Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby MissCongeniality » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:10 pm

DallasCowboy wrote: Did they give out any free stuff?


A hat...that everyone wished was a t-shirt. Water bottles and free food galore on the housing tour, though...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Herb Watchfell » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:12 pm

MissCongeniality wrote:
DallasCowboy wrote: Did they give out any free stuff?


A hat...that everyone wished was a t-shirt. Water bottles and free food galore on the housing tour, though...


and some FINAL FOUR tickets!!!!!!!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:54 pm

someones alt wrote:The only thing I found annoying was people were TOO friendly at times.


You will appreciate our friendly nature....OR ELSE!!!!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby johndh » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:17 pm

someones alt wrote:I haven't read through all of the responses yet, but before I type up any kind of review all I can say is

[b]Which one of you knows about Brazilian law?[/b]

I didn't meet anyone from TLS. Wilco concert blew my mind. So much awesome stuff in Durham/Chapel Hill. Went to two concerts, ate at Coopers and Allen and Sons, had fried green tomatoes, six bars, met a lot of great people at Duke Undergrad and UNC.

The only thing I found annoying was people were TOO friendly at times. The second day at lunch I was hungover and sleep deprived and wanted to eat alone and barely made it thirty seconds without 5 people joining me at my table and having me introduce myself. I guess its not necessarily a bad thing, and I know everyone was nervous and wanted to meet each other, but some of you Dukies need to better understand social cues.

Overall it was an awesome experience. Loved the campus/faculty as well.

So any TLS-ers can remember me if I did meet you, I asked the question in the student panel about how the recession may have impacted the atmosphere of collegiality.


That guy kind of made my weekend. I was just sitting in the back laughing. But all in all one of the best ASWs I could ask for. And downtown Durham wasn't even close to as bad as I had heard. I didn't even have to head out to Chapel Hill.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:11 am

someones alt wrote:I haven't read through all of the responses yet, but before I type up any kind of review all I can say is

Which one of you knows about Brazilian law?

I didn't meet anyone from TLS. Wilco concert blew my mind. So much awesome stuff in Durham/Chapel Hill. Went to two concerts, ate at Coopers and Allen and Sons, had fried green tomatoes, six bars, met a lot of great people at Duke Undergrad and UNC.

The only thing I found annoying was people were TOO friendly at times. The second day at lunch I was hungover and sleep deprived and wanted to eat alone and barely made it thirty seconds without 5 people joining me at my table and having me introduce myself. I guess its not necessarily a bad thing, and I know everyone was nervous and wanted to meet each other, but some of you Dukies need to better understand social cues.

Overall it was an awesome experience. Loved the campus/faculty as well.

So any TLS-ers can remember me if I did meet you, I asked the question in the student panel about how the recession may have impacted the atmosphere of collegiality.


Now you make me feel bad for sitting down to each lunch with someone who was alone, and for waiting to leave while one guy finished his lunch so he wasn't eating alone. In fact I better put out this general apology: sorry to everyone whom's time I wasted this weekend by talking to them.

I think we should facebook each other so I can know if anyone I met was a closet TLS'er.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:44 am

Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:I haven't read through all of the responses yet, but before I type up any kind of review all I can say is

Which one of you knows about Brazilian law?

I didn't meet anyone from TLS. Wilco concert blew my mind. So much awesome stuff in Durham/Chapel Hill. Went to two concerts, ate at Coopers and Allen and Sons, had fried green tomatoes, six bars, met a lot of great people at Duke Undergrad and UNC.

The only thing I found annoying was people were TOO friendly at times. The second day at lunch I was hungover and sleep deprived and wanted to eat alone and barely made it thirty seconds without 5 people joining me at my table and having me introduce myself. I guess its not necessarily a bad thing, and I know everyone was nervous and wanted to meet each other, but some of you Dukies need to better understand social cues.

Overall it was an awesome experience. Loved the campus/faculty as well.

So any TLS-ers can remember me if I did meet you, I asked the question in the student panel about how the recession may have impacted the atmosphere of collegiality.


Now you make me feel bad for sitting down to each lunch with someone who was alone, and for waiting to leave while one guy finished his lunch so he wasn't eating alone. In fact I better put out this general apology: sorry to everyone whom's time I wasted this weekend by talking to them.

I think we should facebook each other so I can know if anyone I met was a closet TLS'er.


Ohhhh don't be so dramatic. I'm not implying anyone wasted my time or made me dislike them, I'm just saying one thing I've disliked at orientations anywhere is the lack of any privacy coupled with the constant events.

I don't believe you if you say after driving/flying down and being sleep deprived and rushing in and out of classrooms you weren't exhausted. I was staying with a couple of friends who had come down from Greensboro, and I didn't want to be boring and tell them I needed to go to sleep early because I had woken up at 3:30 A.M. to catch a flight. So despite having had a really good time, most of the trip I was deliriously tired and cranky

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:06 am

someones alt wrote:Ohhhh don't be so dramatic. I'm not implying anyone wasted my time or made me dislike them, I'm just saying one thing I've disliked at orientations anywhere is the lack of any privacy coupled with the constant events.

