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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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  • Legoland Florida: Water park doubles up on bricks

     
    When the Legoland Florida water park reopens for the season on Saturday, guests will see even more figures and scenes constructed of Lego bricks. Two million bricks have been added since the Winter Haven water park opened last year, bringing its total...
  • Bruce Springsteen knocks Adele out of the top spot, but barely

     
    Bruce Springsteen scored his 10th No. 1 debut after his latest opus, “Wrecking Ball,” pushed 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, barely nudging Grammy winning powerhouse Adele out of her plum position on top....
  • School year over for Seminole; next year on horizon

     
    That's it for the school year in Seminole County, with public schools wrapping up sessions for students  today. Teachers wil be done Friday after a couple of days of clean up and shut down work. That one went fast. And before you know it, another school...
  • Olympia rallies to stay unbeaten in baseball

     
    Steve McClelland’s RBI single in the eighth inning rallied Olympia (15-0) past Satellite 3-2 on Monday to begin the Spring Break Slam baseball tournament at West Orange. Games also are being held at Dr. Phillips and Apopka. The Titans trailed 2-0...
  • Central Florida Spring Break Slam baseball tournament schedule

     
    Spring Break Slam Tournament (March 26-29) At West Orange, Dr. Phillips  and Apopka Monday – Gm 1) Bradenton IMG Academy vs. Tampa Berkeley Prep at DP, 1;  Gm 2) Colonial vs. Dr. Phillips at DP, 4; Gm 3) Satellite vs. Olympia at WO, 10; Gm 4)...
  • Board game fun: Yeah, that was us, the family with the funny headgear

     
    I do not think of myself as a board/card game sort of person, though when someone in my family suggests we play, I admit I usually have fun. Still when one of those someones suggested we pack a board game for our three-day Spring Break getaway, I think...
  • Two-week holiday break part of Orange 2013-14 calendar proposal

     
    The Orange County School Board is slated to adopt a calendar tonight for the 2013-14 school year that includes a Winter Break that is two weeks long, a school start date two weeks before Labor Day and a last day of school of June 4. The proposal would...
  • Fashion News: Jon Hamm, Liam Hemsworth, Dianna Agron converge

     
    Stars including Jon Hamm, Liam Hemsworth and Dianna Agron attend “City Year Spring Break 2012: Destination Education.”...
  • Getting to know Joe Muñoz: the hometown interview

     
    He's been described as a cross between David Archuleta and Anoop Desai with a voice to match! Wednesday night, we see our hometown hope, Huntington Park native Joe Munoz, take his place among the others vying for a Top 12 spot. We spoke to Joe on Monday...
  • Spring Break in Daytona Beach – the beach and booze

     
    Yesterday, I took advantage of the sunny weather and headed for the beach to ride along with the Volusia County Beach Patrol for a couple of hours. One of the stories on my agenda this season was to see what kind of trouble the Beach Patrol finds during...
  • Pictures: Aquatica’s Omaka Rocka slide coming soon

     
      A trip to Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, last week revealed the almost-ready state of Omaka Rocka, which represents the attraction's first addition since it opened in 2008. The photo above is of the entrance to the slide. It looked ready to go &#...