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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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  • Clarksville: Daughter's wedding the highlight of first Las Vegas trip for Clarksville couple

    Pat and Bill Kidwell recently returned from their very first visit to Las Vegas. They had a wonderful time on this extra special occasion. The highlight of the trip came when Bill walked daughter Denise Kidwell down the aisle in the lovely Chapel of the...
  • 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...
  • Second place for Goucher's Sarah Bart means $50,000 on 'Jeopardy!'

    Second place for Goucher's Sarah Bart means $50,000 on 'Jeopardy!'
    Sarah Bart's run at the college championship on 'Jeopardy!' ended Tuesday with the senior  history major finishing second. But as runner-up, Bart left with $50,000 for her effort. Here's the release from the show: Sarah Bart, a 22-year-old history major...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Meetings and Notices

    Baseball Charles Carroll Baseball late registrations can contact Rob Brown at coachrobccrc@verizon.net. The Manchester Blue Sox 14U Travel baseball team is looking for players to complete their roster for the 2014 Spring season. Teams participate in the...
  • School holidays and dates to remember

    April 14-20: Schools and offices closed for Spring Break. April 22: Schools and offices reopen.
  • Gibson serves during spring break

    Westminster resident Allison Gibson spent spring break serving others through James Madison University's Alternative Spring Break Program. Gibson, a sophomore finance major, traveled to California to volunteer with Joshua Tree National Park. Students on...
  • NCAA Tournament, MegaCon highlight busy event weekend

    NCAA Tournament, MegaCon highlight busy event weekend
    This weekend will be a busy one when it comes to events.  In addition to Spring Break visitors, downtown Orlando and the metro area will play host to several big events, most notably MegaCon 2014 and the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament.  ...
  • Man dies after falling from 12th floor of Panama City Beach hotel

    Man dies after falling from 12th floor of Panama City Beach hotel
    A 62-year-old Texas man who was chaperoning his 18-year-old daughter on Spring Break died Wednesday after falling from a 12th floor balcony at a Panama City Beach hotel. Thomas H. Saunders, 62, of Southlake, Texas, was chaperoning his daughter and a...
  • 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...