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What students are talking about today (January 7th)
1. The new TV season is promising for university students, according to Alexander Quon of The Sheaf student newspaper. His list of shows to watch includes Buckwild, which he calls “essentially the country version” of Jersey Shore. “Redneck culture is blowing up right now,” he writes. It certainly is, thanks mostly to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which returned to TLC on Sunday. Returning this Saturday on HBO Canada is Lena Dunham’s smash hit Girls, a fictional-take on 20-somethings in New York centred around Hannah, an aspiring writer and generally clueless human being. Pick up this week’s issue of Maclean’s for a behind-the-scenes on set in Brooklyn. Oh, and hockey will soon be back too.
2. What a difference a weekend makes. The talk around Idle No More shifted from Friday’s big win to Monday’s big question. On Friday, Stephen Harper agreed to meet hunger striking chief Theresa Spence and other Aboriginal Canadian leaders a week later, which will mark a month after the high-profile protest began. But this morning an external audit into Attawapiskat’s finances by Deloitte surfaced and it doesn’t look good. There hasn’t been due diligence for most of the millions given to Spence’s band by the federal government. It’s a reminder of just how complicated these relationships can be. With questions over the chief’s spending on the front page again, Paul Wells points out that NDP leader Tom Mulcair neither met Spence nor called on Stephen Harper to meet her in his open letter. That’s starting to look like a smart move. Spence, meanwhile, did gain one new ally. Paul Martin, former Liberal prime minister, met her and called an inspiration to all.
Lingerie football, Snooki, Neil Armstrong and tuition
1. Canada’s Lingerie Football League kicks off its inaugural season on Sept. 1 when the Saskatoon Sirens will host the British Columbia Angels on home turf. The players wear lingerie uniforms that offer less protection than traditional football gear. Some think the league is sexist. Others don’t.
2. Golfer Lydia Ko, a 15-year-old New Zealander, beat heavyweights like Stacey Lewis and Michelle Wie at the CN Canadian Women’s Open in Vancouver. Yes, you read that right: 15.
3. You’ve already heard about the Octogenarian woman’s horrendous restoration of a 102-year-old church painting of Christ in Borja, Spain. It was a sad event, but there is an apparent silver lining. Hundreds of tourists flocked to the sleepy town to catch a glimpse this weekend.