Media Coverage

Media Coverage


As Break Away and the national alternative break movement grow, so too does the scope and magnitude of our programming. Media sources nationwide share much of our history and experiences with you by producing stories and providing coverage of Break Away events, both large and small. Please click on a link below to find out how Break Away is teaming up with colleges, nonprofit organizations and communities across the world to create a society of active citizens. Whether you're interested in joining our work on the national level or participating in our affiliated community-based programs, there are plenty of examples of quality alternative breaks in action.


Media Coverage of Break Away® Alternative Break Programs

2009

National & Regional Coverage:

March 4, 2009 - CNN.com
March 3, 2009 - WIBC - Indianapolis, IN (Radio Interview with Break Away Programs Director, mp3)

Television Coverage:

February 26, 2009 - NECN.com
March 3, 2009 - Detroit Free Press

Local and Collegiate Media Coverage:

March 3, 2009 - MSU News
February 27, 2009 - timesleader.com


Blogs from alternative breaks 2006-2008

American University
University of West Florida
United Way
James Madison University
Out of the Valley Tour - Wartburg College
Wartburg College - Minneapolis Urban Immersion

Des Moine Register - Wartburg College
Johnson State College
Johnson State College - Tanzania
Johnson State College - Vietnam

Burlington Free Press - Johnson State College
Bucknell University
Georgia Tech
University of Idaho College of Law
Alma College
IU South Bend
USC Gould School of Law - Legal Aid Project
Ivy Tech - Bloomington
Saint Anselm College
Indiana State University



2008

National & Regional Coverage:

April 30, 2008 - Hostelling International
April 11, 2008 -
Medical Leader
April 9, 2008 - North American Press Syndicate
April 4, 2008 - Ohio.com
April 4, 2008 - The Kansas City Star
April 3, 2008 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 2, 2008 - Bangor Daily News
March 30, 2008 - Detroit Free Press
March 27, 2008 - The Salt Lake Tribune
March 26, 2008 - Air Force Link
March 24, 2008 - LA Daily News
March 22, 2008 - Individual.com
March 20, 2008 - California Chronicle
March 19, 2008 - AlterNet
March 18, 2008 - Boston NOW
March 15, 2008 - Weekend America
March 14, 2008 - The Detroit News
March 14, 2008 - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine
March 13, 2008 - Detroit Free Press
March 12, 2008 - San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center
March 9, 2008 - The Charlotte Observer
February 25, 2008 - CNN
February 14, 2008 - Media - Newswire
February 5, 2008 - The Nation
2008 - About.com

Television Coverage:

April 9, 2008 - Brian Lehrer Live
(Gwen Neeley, AB Chair at NYU speaks on Alternative Breaks and Break Away!)

April 6, 2008 - Channel 7 ABC
March 31, 2008 - KPLC 7
March 21, 2008 - WIVB TV
March 18, 2008 - WCVB Boston
March 18, 2008 - WBIR-TV Knoxville
March 17, 2008 - WKRG Mobile, Alabama
March 17, 2008 - WTHR 13 - Indianapolis News
March 14, 2008 - KVEO Brownsville, TX
March 14, 2008 - WDTV Clarksburg, WV
March 14, 2008 - News Channel 7 - WJHG-TV
March 13, 2008 - News 14 Carolina
March 12, 2008 - WINK News
March 11, 2008 - News Channel 7 - WJHG-TV
March 11, 2008 - WMBB TV
March 10, 2008 - News Channel 7 - WJHG-TV
March 10, 2008 - Central Florida News 13
March 9, 2008 - WVUA 7 Tuscaloosa
January 25, 2008 - 13abc.com

Local and Collegiate Media Coverage:

