Duke Class of 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Bosque
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:01 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
quakeroats wrote:What I've found so far:

Best coffee: Caffe Driade
Best beer and wine selection: Total Wine
Best Mexican: Taqueria La Vaquita


Mexican is what I have been looking for since I got here (Toreros @ Garrett Rd. is lackluster, but the chorizo con juevos is tasty). Definitely will be trying that place soon. Total Wine has been on my list right after Neo-China, and I did try Jason's Deli today (delicious). v8 has enough recommendations to keep anyone busy for a month lol. We should try a TLS meetup @ The Federalist since I remember someone here mentioning that place once before.


Federalist is good, so is the Joyce, so is Tyler's.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Flanker1067 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:18 pm

I can't wait to try Vaquita and Mi Pueblo. I tried Toreros, which I thought was good but certainly not great. Although, I went on monday and there are $2 margarita's and I will always be down for that.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:16 pm

Federal, Tyler's, and Bull McCabe all have solid beer lineups. I haven't been to James Joyce yet but probably will head up there soon (maybe Thursday?). I think I'm heading to the beach this weekend so I can get a severe sunburn for orientation.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:00 am

Driving down tomorrow, going white water rafting on friday then the beer festival on saturday.

Then I'm not doing anything for three months

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:47 am

someones alt wrote:Driving down tomorrow, going white water rafting on friday then the beer festival on saturday.

Then I'm not doing anything for three months


Well that's not good. You should be reading for class, not doing nothing. :P

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:39 am

Jericwithers wrote:Mexican is what I have been looking for since I got here.


Duly noted.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-y-pupuseria-el-buen-sabor-durham - local, cheap, authentic; bring your Spanish skills though.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la-vaquita-durham - yet to try it, but I hear it's the best

http://www.yelp.com/biz/carrburritos-carrboro - not exactly authentic Mexican, but delicious food and a nice atmosphere too

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:40 am

thickfreakness wrote:
quakeroats wrote:What I've found so far:

Best coffee: Caffe Driade
Best beer and wine selection: Total Wine
Best Mexican: Taqueria La Vaquita


Total Wine is definitely awesome, but Sam's Quik Shop on Erwin road has a ridiculous selection of craft and import beer.


Sam's has some good deals too. Also, my property prof recommended Caffe Driade, and yet I still have not gone. This is disappointing because I love me some coffee.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:12 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
quakeroats wrote:What I've found so far:

Best coffee: Caffe Driade
Best beer and wine selection: Total Wine
Best Mexican: Taqueria La Vaquita


Total Wine is definitely awesome, but Sam's Quik Shop on Erwin road has a ridiculous selection of craft and import beer.


Sam's has some good deals too. Also, my property prof recommended Caffe Driade, and yet I still have not gone. This is disappointing because I love me some coffee.


They make espresso-based beverages correctly. It's definitely worth your time, as a well made cappuccino is hard to find outside of a major city.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:36 pm

Thanks for the mexican food tips. So many places to try with no time to try it (eating, unlike studying, is optional).

Regarding parking: is the lot on Towerview before Wannamaker traffic circle the only green zone parking, or are there other lots to park in? The website says they give out over 1,000 permits, but that lot couldn't hold more than 100 cars.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:43 pm

I've been parking in the lot at the intersection of Science and Academy across from the entrance to the Washington Duke Inn, and I'm pretty sure that's a green lot (or else my parking permit is letting me swipe into the wrong lot, which is entirely possible).

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:00 pm

This just in::

Durham in august is hot and humid.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Flanker1067 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:12 pm

This heat is outrageous. I regret my decision to come to NC.

Edit: I am not serious, about the regret part.
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:14 pm

Flanker1067 wrote:This heat is outrageous. I regret my decision to come to NC.


I knew that it can and does get like this. We only have one month of real heat to deal with.

Edit: I unloaded my car today at about 2:00 pm. That sucked.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:36 pm

Reedie wrote:
Flanker1067 wrote:This heat is outrageous. I regret my decision to come to NC.


I knew that it can and does get like this. We only have one month of real heat to deal with.

Edit: I unloaded my car today at about 2:00 pm. That sucked.


I unloaded a large truck with two movers I hired and I still had to take a break every 20 minutes or so. I went through 4 full glasses of water and still feel like I was dehydrated.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:41 pm

Quick poll:

Who's all unpacked and ready for Tuesday?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:43 pm

quakeroats wrote:Quick poll:

Who's all unpacked and ready for Tuesday?


