Texas 2013

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:14 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:Generations later our descendants will be arguing about what "you keep what you kill" really means. What does it mean to "keep" something? Should they go with the letter of the law or the spirit of the law?
Future Senate confirmation hearings on federal judicial appointments will focus on candidates' interpretations of "The Chronicles of Riddick." Vin Diesel will be considered an honorary Founding Father.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:20 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:Generations later our descendants will be arguing about what "you keep what you kill" really means. What does it mean to "keep" something? Should they go with the letter of the law or the spirit of the law?
Future Senate confirmation hearings on federal judicial appointments will focus on candidates' interpretations of "The Chronicles of Riddick." Vin Diesel will be considered an honorary Founding Father.


Man I really of the "end of ze world" video comes true before then

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:38 pm

I made it! I honestly thought I'd never make it.

are you guys getting together again this weekend? My husband's not down here yet and I don't know anybody in town!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Estrellas » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:57 am

So what are the gyms like on campus? Would it be worth becoming a member of 24 hour fitness (it's really close to my place) or should I stick to the UT gyms? Any gym in particular?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:13 am

Estrellas wrote:So what are the gyms like on campus? Would it be worth becoming a member of 24 hour fitness (it's really close to my place) or should I stick to the UT gyms? Any gym in particular?


Do you live close to campus, too? UT rec has awesome facilities, though I've heard they can get pretty crowded. I don't think I'd want to pay extra for another membership, but then I'm cheap like that. :-)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:51 am

Estrellas wrote:So what are the gyms like on campus? Would it be worth becoming a member of 24 hour fitness (it's really close to my place) or should I stick to the UT gyms? Any gym in particular?


Depends which 24 to which you are referring. The UT rec center is absolutely amazing and there are two main gyms -the Rec center and Gregory. Gregory definitely gets crowded (especially in January with the new years resolutions) but dies down later in the year. It is the place you go to be seen working out. The Rec center is more for serious weight lifting but a bit farther of a walk depending where you are (its down by the stadium.)

If you are thinking the 24 by campus then no -I personally hate it. If you are thinking about the one up north by 183 then yes. I currently have a membership there and absolutely love it. It is much easier to get there than campus if you live up north.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:52 pm

Does anyone know if UT accepts Diversity Statements and/or a "Why Texas?" statement? From reading their website I couldn't find a clear answer.

UT website wrote:However, applicants will have the opportunity to submit optional addenda to explain unusual circumstances, such as a period of poor academic performance, academic sanctions, history of problems with standardized tests, history of overcoming disadvantage, prior law school matriculation, criminal matters, etc.
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:56 pm

Tiva wrote:Does anyone know if UT accepts Diversity Statements and/or a "Why Texas?" statement? From reading there website I couldn't find a clear answer.

UT website wrote:However, applicants will have the opportunity to submit optional addenda to explain unusual circumstances, such as a period of poor academic performance, academic sanctions, history of problems with standardized tests, history of overcoming disadvantage, prior law school matriculation, criminal matters, etc.


they prefer if you weave your "Why Texas" into your PS or DS instead of submitting a different essay. i had the same question when i was applying so i called them to ask and that's what they told me. good luck with your app!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:00 pm

catharsis wrote:
Tiva wrote:Does anyone know if UT accepts Diversity Statements and/or a "Why Texas?" statement? From reading there website I couldn't find a clear answer.

UT website wrote:However, applicants will have the opportunity to submit optional addenda to explain unusual circumstances, such as a period of poor academic performance, academic sanctions, history of problems with standardized tests, history of overcoming disadvantage, prior law school matriculation, criminal matters, etc.


they prefer if you weave your "Why Texas" into your PS or DS instead of submitting a different essay. i had the same question when i was applying so i called them to ask and that's what they told me. good luck with your app!


Thanks : ) I was kinda thinking that was the case.

2-page limit and they want me to weave three disjointed topics into my PS. FUN FUN -- Hehe, challenges are meant to be embraced tho.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Estrellas » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:16 pm

soonergirl wrote:
Estrellas wrote:So what are the gyms like on campus? Would it be worth becoming a member of 24 hour fitness (it's really close to my place) or should I stick to the UT gyms? Any gym in particular?