September 5, 2008 - The Hoya
September 3, 2008 - Online Athens
September 3, 2008 - The Hilltop
July 28, 2008 - Columbia Missourian
July 20, 2008 - Lancaster Online
July 16, 2008 - The Huntington News
June 12, 2008 - The News at Central
June 6, 2008 - Morris Daily Herald
May 29, 2008 - Inside UF
Spring 2008 - Continuum (The Magazine of University of Utah)
April 17, 2008 - USP News
April 16, 2008 - The Edmond Sun
April 14, 2008 - This Week at UCSD I
April 14, 2008 - This Week at UCSD II
April 14, 2008 - Livingston Daily Press & Argus
April 13, 2008 - Columbia Missourian
April 11, 2008 - The Hoya
April 10, 2008 - The Cowl
April 9, 2008 - The Pace Press
April 9, 2008 - University of Wyoming News
April 9, 2008 - The Daily of the University of Washington
April 9, 2008 - The Ambler Gazette
April 8, 2008 - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune
April 8, 2008 - The Vermont Cynic
April 7, 2008 - The Free Press
April 7, 2008 - Star-Gazette
April 7, 2008 - The Arbiter Online
April 7, 2008 - The Daily News Record
April 6, 2008 - South Coast Today
April 5, 2008 - Street
April 4, 2008 - The Triangle
April 4, 2008 - The Minaret
April 2, 2008 - Woodland Progress
April 2, 2008 - Western News
April 2, 2008 - The Campus Press
April 2, 2008 - The Chieftain
April 1, 2008 - The Daily Star
March 31, 2008 - VOX of Dartmouth
March 31, 2008 - The Dispatch
March 31, 2008 - The UTD Mercury
March 31, 2008 - Chicago Flame
March 31, 2008 - The Times West Virginian
March 28, 2008 - News & Events - VWC
March 28, 2008 - Statesman Journal
March 28, 2008 - The Enquirer
March 28, 2008 - The Stute
March 27, 2008 - Western News
March 27, 2008 - Press & Sun-Bulletin
March 26, 2008 - Scott County Virginia Star
March 26, 2008 - The Lantern
March 26, 2008 - The Mirror
March 26, 2008 - The Northerner
March 26, 2008 - The Arkansas Traveler
March 26, 2008 - The Kentucky Kernel
March 25, 2008 - Cadence
March 25, 2008 - The Denisonian
March 21, 2008 - KBIA 91.3
March 21, 2008 - The Spectrum Online
March 20, 2008 - North Texas e-News
March 19, 2008 - Star-Gazette
March 18, 2008 - The Independent Florida Alligator
March 18, 2008 - The News Center - University of Colorado at Boulder
March 18, 2008 - Holy Family University News and Events
March 18, 2008 - The Oracle
March 17, 2008 - Wartburg Trumpet
March 17, 2008 - Hamilton College Newsroom
March 17, 2008 - Red and Black.com
March 16, 2008 - Zanesville Times Recorder
March 16, 2008 - The Beacon
March 15, 2008 - The Ithaca Journal
March 13, 2008 - The Press-Enterprise
March 13, 2008 - Hofstra Chronicle
March 13, 2008 - Sun Herald
March 13, 2008 - The Colonial
March 12, 2008 - The Brownsville Herald
March 11, 2008 - News & Events (Illinois Wesleyan)
March 11, 2008 - The Sentinel Online
March 11, 2008 - The Michigan Journal
March 11, 2008 - The Telegraph
March 10, 2008 - KYpost.com
March 9, 2008 - Erie Times-News
March 8, 2008 - The Natchez Democrat
March 8, 2008 - The Oracle
March 8, 2008 - The Des Moines Register

March 8, 2008 - Sun Herald
March 7, 2008 - UTD News Center
March 7, 2008 - Herald Times Online
March 7, 2008 - Red and Black.com
March 7, 2008 - The Elm Student Newspaper

