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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of April 18-24

A photo from the first weekend of Coachella.

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A photo from the first weekend of Coachella.

By Olivia Robinson, Senior Assistant Editor

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1. New York primaries to begin

On Tuesday, April 19, the remaining five presidential candidates will vie for New York’s delegates. Self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders is going head to head with former New York senator Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. In New York, Sanders’ rallies garnered over 20,000 supporters with his liberal agenda. However, Clinton still has a slight lead in the polls. On the Republican side, Donald Trump hopes to continue his momentum in the polls. Trump is looking to sweep a majority of the delegates from Ted Cruz and John Kasich as he slowly inches towards the nomination. Read more here.

2. Amazon introduces streaming services

Amazon recently released a streaming service that is cheaper than Netflix. Now bing-watching 12 episodes of The Walking Dead will be $1 less than the standard Netflix packagewhich is $9.99. This could swing the 75 million Netflix users to Amazon Prime. For more information, click here.

3. First weekend of Coachella ends

Weekend one of Coachella wrapped up this weekend in Colorado Desert, California. As always, celebrities and music lovers alike migrated to southern California to be enthralled in a mosaic of indie, rap, hip hop and rock and roll. The festival included artists such as Sam Smith, Halsey and Guns N’ Roses. Check it out here.

4. North hosts College Night

On April 19, from 6-8 p.m., university representatives from across the country will flock to the gym to pitch their university to students. Military personnel will also be present to answer questions. Over 100 colleges are attending, and more information can be found on the school site.

5. Ben & Jerry’s co-founders arrested

On Monday, April 18, the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were arrested in Washington D.C. The duo was apparently protesting for Democracy Awakening an organization that campaigns for protected voting rights, getting money out of politics and a fair hearing and vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. The co-founders were two of 300 arrested, and CNN has extra information.

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