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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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  • Can’t speak Spanish…but I speak Burrito

     
    Not everyone can speak Spanish, myself included. And that’s okay. Most of us do, however, speak Burrito. Chicken? Check. Cheese? Check. Delicious? Check check. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a burrito before 1 a.m. It’s one of those...
  • Sandusky Grand Jury Report

     
    I wrote Monday about my disinchantment with the statement of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno about his passive role in what appears to have been a coverup of a horrendous sexual assault in the football team's locker room. I was......
  • First Baptist dedicates Sunday to Love Orlando

     
    First Baptist Church of Orlando will dedicate its Sunday service on Nov. 13 to Love Orlando outreach, which it started in March to assist Central Florida families in crisis. The program focuses on helping those who are hurting, who have lost hope, and who...
  • Love Orlando seeks families to assist homeless

     
    First Baptist of Orlando's Pastor David Uth is ramping up his church's commitment to help the homeless and the needy. The church's Love Orlando program, started in March 2011 with pledges of $5.6 million from the congregation, has stocked food pantries in...
  • 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...
  • ‘Jeopardy!’: Winter Springs man is finalist in college tournament

     
    "What a finish!" host Alex Trebek said. An astonished Terrill smiled broadly, hit his desk in joyous disbelief and crossed the stage to shake Trebek's hand....
  • State warns Spring Breakers of enforcement against underage drinking

     
    Though Fort Lauderdale during Spring Break is where the boys mostly aren???t these days, state agents warn they???ll still enforce drinking laws for the under 21 crowd here this month. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation said...
  • LMFAO, Iron Maiden and more: This week's on-sales

     
    A list of upcoming shows across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses....
  • Top 3 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Top 3 Concerts of the Coming Week 1. BIG SEAN More than four years and a trilogy of mixtapes after being discovered by Kanye West, Big Sean released his debut album, “Finally Famous,” in June. Looks like it was worth......
  • Westside parties draw police; numerous youths arrested, cited

     
    It was Spring Break on the Westside this weekend, as two parties drew police attention and led to the arrest of numerous youths....
  • Spring Break Slam All-Tournament Team

     
    The All-Tournament team for the 2012 Central Florida Spring Break Slam baseball tournament. Olympia's Jesse Winker was selected as the tournament MVP. Catcher: Tomas Nido – Orangewood Christian First Base: Ian McKinney – Boone Second Base:...
  • Spring Break Slam Day One Results, Day Two Schedule

     
    Day Two Schedule: At Dr. Phillips Tampa Berkeley Prep vs. Colonial, 10 a.m. Olympia vs. Orangewood, 1 Bradenton IMG Academy vs. Dr. Phillips, 4 At West Orange Georgetown Prep, MD vs. Freedom, 1 Satellite vs. Boone, 4 Rockledge vs. West Orange, 7:30 At...