March 6, 2008 - The Marquette Tribune
March 6, 2008 - The Berkeley Beacon
March 6, 2008 - The Daily Texan
March 6, 2008 - The Daily Northwestern
March 5, 2008 - The Williams Record
March 5, 2008 - Heritage Newspapers
March 5, 2008 - Wicked Local
March 5, 2008 - News Net Nebraska
March 4, 2008 - UCF News & Information
March 4, 2008 - Washington Square News
March 3, 2008 - UVA Today
February 27, 2008 - The State Journal
February 27, 2008 - ISU Media Relations
February 27, 2008 - The Pace Press
February 27, 2008 - Michigan State Newsroom
February 26, 2008 - The State Hornet
February 25, 2008 - Wartburg Trumpet
February 25, 2008 - The GW Hatchet
February 25, 2008 - The Hilltop
February 25, 2008 - Blue & Gray
February 25, 2008 - Press & Sun-Bulletin
February 24, 2008 - The Eagle-Tribune
February 21, 2008 - The Berkeley Beacon
February 21, 2008 - The Rebel Yell
February 19, 2008 - The Daily Aztec
February 19, 2008 - SUU News
February 18, 2008 - AScribe Newswire
February 17, 2008 - The Rapid City Journal
February 14, 2008 - Cedar City Review
February 14, 2008 - The Charlatan
February 14, 2008 - Daily Tribune
February 13, 2008 - The Mirror
February 12, 2008 - The Hilltop Online
February 12, 2008 - UC Riverside Newsroom
Feburary 6, 2008 - The Daily Texan
Feburary 5, 2008 - University of Wisconsin-Madison News
Feburary 4, 2008 - The News-Gazette
February 4, 2008 - The Breeze
February 4, 2008 - The Tartan Online
January 31, 2008 - The Mirror
January 29, 2008 - The Appalachian Online
January 28, 2008 - The Arbiter Online
January 28, 2008 - The GW Hatchet
January 25, 2008 - UTSA Today
January 25, 2008 - The College of William & Mary
January 22, 2008 - Laramie Boomerang
January 18, 2008 - The Daily Northwestern
January 17, 2008 - The Appalachian
January 17, 2008 - The Post Star
January 16, 2008 - Sacramento State News
January 15, 2008 - The Kentucky Kernel
January 10, 2008 - The Seahawk
January 8, 2008 - Colorado Daily
January 4, 2008 - Tennessee Journalist


2007

December 10, 2007 - KOACH
October 17, 2007 - Religion News Service
September 18, 2007 - The Jewish Ledger
April 21, 2007 - World Changing
April 4, 2007 - Disaster News Network
March 27, 2007 - About: College Life
March 21, 2007 - Disaster News Network
March 20, 2007 - KPBS/npr - Local News
March 19, 2007 - U.S Department of State

March 13, 2007 - The Christian Post
March 9, 2007 - Christian Science Monitor

March 9, 2007 - Yahoo! News
March 8, 2007 - MTV Think
February 26, 2007 - Worldwide Faith News
February 16, 2007 - Progressive U
January 30, 2007 - Media Buyer Planner
January 29, 2007 - Media Life Magazine
Janurary 24, 2007 - The Naked Roommate Blog
January 4, 2007 - Combined Jewish Philanthropies
E! -Director Jill Piacitelli and two alternative break students discuss the alternative to "Spring Break Nightmares."

Local and Collegiate Media Coverage:

