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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bjugstad reminisces about Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament

    For all that comes with playing in the NHL, there's still some things that make the professionals feel like little kids. Mention the Minnesota High School State Hockey Tournament to Panthers center Nick Bjugstad. All of a sudden, the 6-6 giant instantly...
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  • 'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1

    'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1
    "Frozen" is back at No. 1. After two weeks in which rap albums by first Schoolboy Q and then Rick Ross dominated the Billboard 200, the soundtrack to Disney's smash-hit animated feature returned to the top spot Wednesday, reflecting sales of 99,000...
  • 'Frozen' Soundtrack Back at No. 1 on Album Charts

    The "Frozen" soundtrack, 2014's seemingly tireless sales champ, retook the No. 1 position on the U.S. album chart last week. Dipping scarcely 1%, the animated hit's companion album shifted 99,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week...
  • 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...
  • Diaco: Huskies Had No Trouble Shaking Off Spring Break Rust

    STORRS – Bob Diaco wanted his team to be off but not really "off" during spring break last week. Everything in moderation, he said. The Huskies had three football practices under their energetic and enthusiastic coach before they broke away....
  • Varsity scores: March 24

    Varsity scores: March 24
    Baseball   Lake Mary 4, Seminole 2 Buzz: Harrison Johnson had 3 hits and an RBI for Lake Mary (7-8). Braden Rollins pitched a complete game. Seminole is 2-10.     Winter Park 8, Bradenton Bayshore 1 Buzz: Connor Hogue pitched a complete game...
  • Spring Break: Things To Do

    Spring Break: Things To Do
    Forget spring-cleaning and have some fun. Check out these seven activities and events you can partake in this spring break that will keep you active and feeling good. Tigertail Lake Recreational Center: Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm Open Climb...
  • 5 Best (and Strangest) Ways to Spend Your Spring Break Indoors

    5 Best (and Strangest) Ways to Spend Your Spring Break Indoors
    So it's raining. You can still have fun this Spring Break:   1. Clean out your closet. Yeah, yeah, I know. Cleaning out your closet may not sound too strange or exciting. But it’s a simple way to de-clutter your life – and mind –...