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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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  • Nicole by OPI creates Carrie Underwood-inspired nail lacquers

    Nicole by OPI creates Carrie Underwood-inspired nail lacquers
    Nicole by OPI on Monday announced a partnership with six-time Grammy winner and country music star Carrie Underwood that will bring 14 shades of limited-edition Underwood-inspired nail lacquers to market in January. Described as "a colorful mosaic of...
  • Luke Bryan enters Jay Z territory with 'Crash My Party'

    Luke Bryan enters Jay Z territory with 'Crash My Party'
    Luke Bryan made the invite, and fans responded. The country star's "Crash My Party" landed at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts this week and caused quite the celebration in doing so.  "Crash My Party" sold 528,000 copies for the week ending Aug. 18,...
  • Review: "Ghost Shark, Swindle"

    Oh sure, we could have ignored two TV movies being trotted out in late August -- "Ghost Shark," on Syfy; and "Swindle," from Nickelodeon -- but in terms of content, the Web is as hungry as a made-for-TV, poorly animated shark. And since both involve...
  • Be sure to pack these Spring Break essentials

    Winter is fast receding and for many young people, Spring Break is here! I only wish I still had Spring Break to look forward to, but with my kids "almost" grown, it's no longer on my agenda. For those of you lucky enough to be traveling to warm climes,...
  • How to Avoid Common Spring Break Travel Scams

  • Florida Beach Guide: Fort Lauderdale

    Florida Beach Guide: Fort Lauderdale
    Fort Lauderdale has successfully shed its image as a Spring Break circus and become a more tranquil family resort. But something of the old song Where the Boys Are still applies, as the city is regularly voted one of the top vacation destinations for...
  • Johnny Manziel makes news on Twitter... again

    Johnny Manziel makes news on Twitter... again
    On Saturday, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's Twitter account made news again. The Heisman Trophy winner tweeted: "Bulls--- like tonight is a reason why I can't wait to leave college station...whenever it may be." The post was quickly deleted...
  • Album review: The Lonely Island, 'The Wack Album'

    Album review: The Lonely Island, 'The Wack Album'
    *1/2 (out of four) "The Wack Album" represents the Lonely Island's first full-length album since the comedy trio (consisting of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) ceased contributions to "Saturday Night Live." Without the group enjoying...
  • Living the High Life

    Two weeks ago, I managed to briefly experience how the other half lives. Actually, I gained a glimpse of how the other 0.01 percent of us drives. On hand at the International Motor Press Association’s Spring Brake outing – yes, it should be...
  • Mil millas de aventura

    El estado del Sol ofrece las mejores playas para pescar, caminar, aprender sobre el pasado y descansar. Se acerca el verano y nada más obvio en Florida que ir a la playa. Sin embargo, las costas de la península albergan mucho más que arena y mar: sus 1,...
  • Ryan Stout: Hecklers beware

    Ryan Stout: Hecklers beware
    After a decade performing standup, comedian Ryan Stout has met his fair share of drunken fools and hecklers. But nothing could prepare him for the "weirdest" woman he met years ago at a comedy club in Columbus, Ohio. Stout, who is performing through...
  • Lincoln's Belcher to play basketball for St. Catharine's

    Lincoln's Belcher to play basketball for St. Catharine's
    STANFORD — The color of the uniform may change but Kourtney Belcher will still be a Patriot when she makes the leap from high school to college basketball this fall. The LCHS senior traded her typical red, white and blue attire for a purple and...