Easter Sunday, Columbine anniversary, Weed Day: 5 things you need to know this weekend


Christians celebrate Easter as Passover continues

It’s a holy weekend for major religions across the globe. Christians celebrate Easter on Sunday, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Jews, Passover continues and marks the Israelites’ deliverance from slavery in Egypt. The holidays include traditions that have crossed into the secular world (like the Easter egg), and many businesses will be closed. We’ve tracked which ones will be open Sunday (like Walmart, Whole Foods and Sears). It’s a similar story for restaurants, but these national chains will be open. Staying in? We’ve gathered a list of shows and movies to binge watch.

20 years later, Columbine survivors still struggle with ‘new normal’

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, and survivors are still processing the shocking tragedy that left 13 dead and 21 others wounded at the hands of two teenage gunmen at a high school in suburban Colorado. Former students like Sean Graves, who was 15 when he was shot six times by his two classmates, struggle with the physical and mental wounds they suffered. “I’m in the history books,” Graves said. “I didn’t choose the cards we were dealt. We just have to play them.” The Associated Press notes the community will mark the anniversary with community service projects and a ceremony remembering and honoring the victims. The events in and around the community surrounding Columbine end a three-day slate of somber ceremonies.