December 26, 2007 - The Jewish Advocate
December 21, 2007 - Asbury Park Press
December 11, 2007 - Diamondback Online
December 10, 2007 - The Valley Vanguard
December 6, 2007 - Columbia Spectator
November 27, 2007 - The Independent Florida Alligator
November 26, 2007 - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
November 19, 2007 - The Commonwealth Times
November 14, 2007 - Athens Exchange
November 13, 2007 - SDSUniverse
November 2, 2007 - Diamondback Online
November 2, 2007 - Diamondback Online I
October 25, 2007 - The Oracle
October 24, 2007 - The Crimson Chronicle
October 24, 2007 - The Crimson White Online
October 22, 2007 - The Valley Vanguard
October 19, 2007 - The Badger Herald
October 18, 2007 - The Equinox
October 16, 2007 - Anderson Independent
October 15, 2007 - The UTD Mercury
October 14, 2006 - Anderson Independent
October 11, 2007 - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
October 9, 2007 - The Flat Hat
October 6, 2007 - New Jersey Jewish Standard
October 4, 2007 - The University Daily Kansan
September 29, 2007 - InsideVandy
September 28, 2007 - The Bowdoin Orient
September 27, 2007 - The Maine Campus
September 26, 2007 - Western News
September 18, 2007 - Tennessee Journalist
September 18, 2007 - Jewish Ledger
September 14, 2007 - Salt Lake Community College Globe
September 12, 2007 - The Towerlight
September 11, 2007 - American Today
September 10, 2007 - The Beacon
September 10, 2007 - The Breeze
Septmeber 10, 2007 - The Weekly Online
September 6, 2007 - The Badger Herald
September 5, 2007 - The Buffalo News
September 4, 2007 - Ottawa Sun
September 2, 2007 - The Ann Arbor News
September 2, 2007 - The Star
September 1, 2007 - The Daily Californian
August 29, 2007 - The Tribune-Star
August 29, 2007 - University of Georgia
August 28, 2007 - The Flint Journal
August 27, 2007 - Sidelines Online
June 29, 2007 - The College of William & Mary
May 7, 2007 - The Times Plus
May 4, 2007 - CMU News
May 2, 2007 - The Daily Northwestern
April 25, 2007 - Appleton Post Crescent
April 25, 2007 - Indiana Statesman
April 23, 2007 - Arizona Daily Star
April 23, 2007 - The Daily Free Press
April 16, 2007 - Record Breeze
April 15, 2007 - Kansas City infoZine
April 14, 2007 - Gulf Times
April 13, 2007 - The Colonnade
April 12, 2007 - The Daily Campus
April 9, 2007 - The Badger Herald
April 9, 2007 - The Albuquerque Tribune
April 9, 2007 - Ventura County Star
April 6, 2007 - Star Tribune
April 6, 2007 - Community Press
April 6, 2007 - The Clock
April 5, 2007 - The Comment
April 5, 2007 - UC Berkeley News
April 5, 2007 - The University Leader
April 4, 2007 - The State Hornet
April 4, 2007 - The Daily Bruin
March 28, 2007 - Cumming Home
March 28, 2007 - The Star Ledger
March 28, 2007 - Statesman Journal
March 27, 2007 - Sarah Lawrence College
March 26, 2007 - The Cauldron
March 26, 2007 - The Valley Vanguard
March 26, 2007 - Chronicle Online
March 26, 2007 - University Chronicle

March 26, 2007 - The Rebel Yell
March 23, 2007 - The Detroit News
March 22, 2007 - The Times Tribune

March 22, 2007 - The University Journal
March 22, 2007 - The Equinox
March 20, 2007 - The Maneater
March 20, 2007 - Daily Skiff
March 19, 2007 - The Daily Free Press

March 17, 2007 - The Sacramento Bee
March 17, 2007 - Fort Wayne
March 16, 2007 - The Rapid City Journal

