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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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  • Southwestern wins it on a hit

    BASEBALL Southwestern Academy 10, New Harvest Christian 9 (eight innings): Freshman Masamichi Makino was plunked on a 3-2 count with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth to deliver the Sun its second win this season in nonleague play Thursday...
  • Roland Park grad promotes responsible spring break fun

    Roland Park grad promotes responsible spring break fun
    Savannah Bass, 21, who grew up in Ruxton and graduated from Roland Park Country School in 2008, is working to curb binge drinking on college campuses and along the beach during spring break. As one of 13 University of Alabama students in charge of...
  • Sports notices: Tee up with First Tee of Howard County

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Golf The First Tee of Howard County will be opening its winter 2012 sessions in...
  • Sports notices: Columbia Ravens are looking for football coaches

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Football Columbia Ravens Football, Inc. is seeking qualified, committed individuals...
  • Time to sign up for softball and other spring sports

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Softball HCYP girls fastpitch softball registration is underway. HCYP's recreational...
  • Second place for Goucher's Sarah Bart means $50,000 on 'Jeopardy!'

    Second place for Goucher's Sarah Bart means $50,000 on 'Jeopardy!'
    Sarah Bart's run at the college championship on 'Jeopardy!' ended Tuesday with the seniorĀ  history major finishing second. But as runner-up, Bart left with $50,000 for her effort. Here's the release from the show: Sarah Bart, a 22-year-old history major...
  • Sport notices: It's time to sign up for booster camps

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Booster camps Registration for the Hammond High School Boosters summer sports and clubs...
  • Daniel Vasquez: Beware Spring Break scams

    South Florida is a perennial Spring Break hot spot, and with the season comes a new crop of scam artists aiming to take advantage and steal some cash. March is the biggest month for Spring Break travelers, and MoneyGram International warns that there...
  • 2012 Armwood OT Kevin McCoy loves UCF, leaning toward Knights

    2012 Armwood OT Kevin McCoy loves UCF,  leaning toward Knights
    To hear Kevin McCoy talk about UCF, you’d think there was a No. 78 Knights game jersey with the name MCCOY stitched across the back and hanging in the Bright House Networks Stadium locker room right now. “I’m feeling great about UCF,&...
  • Panhandle Sheriffs are on a roll: No break for Spring Breakers

    Panhandle Sheriffs are on a roll: No break for Spring Breakers
    These Panhandle Sheriffs sure mean business. Sheriffs from Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties held a joint news conference on Wednesday to lay down the law to druggies and Spring Breakers: “We don’t want college students coming in from...
  • Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses

     Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses
    Welcome to what college students once called Alternative Spring Break — which, these days, is not so alternative and really isn't much of a break. Though there may be no shortage of vacationing young people at Daytona Beach or Panama City this...