WUSTL Class of 2013

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby najumobi » Mon May 24, 2010 10:31 am

just withdrew from the vandy waitlist so i will absolutely be in st. louis this fall. it feels good to have 100% of my focus on WUSTL.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby mazzini » Mon May 24, 2010 10:52 am

najumobi wrote:just withdrew from the vandy waitlist so i will absolutely be in st. louis this fall. it feels good to have 100% of my focus on WUSTL.


Congrats. Good to hear. I'm with ya, on Friday I withdrew from 7 waitlists (seriously, F my cycle)

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby 2013esq » Mon May 24, 2010 2:01 pm

panadera wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
2013esq wrote:Wow, seems like I'm the oldest one so far at 28 (will turn 29 during first semester). All you fresh-out-of-undergrad babies can come to my place for a good home cooked meal. Can't wait to meet everyone!


I'll be there. Just tell me where and when. :D


Likewise. I can bring dessert!


Nice! As soon as I know where I'll be living you'll be the first to know.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Mon May 24, 2010 4:17 pm

Congrats najumobi, that's great to hear.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby nyyankees » Tue May 25, 2010 8:59 am

najumobi wrote:just withdrew from the vandy waitlist so i will absolutely be in st. louis this fall. it feels good to have 100% of my focus on WUSTL.



great to have you officially on board! congrats on a fantastic decision

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Tue May 25, 2010 9:56 am

So I'm thinking i'll be looking for an apartment this month in the CWE.

It's close to the metrolink, so no worries about getting to campus but I currently don't have a car.

What are peoples' thoughts on having / not having a car for WULS?

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby najumobi » Tue May 25, 2010 11:50 am

haha....thanks all.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby 2013esq » Tue May 25, 2010 1:48 pm

fl0w wrote:So I'm thinking i'll be looking for an apartment this month in the CWE.

It's close to the metrolink, so no worries about getting to campus but I currently don't have a car.

What are peoples' thoughts on having / not having a car for WULS?


I have a friend at WUSTL who said not having a car would be pretty hard. If you're close to school and grocery store, etc. you'll prob be OK but when I asked he said definitely bring my car.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Tue May 25, 2010 5:15 pm

fl0w wrote:So I'm thinking i'll be looking for an apartment this month in the CWE.

It's close to the metrolink, so no worries about getting to campus but I currently don't have a car.

What are peoples' thoughts on having / not having a car for WULS?


I will definitely have one. I feel like a lot of people can get away with no car for undergrad, since they just eat on campus, walk to class, party at frat houses and such. However, that's definitely not my gameplan for law school; I plan on going to Cardinals games, going to Laclede's Landing and other bars around town, golfing, etc. In addition, if I do an intern/externship or an off-campus clinic in my later years, I'll want to drive. And I dont think I will want to walk to AB Hall in the winter.

I think a car is a near-must for law school. St. Louis is very easy driving for a city, and I don't plan to drive so much that it will become an expensive burden.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Tue May 25, 2010 5:55 pm

romothesavior wrote:
fl0w wrote:So I'm thinking i'll be looking for an apartment this month in the CWE.

It's close to the metrolink, so no worries about getting to campus but I currently don't have a car.

What are peoples' thoughts on having / not having a car for WULS?


I will definitely have one. I feel like a lot of people can get away with no car for undergrad, since they just eat on campus, walk to class, party at frat houses and such. However, that's definitely not my gameplan for law school; I plan on going to Cardinals games, going to Laclede's Landing and other bars around town, golfing, etc. In addition, if I do an intern/externship or an off-campus clinic in my later years, I'll want to drive. And I dont think I will want to walk to AB Hall in the winter.

I think a car is a near-must for law school. St. Louis is very easy driving for a city, and I don't plan to drive so much that it will become an expensive burden.


i'm looking to get a used prius. i told myself the next car i get would be hybrid, i just can't bring myself to pay for a NEW car.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby La Grind Date » Tue May 25, 2010 8:45 pm

lol!

i will not have a whip. coming from dc where having a whip is a burden, i'm surprised that so many of you will have them! i guess my bicycle will have to hold it down.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby publiuspublicola » Tue May 25, 2010 8:55 pm

La Grind Date wrote:lol!

i will not have a whip. coming from dc where having a whip is a burden, i'm surprised that so many of you will have them! i guess my bicycle will have to hold it down.


I'm also going to be a bicycle commuter.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby La Grind Date » Tue May 25, 2010 9:22 pm

publiuspublicola wrote:
La Grind Date wrote:lol!

i will not have a whip. coming from dc where having a whip is a burden, i'm surprised that so many of you will have them! i guess my bicycle will have to hold it down.


I'm also going to be a bicycle commuter.


good stuff!

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby camstant » Wed May 26, 2010 2:28 am

I'll have one also... I've lived in the midwest my whole life, but I just cant stand the cold well enough to walk/bike that far when the weather's bad

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Wed May 26, 2010 8:38 am

the thing i worry about with a bicycle is doing anything BESIDES going to school.
buying groceries
doing anything fun
going out ever

and i like dancing and will have to drive to classes and/or rehearsals.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby La Grind Date » Wed May 26, 2010 12:39 pm

fl0w wrote:the thing i worry about with a bicycle is doing anything BESIDES going to school.
buying groceries
doing anything fun
going out ever

and i like dancing and will have to drive to classes and/or rehearsals.


i bet wash u offers a lot of dance classes. For groceries? you can always use a zipcar (i think stl has them). Going out at night? cabs might be the best way to go (though i don't know if there will be a lot around wash u).

i think not having a car will limit my opportunities to have fun in time-honored ways, & that's probably a good thing.



