The American River Current

“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.

Adnan Ramic, Walter Jones, Adnan Ramic, and Walter Jones

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 Hustle” lead with 10 nominations each, followed by “12 Years a Slave,” with nine nominat...

US hoping to advance with World Cup drawing

US hoping to advance with World Cup drawing

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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 Ukraine. They are ranked 18th in the world on FIFA’s website. The lowest ranked team of the 32...

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.

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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 2012. Formula 1 is the highest class of auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale...

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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 chips while wiping his greasy fingers and crumbs on his shirt and shorts. They may also picture him...

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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 chips while wiping his greasy fingers and crumbs on his shirt and shorts. They may also picture him...

American River College campus carries deep historical significance

American River College campus carries deep historical significance

Adnan Ramic, Brittini Burns, Adnan Ramic, and Brittini Burns

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. Berlyn Dunning, English major, stated she didn’t know much about ARC’s history. “I know the school’...

With more left to cover, Apple updates the iPad line

A look at the aesthetic of the new iPad line released Oct. 22.

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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 changes to the iPad line, the Mac Pro, and OS X. In the headlining announcement, Apple revealed the...

Countries ready for Brazil as qualifiers begin to wrap up

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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 continents, Brazil has never won it at home and 2014 will give them the opportunity to hoist the trophy...

Newest Pokemon installment makes the little things count

Official box art for the new Pokemon games.

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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. The newest versions – “Pokemon X” and Pokemon Y”, are better than any Pokemon game before. The...

San Andreas has never felt more alive

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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 to the Grand Theft Auto series with “Grand Theft Auto 4,” and its Yugoslavian protagonist, Niko Bellic. After playing many hours of the single-player and even more hours on the multiplayer, I can confidently say that it ranks in the top three games I’ve ever played. So after hearing the next installment of the Grand Theft Auto series would take place in San Andreas, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I would be entering a city that not I, but all of my friends have experienced before. How much of a stranger would I be? Luckily for me I was quite the stranger and I loved it. What makes this Grand Theft Auto primarily different from the others is that there are three main protagonists (Michael, Franklin and Trevor) instead of the typical one. You don’t feel like you a...

Ron Howard scores points with “Rush”

Photo courtesy of Image.net

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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 in the 1970s. During this time, Formula One racing was about going fast rather than about being ...

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

Retrospective look at gameplay from generation 1 to generation 6

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

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, the sixth generation (first for the Nintendo 3DS handheld) is slated for a worldwide release on Oct. 12. With the release on a new handheld, there are features and additions that have never been seen in the generations of Pokémon prior. The most noticeable feature is that the game uses a third person view instead of an aerial view. The most distinct feature is the concept of mega evolutions. While some Pokémon are holding a special stone they are able to evolve into a more powerful form. This will give them stronger attacks and special abilities. The most notable mega evolutions come from the first generation in the form of the three evolved starters: Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise. Pokémon battles have been updated for this new generation. For instance, ...

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