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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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  • Baseball: Catonsville rallies past visiting Towson, 7-5

    Baseball: Catonsville rallies past visiting Towson, 7-5
    Catonsville stretched its winning streak to four by coming back twice against visiting Towson in a 7-5 victory at windy Catonsville on Tuesday afternoon. The Comets spotted the Generals a three-run lead in the first inning, but rallied to take a 4-3 lead...
  • 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...
  • Head of the Class: Locals scoring honors, degrees

    Paige Cook, of Parkton, recently participated in a Spring Break trip to Japan, as part of her "Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy" class at Washington College, Chestertown. Olivia A. Cypull, of Baldwin, a senior at Loch Raven High School is a...
  • Howard County college notes

      University of Evansville archaeology major Nathan Biondi, of Ellicott City, will travel to Israel this summer as part of the Jezreel Expedition, an archaeological project co-sponsored by the university. Beverly Frimpong, daughter of Charity Marfo...
  • Next Great Adventure awaits three teachers retiring from Fulton Elementary School

    You probably categorize your life by the milestone events that have occurred. I like to call mine "Chuck's Great Adventure: XYZ." It wasn't always this way. I remember the time I was sent on an overseas assignment when I was in the Air Force. It was more...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 08/08/14 for 08/08/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Ken Baumann was born in Urbana, Ill., today in 1989. This birthday guy portrayed Ben Boykewich on "The Secret Life of The American Teenager" from 2008-2013. He played the recurring role of Ashley on "Castle" and has appeared on "Eli...
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  • Coupon: $10 off at JC Penney

    Coupon: $10 off at JC Penney
    Save $10 on a $25 purchase at JC Penney with a coupon through Father's Day. The coupon is good on select apparel, shoes, accessories and home purchases. Click here for the deal. Like Doreen's Deals on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@...
  • Ready for Spring Break? Skip the parties, focus on your career

    Brazen Careerist James Franco said it best in his movie Spring Breakers: "Spring break. Spring break. Spring break fo'ever!" OK, so your spring break may not involve holding up a restaurant to fund your vacation or working with a drug dealer. But it can...
  • Spring break 2014: To selfie or not to selfie

    Spring break 2014: To selfie or not to selfie
    The selfie has come into focus for spring break 2014. Coming off the heels of the 86th Academy Awards last Sunday, when host Ellen DeGeneres crashed the Twitter social site with her selfie shared around the world, this cultural phenomenon of snapping...
  • D25: Students met First Lady in China

    D25: Students met First Lady in China
    Arlington Heights School District 25 middle school students met with First Lady Michelle Obama last weekend, school officials said. The suburban school district announced on its website that students on the District 25 Spring Break China Trip were...
  • Meeting First Lady in China 'very special' for Arlington Heights students

    Meeting First Lady in China 'very special' for Arlington Heights students
    It was a spring break to remember for Amélie Smithson. Smithson and 16 other students were on the Arlington Heights School District 25 Spring Break China Trip when they met Michelle Obama on March 22. The First Lady's staff told the world about the...