5 Things You Need to Know
1. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders crushed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii, on Saturday. However, the true star of the weekend was a tiny bird that touched down on Sanders’ podium during a rally in Portland, Oregon. The hashtag #BirdieSanders immediately began trending on Twitter. Despite Sanders’ gains, he still trails Clinton in the delegate count by more than 600. (NBC)
2. Maine Maple Sunday is held every year for sugar houses to kick off spring and show the public how they make their sugary concoctions. This year, Maple Sunday fell on Easter Sunday. But that didn’t stop the thousands from descending on sugarhouses throughout southern Maine to sample maple butter and maple syrup. (WCSH)
3. Maine motorists could be in for more eye-popping messages on the license plates of the cars ahead of them thanks to a 2015 law change that loosens the rules on what a vehicle’s plate can display. In Maine, the law changed after the state rejected a request from a breast cancer survivor for the plate “BQQBS.” (SJ)
4. When Syracuse University typically heads to the Final Four, it’s as a favorite. But not this year. They’ve become the first #10 seed ever to make the Final Four. Joining Syracuse in Houston will be top-seeded North Carolina, as well as #2 seeds Oklahoma and Villanova, respectively. The semifinals will be played on Friday, with the championship game occurring a week from today.
5. Today is Weed Appreciation Day. It’s not what you think. This day gives you the opportunity to consider how much fun you had with dandelions as a child before you inevitably pulled them up.