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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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  • Upcoming high school spring break baseball tournaments

    Upcoming high school spring break baseball tournaments
    Upcoming high school spring break tournaments include: Central Florida Spring Break Slam March 24-27 At Dr. Phillips, West Orange and Apopka Stuart Martin County vs. Wekiva, 10 a.m., at Dr. Phillips; Jacksonville Bolles vs. Panama City Beach Arnold,...
  • College Roundup: OCC sweeps Golden West

    MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Golden West Ty Hutchins led the Pirates with 17 kills and seven digs during the Pirates' 25-23, 25-15, 29-27 sweep in Pacific Coast Conference action Friday. Jim Webb had 15 kills and Brendan Duff had 45 assists for...
  • Octavia Spencer, Aloe Blacc Help Raise $1.5M for City Year

    It was a hopping Spring Break party on the Sony backlot Saturday night. Dreamworks' Stacey Snider, NBC's Bob Greenblatt led the charge as 1,400 guests raised $1.5 million at the 4th annual Spring Break: Destination Education soiree which benefits City...
  • College Roundup: UCI women's water polo grabs Big West title

    WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 10, Long Beach State 7 The host Anteaters clinched their third straight Big West Conference regular-season championship behind four goals from Danielle Warde and eight saves from Jillian Yocum on Thursday. No. 6-ranked...
  • 'Spring Break' fundraiser for City Year Los Angeles breaks record

    'Spring Break' fundraiser for City Year Los Angeles breaks record
    The event:¬† “Spring Break: Destination Education,”¬†staged carnival style at Sony Studios in Culver City, was a star-studded affair that had tweens, teens and their families lining up half an hour early on Saturday. The fourth annual event...
  • Will Muschamp better get control of Gators or the party's over

    Will Muschamp better get control of Gators or the party's over
    When Florida hired Will Muschamp, the question was whether he was ready for prime time. Three-plus years later, the answer still isn’t what Gator fans want to hear. It’s no, based on a lot of things. The latest is Jonotthan Harrison...
  • 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...
  • Donald Sterling's mistress is taking him for a very expensive ride

    Donald Sterling's mistress is taking him for a very expensive ride
    Donald Sterling has a lot of reasons to be embarrassed. This one isn’t on the top of the impressive list, but it must really be galling the Clippers owner. V. Stiviano. What was Sterling thinking? He’s 80, she’s 31. He’s a...
  • Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party

    Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Country music's recent transformation from a form that spoke to a cross-generational audience about life's broader themes into a party-minded soundtrack for young adults was starkly apparent over...
  • 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...
  • College Roundup: Surrey shines in UCI shutout

    BASEBALL UC Irvine 4, Grand Canyon 0 Sophomore left-hander Elliott Surrey threw a four-hit shutout to give the host Anteaters their second complete game in as many days in the nonconference game Saturday. Surrey struck out six and did not walk a batter...
  • What to pack and where to put it

    What to pack and where to put it
    For many families, Spring Break marks the start of road trip season, also known as, “Are we there yet?” Before you send your spouse and kids packing, consider some strategies and gear designed to keep that question from ringing in your...