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[smiths] News Roundup #2

February 5, 2016
There’s an instagram account for a hijab wearing Barbie – and we love it! Medical scientist and Fashion enthusiast, Haneefah Adam, is breaking Barbie norms. Her Barbie account, appropriately named @hijarbi, currently boasts a massive 11.6 thousand followers. On the account, Adam dresses Barbie in her own hijab and abaya fashion creations. By dressing up…

There’s an instagram account for a hijab wearing Barbie – and we love it!

Medical scientist and Fashion enthusiast, Haneefah Adam, is breaking Barbie norms. Her Barbie account, appropriately named @hijarbi, currently boasts a massive 11.6 thousand followers. On the account, Adam dresses Barbie in her own hijab and abaya fashion creations. By dressing up the princess-figure of the unrealistically built doll in Muslim fashion pieces, Haneefah Adam is successfully breaking down the norms and expectations of modern Muslim women in the Western world. You go, girl.

Where is Iowa and what is a caucus?

Where is Iowa? What is a caucus? These are both valid questions.Iowa is a state in the USA  – it’s that bit in the middle that nobody cares about. And a caucus is when a party votes for its presidential candidate – basically it’s a fancy word for leadership election.So what happened? In the blue corner it was a ‘socialist’ white man Bernie Sanders – (basically, Americas answer to Corbyn), versus Hilary Clinton. In what has been billed the most exciting fight since Mayweather vs Pacquiao, it was a tie with Clinton receiving 49.9% of the vote and Sanders getting 49.6%. Many major news outlets ([smiths] being one of them) feel that it was too close to call a winner – not that it stopped the Clinton camp claiming victory. However, Bernie Sanders is still confident that he has what it takes to steal the Democrat ticket from Clinton.

In the racist – I mean – red corner, we had a whole heap of rich white men battling it out with global idiot Donald Trump coming second to a creepy looking Ted Cruz. Trump is such a twat that even pig fucker David Cameron think’s he’s a knob.

So what does this all mean? Well the Iowa caucus has shown that Hilary Clinton, whose nomination for Democrat presidential candidate was seen as not much more then a formality, is very much beatable. It would also suggest that the momentum is now with Bernie. It seems Sanders might do to the Democrats what Corbyn did to the Labour Party.

It also turns out Trump might not become President – (woo-hoo) – as the Iowa caucus suggests that Cruz is the front-runner to be the Republican candidate. Unfortunately, there’s still a chance it could be Trump and World War Three could still be round the corner. We’ll keep you posted on that.

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via Giffy

Transfer Deadline Day

At the end of last month, the Transfer Deadline Day happened. It’s the last day that clubs can buy players until the summer transfer window opens in July. It’s usually a magical day full of big money deals and car window interviews, however this time around, the day was more than a little bit dull. There were no big money moves and so little going on that the 5-Live lads turned to discussing Danny Murphys eating habits. Apparently he enjoys a steak baguette before going on the air. So basically, the news here is that there isn’t really news. Oh, apart from the news that Pep Guardiola will be the new manager of Manchester City, which means no other team has a chance to win the league, ever again.

Rihanna’s new album sold less then Vanilla Monster Munch

This week, Rihanna’s eighth studio album made a surprise landing on our planet by being accidently uploaded to TIDAL, taken down again, and then uploaded again in what should be considered one of the most shambolic album launches of all time. The album, titled ‘ANTI’ sold less then 1000 copies in it’s first week and as Noisey kindly pointed out, that means that it sold less in a week than Vanilla Ice Cream flavour Monster Munch – aka the worst crisps in human history. Is this the biggest flop since Nick Clegg, or an example of how in the age of streaming, free downloads and mass touring, selling albums isn’t necessary to make a hit?

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Words by Ewan Atkinson and Taylor McGraa