Do you live close to campus, too? UT rec has awesome facilities, though I've heard they can get pretty crowded. I don't think I'd want to pay extra for another membership, but then I'm cheap like that. :-)




Yes, I'm moving into a place on Red River. It's a few blocks up from the law school. I don't really want to pay extra for a membership, but I would rather do that than have to wait at a crowded gym for an elliptical. Then again, it's possible I'd have to do that at 24 hour fitness, too.
UTaylor526 wrote:
Estrellas wrote:So what are the gyms like on campus? Would it be worth becoming a member of 24 hour fitness (it's really close to my place) or should I stick to the UT gyms? Any gym in particular?


Depends which 24 to which you are referring. The UT rec center is absolutely amazing and there are two main gyms -the Rec center and Gregory. Gregory definitely gets crowded (especially in January with the new years resolutions) but dies down later in the year. It is the place you go to be seen working out. The Rec center is more for serious weight lifting but a bit farther of a walk depending where you are (its down by the stadium.)

If you are thinking the 24 by campus then no -I personally hate it. If you are thinking about the one up north by 183 then yes. I currently have a membership there and absolutely love it. It is much easier to get there than campus if you live up north.


Thanks for the info. The one I'm thinking of is the one close to campus.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Apple Tree » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:28 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
Depends which 24 to which you are referring. The UT rec center is absolutely amazing and there are two main gyms -the Rec center and Gregory. Gregory definitely gets crowded (especially in January with the new years resolutions) but dies down later in the year. It is the place you go to be seen working out. The Rec center is more for serious weight lifting but a bit farther of a walk depending where you are (its down by the stadium.)

If you are thinking the 24 by campus then no -I personally hate it. If you are thinking about the one up north by 183 then yes. I currently have a membership there and absolutely love it. It is much easier to get there than campus if you live up north.


I don't really go to UT, but I just want to say I like your tar. :D

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:21 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
Estrellas wrote:So what are the gyms like on campus? Would it be worth becoming a member of 24 hour fitness (it's really close to my place) or should I stick to the UT gyms? Any gym in particular?


Depends which 24 to which you are referring. The UT rec center is absolutely amazing and there are two main gyms -the Rec center and Gregory. Gregory definitely gets crowded (especially in January with the new years resolutions) but dies down later in the year. It is the place you go to be seen working out. The Rec center is more for serious weight lifting but a bit farther of a walk depending where you are (its down by the stadium.)

If you are thinking the 24 by campus then no -I personally hate it. If you are thinking about the one up north by 183 then yes. I currently have a membership there and absolutely love it. It is much easier to get there than campus if you live up north.

+1

The gyms on campus are excellent. I basically live at the Rec and highly recommend it for people looking to lift or do cardio. I've never seen a line for an elliptical/other cardio machines there, but I also tend to avoid peak hours (4-7ish in my experience).

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:12 am

Austin rated as one of the ten greatest cities in America for young adults:

http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/10-gr ... dults.html

Austin, Texas

Metro population: 1,705,075
Cost-of-living index: 97 (average is 100)
Median monthly rent (includes utilities): $864, nat. average+$819)
Average annual wage: $41,380 (as of 2007)
Unemployment rate: 6.9%
Percentage of Gen Y residents: 30%
Top employers: Austin School District, Dell, city and federal government, IBM, Seton Healthcare Network, St. David's Healthcare Partnership, University of Texas at Austin

Austin has the fourth-lowest jobless rate among cities with populations of one million or more. Living costs fall below the national norm. It doesn't hurt that this is the capital of Texas and home to eight colleges and universities, including the University of Texas. Austin's cultural scene is exceptional, with two giant music festivals each year, a vibrant nightlife, and eclectic, up-and-coming neighborhoods, There's certainly more than enough here to keep a recent grad busy.

