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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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  • Classic Spring Break: Spring Break in Central Florida through the years

    Classic Spring Break: Spring Break in Central Florida through the years
    The fashions have certainly changed. You won't be seeing big hair, jean shorts and puka shell necklaces on Daytona Beach this spring, but college students from around the country still flock to Central Florida this time of year for the annual party that...
  • Time for Fort Lauderdale to honor late 'Father of Spring Break'

    You might not recognize his name, but surely you know Gregg Newell's legacy. Newell was known as the Father of Spring Break, a propeller-beanie-wearing entrepreneur whose bars, nightclubs and exuberance led to Fort Lauderdale becoming the hot spot for...
  • Varsity scores: March 28

    Varsity scores: March 28
    Baseball   Trinity Prep 9, Bishop Moore 5 Buzz: Patrick Trevisani went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and Kyle Altomare had a triple and 1 RBI for Trinity Prep (15-2). Dylan Anseaume hit a 2-run homer for Bishop Moore (10-7).     Oviedo 12, Hagerty 5...
  • Varsity scores: March 27

    Varsity scores: March 27
    Baseball   Lake Brantley 6, Hagerty 2 Buzz: Chase Haecker went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs for Lake Brantley (12-5). Harrison Ray added 2 hits including a double. Bryce Tucker pitched 5 innings with 4 strikeouts. Ryan Mountcastle went 2-for-4 for Hagerty...
  • Gary Stein: Having a truly life-altering experience

    Being that I do not believe in overstatement or hyperbole, I will try to express myself in a simple and understated fashion: Last week, I had the absolute greatest moment in my life other than my bar mitzvah and the birth of my son. Okay, a little...
  • 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...
  • Latest Baseball Results (March 27)

    Florida League Invitational CYPRESS BAY 2, LEESBURG 1 ++++++++++++++++++++ || Leesburg || 001 || 000 || 0 0 0 || — || 1 || 7 || 3 || || Cypress || 100 || 000 || 0 0 1 || — || 2 || 5 || 1 || ++++++++++++++++++++ Pitching: W — Fits. L...
  • Broward high school results and schedules

    Coral Springs baseball shut out Monarch 4-0 in the championship game of the Colts Spring Break Classic on Thursday. Pitcher Philip Quinn (4-1) allowed two hits in a complete-game effort for the Colts. Coral Springs center fielder Davis Alessio had a...
  • Spring Break: Making it count

    Spring Break: Making it count
    In the midst of third-quarter shenanigans – whether it be tracking down teachers for that last-minute grade or stressing over the March SAT, Spring Break is a much-needed break from the harsh reality that is high school. Not all breaks are created...
  • Varsity scores: March 26

    Varsity scores: March 26
    Baseball   Lake Nona 9, Titusville Astronaut 4 Buzz: Jeremy Rivera went 2-for-4, including a double, and scored a run for Lake Nona (10-7). Fabel Saneaux allowed 2 runs in 5 innings.     Oviedo 6, Lyman 0 Buzz: Nick Logan pitched 6 innings...
  • Latest Baseball Results (Mar. 26)

    WEST BOCA 7, COOPER CITY 4 ++++++++++++++++++++ || Cooper || 002 || 000 || 2 || — || 4 || 10 || 1 || || W. Boca || 210 || 103 || x || — || 7 || 8 || 0 || ++++++++++++++++++++ Pitching: W — Dovas. L — Cutrone. Key performers &#...
  • 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...