Steve Lovelace

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The State Fair at Sunset

In the fall, when the temperature in Texas drops below ninety degrees, people in Dallas head out to festivals and outdoor gatherings. The biggest of these is the State Fair of Texas. Like any...

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Michigan Accent in Dallas

I’ve lived all over, but somehow I picked up a Michigan accent and never let it go. I never realized how strongly Midwestern I sounded till I moved down to Texas. The funny part...

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Samoa Stories: The Centipede

It was Saturday night in Lion’s Park. There was a party going on, and all of the palagis were in attendance. There weren’t that many mainlanders on-island, so we all tended to stick together....

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Candy from Strangers

We had problems in the Academic Assembly. Many problems, in fact. It was student government, after all. We were there to solve problems. But we couldn’t seem to solve our biggest problem of all:...

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Sagrada Familia: A Work in Progress

Have you ever visited the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona? The Sagrada Familia is my favorite building in the world. As the masterpiece of the eccentric architect Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia has a look...

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On the Banks of the Red Cedar

This Saturday, October 10, 2011, will be the 59th annual football game between Michigan State University and its in-state rival, the University of Michigan. As a die-hard Michigan State fan, I’d like to celebrate...

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Facebook Ticker: Too Much Noise

Facebook users always seem to oppose changes to the service, but when it comes to the new Facebook Ticker, people seem more upset than usual. Looking like a “Facebook-in-a-Facebook”, the Ticker sits on the...

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Steve Jobs: 56 Years of Genius

What can I say that hasn’t been said? Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, creator of the home computer, the graphical operating system and the smart phone, is dead at the age of 56. Fifty-six...