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Linking Laconically is Ready for Warm Weather

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You've seen the yellow glowing orb in the sky for the first time in months. Get the weekend started by checking out these links!

Jeff Gross

At the time I'm writing this, Chicago is seeing some of its best weather in age, and East Lansing is too. Hopefully you're reading this on the patio at Harper's, Crunchy's, the Peanut Barrel, your front porch, or another of your favorite watering holes. Here are some links to kick off the start of your weekend.

'The Rock' at Michigan State should remain a tribute to 'Princess Lacey'

It's a very sweet sentiment, and a compromise can be worked out that moves part of the rock with the current tribute to Lacey to the Breslin (the thing's half paint anyways at this point, so maybe the school could detach that portion and frame it in the Bres). However, not only has painting the rock been a tradition for generations of Michigan State students, it's also been a gathering point at times of tragedy in the MSU community, just like it was last Wednesday. Cut off the part of the rock that pays tribute to Lacey, frame it in the Breslin, and students can keep painting The Rock. That's a win-win.

'Life celebration' for Lacey Holsworth set for Thursday at Breslin Center | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Speaking of, the celebration of Lacey's life starts at 6:30 pm (doors at 6) in the Breslin Center, and the doors open at 6. In lieu of flowers, the Holsworth family has asked for mourners to make a donation to their favorite charity in Lacey's name.

Adreian Payne Wins Los Angeles Athletic Club Outreach Award - Michigan State Official Athletic Site

Payne will be the first-ever winner of the Outreach Award, and will accept it during the same ceremony as the men's and women's Wooden Award winners receive their honors.

Michigan State football's 'Spartan Life Day' a major success in the mind of Detroit Cass Tech coach - MLive.com

This is a couple weeks old, but all the Detroit Cass Tech players spent a day learning what it's like to play college football. Before you ask, no, Jayru Campbell did not attend.

Rich Homie Quan on Michigan State, Mark Dantonio and feeling some "Type of Way" at the Rose Bowl | Campus Union - SI.com

Mark Dantonio - a bigger part of the rap scene then you'll ever be.

Spartans Host Purdue in Big Ten Home Opener - Michigan State Official Athletic Site

Lastly, MSU plays Purdue in East Lansing at 1:05 PM both Saturday and Sunday. The forecast calls for a high of 71 degrees and partly cloudy skies on Saturday. You know what to do, MSU students.