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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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  • College Roundup: Aikhonbare wins shot put at Spring Break Invitational

    WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD Spring Break Invitational IRVINE — Itos Aikhonbare won the shot put with the second best mark in UC Irvine history to lead the Anteaters on the second day of the invite at Anteater Stadium Saturday. Aikhonbare won the...
  • Il Volo at the Fillmore: Can you feel the love, Christmas cheer?

    Il Volo at the Fillmore: Can you feel the love, Christmas cheer?
    As one-third of the dashing young Italian pop-opera trio Il Volo,  Piero Barone has seen his share of unusual clothing items thrown his way onstage. But he expects South Florida fans to be more modest Wednesday night, being such a chilly winter evening...
  • An inside look at Baltimore party boat culture

    An inside look at Baltimore party boat culture
    You probably shouldn't be reading this right now. According to my husband, I should be telling you that the idea of a Baltimore Boating Culture is a myth. A lie. Who would want to swim in that dirty, radioactive water? Middle River? How …...
  • Last minute travel

    Most of us do make holiday travel plans ahead of time. There's vacation time to schedule at work, care for pets to arrange, and money to budget. There's also the reality that last minute travel, especially for airfare, is expensive. "Flights can...
  • 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...
  • SXSW 2012 survival guide and tips

    SXSW 2012 survival guide and tips
    Can you get into shows without the pricey badge? How can I catch a cab? All the hotel rooms are booked--what do I do?   If you're a SXSW newbie or are considering planning ahead for next year, there are a few things you should know before heading down...
  • Sports notices: Lace up your running shoes for two worthy causes

    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. Running Waterloo Elementary School is hosting a Family Fit 5k and Fun Run 1k, Sat.,...
  • Spring Break

    I was away this weekend in Rehoboth. As usual, I experienced one of the best parts of travel: unexpected pleasures. On Friday I rode down with a woman I’ve known all but 10 years of my life.  Being with a friend of so many years is like travelling...
  • Spring Break, Part II

    I hadn’t planned on two breaks in one week or for them to coincide with the spring break many neighbors and their children took this week. It just worked out that way.   The first was a cool, foggy weekend at Rehoboth. The second was a warm, sunny,...
  • Briefs: Halberg an All-American

    Vanguard University senior Paige Halberg earned second-team NAIA All-American recognition in women's basketball after leading the Lions to a 23-7 record and their 11th straight appearance in the NAIA national tournament. Halberg, a 5-foot-10 guard,...
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