What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

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What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby lshamlet » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:13 am

Okay, the title is an exaggeration, but still. Whenever Penn is compared to its Berkeley, UVA, Mich (and to a lesser extent, NU and Duke), posters here seem to always say that Penn is the worse choice. I'm really confused by this for a lot of reasons; Penn has a higher rank than all of them except Berkeley for example.

I just want to know because Penn is one of my top choices, and reading posts here make me feel like I'm missing something. Enlighten me?

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:17 am

Most of the ragging on Penn I ever did was to rebut some egregious pro-Penn trolling by one particular poster.

Generally, overall, I've consistently explained to people that MVP are peer schools and there are no major differences between them in terms of opportunities. It can be better to go to one over another for certain highly specific goals, but generally speaking they're regarded by employers as peers and you can go to any of them and get roughly the same employment options with roughly the same grades. I don't think there's all that much anti-Penn hate on here or people that strongly disagree with that.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby ATR » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:38 am

We're all just trying to cancel out this dude's Penn trolling.
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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:56 am

ATR wrote:We're all just trying to cancell out this dude's Penn trolling.

See, I was trying to be more subtle.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby soullesswonder » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:58 am

Personally, I just don't like the way Paterno has refused to let Robert Bolden transfer.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby sundance95 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:12 am

soullesswonder wrote:Personally, I just don't like the way Paterno has refused to let Robert Bolden transfer.

I hear you, but how many more years does he have to win the Big Ten? Can't blame him.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:25 am

soullesswonder wrote:Personally, I just don't like the way Paterno has refused to let Robert Bolden transfer.


threadwin to soullesswonder.

Seriously, why would anyone want to be associated with an organization like this?

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:07 am

Everyone withdraw your application from Penn now so I can get some scholly. Please.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby champsound » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:15 am

soullesswonder wrote:Personally, I just don't like the way Paterno has refused to let Robert Bolden transfer.


Doesn't Paterno coach Penn State? and UPenn and Penn State are two different schools?

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:16 am

champsound wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:Personally, I just don't like the way Paterno has refused to let Robert Bolden transfer.


Doesn't Paterno coach Penn State? and UPenn and Penn State are two different schools?


Way to ruin the joke.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby champsound » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:17 am

r6_philly wrote:
champsound wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:Personally, I just don't like the way Paterno has refused to let Robert Bolden transfer.


Doesn't Paterno coach Penn State? and UPenn and Penn State are two different schools?


Way to ruin the joke.


Too early in the morning... I withdrew my penn app btw so you're welcome.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:19 am

champsound wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
champsound wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:Personally, I just don't like the way Paterno has refused to let Robert Bolden transfer.


Doesn't Paterno coach Penn State? and UPenn and Penn State are two different schools?


Way to ruin the joke.


Too early in the morning... I withdrew my penn app btw so you're welcome.


If you are feeling generous, why not withdraw from Boalt too? :mrgreen:

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby champsound » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:21 am

r6_philly wrote:
champsound wrote:Too early in the morning... I withdrew my penn app btw so you're welcome.


If you are feeling generous, why not withdraw from Boalt too? :mrgreen:


Let me get into Columbia and I'd be glad to.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby Renzo » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:23 am

I ran here to say IBVeyron, since he's already been called out, I guess I'm too late :cry:

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:28 am

champsound wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
champsound wrote:Too early in the morning... I withdrew my penn app btw so you're welcome.


If you are feeling generous, why not withdraw from Boalt too? :mrgreen:


Let me get into Columbia and I'd be glad to.


I hope you get one today sir.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:45 am

Probably has to do with the school's location more than anything else.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:47 am

Renzo wrote:I ran here to say IBVeyron, since he's already been called out, I guess I'm too late :cry:

He's on vacation from TLS right now, when he gets back he's probably gonna WTF at this whole thread.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby glacierfrost » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:54 pm

What's wrong with Philly's location?

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:01 pm

glacierfrost wrote:What's wrong with Philly's location?


Everything?

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:02 pm

glacierfrost wrote:What's wrong with Philly's location?


People who don't live here don't like it.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby BruceWayne » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:06 pm

After Stanford, Columbia, and NYU Penn seems like the most popular school on TLS to me.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:08 pm

BruceWayne wrote:After Stanford, Columbia, and NYU Penn seems like the most popular school on TLS to me.


I think UVA/Michigan has more followers.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby northwood » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:09 pm

they have a horrible football team.

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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby BruceWayne » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:11 pm

r6_philly wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:After Stanford, Columbia, and NYU Penn seems like the most popular school on TLS to me.


I think UVA/Michigan has more followers.


More posters but definitely less followers. People generally bash Michigan for its made up poor OCI performance (that they gleam from autoadmit) and they always talk about how UVA is a "lower" top 14 that has a bunch of students who want to work in DC but can't.
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Re: What's with TLS's UPenn hate?

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:12 pm

Actually, they won their conference championship this year. :D




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