Though the tradition itself is relatively new, spring break is a common feature of college life for many American students, and some consider it to be one of the highlights of the collegiate experience. While many students use their week-long March vacation to relax and recharge, others use the opportunity to travel to exotic locations and engage in behavior that is often perceived as risky. Although spring break traditions sometimes vary from school to school and region to region, the experience itself has become a symbol of modern American college life. The concept of spring break began in with a swim forum event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As the crowds became larger year over year, they also became more difficult to control. By more than , students were travelling to Ft. Lauderdale to enjoy their spring breaks. However, rowdy behavior led to at least 2, student arrests that year, and the events surrounding spring break were finally shut down by local officials. Drinking on the beaches was prohibited, and students were informed that they were no longer welcome to the city.
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The vaccine rollout is well underway, perhaps a promising sign for safe travels next spring. But that doesn't mean we can't reminisce about the good old days, when illness was far from people's minds, and finding the best party was the top concern. As the thaw of spring begins to spread across the country between late February and mid-April, hordes of U.
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College students from across the country gathered this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Coeds evidently couldn't get enough of the raunchy, booze filled mannequin. Repotajes El Molinon for FoxNews. A wild spring break has long been a tradition of lore for students across the country. Reportajes El Molinon for FoxNews. Photographer Jorge Rodriguez said that the revelry escalated as the day went on. And they were just getting started. While most escape with a few hangovers to show for it, others are not so lucky.
When you think of spring break , you might envision college kids traveling and partying in beach-side towns. At least, that's what Madison Cerami was looking forward to. Cerami hoped March would "be a time to let loose after the grueling semester" at her school nicknamed "Work Forest" by some students. But the school opted to remove the traditional weeklong spring break and replace it with two rest days in an effort to prevent travel during the pandemic. Like Wake Forest, many universities have taken measures to prevent social activities during the pandemic, with some shortening spring break to coincide with Easter and others canceling it altogether. Additionally, typical spring break hotspots including Miami Beach have enforced measures like a midnight curfew in anticipation of spring break. On Saturday, police in Miami Beach dispersed an "unruly" crowd of more than people by shooting pepper balls.