does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

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thelawz09
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does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby thelawz09 » Wed May 05, 2010 12:43 am

I'm convinced that when I'm a law student, I'll still find time to eat out a few nights a week and head out on the town for at least one of the two weekend nights. Lunches, dinners, and coffees will all be part of my routine. So, to me, it seems clear that the area is going to matter.

That's why I want to know, is U Chicago really as not fun as its reputation?

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby Tofu » Wed May 05, 2010 12:46 am

from what i've seen, students on here say it's not nearly as bad as people make it out to be (and others say the stereotype's unwarranted)
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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby dresden doll » Wed May 05, 2010 12:47 am

No.

That said, Hyde Park blows.

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Postby DerrickRose » Wed May 05, 2010 12:48 am

There's not a whole ton to do in Hyde Park, and the people you have to do it with are, well...

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby dresden doll » Wed May 05, 2010 12:54 am

DerrickRose wrote:There's not a whole ton to do in Hyde Park, and the people you have to do it with are, well...

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Setting aside the joking aspect, law students at U of C are actually a fairly good looking bunch. I can easily think of a number of good looking people off the top of my head. Moreover, many of them - girls in particular - dress really well. I'm actually frequently ashamed at not being better put together when I come to school and see so many fashionably dressed people.

Stereotype probably holds true for the UG population, but I defy just about anyone to compare our student body to a student body at any other T14 and claim that we come up short. I know a decent number of people at other schools, and I assure you we don't.

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby Renzo » Wed May 05, 2010 1:07 am

dresden doll wrote:
DerrickRose wrote:There's not a whole ton to do in Hyde Park, and the people you have to do it with are, well...

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Setting aside the joking aspect, law students at U of C are actually a fairly good looking bunch. I can easily think of a number of good looking people off the top of my head. Moreover, many of them - girls in particular - dress really well. I'm actually frequently ashamed at not being better put together when I come to school and see so many fashionably dressed people.

Stereotype probably holds true for the UG population, but I defy just about anyone to compare our student body to a student body at any other T14 and claim that we come up short. I know a decent number of people at other schools, and I assure you we don't.

Maybe ugly is why we're not a top five school.

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby echoi » Wed May 05, 2010 2:14 am

You will be able to have lunches, dinners and coffees at U Chicago.

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Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed May 05, 2010 3:53 am

DerrickRose wrote:There's not a whole ton to do in Hyde Park, and the people you have to do it with are, well...

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as someone visting Chicago for ASW this seems completely to apply to the undergraduate school. Even the glass menagerie tells you these people aren't hideous.

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Postby td6624 » Wed May 05, 2010 11:12 am

DerrickRose wrote:There's not a whole ton to do in Hyde Park, and the people you have to do it with are, well...

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man that was just painfully unfunny.

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Postby ChaotiCait » Wed May 05, 2010 11:26 am

Renzo wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
DerrickRose wrote:There's not a whole ton to do in Hyde Park, and the people you have to do it with are, well...

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Setting aside the joking aspect, law students at U of C are actually a fairly good looking bunch. I can easily think of a number of good looking people off the top of my head. Moreover, many of them - girls in particular - dress really well. I'm actually frequently ashamed at not being better put together when I come to school and see so many fashionably dressed people.

Stereotype probably holds true for the UG population, but I defy just about anyone to compare our student body to a student body at any other T14 and claim that we come up short. I know a decent number of people at other schools, and I assure you we don't.

Maybe ugly is why we're not a top five school.


Huh?

TuckerMax wrote:If you think the people at this school are good-looking, Florida State will make you incontinent with excitement


Well, I know myself and two others who are coming from FSU, so we'll just have to bring the hotness with us :D

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Thu May 06, 2010 9:31 am

DerrickRose wrote:There's not a whole ton to do in Hyde Park, and the people you have to do it with are, well...

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Tucker Max should be executed over an open toxic waste pit.

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby miamiman » Thu May 06, 2010 9:36 am

as a native Floridian, I vouch for the hotness of FSU students. It almost doesnt seem fair.

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby mwazaumoja » Thu May 06, 2010 9:37 am

Renzo wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
DerrickRose wrote:There's not a whole ton to do in Hyde Park, and the people you have to do it with are, well...

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Setting aside the joking aspect, law students at U of C are actually a fairly good looking bunch. I can easily think of a number of good looking people off the top of my head. Moreover, many of them - girls in particular - dress really well. I'm actually frequently ashamed at not being better put together when I come to school and see so many fashionably dressed people.

Stereotype probably holds true for the UG population, but I defy just about anyone to compare our student body to a student body at any other T14 and claim that we come up short. I know a decent number of people at other schools, and I assure you we don't.

Maybe ugly is why we're not a top five school.


A sign at the Dean's Cup this year, held up by an NYU student, read "US News Doesn't Rank Looks."

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby thelawz09 » Mon May 10, 2010 2:16 pm

getting back to this discussion...

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Chicago is 87/102.

Thoughts?

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby hiromoto45 » Mon May 10, 2010 2:25 pm

Chicago is the third largest city in the US. UC is only 15-20 minutes outside of downtown. Make your experience what you want.

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Postby Renzo » Mon May 10, 2010 2:26 pm

mwazaumoja wrote:
Renzo wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
DerrickRose wrote:There's not a whole ton to do in Hyde Park, and the people you have to do it with are, well...

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Setting aside the joking aspect, law students at U of C are actually a fairly good looking bunch. I can easily think of a number of good looking people off the top of my head. Moreover, many of them - girls in particular - dress really well. I'm actually frequently ashamed at not being better put together when I come to school and see so many fashionably dressed people.

Stereotype probably holds true for the UG population, but I defy just about anyone to compare our student body to a student body at any other T14 and claim that we come up short. I know a decent number of people at other schools, and I assure you we don't.

Maybe ugly is why we're not a top five school.


A sign at the Dean's Cup this year, held up by an NYU student, read "US News Doesn't Rank Looks."

Hells yeah! You can keep your top 5 academics! We've got mad basketball skillz and HAWT going for us!

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Mon May 10, 2010 2:42 pm

*sits up*

I challenge you to a game of basketball, NYUer.

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Postby Renzo » Mon May 10, 2010 5:14 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:*sits up*

I challenge you to a game of basketball, NYUer.

Naw, I don't run unless I'm being chased (even then--if I think I'll win if it's a fight, I'm not running). But I know someone, and you'll be pwnt.

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby Fancy Pants » Mon May 10, 2010 6:22 pm

Renzo wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:*sits up*

I challenge you to a game of basketball, NYUer.

Naw, I don't run unless I'm being chased (even then--if I think I'll win if it's a fight, I'm not running). But I know someone, and you'll be pwnt.


lolololololol

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby Informative » Tue May 11, 2010 5:28 pm

Chicago is a cool town to live in. It is all what you make of it, just like any other large city. Some of the second tier cities (non T-10 cities) would probably get pretty boring. Can you imagine living in Ann Arbor for three years at our age?

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Re: does a U Chicago social life really suck that much?

Postby DerrickRose » Wed May 12, 2010 4:48 pm

Informative wrote:Chicago is a cool town to live in. It is all what you make of it, just like any other large city. Some of the second tier cities (non T-10 cities) would probably get pretty boring. Can you imagine living in Ann Arbor for three years at our age?


Yes, Ann Arbor is awesome.

What are the T10 cities? You sound like a "NLC or bust" person when it comes to cities.




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