Aye.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Chairman » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:59 pm

quakeroats wrote:Quick poll:

Who's all unpacked and ready for Tuesday?


Ha! I wish.

Everything is in the house, but that's about all I can say for it....

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Flanker1067 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:16 pm

quakeroats wrote:Quick poll:

Who's all unpacked and ready for Tuesday?



I am pretty close. I have this big desk bought off craigslist filled with books that were each more expensive than the desk itself.

Add: Although it should be, the desk is not made of rich mahogany.
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:17 pm

I got all my stuff Tuesday morning and I think I have everything out of boxes, just not put away as of yet. Cable guy came out today and hooked up my internet so now I don't have to window mooch from my neighbors with unsecured networks.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:57 pm

Lessons learned at 1155 EST:

Durham weather can be unpredictable

You cannot hear rain on the 3rd story

Do not leave Jeep topless without checking weather report

Thank God for thunder

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby paralegal » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:40 pm

Stats re Class of 2013 posted on Duke's Priority Track 2011 website:

Duke Class of 2013

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.68/3.8/3.9
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 168/170/171


Duke Class of 2012

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.60/3.76/3.84
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 167/169/171

Note: While Berkeley's medians fell....Duke's rose....

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:35 pm

paralegal wrote:Stats re Class of 2013 posted on Duke's Priority Track 2011 website:

Duke Class of 2013

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.68/3.8/3.9
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 168/170/171


Duke Class of 2012

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.60/3.76/3.84
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 167/169/171

Note: While Berkeley's medians fell....Duke's rose....


I'm below median??? http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

v8 or bosque: any tips on where the ample and close parking is for us 1Ls?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:12 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
paralegal wrote:Stats re Class of 2013 posted on Duke's Priority Track 2011 website:

Duke Class of 2013

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.68/3.8/3.9
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 168/170/171


Duke Class of 2012

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.60/3.76/3.84
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 167/169/171

Note: While Berkeley's medians fell....Duke's rose....


I'm below median??? http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

v8 or bosque: any tips on where the ample and close parking is for us 1Ls?


In your dreams. Unless you band together with a few students and get a commuter pass (instead of your individual passes), you are parking in the green zone. Because the green zone spots on Towerview are ALWAYS full by about 4 in the morning, you are parking on Bassett if you are there early, or in the overflow lot if you get there when everyone else does (To get to it, you just keep driving on Bassett. Eventually it will curve to the right and down, and you will see the lot.).

If you get there between the hours of 10 and noon, you are not parking at all.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:40 pm

Bosque wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
paralegal wrote:Stats re Class of 2013 posted on Duke's Priority Track 2011 website:

Duke Class of 2013

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.68/3.8/3.9
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 168/170/171


Duke Class of 2012

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.60/3.76/3.84
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 167/169/171

Note: While Berkeley's medians fell....Duke's rose....


I'm below median??? http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

v8 or bosque: any tips on where the ample and close parking is for us 1Ls?


In your dreams. Unless you band together with a few students and get a commuter pass (instead of your individual passes), you are parking in the green zone. Because the green zone spots on Towerview are ALWAYS full by about 4 in the morning, you are parking on Bassett if you are there early, or in the overflow lot if you get there when everyone else does (To get to it, you just keep driving on Bassett. Eventually it will curve to the right and down, and you will see the lot.).

If you get there between the hours of 10 and noon, you are not parking at all.


See also gravel lot on Duke University Road

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:45 pm

Bosque wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
paralegal wrote:Stats re Class of 2013 posted on Duke's Priority Track 2011 website:

Duke Class of 2013

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.68/3.8/3.9
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 168/170/171


Duke Class of 2012

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.60/3.76/3.84
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 167/169/171

Note: While Berkeley's medians fell....Duke's rose....


I'm below median??? http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

v8 or bosque: any tips on where the ample and close parking is for us 1Ls?


In your dreams. Unless you band together with a few students and get a commuter pass (instead of your individual passes), you are parking in the green zone. Because the green zone spots on Towerview are ALWAYS full by about 4 in the morning, you are parking on Bassett if you are there early, or in the overflow lot if you get there when everyone else does (To get to it, you just keep driving on Bassett. Eventually it will curve to the right and down, and you will see the lot.).

If you get there between the hours of 10 and noon, you are not parking at all.


Frank Bassett Drive is where I was planning to park, although I hope I'll be able to snag a spot right off of Science Drive (in front of the athletic fields) first thing in the morning.




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