Iowa 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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crystalhawkeye
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:27 pm

Lawguru wrote:How would I go about setting up a meeting with the different places? My sister lives in Seville apartments and is moving out since she's getting married. I could have the single with all her furniture and accessories plus free parking for about 560 a month. The apartment is apparently slightly small, but does this sound reasonable?

That sounds great to me. Free parking and furniture? I'm looking at around that much or slightly more and I won't get furniture! I just sent e-mails asking about meetings and will call the week before I go to set-up actual appointments.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:29 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:I'll send mine... when I have $250 :oops:



:shock:

Which will be soon right???

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Lawguru » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:29 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
Lawguru wrote:How would I go about setting up a meeting with the different places? My sister lives in Seville apartments and is moving out since she's getting married. I could have the single with all her furniture and accessories plus free parking for about 560 a month. The apartment is apparently slightly small, but does this sound reasonable?

That sounds great to me. Free parking and furniture? I'm looking at around that much or slightly more and I won't get furniture! I just sent e-mails asking about meetings and will call the week before I go to set-up actual appointments.


So are you decided on Iowa then Crystal?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:30 pm

Lawguru wrote:So are you decided on Iowa then Crystal?

Nope.
Whitty wrote:Which will be soon right???

No sooner than Friday.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:42 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
Whitty wrote:Which will be soon right???

No sooner than Friday.


I hope it makes it there on time! :(

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:45 pm

Whitty wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:
Whitty wrote:Which will be soon right???

No sooner than Friday.


I hope it makes it there on time! :(

I think they just have to be post-marked by the 1st.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Lawguru » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:50 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
Whitty wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:
Whitty wrote:Which will be soon right???

No sooner than Friday.


I hope it makes it there on time! :(

I think they just have to be post-marked by the 1st.


TRUE.

Postmarked by the first.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:50 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
rainmaker614 wrote:I actually just signed the lease on these apartments. They looked great and were very reasonably priced. I got a one bedroom with a gas fireplace for 570 including parking, all appliances, etc. They were built in the late 90's and I liked the area. I've only heard good things about the management company and the people I've talked to with them have been really helpful.

Ah, you went with the fireplace, eh? Nicely done. So all the ladies will be at rainmaker's place in Iowa. Hmm, I think I will have to schedule a visit with Southgate as well.


Haha awesome! On a side note, word is this place has one of the more decent kitchens out of apartments in that price range (mostly because they are the newest).

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:51 pm

Lawguru wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:I think they just have to be post-marked by the 1st.


TRUE.

Postmarked by the first.


Oh good. Missed that part of the note I guess. :oops:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:43 pm

Anyone receive any response regarding FAFSA aid yet?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:49 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:Anyone receive any response regarding FAFSA aid yet?

They told me 3 weeks (or so) after mine was reviewed. That was the 11th (two weeks ago). I'm hoping I'll know before the 15th (MSU's due date).

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby oobob » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:26 am

rainmaker614 wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:
rainmaker614 wrote:I actually just signed the lease on these apartments. They looked great and were very reasonably priced. I got a one bedroom with a gas fireplace for 570 including parking, all appliances, etc. They were built in the late 90's and I liked the area. I've only heard good things about the management company and the people I've talked to with them have been really helpful.

Ah, you went with the fireplace, eh? Nicely done. So all the ladies will be at rainmaker's place in Iowa. Hmm, I think I will have to schedule a visit with Southgate as well.


Haha awesome! On a side note, word is this place has one of the more decent kitchens out of apartments in that price range (mostly because they are the newest).


My friend who used to live there and moved to old gold said he likes this place better, and it has more for less money (I think 500 for his single or something). However, he didn't have a gas fireplace, so perhaps he was in some crappy building. I'll ask him more about it tomorrow. There's no question it's a decent place to live, it's about a half-block or block further than old gold but that's negligible distance.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby oobob » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:21 am

Lawguru wrote:How would I go about setting up a meeting with the different places? My sister lives in Seville apartments and is moving out since she's getting married. I could have the single with all her furniture and accessories plus free parking for about 560 a month. The apartment is apparently slightly small, but does this sound reasonable?


This is the best price you'll get in this area and it's as close as reasonably possible. The law parking lot is right down the street. To my knowledge only Old Gold is closer, and it's only a half-block or block closer, maybe 2-3 extra minutes walk . That is the cheapest rent you'll find in IC for an apartment that size without going on the extreme outskirts of town (basically nowhere or Coralville). The only bad part is the train that stops on the tracks down the street for extended periods, but you can't really get closer without buying a house and you can just hop the thing.

In a day or so I can get you guys the number for Joe, the landlord at Old Gold, with perhaps listings of available apartments. If I'm lucky he'll let me take pics - my place isn't the neatest and I don't post that stuff online.

Here's the website for Seville:

http://www.barkerapartments.com/seville

Emerald and Westgate apartments are managed by the same company, their website contains links and contact info for each:

http://www.barkerapartments.com/iowacity


For old gold, this is the property managing company (Heritage Property Management), tell them you wanna check out Old Gold and ask for Joe's number if you can:

220 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 351-8404

The street Seville and Old Gold are on are right by tailgating HQ, so for a few Saturdays each fall, you're going to see complete madness. The further away law parking lot looks like a disaster area for most of Sat (cleaned by Sun usually). School buses, empty booze, keg cups, and trash, also smoking charcoal. It's not that loud at either apartment, but if you walk down the street it's insane. Even the Mennonite church by Old Gold has tailgaters covering the lawn. Generally you can see 2-3 people passed out on the sidewalk or outside gas stations these days.

