spring break

March 30, 2017 - 11:00pm
Commentary: Senior Michaela Quigley visited 23 companies in Silicon Valley over spring break and received advice from Syracuse University alumni and CEOs.

The CEO of LiveFyre, Jordan Kretchmer, sat waiting to hear my pitch. He was dressed casually in a black sweater with jeans, mimicking the relaxed West Coast work dress code. Despite his casual vibe, I still felt intimidated by his presence, knowing that he founded a company that raised well over 50 million dollars in funds and was acquired by Adobe Systems. I'd prepared for this moment while showering earlier that morning.

March 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Whether you’re headed to Cancun or Cabo, download these eight apps to your phone to avoid any unnecessary danger over spring break.

After spending countless hours studying for exams, working on projects and writing essays, many students want to enjoy a relaxing week away from their troubles and responsibilities. For some, this includes traveling to California, Florida or even a foreign country such as Mexico or Canada.

While traveling over spring break is a popular way for students to enjoy themselves in a stress-free environment, it can also lead to potentially dangerous situations.

March 9, 2015 - 3:01pm
The New York City medical examiner will conduct further tests to determine Sabrina Cammock's cause of death as the autopsy came back inconclusive.

New York City's Chief Medical Examiner does not yet know the cause of SU student-athlete and senior Sabrina Marsha-Gaye Cammock's death.

Cammock, 21, was found dead in her hotel room at the Hotel Edison in Times Square on Saturday around 9:20 a.m. She and friends had returned to the room March 6 after a night out during their spring break. Cammock didn't wake up the following morning.

March 7, 2014 - 1:18pm
As the snow starts to melt and the days get longer, getting out of your sleepy winter routine can be a hard first step. Follow these tips, and you'll be ready for bikini season before the Quad thaws out.

Once the first snow fell, you might have fallen into winter hibernation, like a bear. It's a natural reaction, but the human version of hibernation generally involves drinking gallons of hot chocolate and hours of food-coma-induced Netflix binges. This winter has been particularly long and cold, so many of us are reaping the consequences of our sedentary lifestyles -- something which we are acutely aware of as we try on our Spring Break bikinis. Don't worry: with these five simple steps, you can whip your body back into shape before the grass on the Quad becomes visible again.

March 5, 2014 - 1:34pm
The annual reprieve from classes is finally upon us -- and as you pack your bags for your tropical getaway, here's a rundown of where everyone is going this year.

College coeds, rejoice!

After months of deadlines, exams, snow and sub-zero temperatures, Spring Break is finally here!

As many of us know it, may seem like nothing more than a modern, uncivilized tradition -- but this rowdy rite of passage has a surprisingly long and storied history.

From an ambitious swim coach's spring training trip to today's week-long party complete with bathing suits, bad behavior and booze, click through the timeline above for a brief chronology of spring break in the United States.

Shifting from Past to Present

March 7, 2013 - 6:46pm
Don't feel like feasting on gas station food this Spring Break? We've got you covered.

All right, aspiring vegans, Spring Break is pretty much here! I’m sure you’ve all got some exciting agendas penned for your one week free of tests and homework. Personally, I’ll be adventuring between Cuse and the Gulf, and facing a couple of daunting eight hour driving days with only gas station food to tide me over. If you’re anything like me, combining a healthy, animal-free lifestyle, a severe case of wanderlust and a tight wallet means you may have to get creative with your snackage. Finding vegan fare at gas stations can be difficult.

March 6, 2013 - 6:44pm
Stuck in Central New York for spring break? It doesn't have to be a bummer if you try some of these activities or take a short trip.

Spring break is known as the time of year when many college students take extravagant vacations to tropical locations like Miami or Mexico. But not everyone has the cash flow in order to spend hundreds of dollars to support such a dream. Fortunately, there are still some interesting things to do around Syracuse  and if you’re tired of Syracuse, a great vacation is just a couple hours away. Here are some ideas on how to spend your spring break.

March 1, 2013 - 1:14pm
If a major vacation isn't in the works this year, use these road trip tips and apps to make this Spring Break the best yet.

When a tropical getaway isn't feasible and a weeklong cruise isn't in the budget, many students opt for a four-wheeled adventure for Spring Break. It's often cheaper than flying, it allows for interesting – if unplanned – detours, and it gives you an excuse to sing car karaoke with your pals for hours on end. 

March 28, 2011 - 9:35am
Three SU Remembrance Scholars spent spring break in Lockerbie, Scotland to see how Lockerbie residents remember the Pan Am Flight 103 tragedy.

From March 15-17, we took a trip to Lockerbie, Scotland, the crash site of Pan Am Flight 103.

At Syracuse, the Remembrance program focuses on what Pan Am Flight 103 means to SU most of the time, and sometimes forgets to take into account how the town of Lockerbie was affected by the tragedy, and how its memory affects the town today.