91° Fort Worth
All TCU. All the time.

TCU 360

TCU 360

All TCU. All the time.

TCU 360

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: Kevin McCarthy ousted, baseball playoffs and more

Rep.+Kevin+McCarthy%2C+R-Calif.%2C+leaves+the+House+floor+after+being+ousted+as+Speaker+of+the+House+at+the+Capitol+in+Washington%2C+Tuesday%2C+Oct.+3%2C+2023.+%28AP+Photo%2FJ.+Scott+Applewhite%29
AP
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves the House floor after being ousted as Speaker of the House at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House votes to oust McCarthy

The motion to remove California Republican Kevin McCarthy came after he worked with Democrats to avoid a government shutdown last weekend, according to The Guardian. 

The shutdown would have left millions of federal workers without pay but was averted by the passage of a financial bill on Saturday evening. 

The House voted 216 to 210 on Tuesday afternoon to remove McCarthy from his position as House speaker, according to CBS News.

McCarthy served in the position for 269 days and is the first speaker in U.S. history to be removed in this manner.

9-year-old girl found safe in New York

Charlotte Sena, the 9-year-old girl last seen in Moreau Lake State Park, was found unharmed in the cupboard of a trailer on Monday morning, the New York State Police said. 

According to NBC News, police used fingerprints from a ransom note left at the home of the girl’s parents to track down the primary suspect, who is now in custody.

FILE – Police secure the entrance to Moreau Lake State Park as search continues for Charlotte Sena, a missing 9-year-old girl who had been camping over the weekend with her family at the park, Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Hill, File)

“We are thrilled that she is home and we understand that the outcome is not what every family gets,” Jené Sena, Charlotte’s aunt, said.

Suspect Craig Nelson Jr. is facing a first-degree kidnapping charge in Milton County Court and is set to appear in court on Oct. 17.

Michigan school shooter’s parents facing involuntary manslaughter charges

The Michigan Supreme Court cleared Jennifer and James Crumbley to stand trial after the Oxford, Michigan school shooting in 2021, according to AP news.

Jennifer and James Crumbley are the parents of the shooter Ethan Crumbley.  The couple are accused of ignoring their child’s mental health crises, neglecting their child and making the weapon of the shooting available to him.

Defense attorneys for the Crumbleys argue that the shooting was an unpredictable event and no one outside of the shooter should be charged. 

Ethan Crumbley will be sentenced on Dec. 8 and faces a possible sentence of life without parole. 

Race for 2023 World Series set as Major League Baseball regular season concludes

Among the 12 teams that made the postseason, the Atlanta Braves clinched the National League (NL) East division, the Baltimore Orioles clinched the American League (AL) East, and both franchises earned home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. 

Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna Jr. warms up before his seventh inning at bat for a team’s baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Wild Card series began on Tuesday and featured the first set of games played in the new MLB playoff format.

The 2023 MLB season marked the 121st season since the league was inaugurated, making it the oldest professional sports league in America, according to MLB.com.

 

More to Discover