Spring Break canceled in many places, but not all (includes video story)

Universities across Florida have removed spring break 2021 from the academic calendar. The decision was made as an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Even though a letter from Florida International University’s Provost and Executive Vice President was shared with the University Community in October of last year, some students are still unaware of the removal. A Civil Engineering Student had no idea spring break was canceled.

“This is the first time I’ve heard, yeah,” he said.

Domestic travel to the Sunshine State has been made easier by a recently formed partnership between Miami International Airport and Southwest Airlines. When the partnership was announced in November, Daniella Levine-Cava, the mayor of Miami-Dade-County, said it was just what we need to help our economy get back to how it was, pre-pandemic.

“This is the harbinger of the return of our tourism industry, right here to South Florida,” she said.


Celeste is pursuing a bachelor of mass communication in broadcasting at FIU. Her area of interest is writing for broadcast, and has a special interest in feature stories.
She is from Vancouver, Washington and earned an associate degree from Lone Star College in the Woodlands, Texas. She also communicates with those in the Deaf community through the use of American Sign Language and welcomes meeting those from all walks of life.