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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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  • Bjugstad reminisces about Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament

    For all that comes with playing in the NHL, there's still some things that make the professionals feel like little kids. Mention the Minnesota High School State Hockey Tournament to Panthers center Nick Bjugstad. All of a sudden, the 6-6 giant instantly...
  • 'Frozen' Soundtrack Back at No. 1 on Album Charts

    The "Frozen" soundtrack, 2014's seemingly tireless sales champ, retook the No. 1 position on the U.S. album chart last week. Dipping scarcely 1%, the animated hit's companion album shifted 99,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week...
  • Florida travel calendar for March

    Florida travel calendar for March
    Check out festivals and events in March across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 1 -March 9: Bands Brew and BBQ...
  • College Roundup: OCC sweeps Golden West

    MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Golden West Ty Hutchins led the Pirates with 17 kills and seven digs during the Pirates' 25-23, 25-15, 29-27 sweep in Pacific Coast Conference action Friday. Jim Webb had 15 kills and Brendan Duff had 45 assists for...
  • College Roundup: Surrey shines in UCI shutout

    BASEBALL UC Irvine 4, Grand Canyon 0 Sophomore left-hander Elliott Surrey threw a four-hit shutout to give the host Anteaters their second complete game in as many days in the nonconference game Saturday. Surrey struck out six and did not walk a batter...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1

    'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1
    "Frozen" is back at No. 1. After two weeks in which rap albums by first Schoolboy Q and then Rick Ross dominated the Billboard 200, the soundtrack to Disney's smash-hit animated feature returned to the top spot Wednesday, reflecting sales of 99,000...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...