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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...
  • Family-friendly house party

    Family-friendly house party
    Join us Friday at the Central Florida Home + Garden Show for Family Day, a celebration of all things home and family. In the midst of spring and Spring Break, now's the time to bring the kid out in all of us. Join in special activities and stage...
  • Cops: Man punched police horse for no apparent reason

    Cops: Man punched police horse for no apparent reason
    Key West cops working a mounted patrol Spring Break detail said Yeorgo Carl Brooklyn Kapiris, 28, interrupted an investigation into underage drinking and allegedly punched a police horse named 'Smoke' for no apparent reason, reports Keysnet.com in the...
  • Free wireless speaker from Victoria's Secret PINK

    Free wireless speaker from Victoria's Secret PINK
    Get a free wireless mini heart speaker with any purchase from Victoria's Secret PINK. PINK Nation had a Spring Break bash on Miami Beach and now is giving away a free speaker with a coupon when you make any purchase. You also can score the dance party...
  • Spring Break Shootout: Woman mad at boyfriend fired 18 shots in hotel room, cops say

    Spring Break Shootout: Woman mad at boyfriend fired 18 shots in hotel room, cops say
    More Spring Break fun. Apparently this gal packed more than a bathing suit, suntan lotion and flip-flops for her Spring Break vacation -- she also packed heat. On Wednesday afternoon cops were dispatched to the Sun and Surf Motel after getting a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to get your teen to eat healthy

     
    My soon-to-be 15-year-old has turned into a junk food, soda-loving kid. I hate it, but there is only so much influence I can wield. In the house, we don't have soda, chips or cookies. I try to prepare healthy meals. I always pack fruit with his lunch. I...
  • Board game fun: Yeah, that was us, the family with the funny headgear

     
    I do not think of myself as a board/card game sort of person, though when someone in my family suggests we play, I admit I usually have fun. Still when one of those someones suggested we pack a board game for our three-day Spring Break getaway, I think...
  • Bruce Springsteen knocks Adele out of the top spot, but barely

     
    Bruce Springsteen scored his 10th No. 1 debut after his latest opus, “Wrecking Ball,” pushed 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, barely nudging Grammy winning powerhouse Adele out of her plum position on top....
  • School year over for Seminole; next year on horizon

     
    That's it for the school year in Seminole County, with public schools wrapping up sessions for students  today. Teachers wil be done Friday after a couple of days of clean up and shut down work. That one went fast. And before you know it, another school...