aesthetic of the new iPad line released Oct. 22.
October 23, 2013

Even though Apple revealed its newest version of the iPhone a little over a month ago, it is safe to say that it still had some cards left up its sleeve. In a press conference Tuesday, Apple announced...

Countries ready for Brazil as qualifiers begin to wrap up

October 22, 2013

As of this writing there are 233 days left until the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the country that many would argue perfected the sport of Soccer. Having won the World Cup on four different...

Newest Pokemon installment makes the little things count

Official box art for the new Pokemon games.
October 17, 2013

There has been a main series Pokemon game released annually for the past five years. In the Pokemon community, rumors have suggested Pokemon had lost its edge, just releasing carbon copies of their games....

San Andreas has never felt more alive

October 6, 2013

Many guys go on a nostalgia trip as they tell you insane and exciting stories of the days when they played “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.” I, however, am not one of those guys. I was introduced...

Ron Howard scores points with “Rush”

Photo courtesy of Image.net
September 29, 2013

While Formula One may not be a sport most Americans know, they are well aware of rivalries among participants. “Rush” tells the story of animosity between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda...

New Pokémon generation seeks to innovate gameplay and rekindle old fans.

Retrospective look at gameplay from generation 1 to generation 6
September 24, 2013

The world of Pokémon began with the release of “Pokémon Red” and “Pokémon Green” in Japan for the Gameboy in 1996. It was released in North America a little over two years later. Now,...

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