As Cornell students look forward to upcoming Spring Break, warm destinations (out of this cold and snow) are popular. After the oil spill last year, Gulf Shores, Alabama are proud to welcome back tourists. BP recently completed a major cleaning operation, scooping up virtually all of the sand on 32 miles of beaches to varying depths and running it through giant mechanical sifters before putting it back in place. The area expects a crowd of more than 250,000 visitors for Spring Break beginning on March 16th. So Cornell, dig out those bathing suits, pack the sunscreen, we’re headed south!