March 15, 2007 - Palm Beach Post
March 15, 2007 - Columbia Daily Tribune
March 15, 2007 - Advance Titan
March 15, 2007 - The Free Lance Star
March 15, 2007 - The Diamondback
March 14, 2007 - Kansas State Collegian
March 14, 2007 - San Jose Mercury News
March 13, 2007 - The State Hornet
March 12, 2007 - The Cincinnati Post
March 11, 2007 - Norwich Bulletin
March 11, 2007 - Orlando Sentinel
March 11, 2007 - The Bryan-College Station Eagle
March 11, 2007 - The Coloradoan
March 10, 2007 - Pegasus News
March 10, 2007 - Press and Dakotan
March 8, 2007 - The La Crosse Tribune
March 8, 2007 - The GW Hatchet
March 8, 2007 - Winston-Salem Journal
March 5, 2007 - Sacramento State Bulletin
March 4, 2007 - The Brownsville Herald
March 4, 2007 - Midland Daily News
March 3, 2007 - The Bay City Times
March 2, 2007 - Vanderbilt News Service
March 2, 2007 - ISU News
March 1, 2007 - Gauntlet News
March 1, 2007 - The Saginaw News
February 26, 2007 - The Valley Vanguard
February 22, 2007 - Old Gold & Black
February 15, 2007 - The Cowl
February 12, 2007 - Belleville News Democrat
February 10, 2007 - Midland Daily News
February 6, 2007 - The Daily Free Press
February 1, 2007 - The Crimson White Online
January 29, 2007 - The Western Courier
January 26, 2007 - The Daily Campus
January 22, 2007 - Sidelines Online

January 9, 2007 - The Stanford Daily
January 3, 2007 - Herald & Review Newspaper


2006
March 23, 2006 - MTV
March 19, 2006 -
New York Daily News - Students spend spring break in New Orleans building homes.
March 17, 2006 - The Wall Street Journal - Alternative Spring Break programs bigger than ever this year.
March 17, 2006 -
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Thousands of students are spending break in Gulf Coast.
March 16, 2006 -
CBS News - Maine students finding a constructive way to use spring break.
March 15, 2006 -
USA Today - Rising popularity in Alternative Spring Break trips.
March 14, 2006 -
Columbia News Service - ASB provide students with an opportunity to work for a cause.
March 10, 2006-
ABC Action News - Volunteer USF’s Alternative Spring Break to participate in service projects.
March 10, 2006 - U.S. Newswire - Alternative Spring Break movement continues to grow.
March 8, 2006 -
KGO AM 810 (San Fran.) - Director Jill Piacitelli discusses trends and benefits of AB programs.(download the 13 MB .mp3 file)
RELATED LINKS: The
American Medical Association poll on alcohol, women, and spring breaks.
The AMA and
others are calling on parents, schools, and students to consider alternative breaks.
March 7, 2006 -
National Public Radio profiles volunteers in the Gulf
February 10, 2006 - USA Today "Students hit sand for service as well as sun"
January 30, 2006 - Hillel Newsletter "Study: College Freshman's interests in Community Service Hits 25 year High"
RELATED LINK: UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute's annual
"The American Freshman" survey results
January 26, 2006 - The Christian Science Monitor "Life's lessons in the Gulf living lab"
January 11, 2006 -
Disaster News Network "Students Plan Volunteerism"

Local and Collegiate Media Coverage:

