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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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    Young Hollywood streamed nonstop into Sony Studios in Culver City on Saturday to celebrate the first annual "Spring Break: Destination Education," raising $1 million for City Year, which places recent graduates into L.A. schools for a year to help...
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    Love Orlando, a movement started by First Baptist Orlando, has committed more than $1 million to helping the newly homeless of Central Florida.  Plans include the purchase of a transitional housing complex, home makeover project, and a pantry program in...
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    Photos from Melanie Mcginnis and Anthony Spina Last weekend, I attended what has been hands down the most solid rooftop party of the season. It was held at the Bstarr/Bojan castle on Western, a stones throw from Empty Bottle. The party was held to...
  • Can’t speak Spanish…but I speak Burrito

     
    Not everyone can speak Spanish, myself included. And that’s okay. Most of us do, however, speak Burrito. Chicken? Check. Cheese? Check. Delicious? Check check. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a burrito before 1 a.m. It’s one of those...
  • Sandusky Grand Jury Report

     
    I wrote Monday about my disinchantment with the statement of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno about his passive role in what appears to have been a coverup of a horrendous sexual assault in the football team's locker room. I was......
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    First Baptist Church of Orlando will dedicate its Sunday service on Nov. 13 to Love Orlando outreach, which it started in March to assist Central Florida families in crisis. The program focuses on helping those who are hurting, who have lost hope, and who...
  • Love Orlando seeks families to assist homeless

     
    First Baptist of Orlando's Pastor David Uth is ramping up his church's commitment to help the homeless and the needy. The church's Love Orlando program, started in March 2011 with pledges of $5.6 million from the congregation, has stocked food pantries in...
  • How to get your teen to eat healthy

     
    My soon-to-be 15-year-old has turned into a junk food, soda-loving kid. I hate it, but there is only so much influence I can wield. In the house, we don't have soda, chips or cookies. I try to prepare healthy meals. I always pack fruit with his lunch. I...