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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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  • 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 РWellington Catcher: Dan Autiello РDr. Phillips   Infield: Gunner Bradshaw РWest Orange Michael...
  • Heading to the beach for Spring Break? Please don't take Fido

    Heading to the beach for Spring Break? Please don't take Fido
    Traveling to Florida for Spring Break? Then please leave your pets at home. A Clearwater cop had been working an an off-duty job near Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach when someone flagged him down to report that a dog was locked inside a car parked nearby,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 2012 Armwood OT Kevin McCoy loves UCF, leaning toward Knights

    2012 Armwood OT Kevin McCoy loves UCF,  leaning toward Knights
    To hear Kevin McCoy talk about UCF, you’d think there was a No. 78 Knights game jersey with the name MCCOY stitched across the back and hanging in the Bright House Networks Stadium locker room right now. “I’m feeling great about UCF,&...