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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: The iPhone gets a new charger and El Chapo’s wife is free from prison

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The iPhone 15 Pro is displayed during an announcement of new products on the Apple campus, Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple unveils iPhone 15, new Apple Watch

Apple unveiled its newest line of iPhones Tuesday, which will be available for preorder Sept. 15 and available in stores Sept. 22, according to USA Today.

Along with the standard iPhone 15, Apple displayed the iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max in addition to a new Series 9 watch and the Apple Watch Series 2.

The iPhones will be equipped with a new charging port, the USB-C port, following the European Union’s passage of regulations seeking to standardize electronic charging ports.

Taylor Swift champions the VMAs – again

The MTV Video Music Awards Tuesday were a big night for Taylor Swift as she became the second most decorated artist in VMAs history, behind Beyoncé, according to the Washington Post.

Taylor Swift accepts the award for song of the year for “Anti-Hero” during Tuesday’s MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (AP/Charles Sykes/Invision)

Swift won nine of the 11 categories in which she was nominated in, including video of the year, song of the year, album of the year and artist of the year, bringing her total VMAs awards up to 23.

Shakira won the Video Vanguard Award, which honors an artist’s lifetime achievement, and Diddy won the Global Icon Award, according to People Magazine.

NSYNC made a surprise appearance to present the Best Pop Award, marking their first time onstage together since the 2013 VMAs. 

Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B, Doja Cat, Demi Lovato, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion and Kelsea Ballerini were among the many big performers of the night.

 

El Chapo’s wife is out of prison

Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the notorious Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was released from her halfway house Wednesday in Long Beach, California, after being sentenced to federal prison in November 2021 for her role in helping her husband’s drug cartel, according to ABC News.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was released from a halfway house Wednesday, following her 2021 sentencing. (AP/Seth Wenig)

Aispuro pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiring to distribute illegal drugs for import into the U.S. to a Washington D.C. jury in 2021. 

Though she served most of her sentence in a female-only, federal prison in Fort Worth, just nine miles northeast of campus, Aispuro was moved to a California halfway house in June for exhibiting good behavior, a Bureau of Prisons official said. 

Despite her upcoming release, Aispuro’s husband, who was found guilty in 2019 of running the Sinaloa drug cartel, is still serving a life sentence in prison. 

 

Rhino kills zookeeper at Austrian zoo

Police say a rhino at the Hellbrunn Zoo in Salzburg, Austria attacked and killed a zookeeper Tuesday and seriously injured another. (AP Photo)

A zookeeper was attacked and killed by a rhinoceros while working inside the animal’s enclosure at the Hellbrunn Zoo in Salzburg, Austria, according to NBC News.

The zookeeper’s husband, who is also an employee at the zoo, was attacked while trying to chase the rhino away from his wife, causing him to face serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the attack is still unknown, but the woman was known to be “very careful and thoughtful with the animals,” Sabine Grebner, the zoo director, said.

 

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