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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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  • Disaster looms? It's time for a road trip!

    When the recent turmoil in the Middle East ignited, causing gas prices to soar higher than Charlie Sheen's ego, there was only one sensible thing to do for the wellbeing of my family: rent a petroleum-swilling RV and hit the road. Nothing makes sense...
  • Boyd All-American

    Vanguard University senior Sarah Boyd has been named second-team NAIA All-American in women's basketball. Boyd, a 5-foot-4 point guard who led the nation in assists (6.8 per game), averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Lions, who finished 17-...
  • March 28 - April 1

    McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Games - Spring Break For Grownups - Everest Monday, March 28 McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Games Wednesday, March 30 United Center 6:30 p.m. Tickets available ticketmaster.com...
  • Bikini Brawler Now Faces Felony Charges [VIDEO]

    Bikini Brawler Now Faces Felony Charges [VIDEO]
    The bikini-clad woman who became a YouTube hit after destroying a Panama City, Fla. Burger King, is now facing felony charges. The Smoking Gun reported Monday that, Nekiva Vonte Hardy, of Montgomery Ala., is now charged with "felony criminal mischief,...
  • Staycations: Spring Break In York County

    Staycations: Spring Break In York County
    Spring Break is just around the corner. While some people are planning elaborate getaways, others are planning staycations. "We have a lot of little hidden gems in the area that you can check out and discover," said Amanda Latham, Destination Marketing...
  • Variety show raises funds for playground

    College View Foundation’s second phase of fundraising for the new playground is moving along. The Leo Club at Flintridge Prep is donating all proceeds from its annual Mr. Flintridge Prep Contest, a variety show spoofing beauty pageants. “...
  • Spring Break through the years

    Spring Break through the years
  • Briefly In Sports

    Samuelson earns top CIF honor Edison senior Bonnie Samuelson has been named the Player of the Year for the All-CIF Girls' Basketball Division 1A team. Samuelson is one of six local players to earn All-CIF status. She is joined on the team by sister,...
  • Spring Break Travel with Travel Mom

    Easter is very late this year which means many people will be looking for a spring break getaway throughout the month of April. The Travel Mom joined us live with ideas that will suit just about every type of traveler. For more information on the Travel...
  • 3 Men Accused of Gang Raping Girl on Spring Break

    3 Men Accused of Gang Raping Girl on Spring Break
    SOUTH BEACH, Fl. (KTLA) -- Three South Bay men were arrested in Miami after a female student on spring break accused them of rape, police said Thursday. According to a police affidavit, the female college student claims the three men held her down and...
  • Sesame Street Presents the Body and Bubblefest XV

    First, back by popular demand, Sesame Street Presents: The Body at the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center. This is an interactive exhibit created and produced by a partnership between Sesame Workshop and Thinkwell Design & Production. The exhibit promotes...