BTW, any of you guys play a lot of tennis?

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby rhit2004 » Wed May 26, 2010 12:45 pm

La Grind Date wrote:For groceries? you can always use a zipcar (i think stl has them). Going out at night? cabs might be the best way to go (though i don't know if there will be a lot around wash u).

http://parking.wustl.edu/wecar.htm

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby publiuspublicola » Wed May 26, 2010 12:49 pm

La Grind Date wrote:
fl0w wrote:the thing i worry about with a bicycle is doing anything BESIDES going to school.
buying groceries
doing anything fun
going out ever

and i like dancing and will have to drive to classes and/or rehearsals.


i bet wash u offers a lot of dance classes. For groceries? you can always use a zipcar (i think stl has them). Going out at night? cabs might be the best way to go (though i don't know if there will be a lot around wash u).

i think not having a car will limit my opportunities to have fun in time-honored ways, & that's probably a good thing.



BTW, any of you guys play a lot of tennis?


All good suggestions -- groceries are very doable on a bike too if you have panniers. That said, my wife and I together have 1 car (I just never use it). As far as going out, I always recommend a cab. The metrolink also goes to downtown, CWE, etc.

I play a lot, or rather used to play a lot of racquetball. Looking to set up a group to have regular games this fall.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby justdoit2410 » Wed May 26, 2010 12:50 pm

I am on board with Romo in regards to this, minus the golfing. Haven't golfed a day in my life lol. I will be bringing my car. I am pretty sure I can get by without one, but it will be easier with my car.

romothesavior wrote:
fl0w wrote:So I'm thinking i'll be looking for an apartment this month in the CWE.

It's close to the metrolink, so no worries about getting to campus but I currently don't have a car.

What are peoples' thoughts on having / not having a car for WULS?


I will definitely have one. I feel like a lot of people can get away with no car for undergrad, since they just eat on campus, walk to class, party at frat houses and such. However, that's definitely not my gameplan for law school; I plan on going to Cardinals games, going to Laclede's Landing and other bars around town, golfing, etc. In addition, if I do an intern/externship or an off-campus clinic in my later years, I'll want to drive. And I dont think I will want to walk to AB Hall in the winter.

I think a car is a near-must for law school. St. Louis is very easy driving for a city, and I don't plan to drive so much that it will become an expensive burden.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Wed May 26, 2010 12:59 pm

just an FYI, having lived in st. louis, you cannot just "catch" a cab. You have to call a cab to come and get you. it sucks horribly. you really do have to drive everywhere.

Also when I mean dance, i'm not talking about dance classes at wash u, although I appreciate the idea :)

I'm the director of a hip hop dance company and want to get as involved (again) w/ the scene in st. louis as I can balance with being a law student.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby ta06fsu » Wed May 26, 2010 1:08 pm

Hey guys I'm sure this has probably already been asked but I would like to know if it's a good idea to authorize wash u to use the excess of title IV funds to cover non-qualifying charges?

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby La Grind Date » Wed May 26, 2010 1:32 pm

fl0w wrote:Also when I mean dance, i'm not talking about dance classes at wash u, although I appreciate the idea :)

I'm the director of a hip hop dance company and want to get as involved (again) w/ the scene in st. louis as I can balance with being a law student.


that's what's up! you'll have to teach me some dance moves.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby La Grind Date » Wed May 26, 2010 1:33 pm

rhit2004 wrote:
La Grind Date wrote:For groceries? you can always use a zipcar (i think stl has them). Going out at night? cabs might be the best way to go (though i don't know if there will be a lot around wash u).

http://parking.wustl.edu/wecar.htm


nice. i'm definitely going to sign up for this service.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby 2013esq » Wed May 26, 2010 2:33 pm

rhit2004 wrote:
La Grind Date wrote:For groceries? you can always use a zipcar (i think stl has them). Going out at night? cabs might be the best way to go (though i don't know if there will be a lot around wash u).

http://parking.wustl.edu/wecar.htm


Wow, this is a great idea. I will have a car but am planning to bike mostly - I'm hoping to find a place within 5-10 minutes of school. Maybe I'll take the metro during the winter.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Wed May 26, 2010 4:08 pm

I am really surprised at the people who aren't going to have a car. Driving in St. Louis is incredibly easy. There are no tollways, few traffic jams, and no real "rush hour" to worry about, especially in the area surrounding WUSTL. You can hop on the interstate and quickly get downtown or anywhere else in the city. And as fl0w said, hailing a cab is not a piece of cake in St. Louis. Unless you are downtown near the stadium or Laclede's landing, or perhaps around the loop and Forest Park, you will have to call one. Plus I think I allocated $20 a week for gas for my car, whereas a couple of cab rides will cost way more than that. I think having a car may actually be cheaper than not having one.

I'm not trying to talk you guys into taking a car; I'm just pointing out that I think it is objectively easier to get around STL with one. Individual preferences and situations may vary, but you should perhaps think about some of these things. Saint Louis is nothing like Chicago, D.C., NYC, etc., and driving isn't bad at all.




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