Arizona State 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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bbvk05
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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby bbvk05 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:53 am

crapcycle wrote:
bbvk05 wrote:
readysetgo wrote:I'm thinking about living downtown


Downtown Phoenix? you might want to rethink that.



wow, that response was just crammed with useful facts!




The self evident nature of Downtown's undesirable features does not require detailing. Especially because all I have is anecdotal evidence. My anecdotal evidence for what it is worth: I worked down there for 5 years at two different locations. One of them was a night job. Downtown IS NOT a decent place to live. If you were eccentric, gay, or liked artsy "scenes" I could understand wanting to live there with the relative vibrancy of those communities, but nothing is stopping you from driving in for that.

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby readysetgo » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:56 pm

has anyone started (or even plan on doing) the suggested summer reading?

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby bbvk05 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:43 pm

readysetgo wrote:has anyone started (or even plan on doing) the suggested summer reading?


I was thinking about it but I doubt i will be doing it. If it is not on the tests it probably is not super helpful, IMO.

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby SparkyLives » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:42 pm

bbvk05 wrote:
crapcycle wrote:
bbvk05 wrote:
readysetgo wrote:I'm thinking about living downtown


Downtown Phoenix? you might want to rethink that.



wow, that response was just crammed with useful facts!




The self evident nature of Downtown's undesirable features does not require detailing. Especially because all I have is anecdotal evidence. My anecdotal evidence for what it is worth: I worked down there for 5 years at two different locations. One of them was a night job. Downtown IS NOT a decent place to live. If you were eccentric, gay, or liked artsy "scenes" I could understand wanting to live there with the relative vibrancy of those communities, but nothing is stopping you from driving in for that.


I think the last few posts have been too hard on downtown. It certainly CAN be a sweet place to live. unfortunately on a law student's budget, you're unlikely to find a spot that will be suitable

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby readysetgo » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:01 pm

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I think the last few posts have been too hard on downtown. It certainly CAN be a sweet place to live. unfortunately on a law student's budget, you're unlikely to find a spot that will be suitable[/quote]


Actually, the Phoenix rental market is starting to become oversaturated, so there are good deals to be had in practically all of Phoenix and surrounding areas (including downtown)

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby readysetgo » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:05 pm

bbvk05 wrote:
readysetgo wrote:has anyone started (or even plan on doing) the suggested summer reading?


I was thinking about it but I doubt i will be doing it. If it is not on the tests it probably is not super helpful, IMO.



yeah, I might read a couple of the books on the list, but I won't stress out if I don't get them done. However, I am currently reading Getting to Maybe (I don't think it's on the list) because I heard it was helpful...

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby MBean » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:17 pm

Does anyone know anything about the Mesa/Chandler area? When I visited the school, a few of the people from the admissions office recommended that I search there for a place to live.

I'm in Tennessee right now, so finding a place to live is going to be tough. Any help/suggestions on areas to look would be appreciated!

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby RVP11 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:23 pm

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby ubermensch » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:45 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:
Put simply, Mesa and Chandler are inexpensive, family-oriented, and very suburban. Lots of identical-looking housing developments. Mesa is older, heavily Mormon, but also has some rough areas.


+1

Unfortunately, the ghettos seem to be scattered randomly, so it's hard to know whether you're in a nice neighborhood or not without checking it out in person.
If you find a place that you're really interested in, send me a pm and I might stop by and make sure the lawn isn't littered with used syringes.

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby kimberbug » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:15 pm

As long as you stay below Arizon Ave (aka Country Club) you will be fine if you decide to live in Chandler. The really bad areas seem to be around Broadway and Arizona Ave to Chandler and Arizona Ave. I live in Chandler, and commuted during my undergrad to ASU. The commute wasn't too bad, and the housing is realtively inexspensive. Besides apartments, there are lots of homes to rent in the area as well.

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Mr. Costello
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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby Mr. Costello » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:17 am

Anybody fill out their electronic MPN yet?

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby paprbck2 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:48 pm

Mr. Costello wrote:Anybody fill out their electronic MPN yet?


Uh, I did my letter of intent. Is this something different?

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby Mr. Costello » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:55 am

paprbck2 wrote:
Mr. Costello wrote:Anybody fill out their electronic MPN yet?


Uh, I did my letter of intent. Is this something different?


Yeah, it's the promissory note for student loans.

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby readysetgo » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:45 pm

has anyone received their schedules yet?

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby Mr. Costello » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:11 pm

readysetgo wrote:has anyone received their schedules yet?


I received mine via e-mail yesterday... just registered online too! If you didn't receive yours, then perhaps we're in different sections... FYI, they also released the winners of the parking lot "lottery"... I wasn't among them; gonna have to schlep it to class :x .

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby readysetgo » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:28 pm

I just looked at the parking lottery list and I wasn't on it either :( I'm looking at available parking and it looks like the closest is the Tyler parking structure...but I'm nervous about buying it.

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby readysetgo » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:44 pm

oh, there's still a some Rural parking permits even if you didn't win the parking lottery...so you may still be able to buy one online if you hurry.

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Re: Arizona State 2012

Postby Mr. Costello » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:21 pm

Thanks for the info, ReadySetGo - just got a permit. See ya in August!




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