Water crisis shows the need to be prepared

Brittany Claramunt blaramunt@foghornnews.com @BrittClaramunt   After the city’s fourth water problem of 2016 in December, the thought of having a plan in case it happens again was on many residents’ minds. It appeared we were having yet another water advisory on Jan. 19 when another chemical managed to get into the system. However, it did not get into the city’s system; it was only found in the Flint Hills water system, which is separate from the city’s supply. The brief misunderstanding sent people scrambling to H-E-B and Wal-Mart to buy bottled water before it sold out. The December advisory, which…

Media fumbles coverage of Kaepernick’s protest

Odrina Bazan [email protected] foghornnews.com To a degree, all comedy is social commentary and often hits the mark because it allows us to digest uncomfortable truths in a forgiving way. For instance, who doesn’t remember Dave Chappelle’s adventures with his buddy “Chip”? You can find the entire hourlong HBO special “Killing Them Softly” chopped up into bits on YouTube. Dave and Chip are lost in New York discussing current events, when they notice the cops within earshot. “DAVE! It’s the God damn cops…” long, uncomfortable pause,” I’m gonna ask ’em for directions.” If the joke doesn’t read so funny, it’s because…

Training key as we near state’s new college gun law

The topic of gun control has been a hot issue in the media and in presidential debates. However, in August a law took effect in Texas allowing students at public universities the right to carry their guns on campus if they are concealed carry permit holders. While the University of Texas and other four-year schools have already seen the change, to much criticism from faculty members and others, the law will not affect community colleges, such as Del Mar, until August 2017. Del Mar officials will likely be looking at what other colleges are doing in regards to declaring parts…

How strong a voice should students have when considering a concealed carry policy on campus?

Students gave their input about how they feel if they should have more of a voice when considering the concealed and carry policy on Del Mar campus. “I think the students should have a very strong voice on that. The main student body is the majority of people on the campus.” — Christian Puente, sound recording technology “I think they should have a strong voice because we are all together or it should at least be a unanimous decision.” — Giselle Garcia, sound recording technology “I believe that they should at least have a town hall meeting and maybe even…