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The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of 28!
The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of '28!
By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
Advice from your fellow Frogs, explore Fort Worth, pizza reviews and more. 

What We’re Reading: Brooklyn subway station shooting, abortion bill in Oklahoma

NYPD gather at the Sunset Park subway station entrance, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Brooklyn shooting left civilians wounded, ongoing search for the suspect

At least 29 people were were wounded in shooting on Tuesday morning at the Sunset Park subway station, according to Fox News. 

Upon arrival at the scene, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) also found undetonated devices. The suspect has yet to be found but has been identified by law enforcement officers. The station is still under active investigation. 

Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York, has been briefed on the situation and is working with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the NYPD. She has told the public that she will continue to provide updates on the situation.

Biden is taking emergency measures to address gas prices

President Biden discusses rising gas prices, Thursday, March 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The president made an announcement Tuesday regarding an emergency waiver temporarily lifting the summer ethanol ban, according to CNN. 

The sale of E15 gasoline is typically prohibited in the summer months, but it could save Americans 10 cents per gallon and can reduce the United States’ reliance on foreign fuel. 

The Biden administration stated Monday that this move will help the United States move towards producing its own fuels, thus impacting the Russian economy.

Oklahoma governor signs legislation making abortions criminal

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt poses for a photo with the bill he signed making it a felony to perform an abortion, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Oklahoma City, following a bill signing ceremony. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday stating that performing an abortion in Oklahoma is now illegal, according to the Washington Post. Stitt claimed that he would like for Oklahoma to become “the most pro-life state in the country.”  

The bill has passed both the Senate and the House with upwards of 80 percent support. Anyone found guilty faces up to ten years behind bars and a $100,000 fine. The only exception to the law is if the mother is in imminent danger. The bill is set to go into effect this summer if it is not blocked by the courts.

The US pulls non-emergency personnel from Shanghai

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, bunk beds are seen at a makeshift hospital and quarantine facility at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, Monday, April 11, 2022. The U.S. has ordered all non-emergency consular staff to leave Shanghai, which is under a tight lockdown to contain a COVID-19 surge. (Ding Ting/Xinhua via AP)

Shanghai is under strict lockdown protocol in the midst of a COVID-19 surge. As a result, the United States has ordered non-emergency government employees to leave the city, according to ABC News.

Some Shanghai residents have been confined to their homes for three weeks, unable to leave to get food and other necessities. Residents who test positive are forced to stay in mass quarantine centers in poor conditions. 

Along with the order, the State Department has warned Americans about traveling to China and has urged them to reconsider. 

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