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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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  • 'Spring Break' fundraiser for City Year Los Angeles breaks record

    'Spring Break' fundraiser for City Year Los Angeles breaks record
    The event:  “Spring Break: Destination Education,” staged carnival style at Sony Studios in Culver City, was a star-studded affair that had tweens, teens and their families lining up half an hour early on Saturday. The fourth annual event...
  • Will Muschamp better get control of Gators or the party's over

    Will Muschamp better get control of Gators or the party's over
    When Florida hired Will Muschamp, the question was whether he was ready for prime time. Three-plus years later, the answer still isn’t what Gator fans want to hear. It’s no, based on a lot of things. The latest is Jonotthan Harrison...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Break gives Broward teams a chance to spring into action

    Break gives Broward teams a chance to spring into action
    Ah yes. Tournament time is here. No. Not the tournament where you lost that "billion dollars" you had no shot at. No. Not the state tournament. But that will be here soon enough. Spring break in Broward County means tournaments for several area...
  • College students spend alternative spring break in Baltimore

    College students spend alternative spring break in Baltimore
    After a busy first semester last year at Boston University, Hayley Spivey was eager to head home to Florida for spring break. Yet while the theater arts major enjoyed the sun and fun, she also found herself slightly bored. "It was nice seeing my...
  • Diaco: Huskies Had No Trouble Shaking Off Spring Break Rust

    STORRS – Bob Diaco wanted his team to be off but not really "off" during spring break last week. Everything in moderation, he said. The Huskies had three football practices under their energetic and enthusiastic coach before they broke away....
  • Varsity scores: March 24

    Varsity scores: March 24
    Baseball   Lake Mary 4, Seminole 2 Buzz: Harrison Johnson had 3 hits and an RBI for Lake Mary (7-8). Braden Rollins pitched a complete game. Seminole is 2-10.     Winter Park 8, Bradenton Bayshore 1 Buzz: Connor Hogue pitched a complete game...
  • Spring Break: Things To Do

    Spring Break: Things To Do
    Forget spring-cleaning and have some fun. Check out these seven activities and events you can partake in this spring break that will keep you active and feeling good. Tigertail Lake Recreational Center: Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm Open Climb...
  • 5 Best (and Strangest) Ways to Spend Your Spring Break Indoors

    5 Best (and Strangest) Ways to Spend Your Spring Break Indoors
    So it's raining. You can still have fun this Spring Break:   1. Clean out your closet. Yeah, yeah, I know. Cleaning out your closet may not sound too strange or exciting. But it’s a simple way to de-clutter your life – and mind –...
  • D25: Students met First Lady in China

    D25: Students met First Lady in China
    Arlington Heights School District 25 middle school students met with First Lady Michelle Obama last weekend, school officials said. The suburban school district announced on its website that students on the District 25 Spring Break China Trip were...