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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of April 4-10

Villanova players including Phil Booth, center, and Kevin Rafferty, left, walk off the court after a blowout win against Oklahoma, 95-51, Saturday night.

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Villanova players including Phil Booth, center, and Kevin Rafferty, left, walk off the court after a blowout win against Oklahoma, 95-51, Saturday night.

By Alex Harring, Assistant Managing Editor

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1. Final Four winners face off

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will play Villanova University at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas tonight. Villanova, as the number two seed, beat University of Oklahoma by 44 points. University of North Carolina is the number one seed, and took the win over Syracuse University by 17 points. This will be the seventh time the two schools face off in tournament history. Read more at U.S.A. Today.

2. Apple turns 40

On April 1, Apple had its 40th birthday. The brand has expanded from a California garage to their international headquarters in Infinity Loop and is now under CEO Tim Cook’s jurisdiction after the death of well-known co-founder Steve Jobs. Apple remains a household name as over 50 percent of American homes own an Apple device. For more information, click here.

3. Pro soccer players file charges

Five players on the U.S. women’s soccer team are filing discrimination charges against the U.S. Soccer Federation on behalf of their team. According to their lawyers, the men’s team made $9 million in the 2014 World Cup after losing in the 16th round. The women, on the other hand, make $2 million even after winning the women’s World Cup. Federation officials will deal with these charges in upcoming contract negotiations. To read more, check out CNN Money.

4. New burgers released

McDonald’s Giga Big Mac, the newest addition to the Big Mac family, was released in Japan yesterday. The new burger comes with 2.8 times the meat of a normal Big Mac. It was released alongside the Grand Big Mac, a burger with the same number of layers as the original, but with fattier patties. To learn more about Japanese McDonald’s, click here.

5. Band and Orchestra play at Orchestra Hall

On Sunday, April 10, our Band and Orchestra program will perform at Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Orchestra Hall. Tickets are $30 for box seats or $20 for general admission with a discounted price of $12 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at Wild Birds Unlimited and the poster can be seen here.

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