Super Mario Bros smashing records, Ride Your Bike to Campus Day, and more in this edition of Bwoglines.

Happening in the World: The new Super Mario Bros Movie has become the most successful global opening of all time for an animated film, taking $377m around the world in its first five days. Overtaking the previous record held by Frozen 2 with $358m. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, fans seem to love this movie, with a 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has broken other records, including the best-ever opening for a movie based on a video game and the top opening of 2023 so far. The success of the film has led some to question whether family movies are making a comeback in the post-pandemic era. (BBC)

Happening in the US: The Florida Legislature is considering a comprehensive package of immigration measures aimed at cracking down on undocumented immigration. The bills would make it illegal to shelter, hire, or transport undocumented immigrants, require hospitals to ask patients about their immigration status and report them to the state, invalidate out-of-state driver’s licenses issued to undocumented immigrants, and require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to assist federal authorities in enforcing immigration laws. Governor Ron DeSantis, who is considering a presidential run, is leading the effort, describing it as a response to President Biden’s “open borders agenda.” The measures represent the most far-reaching state immigration legislation since a similar law was passed in Arizona in 2010. Critics argue that the bills will promote racial profiling, harm Florida’s economy, and sow fear in all Floridians. The legislative push runs counter to a trend in other parts of the country that are working towards integrating the existing population of undocumented immigrants. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: Legal service providers in New York City are saying they need $461m in order to guarantee ‘the right to counsel’ for every low-income tenant involved in eviction proceedings. The funds are needed to cover a rising number of eviction cases, which currently has $110m in contracts, which is not enough to handle the 146,000 eviction cases they have. Tenants qualify for full legal representation if their income is below 200% of the federal poverty line, but the right is often not fulfilled, with just over a third of tenants having a lawyer in court, compared to 98% of landlords. Councilmember Shaun Abreu is leading the call for more funding, saying the state must also step in to pay for housing attorneys. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Ride Your Bike to Campus Day is back! From 10 am to 3 pm on Wednesday, April 12 ride onto college walk so you can register your bike with CU Public Safety and the NYPD, receive a free bike tune-up, speak one-on-one with police and public safety professionals, “tattoo” your electronics with the NYPD & CU Public Safety’s Operation ID program (free), and purchase discounted helmets, locks, and more.

Mario Bros via Bwarchives