Stupendous_Man wrote:papercranes wrote:Stupendous_Man wrote:Anyone considering terrace? I don't know if I'm ok with dorm life all over again, if any 1L+ are on here, could you shed some light on what it's like living in terrace?
I'm a 2L. Didn't live in terrace.
I didn't feel like going back to that twin extra long bed, standard issue particle board desk, cinder block walls thing. I did that in undergrad and wasn't too keen on doing it again at this point in my life.
On one hand, yes, you meet people outside of your section and if you're not comfortable doing that at say, bar review, if might be a good option.
On the other, it's not in a great location, it's pricey and it's not actually that close to the law building (most people have bikes). I also feel like it was probably a hotbed of panic around exam time.
anything more specific, let me know.
Yeah I'm not really looking for dorm life all over again. do you have any suggestions for where to live and how to search? I'm thinking a studio somewhere close by would work fine, but I'm realizing people from LA's idea of what's "close" is a lot different than mine.
I am a 1L here at USC that is currently living in Terrace and I'd have to disagree with Papercranes. I personally don't mind living in terrace at all. It can be pretty social if you want it to be which is nice. During the early parts of the semester there was a big group of us that would go play basketball on friday afternoons since we were so close to the gym. It's also nice to be only a 5 minute bike ride from the law school building because you don't waste an hour of your day in the car instead.
Although the furniture is dorm furniture, its not that bad, and the rooms are very big. One of the bedrooms in each apartment has an enourmous walk in closet. Additionally, I know someone who brought his own bed in and dismantled the twin bed so he has either a full or queen size bed.
Finally, I did not find it at all to be a "hot bed" of panic around exams. Everyone kind of just did their own thing. Personally I think this is a much better choice than just getting a studio apartment in the area.