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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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  • 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 –...
  • Varsity scores: March 25

    Varsity scores: March 25
    Baseball   Lake Nona 12, Master's Academy 0 Buzz: Raul Cabrera went 4-for-5 with 2 doubles, a triple and 3 RBIs for Lake Nona (9-7). Robin Allen pitched 6 innings with 7 strikeouts. Master's Academy is 11-4.     Lake Brantley 18, Lyman 0...
  • Elkridge Volleyball House offers spring camps

    Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday. Volleyball The Volleyball House in Elkridge is hosting spring camps on April 21 and April 24. Camps are from 12 to 5 p.m. Participants must be ages 9-18. The cost is $60 for one...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gary Stein: Having a truly life-altering experience

    Being that I do not believe in overstatement or hyperbole, I will try to express myself in a simple and understated fashion: Last week, I had the absolute greatest moment in my life other than my bar mitzvah and the birth of my son. Okay, a little...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • S. Florida has its own versions of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame

    S. Florida has its own versions of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Did you know South Florida has its own versions of the Hollywood Walk of Fame? In fact, the Fort Lauderdale Walk of Fame has been in the spotlight lately because of a Facebook campaign to get Gregg Newell — aka "the Father of Spring Break" —...
  • Time for Fort Lauderdale to honor late 'Father of Spring Break'

    You might not recognize his name, but surely you know Gregg Newell's legacy. Newell was known as the Father of Spring Break, a propeller-beanie-wearing entrepreneur whose bars, nightclubs and exuberance led to Fort Lauderdale becoming the hot spot for...