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The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of 28!
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By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
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What we’re reading: Famine in Gaza, Elon Musk shares political opinions and more

Palestinians line up to receive free meals at Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Monday, March 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Essa)

Leaders voice criticisms of Israel with famine reported in Gaza

International organizations and charities have reported the most severe food crisis in the world, with half the population of Gaza already facing starvation, according to The Washington Post.

On Monday, Joseph Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, voiced his criticisms of Israel in light of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

“In Gaza, we are no longer on the brink of famine; we are in a state of famine, affecting thousands of people,” Borrell said. “This is unacceptable. Starvation is used as a weapon of war.” 

Israeli authorities denied entry into Gaza for Philippe Lazzarini, the chief of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees.

The results of this widespread famine, caused by unrelenting conflict, are starvation and death. In recent weeks, at least 27 children have died of malnutrition, and one in three children under the age of 2 are “acutely malnourished.”

Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Senate candidate Bernie Moreno at a campaign rally Saturday, March 16, 2024, in Vandalia, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) (AP)

Elections continue with important Senate primaries

Former President Donald Trump is testing his power in the GOP as he tries to support his allies, Bernie Moreno, an Ohio Senate candidate, and Mike Bost, a five-term House incumbent in Southern Illinois, according to Politico.

Today’s Ohio Senate primary will help determine who controls the Senate, republicans only needing one more seat, which could be Brown’s in Ohio.

Trump is also backing state Rep. Derek Merrin in the House race in Northwest Ohio, and state Rep. Vince Fong in the California special election to replace former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

While the presidential nominees are decided, both Trump and President Joe Biden still face holdouts from their own parties and are looking to the remaining primaries to see who voters support.

FILE – Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, passes through the security checkpoint as he arrives on Capitol Hill to give closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee in the Republican-led investigations into President Biden’s son, in Washington, Monday, July 31, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (AP)

Biden’s upcoming impeachment inquiry hearing missing key witness

Devon Archer, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, will not appear at Wednesday’s hearing before two Republican-led House panels due to a lack of time to prepare, according to NBC News.

Archer previously testified that he was not aware that the president had changed U.S. foreign policy to benefit Hunter Biden’s business dealings. 

Hunter Biden himself has also declined to participate in the hearings, his attorney calling it a “carnival sideshow.” He has rejected allegations that his father had any involvement in his business dealings and called the House Republican probe a “baseless and destructive political charade.”

Elon Musk shares political opinions in Don Lemon interview

Former CNN reporter Don Lemon interviewed Elon Musk on Monday. The interview was posted on X as the first interview of Lemon’s new talk show on the platform, but Musk canceled the show shortly after his interview, according to AP News.

Musk spoke about his chance conversation with Trump in Florida and shared that he has been “leaning away from Biden.”

He also argued that the surge of immigrants has increased Democrat support in elections, but also denied supporting the “great replacement theory.”

James Crumbley and his attorney Mariell Lehman listen to the verdict in Oakland County Court in Pontiac, Mich., Thursday, March 14, 2024. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

Lemon and Musk also discussed his social media platform, X, and Musk’s use of ketamine to alleviate possible depression symptoms.

Convicted father of Michigan school shooter threatened prosecutor

In February, James Crumbley and his wife, Jennifer Crumbley became the first parents in America to be charged for their son’s school shooting which killed four students, according to NBC News.

On March 7, the judge signed an agreement to restrict James Crumbley’s jail communications after sources confirmed he had threatened to destroy Karen McDonald, the prosecutor in the case against him.

Now, both James Crumbley and his wife wait to be sentenced on April 9, which will be the first time the couple will see each other since before their respective trials. 

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