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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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  • District 230 OKs renovations at Sandburg, Stagg

    District 230 OKs renovations at Sandburg, Stagg
    Consolidated High School District 230's school board approved $942,000 in renovations at Sandburg High School and Stagg High School during a meeting at Stagg in Palos Hills Thursday. Sandburg will get a new, more secure main entrance with a vestibule...
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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...
  • CPS issues new school calendar

    CPS issues new school calendar
    Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year. Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new...
  • FloriDUH: Watch this (parking) space, but not for too long

    FloriDUH: Watch this (parking) space, but not for too long
    Spot a sweet parking spot during Spring Break at a Florida beach? Better curb your enthusiasm. A man, identified as Carmen James Torockio, 72, of Pittsburgh, was hauled to the slammer after blocking all traffic into Bonita Beach Park while he waited...
  • '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...
  • Florida travel calendar for March

    Florida travel calendar for March
    Check out festivals and events in March across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 1 -March 9: Bands Brew and BBQ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....