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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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  • 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,...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Spring Break roundup, FloriDUH style

    Spring Break roundup, FloriDUH style
    Thomas Francis Scanlan, 19, bolted after cops told him he was under arrest for underage drinking early Sunday at a home which was the scene of "loud screaming" and "loud music" with about 15 to 20 college students standing around outside, Boca Raton...
  • Duck Tape is my crafty kid's new favorite art supply

    Duck Tape is my crafty kid's new favorite art supply
    My daughter loves Duck Tape, and it has become her favorite go-to craft item. She even brought several rolls (and a pair of scissors) with her on our Spring Break road trip. From the back seat, she fashioned a small purse and a hair bow for her teddy...
  • Central Florida Spring Break Slam All-Tournament Team

    Here is the All-Tournament team from last week's Central Florida Spring Break Slam baseball tournament. MVP: Spencer Stockton – Wellington Catcher: Dan Autiello – Dr. Phillips   Infield: Gunner Bradshaw – West Orange Michael...