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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Virgin Island crabs hit the beach

    Virgin Island crabs hit the beach
    Got crabs? The island of St. John does... lots of `em. What, in the name of Herman`s Hermits....is causing this mass movement of Hermit Crabs?  Like the wildebeest in the Serengeti, Hermit, or Soldier Crabs migrate yearly... but it`s not for food, no...
  • 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...
  • Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound

    Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound
    Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April. "Now we are just waiting,"...
  • Family Travel: What To Do When You Are (Inevitably) In Seattle

    Family Travel: What To Do When You Are (Inevitably) In Seattle
    Funny, isn't it, how we grow up someplace and only rarely visit the major attractions? Seattle's Museum of Flight  is a perfect example. The site of many a school field trip during my younger years (mostly because the majority of my schoolmates' fathers...
  • Most dangerous Spring Break destination? Orlando!

     
    An analysis of crime and accident stats coupled with doctor and lawyer rankings of 25 popular spring break destinations found that Orlando is the most dangerous place to visit, reports the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach. That's the...
  • Spring Break underway, jellyfish warning at the beach

     
    An influx of jellyfish is apparent at the beach and Volusia County Beach Patrol has been responding to a fair number of stings over the last few days, said Capt. Tammy Marris. Lifeguards are flying the purple flags to warn of the potential problem with...
  • Ticket pic of the week: 'I found something over here'

     
    Jerry Calabrese goes along with a college girl's Spring Break prank....