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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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  • Donald L. Symington, Broadway actor

    Donald L. Symington, Broadway actor
    Donald L. Symington, a career feature actor whose classic patrician good looks earned him roles on Broadway and in movies, television, soap operas and regional theaters, died Wednesday of Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The...
  • Florida Beach Guide: Fort Lauderdale

    Florida Beach Guide: Fort Lauderdale
    Fort Lauderdale has successfully shed its image as a Spring Break circus and become a more tranquil family resort. But something of the old song Where the Boys Are still applies, as the city is regularly voted one of the top vacation destinations for...
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  • Michigan school to bring back Sex Education

    Michigan school to bring back Sex Education
    Having "the talk" can be a little weird. It's even more weird when you have the talk at school. The Lansing School District in Michigan hasn't had sex education in three years, but they're talking about bringing them back. An advisory board was put...
  • Album review: The Lonely Island, 'The Wack Album'

    Album review: The Lonely Island, 'The Wack Album'
    *1/2 (out of four) "The Wack Album" represents the Lonely Island's first full-length album since the comedy trio (consisting of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) ceased contributions to "Saturday Night Live." Without the group enjoying...
  • 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...
  • Taking the Kids: Where to go for spring break

    Taking the Kids: Where to go for spring break
    Let's not kid ourselves. None of us want to wait until summer for some fun in the sun. We all could use some rest and relaxation right about now, whether your family's idea of vacation heaven is a bluebird sunny day on a ski slope, a blue-sky sunny day...
  • Nuevas ofertas para residentes de la Florida

    Nuevas ofertas para residentes de la Florida
    ¡Me encantan estas noticias! Como residente de Florida sé que hay muchas familias a quienes les resulta difícil visitar los parques de atracciones. Sí, aunque vivimos en un lugar turístico fantástico a donde vienen millones personas de todas partes del...
  • January - April 2013 Contest Winners

    Every contest KY3 Inc runs has winners, sometimes lots of them! Here is where you can search for your name once a contest is over. If you see your name and haven't been contacted, feel free to contact us at digitalmediadepartment@ky3.com or 417-268-3000....
  • Small Wonders: Checking off 'catching up' from the list

    I hate people sometimes. This year it was the Berrys from Seattle. A dear, lifelong friend, her husband and their two sickeningly adorable, wide-eyed, precocious sons. Theirs was the first Christmas card we received this year: snapshots of a day at the...