The American River Current

Sports cars to be the pride of every student–if they could afford them

Sports cars to be the pride of every student--if they could afford them

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

May 7, 2013

Someone once said to me that ARC stands for American Russian College. Seems legit? I mean—Sacramento has a Russian diaspora of 4% or so. Walking around campus, I see plenty of compatriots (about one in almost every class I’ve taken here). Russian and Ukrainian are the third and fifth most spoken...

Going greener, feeling patriotic: American EVs and hybrids

Going greener, feeling patriotic: American EVs and hybrids

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

April 24, 2013

Domestic EV technology and the Americans working on it make me feel proud of America and glad that it is recovering from the economic downturn. Preparing for the March 13, 2013, issue of The Current, I happened to scroll through the pictures for the story about electric parking. A picture of a car ...

Your driving experience may be hiding things from you

Your driving experience may be hiding things from you

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

April 3, 2013

Some of the lesser-known downsides of motoring adventures can really sting. You know that innocent civic hauler that’s chilling in your driveway? There are things about driving it that may be a bit, shall I say, unexpected. How so? Well, for one “Only about 14%–26% of the energy from the...

Women in Racing

Women in Racing

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

March 13, 2013

Danica Patrick is in the news. That’s nothing new, I know, but anyways, Patrick won the pole position for Daytona 500 this year. As ABC reports, “This is the first time that a woman has won the lead spot for NASCAR's most prestigious race.” Now, I know that not everyone likes Patrick or a...

Clever and scenic utility

Clever and scenic utility

Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

February 27, 2013

Parking has been an issue on campus for a while now. So, whenever anything happens that alleviates the problem of parking, it surely is worth a special mention. Doubly so, I’d say, because this new structure will not only be a big sigh of relief for students and staff, but also add to the aesthetics...

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