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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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Top Spring Break Articles

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  • Softball: Northeast stays hot at Spring Break Tournament

    Spring Break Tournament at Bachman Sports Complex NORTHEAST 8, SETON KEOUGH 0: Sabrina Gordon had three singles, scored two runs and drove in a pair, while sister Sarah had a single, two RBIs and a run scored to lead the Eagles over the Gators. Ashley...
  • Softball: Broadneck's victory highlights Spring Break Tournament

    With all the talent on display at Saturday's Spring Break Tournament at Bachman Sports Complex, most of the games had the feel of the playoffs. If Broadneck has aspirations of advancing deep in next month's Class 4A East Region tournament, a victory over...
  • Kingsley Guy: After four decades, a fond farewell

    I headed south from Cleveland in 1976 for a job at a small daily newspaper called the Sun Sentinel. I planned to work there for a couple of years building my journalistic resume before seeking a position on a big-city publication. I soon realized,...
  • 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@...
  • Rec News

    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...
  • Weekend preview: Beer, peeps and chicken wings!

    Weekend preview: Beer, peeps and chicken wings!
    At last year’s New River Raft Race, the entry from students at the AIAS FAU School of Architecture won the fastest-raft category in a romp. But the one guy hoping for a closer race this weekend is their own admiral, Anthony Abbate, associate provost...
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  • Mayo: Watch me on TV (Ch. 10 again) this Sunday

    Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing on This Week in South Florida with hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg again this Sunday. The weekly public affairs show airs at 11:30 a.m. on WPLG-Ch. 10, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale ABC affiliate. The show has...
  • 'Spring Breakers' sequel in the works, but can the fun continue?

    'Spring Breakers' sequel in the works, but can the fun continue?
    The characters in Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" liked to vow "Spring Break Forever(a)." Now the refrain from last year's artsploitation favorite looks as if it could come true--sort of. The French sales and financing company Wild Bunch is putting...
  • Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser

    Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser
    The event: Taste for a Cure, a fundraiser for UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation honoring Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, featured a stand-up routine by comedian Tom Papa, two songs by Darren Criss and a surprise duet by...