I don't believe you if you say after driving/flying down and being sleep deprived and rushing in and out of classrooms you weren't exhausted. I was staying with a couple of friends who had come down from Greensboro, and I didn't want to be boring and tell them I needed to go to sleep early because I had woken up at 3:30 A.M. to catch a flight. So despite having had a really good time, most of the trip I was deliriously tired and cranky


I wasn't trying to be dramatic, more on the side of sarcastic, idiotic, and facetious. So pretty much an accurate portrayal of my avatar lol. How did your roommate speed-dating go? Get any numbers? Find a good place to stay?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby yeff » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:21 am

I'm so glad you all share my feelings on Mr. Bowtie.

Anyone seen The Paper Chase? My first thought after the Brazil question was that he was doing a performance art piece as the Thomas Craig Anderson/Edward Herrmann character.

The school seems pretty great - but I was definitely not sold on Durham and living a car-dependent life.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:32 am

Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:Ohhhh don't be so dramatic. I'm not implying anyone wasted my time or made me dislike them, I'm just saying one thing I've disliked at orientations anywhere is the lack of any privacy coupled with the constant events.

I don't believe you if you say after driving/flying down and being sleep deprived and rushing in and out of classrooms you weren't exhausted. I was staying with a couple of friends who had come down from Greensboro, and I didn't want to be boring and tell them I needed to go to sleep early because I had woken up at 3:30 A.M. to catch a flight. So despite having had a really good time, most of the trip I was deliriously tired and cranky


I wasn't trying to be dramatic, more on the side of sarcastic, idiotic, and facetious. So pretty much an accurate portrayal of my avatar lol. How did your roommate speed-dating go? Get any numbers? Find a good place to stay?


I still haven't slept enough, jokes are lost on me at the moment. I have a couple prospectives, but I think I'll choose my future roommate on a GPA/LSAT metric rather than looking at him holistically.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:12 am

someones alt wrote:I have a couple prospectives, but I think I'll choose my future roommate on a GPA/LSAT metric rather than looking at him holistically.


True to the Duke way! Good luck, you're from Texas right? I met 2 people from Dallas. One was really tall and blonde and the other I ran into while touring the campus. Either of them you?

I also met a Sooner who I swear is on TLS, but maybe that is because I have seen a Sooner on here and I can only imagine there being a handful of OU fans who would admit to it outside of their state.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:44 am

someones alt wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:I haven't read through all of the responses yet, but before I type up any kind of review all I can say is

Which one of you knows about Brazilian law?

I didn't meet anyone from TLS. Wilco concert blew my mind. So much awesome stuff in Durham/Chapel Hill. Went to two concerts, ate at Coopers and Allen and Sons, had fried green tomatoes, six bars, met a lot of great people at Duke Undergrad and UNC.

The only thing I found annoying was people were TOO friendly at times. The second day at lunch I was hungover and sleep deprived and wanted to eat alone and barely made it thirty seconds without 5 people joining me at my table and having me introduce myself. I guess its not necessarily a bad thing, and I know everyone was nervous and wanted to meet each other, but some of you Dukies need to better understand social cues.

Overall it was an awesome experience. Loved the campus/faculty as well.

So any TLS-ers can remember me if I did meet you, I asked the question in the student panel about how the recession may have impacted the atmosphere of collegiality.


Now you make me feel bad for sitting down to each lunch with someone who was alone, and for waiting to leave while one guy finished his lunch so he wasn't eating alone. In fact I better put out this general apology: sorry to everyone whom's time I wasted this weekend by talking to them.

I think we should facebook each other so I can know if anyone I met was a closet TLS'er.


Ohhhh don't be so dramatic. I'm not implying anyone wasted my time or made me dislike them, I'm just saying one thing I've disliked at orientations anywhere is the lack of any privacy coupled with the constant events.

I don't believe you if you say after driving/flying down and being sleep deprived and rushing in and out of classrooms you weren't exhausted. I was staying with a couple of friends who had come down from Greensboro, and I didn't want to be boring and tell them I needed to go to sleep early because I had woken up at 3:30 A.M. to catch a flight. So despite having had a really good time, most of the trip I was deliriously tired and cranky


+1. I'm still exhausted and actually got sick on Saturday. Lack of sleep, constant talking, and never-ending activities, when added to a long drive and stress about the decision, have all worn me out. Jericwithers' first conversation with me went something along the lines of "Hey, you're thickfreakness!" "groan, grumble, yeah hey whatever I need coffee." I felt like everyone I met was most definitely worth meeting, especially since there's a decent chance they'll be my classmates in the fall. Still, the ASW was definitely not a vacation and having to work 9 hours today is going to be pretty rough.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:46 pm

Get used to the constant events with little to no rest guys... that is what law school is like too. :P

If you aint reading, you are listening to a guest lecture, or out drinking, or getting your job applications in order, or meeting for a student organization, or in class, or...

Still, it is a blast. Wouldn't trade it.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby NU_Jet55 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:48 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:I have a couple prospectives, but I think I'll choose my future roommate on a GPA/LSAT metric rather than looking at him holistically.