Lastly, the bottom of the hill by this parking lot is home to a gas station in the chain Kum and Go. They sell t-shirts and lighters, which are prized for those outside Iowa who don't know it exists. To give you an example of the madness, during tailgating they close their bathrooms and erect 3 or so portajohns to minimize the damage and rush.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby New Madrid » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:16 pm

Crystal, amend the list. It looks like I'm out after all.

I'll miss you guys next year, but I'm off to greener (redder) pastures.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:46 pm

New Madrid wrote:Crystal, amend the list. It looks like I'm out after all.

I'll miss you guys next year, but I'm off to greener (redder) pastures.


Sad!! Good luck NM!!

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Lawguru » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:39 pm

Put a deposit in on an apartment today! It is with Benton Street apartments...a VERY small group of apartments on Benton, about 10 minutes walk from campus. The rent is around 540 including internet, utilities, and water plus some cable channels, which I don't care about. The apartment is pretty damn small, but I don't really need anything bigger. PLUS they were super willing to work with me on my deposit and I only had to put 100 bucks down.

PLUS it is my sister's apartment and she is getting hitched this summer and moving out. She is letting me have her queen bed, a nearly new leather couch, silverware, and plates/bowls...the whole works. Free parking too, which is hard to come buy in IC!!

EDIT: Now that I put a deposit down on an apartment, I guess I should put one down on the law school!!! :roll:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:42 pm

Lawguru wrote:Put a deposit in on an apartment today! It is with Benton Street apartments...
EDIT: Now that I put a deposit down on an apartment, I guess I should put one down on the law school!!! :roll:


Nice! Ill have to look into those when I visit!

And yes, you may want to turn in your seat deposit. :wink:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Lawguru » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:49 pm

Whitty wrote:
Lawguru wrote:Put a deposit in on an apartment today! It is with Benton Street apartments...
EDIT: Now that I put a deposit down on an apartment, I guess I should put one down on the law school!!! :roll:


Nice! Ill have to look into those when I visit!

And yes, you may want to turn in your seat deposit. :wink:


Am I really late in the game for that?? I'm just broke.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:52 pm

Lawguru wrote:Am I really late in the game for that?? I'm just broke.



No everyone has been putting it off, myself included.

I just sent mine yesterday. The $ won't be in my account until tomorrow but I figured I was safe sending it anyway. :D

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:04 pm

Whitty wrote:
Lawguru wrote:Am I really late in the game for that?? I'm just broke.



No everyone has been putting it off, myself included.

I just sent mine yesterday. The $ won't be in my account until tomorrow but I figured I was safe sending it anyway. :D

I hope you're right. Your LOCI did find a hole in the space-time continuum.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:15 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:I hope you're right. Your LOCI did find a hole in the space-time continuum.


True story. :shock:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:23 pm


Iowa Law, Class of 2012
crystalhawkeye
rainmaker614
mikeytwoshoes
Whitty
scott82
Lawguru
NorseHawk
Brick Tamland

isustudent
ElmGrant

:(

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:34 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:

Iowa Law, Class of 2012
crystalhawkeye
rainmaker614
mikeytwoshoes
Whitty
scott82
Lawguru
NorseHawk
Brick Tamland

isustudent
ElmGrant

:(

That does suck. Best of luck, New Madrid.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:06 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Iowa#Significant_Events
School Songs

On Iowa

On Iowa proudly at the fore
On Iowa on for evermore
Ev'ry loyal son will give
A Rousing toast to you
Ev'ry loyal daughter loves you true
On Iowa with your wealth untold
A heritage to us you did unfold
Love of family, love of friend
Love of country too
Makes us proud for what you stand
Our Dear Old Gold.

Iowa! Iowa!
Iowa! Iowa!
I-O-W-A!

Fight, Iowa, never, never yield
Fight, Iowa, fight right down the field
Get in the game and watch the ball
Be a fighting Man
Hit 'er hard, give Iowa all you can.
Fight, Iowa, you'll be sure to hold
We're with you with the pep
And love of old.
Fight for family, Fight for friend
Fight for country too
But fight hard today and win
For Dear old Gold.

Iowa Fight Song

The word is "Fight! Fight! Fight! for IOWA,
Let every loyal Iowan sing;
The word is "Fight! Fight! Fight! for IOWA,"
Until the walls and rafters ring (Go Hawks!)
Come on and cheer, cheer, cheer, for IOWA
Come on and cheer until you hear the final gun.
The word is "Fight! Fight! Fight! for IOWA,"
Until the game is won.

Alma Mater

Come all alums of Iowa,
And blend your voices true;
Sing praises to our Alma Mater,
As good Hawkeyes do.

Let's keep within our hearts a fire
To magnify her fame;
Bring credit to these noble halls,
Where glory and honor reign.

The day is near when comrades here
Will bid farewell and part;
But each Hawkeye carries on
Thy spirit in his heart.

Oh, Iowa, Iowa, we drink a toast to you;
We pledge our everlasting love
For dear old Iowa U
Alma Mater, Iowa

Roll Along Iowa

Roll along Iowa, Roll down the field,
On to victory!
Roll along Iowa, Don't ever yield,
Always a winner be!
Get that ball, Give your all, For dear Old Gold,
Raise her banner high!
With firm endeavor, Roll on forever,
U of I.

The original last line of Roll Along Iowa was With firm endeavor, Roll on forever, S.U.I. in reference to The University of Iowa's legal name as "The State University of Iowa." It was changed to the current line in the late 1970s.

School spirit ftw! 8)

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby ElmGrant » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:17 am

New Madrid wrote:Crystal, amend the list. It looks like I'm out after all.

I'll miss you guys next year, but I'm off to greener (redder) pastures.


Yeah, I think I'm out as well. I sent in the deposit to reserve my place, but I've since changed my mind.

I wish you guys the best of luck at Iowa.




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