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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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  • Variety show raises funds for playground

    College View Foundation’s second phase of fundraising for the new playground is moving along. The Leo Club at Flintridge Prep is donating all proceeds from its annual Mr. Flintridge Prep Contest, a variety show spoofing beauty pageants. “...
  • Spring Break through the years

    Spring Break through the years
  • Briefly In Sports

    Samuelson earns top CIF honor Edison senior Bonnie Samuelson has been named the Player of the Year for the All-CIF Girls' Basketball Division 1A team. Samuelson is one of six local players to earn All-CIF status. She is joined on the team by sister,...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    SUNDAY Easter Sunday Double-Header in CdM The Corona del Mar Community Church holds an Easter Sunrise Worship at Lookout Point, corner of Heliotrope Avenue and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. The event is at 6 a.m. At 11 a.m., the church will stage...
  • Chasing Down the Muse: I've got spring fever

    "It's spring fever….You don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" —Mark Twain * Spring Break. The words conjure many things for me and even spark a bit of mischief with a play on...
  • 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...