“Ender’s Game” balances morals, philosophy with sci-fi thrills

By Jesus Figueroa “Ender’s Game” mixes a thrilling action story with an array of philosophical problems to bring tactics and morals head-to-head in this coming-of-age survival story. The film in its entirety is well presented giving an action film depth with philosophical dilemmas which contrast with the action well. Colonel Graff, played by Harrison Ford, sets his eyes on tactical genius Ender Wiggin, played by Asa Butterfield, who shows an…

November 6, 2013

Malfunctioning website causes inconveniences

By Erik Luna   Many instructors now use websites to put up assignments, tests and other useful information about their classes. At East Los Angeles College, the three main websites that are used by instructors are Etudes, the Academic Computing Environment (ACE) and Moodle. Etudes has always been a great website and I’ve never been let  down by it in the three semesters I have used it. In the first…

March 13, 2013

Technological advances hurt students rather than help

By Erik Luna Technology has shined its light on a large majority of our lives, but it might not be the best for student’s education. Sure, technology has made our lives easier, with the Internet and smart phones coming in to save the day, but it doesn’t always make life easier. I took Math 227 last semester. Within the first week, I got my book and math XL code, a program…

March 8, 2012

Carol Lem: Longtime professor, poet left indelible mark

By Megan Perry Adored and admired poet and teacher, Carol Lem, died of cancer February 11, leaving her mark on East Los Angeles College and in the Los Angeles literary world. She was a petite woman who stood approximately five feet tall, but her power and influence were gigantic. “I always admired that somebody who was not at all physically intimidating carried her weight and got her way out there,” said…

February 29, 2012