PROS: Below-average cost of city living, hundreds of bars and music venues for the twenty-something set, reasonable rent

CONS: Long, hot summers, accelerating urban sprawl, limited public transportation (though the average drive will last only 23 minutes)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:16 am

Apple Tree wrote:
I don't really go to UT, but I just want to say I like your tar. :D


So you just go there a little bit?

:wink:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:27 am

Apple Tree wrote:
I don't really go to UT, but I just want to say I like your tar. :D


hahaha love it. I like yours as well and I'm sure Pearalegal does as well... :)

Though I am interested by the "I don't really go to UT" comment...

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Apple Tree » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:35 am

When I was deciding on where to go to law school, I almost went with UT but didn't in the end. But I really love the school, and the city. So I have this "special" feeling towards UT. Anyway, I was bored at work yesterday and came in to take a peek (I used to come in a lot when I throught I was going to UT). :oops: When I saw your tar, I just wouldn't help it (I guess partly because I don't know that many people who know this show irl). :P

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby ert335 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:38 am

i'm a UT law hopeful, but am also a UT undergrad and can tell you anything about austin if you want

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:25 pm

just to make sure, no one has schedules yet, right? i haven't gotten one, but i don't know if it's because i'm too stupid to find it in the UT direct site.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:57 am

adrib wrote:just to make sure, no one has schedules yet, right? i haven't gotten one, but i don't know if it's because i'm too stupid to find it in the UT direct site.

They are releasing it August 5th

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Estrellas » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:07 am

So, I am in need of some suggestions. How do you all go about watching your favorite football team when you're not living in their city? I've never had to deal with this. I found a bar that plays their games every Sunday ...should I just go with that?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:42 pm

Estrellas wrote:So, I am in need of some suggestions. How do you all go about watching your favorite football team when you're not living in their city? I've never had to deal with this. I found a bar that plays their games every Sunday ...should I just go with that?


you can do that or you can check to see if your cable provider (if you plan on getting or already have cable at home) has an NFL package that allows you to see all of the NFL games.

of course, going to the bar seems to be the better option since it would (probably) be much cheaper.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:08 pm

Anybody have any thoughts/recommendations about the faculty book-discussion groups they posted on Freshlaw? (https://utdirect.utexas.edu/loadm/book_blurbs.html#E100) Any of those books/profs particularly awesome?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Estrellas » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:15 pm

philosoraptor wrote:Anybody have any thoughts/recommendations about the faculty book-discussion groups they posted on Freshlaw? (https://utdirect.utexas.edu/loadm/book_blurbs.html#E100) Any of those books/profs particularly awesome?



I signed up for Zeitoun because I really like the author. It seems like a cool book.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby 1000bmr » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:35 pm

Estrellas wrote:So, I am in need of some suggestions. How do you all go about watching your favorite football team when you're not living in their city? I've never had to deal with this. I found a bar that plays their games every Sunday ...should I just go with that?


if watching at home, you grit your teeth and watch whatever's on FOX/CBS. usually cbs, because fox has crappy broadcast quality for some reason. you will get ridiculously frustrated at the programming. like for the last two years, when they try to play tennessee titans games all the time because VY is the quarterback, despite the fact that i'd much rather be watching the texans. last year, they played titans games instead of texans games all throughout the beginning of the season while the titans lost even single week and the texans were winning and playing close, competitive games. they then switched to texans games right in time for tennessee to start winning and houston losing, then i think they finally stuck with houston to close it out. i can't remember that part, i was either in finals mode or out of town after december.

short answer: yes yes yes, watch at a bar. also, if your team is afc i hope you like getting dominated by houston. i see 11 wins in our future.

philosoraptor wrote:Anybody have any thoughts/recommendations about the faculty book-discussion groups they posted on Freshlaw? (https://utdirect.utexas.edu/loadm/book_blurbs.html#E100) Any of those books/profs particularly awesome?


who are the profs?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:45 pm

Estrellas wrote:I signed up for Zeitoun because I really like the author. It seems like a cool book.
Yeah, that one looked pretty interesting. Time to grab a Kindle preview!




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