Northwestern Law Class of 2014

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Mon May 09, 2011 6:40 pm

6'8" ~300ish. Hoping to get down to 275 eventually...

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby splitmuch » Mon May 09, 2011 7:29 pm

Flips88 wrote:6'8" ~300ish. Hoping to get down to 275 eventually...


I have a sneaking suspicion I'll be able to pick you out at orientation.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Mon May 09, 2011 7:40 pm

Today's discussion adds to my long list of things people should tell you when you choose wrestling over basketball in Jr. High: Nobody every "pickup" wrestles. But if we form an IM team, I'm down for being the spunky 6th man who comes off the bench to play pesky D with fouls to give :) But my old man body will likely only hold up for about half a season!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flustercluck » Mon May 09, 2011 7:45 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Today's discussion adds to my long list of things people should tell you when you choose wrestling over basketball in Jr. High: Nobody every "pickup" wrestles. But if we form an IM team, I'm down for being the spunky 6th man who comes off the bench to play pesky D with fouls to give :) But my old man body will likely only hold up for about half a season!


I actually feel ya on the lack of pickup games, I was water polo all through high school...

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon May 09, 2011 7:50 pm

Flustercluck wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Today's discussion adds to my long list of things people should tell you when you choose wrestling over basketball in Jr. High: Nobody every "pickup" wrestles. But if we form an IM team, I'm down for being the spunky 6th man who comes off the bench to play pesky D with fouls to give :) But my old man body will likely only hold up for about half a season!


I actually feel ya on the lack of pickup games, I was water polo all through high school...


For about 30 seconds, I considered looking into joining NU's club crew team (I rowed 2 years in UG)...and then I came to my senses.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby FredFlinstone » Mon May 09, 2011 8:06 pm

hmm... flips88 can be on my team. :mrgreen:

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby splitmuch » Mon May 09, 2011 8:29 pm

Flustercluck wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Today's discussion adds to my long list of things people should tell you when you choose wrestling over basketball in Jr. High: Nobody every "pickup" wrestles. But if we form an IM team, I'm down for being the spunky 6th man who comes off the bench to play pesky D with fouls to give :) But my old man body will likely only hold up for about half a season!


I actually feel ya on the lack of pickup games, I was water polo all through high school...


+1 for lack of pick up games being a hs "lax bro." A lot of indoor leagues are getting going in the midwest (I don't know about Chicago) but there's resally no sport that gives you the ability to just decide to head to the gym or the courts and join a decent game that bball provides.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Tue May 10, 2011 1:39 am

FredFlinstone wrote:This forum is so dead...

What's on everyones to-do list this summer?


1 ) Trip to Kashmir
2 ) Apply for visa extension
3 ) Figure out where to travel for a month if visa extension fails
4 ) Move back to America
5 ) Adjust
6 ) Spend week at home
7 ) Move to Chicago
8 ) Explore Chicago
9 ) Enjoy Chicago
10 ) Try not to feel guilty for doing little to no 1L preparation
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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Tue May 10, 2011 1:42 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Flustercluck wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Today's discussion adds to my long list of things people should tell you when you choose wrestling over basketball in Jr. High: Nobody every "pickup" wrestles. But if we form an IM team, I'm down for being the spunky 6th man who comes off the bench to play pesky D with fouls to give :) But my old man body will likely only hold up for about half a season!


I actually feel ya on the lack of pickup games, I was water polo all through high school...


For about 30 seconds, I considered looking into joining NU's club crew team (I rowed 2 years in UG)...and then I came to my senses.


Why? Too time consuming? I rowed for a year (study abroad, wasn't good enough to row for my UG) and loved it. Was looking into boat clubs in Chicago...

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 10, 2011 2:09 am

Aine wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Flustercluck wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Today's discussion adds to my long list of things people should tell you when you choose wrestling over basketball in Jr. High: Nobody every "pickup" wrestles. But if we form an IM team, I'm down for being the spunky 6th man who comes off the bench to play pesky D with fouls to give :) But my old man body will likely only hold up for about half a season!


I actually feel ya on the lack of pickup games, I was water polo all through high school...


For about 30 seconds, I considered looking into joining NU's club crew team (I rowed 2 years in UG)...and then I came to my senses.


Why? Too time consuming? I rowed for a year (study abroad, wasn't good enough to row for my UG) and loved it. Was looking into boat clubs in Chicago...


Way too much work, way too much time, and I was a LOT fitter 12 years ago, the last time I picked up an oar. I'd have a hell of a time keeping up with infant undergrad rowers now. Although it would be fun to tell the kids stories about that one time my freshman year when we beat unbeatable Cal... :P

Plus, 6am practices? No thanks. My UG was one of the few crew teams anywhere that didn't have to practice at dawn. I am not a morning person.

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Hopefully I'll find an ice rink where I can at least play some pickup hockey or whack a puck around, if not join a league.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Tue May 10, 2011 2:28 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Way too much work, way too much time, and I was a LOT fitter 12 years ago, the last time I picked up an oar. I'd have a hell of a time keeping up with infant undergrad rowers now. Although it would be fun to tell the kids stories about that one time my freshman year when we beat unbeatable Cal... :P

Plus, 6am practices? No thanks. My UG was one of the few crew teams anywhere that didn't have to practice at dawn. I am not a morning person.

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http://northwesterncrew.com/

Hopefully I'll find an ice rink where I can at least play some pickup hockey or whack a puck around, if not join a league.


