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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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  • 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...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, April 13 Theater The Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents its final performance of "Pippi Longstocking" at 2 p.m. at 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Discounted rates available for...
  • Riverside Market says: Relax, just drink it

    Riverside Market says: Relax, just drink it
    If all goes according to plan at Fort Lauderdale's Riverside Market and Café on Saturday, owner Julian Siegel expects the craft-beer-quaffing public to don vintage Spring Break beachwear: swimming trunks, 1980s hairstyles and, he hopes, not a single...
  • Weekend preview: Beer, peeps and chicken wings!

    Weekend preview: Beer, peeps and chicken wings!
    At last year’s New River Raft Race, the entry from students at the AIAS FAU School of Architecture won the fastest-raft category in a romp. But the one guy hoping for a closer race this weekend is their own admiral, Anthony Abbate, associate provost...
  • Varsity scores: March 28

    Varsity scores: March 28
    Baseball   Trinity Prep 9, Bishop Moore 5 Buzz: Patrick Trevisani went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and Kyle Altomare had a triple and 1 RBI for Trinity Prep (15-2). Dylan Anseaume hit a 2-run homer for Bishop Moore (10-7).     Oviedo 12, Hagerty 5...
  • Varsity scores: March 27

    Varsity scores: March 27
    Baseball   Lake Brantley 6, Hagerty 2 Buzz: Chase Haecker went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs for Lake Brantley (12-5). Harrison Ray added 2 hits including a double. Bryce Tucker pitched 5 innings with 4 strikeouts. Ryan Mountcastle went 2-for-4 for Hagerty...
  • Meeting First Lady in China 'very special' for Arlington Heights students

    Meeting First Lady in China 'very special' for Arlington Heights students
    It was a spring break to remember for Amélie Smithson. Smithson and 16 other students were on the Arlington Heights School District 25 Spring Break China Trip when they met Michelle Obama on March 22. The First Lady's staff told the world about the...
  • Spring Break: Making it count

    Spring Break: Making it count
    In the midst of third-quarter shenanigans – whether it be tracking down teachers for that last-minute grade or stressing over the March SAT, Spring Break is a much-needed break from the harsh reality that is high school. Not all breaks are created...
  • Varsity scores: March 26

    Varsity scores: March 26
    Baseball   Lake Nona 9, Titusville Astronaut 4 Buzz: Jeremy Rivera went 2-for-4, including a double, and scored a run for Lake Nona (10-7). Fabel Saneaux allowed 2 runs in 5 innings.     Oviedo 6, Lyman 0 Buzz: Nick Logan pitched 6 innings...
  • Ready for Spring Break? Skip the parties, focus on your career

    Brazen Careerist James Franco said it best in his movie Spring Breakers: "Spring break. Spring break. Spring break fo'ever!" OK, so your spring break may not involve holding up a restaurant to fund your vacation or working with a drug dealer. But it can...