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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
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What we’re reading: People without power in Gaza, Travis Kelce’s ex speaks out, and more

A Palestinian drives his car during a power outage in Gaza City, late Sunday Jan. 20, 2008. Gaza’s only electrical plant shut down Sunday after Israel blocked the shipment of fuel that powers them, plunging Gaza City into darkness and sending already beleaguered Gazans to stock up on food and batteries in anticipation of long, dark, cold days ahead at the already impoverished territory. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Gaza loses power plant as tension between Israel and Hamas worsens

With the ongoing crisis happening in Gaza, the only power station in Gaza had stopped worked and the people are without power. Following the attack of the Hamas on Israel which resulted in the death of at least 1,200 people, the Israeli government has taken control of the electricity in the region

According to Galal Ismail, the head of Gaza power authority, people are still able to use their personal generators but the fuel needed for the generators is limited due to the lack of access to electricity.

With the Israeli also cutting on the water supply to Gaza, there will soon be a huge shortage on drinking water for the Palestinian people.

According to CNN, Israeli airstrikes have killed 1,055 people and wounded 5,184 others. The aftermath of Israeli bombs are preventing medical teams from being able to help civilians. The Israel Defense Forces have stated that their attacks are targeted towards Hamas terrorists in the region however many Palestinians in Gaza are being affected with nowhere to go.

After many Palestinians have fled to U.N. schools for protection, humanitarian groups have asked to get aid into Gaza fearing that hospitals may run out of supplies soon.

Kayla Nicole shares empowering message after receiving backlash online

Kayla Nicole, a model and fitness influencer, released a powerful video intended to unite and uplift black women. Nicole received backlash online amidst rumors that her ex-boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, is dating Taylor Swift.

“It’s always been really important for me to use my platform, not to create division, but to elevate and unite women, Black women specifically,” expressed Nicole in the video.

Nicole went on to say, “Dear black girl, they may call you a traitor for falling in love. You’ll hope the ones closest will protect you, but you will quickly find out that people don’t protect what they don’t value.”

Nicole said that she intended to encourage others in the video and wanted others to feel supported through whatever they may be experiencing.

Kelce and Nicole began dating in 2017, and were together for five years. Kelce shared in an interview that he was single again this January.

Taylor Swift recently attended Kelce’s football game with his family which sparked the dating rumors.

Jada Pinkett Smith shares shocking private details about marriage to Will Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith revealed that she and Will Smith are separated in their marriage since 2016.

“We live separately,” stated Smith in an NBC News interview. Pinkett Smith further revealed that they hadn’t gone public about their separation due to not being “ready yet.” Although separated, the couple is not legally divorced as of right now.

Pinkett Smith further reflected on what led to their split in the interview. She expressed that there was a multitude of issues, but once 2016 hit, the pair was “exhausted with trying.”

An episode of Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith’s Facebook-based talk show, she released details about her affair with the singer August Alsina. The Smith’s revealed that they broke up after experiencing issues in their marriage and she began an “entanglement” with Alsina.

Following the Academy Awards ceremony in 2022, the Smith’s relationship gained more media attention when Smith got physical with comedian Chris Rock onstage after making a joke regarding Pinkett Smith’s hairstyle.

“I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce. We will work through whatever,” added Pinkett Smith. “I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”

One of the last remaining Tulsa Massacre survivors passes away at 102

Hughes Van Ellis died at his Denver, Colorado home on Monday morning. He was a last known survivor of the Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre which targeted African-American residents in 1921.

FILE – Tulsa Race Massacre survivor Viola Ford Fletcher, left, is joined by her younger brother, Hughes Van Ellis, during an interview with The Associated Press, June 16, 2023, in New York. Van Ellis, who was the youngest known survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre and who spent his latter years pursuing justice for his family and other descendants of the attack on “Black Wall Street,” died on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. He was 102. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) (AP)

The massacre was led by an armed white mob where they killed hundreds of residents in the Greenwood, an affluent neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the time.

They burned down many black-owned businesses in the area and completely destroyed “Black Wall Street,” a prosperous area where many black entrepreneurs resided. Ellis was amongst the many group of black families who fled the area following the massacre.

Ike Howard, his nephew, told CNN that “he died waiting on justice.”

Ellis alongside many others filed a lawsuit against the city of Tulsa aiming to receive reparations for all that they lost during the massacre.

After an Oklahoma judge dismissed the lawsuit, the survivors’ attorneys have been able to appeal the decision. As of now, SCOTUS has made a statement saying that they would consider the appeal.

“Because of the massacre, my family was driven out of our house,” expressed Ellis in May of 2021. “We were left with nothing.”


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