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Spring Break

Spring Break
Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000...
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Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000 and the drinking and partying became too excessive.

Panama City Beach in Florida, South Padre Island in Texas, and Cancun, Mexico have since become other popular Spring Break destinations. Spring Break in Daytona Beach persists as a small, quieter event.
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  • 'Tis the Season

    'Tis the Season
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  • Former Broward Commissioner Hugh Anderson dies at 79

    Former Broward Commissioner Hugh Anderson dies at 79
    Hugh Anderson, a former Broward County commissioner, lobbyist, and a founding member of the Boys Club of Broward County, died at a Fort Lauderdale nursing home Wednesday morning from complications of pulmonary disease. Mr. Anderson, of Fort Lauderdale,...
  • Coupon: $10 off at JC Penney

    Coupon: $10 off at JC Penney
    Save $10 on a $25 purchase at JC Penney with a coupon through Father's Day. The coupon is good on select apparel, shoes, accessories and home purchases. Click here for the deal. Like Doreen's Deals on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@...
  • Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser

    Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser
    The event: Taste for a Cure, a fundraiser for UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation honoring Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, featured a stand-up routine by comedian Tom Papa, two songs by Darren Criss and a surprise duet by...
  • Donald Sterling's mistress is taking him for a very expensive ride

    Donald Sterling's mistress is taking him for a very expensive ride
    Donald Sterling has a lot of reasons to be embarrassed. This one isn’t on the top of the impressive list, but it must really be galling the Clippers owner. V. Stiviano. What was Sterling thinking? He’s 80, she’s 31. He’s a...
  • 'Spring Breakers' sequel in the works, but can the fun continue?

    'Spring Breakers' sequel in the works, but can the fun continue?
    The characters in Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" liked to vow "Spring Break Forever(a)." Now the refrain from last year's artsploitation favorite looks as if it could come true--sort of. The French sales and financing company Wild Bunch is putting...
  • Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party

    Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Country music's recent transformation from a form that spoke to a cross-generational audience about life's broader themes into a party-minded soundtrack for young adults was starkly apparent over...
  • Kingsley Guy: After four decades, a fond farewell

    I headed south from Cleveland in 1976 for a job at a small daily newspaper called the Sun Sentinel. I planned to work there for a couple of years building my journalistic resume before seeking a position on a big-city publication. I soon realized,...
  • Octavia Spencer, Aloe Blacc Help Raise $1.5M for City Year

    It was a hopping Spring Break party on the Sony backlot Saturday night. Dreamworks' Stacey Snider, NBC's Bob Greenblatt led the charge as 1,400 guests raised $1.5 million at the 4th annual Spring Break: Destination Education soiree which benefits City...
  • College Roundup: UCI women's water polo grabs Big West title

    WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 10, Long Beach State 7 The host Anteaters clinched their third straight Big West Conference regular-season championship behind four goals from Danielle Warde and eight saves from Jillian Yocum on Thursday. No. 6-ranked...
  • Mayo: Watch me on TV (Ch. 10 again) this Sunday

    Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing on This Week in South Florida with hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg again this Sunday. The weekly public affairs show airs at 11:30 a.m. on WPLG-Ch. 10, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale ABC affiliate. The show has...