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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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  • 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 seniorĀ  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...
  • Sport notices: It's time to sign up for booster camps

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Booster camps Registration for the Hammond High School Boosters summer sports and clubs...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rec Results: Gymnasts cap season in style

    Four Docksiders gymnasts qualified for the Level 9 Eastern National Championships held in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Docksiders girls representing Region 7 and their club were: Maria Ramsey, 14, Gillian Dea, 16, Gabrielle Aguilar, 13, and Rebekah Jenkins,...
  • On Campus

    Ade Ajibola of Mitchellville recently graduated from Ohio Christian University, Circleville, Ohio, with a degree in healthcare management. *** Several area students were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest...
  • Spring Break Softball Tournament

  • Prep Schedule: Anne Arundel County and Kent Island high school athletic events

    Saturday, April 19 Baseball Leonardtown Invitational Annapolis vs. TBD, 10 a.m. Southern Mixer Southern vs. Northern, 9 a.m. Arundel vs. Northern, 11 a.m. Arundel vs. La Plata, 2 p.m. Southern vs. LaPlata, 4:30 p.m. Jocko Tournament at North...
  • School menus for April 14-18

    Anne Arundel County schools are closed April 14-18 for Spring Break. The following menus are for Queen Anne's County elementary schools for April 14-17. Schools are closed April 18. MONDAY: Chicken nuggets with roll, or bologna and cheese sandwich,...
  • Prep schedule: Anne Arundel County and Kent Island high school athletic events

    Wednesday, April 16 Baseball North County at Huntingtown, 4 p.m. Archbishop Curley at Old Mill, 4 p.m. Broadneck at Bowie, 4 p.m. Park at AACS at Joe Cannon Stadium, 4 p.m. Wilde Lake at St. Mary's at Bachman Sports Complex, 4 p.m. Colonel...