True to the Duke way! Good luck, you're from Texas right? I met 2 people from Dallas. One was really tall and blonde and the other I ran into while touring the campus. Either of them you?

I also met a Sooner who I swear is on TLS, but maybe that is because I have seen a Sooner on here and I can only imagine there being a handful of OU fans who would admit to it outside of their state.



You obviously have not met enough people from Oklahoma. Perhaps the most proud, unabashingly biased people in the country. Visited William & Mary last week, saw three people wearing OU shirts in one class-I doubt there were many more Okies than that at all of W&M.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:02 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:I have a couple prospectives, but I think I'll choose my future roommate on a GPA/LSAT metric rather than looking at him holistically.


True to the Duke way! Good luck, you're from Texas right? I met 2 people from Dallas. One was really tall and blonde and the other I ran into while touring the campus. Either of them you?

I also met a Sooner who I swear is on TLS, but maybe that is because I have seen a Sooner on here and I can only imagine there being a handful of OU fans who would admit to it outside of their state.



You obviously have not met enough people from Oklahoma. Perhaps the most proud, unabashingly biased people in the country. Visited William & Mary last week, saw three people wearing OU shirts in one class-I doubt there were many more Okies than that at all of W&M.


Haha well I guess I will have to do the same and rep Texas once at Duke.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:05 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:I have a couple prospectives, but I think I'll choose my future roommate on a GPA/LSAT metric rather than looking at him holistically.


True to the Duke way! Good luck, you're from Texas right? I met 2 people from Dallas. One was really tall and blonde and the other I ran into while touring the campus. Either of them you?

I also met a Sooner who I swear is on TLS, but maybe that is because I have seen a Sooner on here and I can only imagine there being a handful of OU fans who would admit to it outside of their state.



You obviously have not met enough people from Oklahoma. Perhaps the most proud, unabashingly biased people in the country. Visited William & Mary last week, saw three people wearing OU shirts in one class-I doubt there were many more Okies than that at all of W&M.


Haha well I guess I will have to do the same and rep Texas once at Duke.


I love repping my college

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:11 pm

I was trolling for my UG sports teams pretty hardcore during the weekend. I don't regret it a bit.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:12 pm

thickfreakness wrote:I was trolling for my UG sports teams pretty hardcore during the weekend. I don't regret it a bit.


Go Seawolves.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:07 pm

So heres question to all 1-3Ls prowling this thread: who do you get your internet from? I was thinking about trying ClearWire so I can get month to month, but wanted to see if anyone had any experience with them. Thanks.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:34 pm

So who has sent the deposit and is for sure bound for Duke next fall?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby johndh » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:37 pm

thickfreakness wrote:So who has sent the deposit and is for sure bound for Duke next fall?


I handed in mine over the weekend. Someone should make a list of who's in for sure like in last year's thread.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:42 pm

johndh wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:So who has sent the deposit and is for sure bound for Duke next fall?


I handed in mine over the weekend. Someone should make a list of who's in for sure like in last year's thread.



I've been using this one for reference, but nobody has posted in it yet. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=83123

FWIW, I'm pretty sure I'll be in Durham next fall, but I can't in good conscience write the check until after the Vanderbilt ASW. I promised myself that I would give both schools an equal shot by going to ASW for each. Honestly, I made this commitment more because I really was set on Vandy and wanted to see Duke before my final choice, but then Duke blew me away this weekend. Having already visited Vandy once, though, I feel like there's not much that could change my mind.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:48 am

Found this link, very very very good information. Let us thank our classmates in the Facebook c/o 2013 group.

At least it confirmed the negatives I heard about the place I rented at.

http://www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/node/2463

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:41 am

Jericwithers wrote:Found this link, very very very good information. Let us thank our classmates in the Facebook c/o 2013 group.

At least it confirmed the negatives I heard about the place I rented at.

http://www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/node/2463


Wow. That's an incredibly useful link. I'm sure it was included in the mass of paper they've distributed, but it was the first time I've seen it. I just printed about 15 different places to consider for next fall.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:59 am

thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Found this link, very very very good information. Let us thank our classmates in the Facebook c/o 2013 group.

At least it confirmed the negatives I heard about the place I rented at.

http://www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/node/2463


Wow. That's an incredibly useful link. I'm sure it was included in the mass of paper they've distributed, but it was the first time I've seen it. I just printed about 15 different places to consider for next fall.


I'm just waiting to see how the leasing cycle works here in Durham. In Austin you can get good deals by waiting to the last minute, but I am not sure if that is similar in Durham. Leasing agents say that April 15th it gets crazy, but all agents say things like that. I will be scoping Craigslist for the next couple of months, as for 2011-2012 I wont be staying in my current apartment and trying to find a roommate. Pinnacle Ridge got fairly good ratings on that website, so it is good to see that they just weren't putting on a show when we visited.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby insidethetwenty » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:13 pm

Does anybody know when would be a good time to start negotiating on a scholarship? I read something about a "negotiation period" on here, but is that a formal timeframe or is it just a general guideline?




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