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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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  • Reaching a breaking point

    Reaching a breaking point
    Don't let the term "Spring Break" create the illusion of a slow sports schedule. It could be argued there's maybe a little bit more than normal going on this week. Nearly every area baseball and softball team has a tournament. For the ones that don't,...
  • Varsity scores: March 25

    Varsity scores: March 25
    Baseball   Lake Nona 12, Master's Academy 0 Buzz: Raul Cabrera went 4-for-5 with 2 doubles, a triple and 3 RBIs for Lake Nona (9-7). Robin Allen pitched 6 innings with 7 strikeouts. Master's Academy is 11-4.     Lake Brantley 18, Lyman 0...
  • Latest Baseball Results (Mar. 25)

    Sarasota Classic FLANAGAN 2, RIVERVIEW 1 ++++++++++++++++++++ || Flanagan || 000 || 002 || 0 || — || 2 || 8 || 1 || || Riverview || 000 || 010 || 0 || — || 1 || 5 || 2 || ++++++++++++++++++++ Pitching: W — Sued. Key performers &#...
  • 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...
  • 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 –...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Palm Beach high school results and schedules

    Catcher Chris Canavan went 2 for 4 at the plate with two RBI and two runs in American Heritage-Delray's 6-2 win over South Fork in baseball on Monday. The Stallions (10-5), who trailed the host Bulldogs by a run after the first inning, scored twice in...
  • Break gives Broward teams a chance to spring into action

    Break gives Broward teams a chance to spring into action
    Ah yes. Tournament time is here. No. Not the tournament where you lost that "billion dollars" you had no shot at. No. Not the state tournament. But that will be here soon enough. Spring break in Broward County means tournaments for several area...
  • 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...
  • 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...