December 11, 2006 - The Lawrence Journal World
December 22, 2006 - The South Mississippi Sun Herald
January 13, 2006 -
Press of Atlantic City
January 31, 2006 -
The Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh)
February 3, 2006 - The Cresent Online (University of Evansville)
February 8, 2006 - Collegiate Times (Virginia Tech)
February 10, 2006 - Echo Online (Eastern Michigan University)
Februrary 13, 2006 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 16, 2006 -
The Daily Illini (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Feburary 17, 2006 - Red and Black (University of Georgia)
February 24, 2006 - The Herald Today (Manatee, Bradenton, Sarasota FL)
February 24, 2006 - Central Michigan Life
February 28, 2006 -
Red and Black (University of Georgia)
February 28, 2006 - Alma College Athletics (Michigan)
March 1, 2006 - The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
March 2, 2006 - Union Sentinel (Georgia)
March 3, 2006 - The Bowdin Orient (Bowdin College, Maine)
March 3, 2006 - NorthJersey.com (Profiles Rutgers and Ramapo)
March 3, 2006 - The Daily News Record (Virginia - profiles James Madison University)
March 4, 2006 - The Breeze (James Madison University)
March 6, 2006 - University of Madison-Wisconsin
March 6, 2006 - Echo Online (Eastern Michigan University) and a Part II
March 8, 2006 -
Cybercast News Service (Alexandria)
March 8, 2006 - The Daily Colonial (The George Washington University)
March 9, 2006 - The Daily Northwestern
March 9, 2006 -
The Gainesville Sun (Florida)
March 10, 2006 - Minnesota Daily (St. Paul)
March 11, 2006 - Tallahasse Democrat (James Madison University)
March 13, 2006 - Urban/Champaign News Gazette
March 14, 2006 - Press and Sun Bulletin (Greater Binghamton, NY)
March 14, 2006 - The Easterner (Cheney, Washington)
March 14, 2006 - Oconomowoc Focus (Wisconsin)
March 14, 2006 - The Arizona Daily Star (Tuscon)
March 14, 2006 - CU-Boulder News and Events (Boulder)
March 15, 2006 - The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi)
March 15, 2006 - Times Picayune (New Orleans)
March 15, 2006 - Durham Herald Sun (N. Carolina)
March 16, 2006 - Finger Lakes Times (Geneva, NY)
March 16, 2006 - The Anthens News (Ohio)
March 17, 2006 - Virginia Law Weekly (Charlottesville)
March 18, 2006 - Bradenton Herald (Florida)
March 23, 2006 - The Free Lance Star (Fredricksburg)
March 23, 2006 - The Journal News.com (Westchester, NY)
March 23, 2006 - Biloxi Sun Herald (MS)
March 27, 2006 - Lahontan Valley News (Fallon, NV)
April
2, 2006 -
Contra Costa Times (CA)
April 16, 2006 - The Florida Times-Union

Other

NUViews Magazine - Issue 1.2 "Cash Lasts Forever"
WPTY Memphis - This ABC affiliate captures video footage of University of Memphis students

2005

National Media Coverage

March 19, 2005- The Miami Herald (Florida)
March 6, 2005- The Birmingham News (Alabama)
February 20, 2005- Los Angeles Times (California)
February 10, 2005- USA Today


Local and Collegiate Media Coverage:

March 16, 2005- Vanderbilt Hustler
March 16, 2005-
Student Life (Washington University Online Newspaper)
March 15, 2005- Pantagraph.com (Central Illinois)
March 15, 2005- TimesDispatch.com (Virginia)
March 14, 2005- The Daily Free Press (Massachusetts)
March 14, 2005- The Arkansas Traveler (Arkansas)
March 14, 2005- The Towerlight (Maryland)
March 14, 2005- Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York)
March 14, 2005- Missourian (Missouri)
March 12, 2005- The Eagle (Texas)
March 13, 2005- Seacoast Online (Article about University of Maine Alternative Spring Break)
March 11, 2005- Portland State University Vanguard
March 10, 2005-
SMU Daily Campus (Southern Methodist University Online Newspaper)
March 10, 2005- The Equinox (Keene State University Online Newspaper)
March 4, 2005- The Pitt News (The University of Pittsburgh Newspaper)
March 4, 2005- Vanderbilt Hustler (Vanderbilt University Newspaper)
March 4, 2005- The Daily Star (Article about University of Michigan Alternative Spring Break)
February 28, 2005- WCF Courier


2004

March 19, 2004 - Chronicle of Higher Education
March 8, 2004 - Sunday Herald (Scotland)
March, 2004 - College Bound Magazine
February 24, 2004 -
Mitch Albom Show
February 23, 2004 - Indianapolis Star
February 22, 2004 - Detroit News

2003

March 23, 2003 - Washington Times
March 21, 2003 - Los Angelas Times Keyword: Spring Break
March 17, 2003 - Washington Post
March 9, 2003 - Washington Post
March 3, 2003 - CNN.com
March 3, 2003 - Chicago Tribune

2002

March 21, 2002 - Christian Science Monitor
March 15, 2002 - Washington Post
March 14, 2002 -
Detroit Free Press
February 8, 2002 -
USA Today

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March 27, 2001 - New York Times

 
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