Yeah I rowed in England and it was one of those everyone-does-it-so-you-don't-have-to-be-that-good kind of thing. I miss being out on the water though. Maybe we can find a boathouse and go sculling sometime? :)

Also I can't skate to save my life but LOVE HOCKEY. Partial to the Bruins but really want to see the Blackhawks play. Interested?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 10, 2011 2:48 am

Aine wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Way too much work, way too much time, and I was a LOT fitter 12 years ago, the last time I picked up an oar. I'd have a hell of a time keeping up with infant undergrad rowers now. Although it would be fun to tell the kids stories about that one time my freshman year when we beat unbeatable Cal... :P

Plus, 6am practices? No thanks. My UG was one of the few crew teams anywhere that didn't have to practice at dawn. I am not a morning person.

--LinkRemoved--
http://northwesterncrew.com/

Hopefully I'll find an ice rink where I can at least play some pickup hockey or whack a puck around, if not join a league.


Yeah I rowed in England and it was one of those everyone-does-it-so-you-don't-have-to-be-that-good kind of thing. I miss being out on the water though. Maybe we can find a boathouse and go sculling sometime? :)

Also I can't skate to save my life but LOVE HOCKEY. Partial to the Bruins but really want to see the Blackhawks play. Interested?


I'll have to think about the sculling...I spent most of my time in an eight and was never very good at pairs! Maybe in warm weather when we wouldn't mind falling in. ;)

Blackhawks games? Hell yes! I plan on spending most of my drinking money on hockey tickets. (You'll have to wait until 2012 when I actually get there, though...man, this extra year is already driving me crazy.)

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby FredFlinstone » Tue May 10, 2011 3:06 am

Upton Sinclair wrote:Withdrew from Penn and will be putting down my deposit at NU tomorrow. Tough decision, but I'm confident I made the right move. Excited to be joining this thread.


Hey Upton, welcome to the thread!

Mind if I ask how you decided to withdraw from Penn and attend Northwestern?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Tue May 10, 2011 4:07 am

FredFlinstone wrote:
Upton Sinclair wrote:Withdrew from Penn and will be putting down my deposit at NU tomorrow. Tough decision, but I'm confident I made the right move. Excited to be joining this thread.


Hey Upton, welcome to the thread!

Mind if I ask how you decided to withdraw from Penn and attend Northwestern?


As someone who has spent a lot of time in West Philly, I say good choice!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby lawandi » Tue May 10, 2011 3:32 pm

Am I insane for wanting to bring a road bike with me to Chicago? I want to exercise by riding the bike trail alongside Lake Michigan. How bad is Chicago weather, really?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:40 pm

lawandi wrote:Am I insane for wanting to bring a road bike with me to Chicago? I want to exercise by riding the bike trail alongside Lake Michigan. How bad is Chicago weather, really?

It's great from like April till October. then really shitty from November to March.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:43 pm

Flips88 wrote:
lawandi wrote:Am I insane for wanting to bring a road bike with me to Chicago? I want to exercise by riding the bike trail alongside Lake Michigan. How bad is Chicago weather, really?

It's great from like April till October. then really shitty from November to March.


My understanding is that there are lots of rider friendly trails/paths, both throughout town and along the lake. But like flips said, you'll pack it away from Nov-March, unless you're a serious cold/windy weather rider

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:58 pm

Did anyone's tour include (or can a current student describe) the student locker room? I know there's a place with lockers, but where is it and what is it like? Is there any sort of handy place to eat lunches from home, like with a microwave or perhaps even a fridge, or do you just use an ice pack to keep it cold and eat in the atrium? Are there showers, or is it strictly a books-and-coats locker room, not a changing room?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby splitmuch » Tue May 10, 2011 4:34 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Did anyone's tour include (or can a current student describe) the student locker room? I know there's a place with lockers, but where is it and what is it like? Is there any sort of handy place to eat lunches from home, like with a microwave or perhaps even a fridge, or do you just use an ice pack to keep it cold and eat in the atrium? Are there showers, or is it strictly a books-and-coats locker room, not a changing room?


Its not exactly a "locker room" as much as a room that haslockers lining one wall. You will share a locker with another student from your year. THere are lots of microwaves and I believe two fridges in the room as well as some places to sit. Don't believe there were showers.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:40 pm

splitmuch wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Did anyone's tour include (or can a current student describe) the student locker room? I know there's a place with lockers, but where is it and what is it like? Is there any sort of handy place to eat lunches from home, like with a microwave or perhaps even a fridge, or do you just use an ice pack to keep it cold and eat in the atrium? Are there showers, or is it strictly a books-and-coats locker room, not a changing room?


Its not exactly a "locker room" as much as a room that haslockers lining one wall. You will share a locker with another student from your year. THere are lots of microwaves and I believe two fridges in the room as well as some places to sit. Don't believe there were showers.


Awesome, thanks. I wasn't actually expecting fridges or microwaves, so that's neat.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Upton Sinclair » Tue May 10, 2011 5:05 pm

FredFlinstone wrote:Hey Upton, welcome to the thread!

Mind if I ask how you decided to withdraw from Penn and attend Northwestern?


Thanks. I chose NU because I want to avoid NYC post-graduation if at all possible, and I love Chicago. Plus, NU was my top choice at the beginning of the cycle, so I'm more than happy to accept a late offer.

As for basketball, I'll play the 2. Our 3 will have to be able to stretch the floor though because I can't shoot from deep unless I'm wide open. 8) On the plus side, I can slash and get to the basket and distribute a bit, plus I can run for days. So maybe I'm more of the 6th man type?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Tue May 10, 2011 5:16 pm

lawandi wrote:Am I insane for wanting to bring a road bike with me to Chicago? I want to exercise by riding the bike trail alongside Lake Michigan. How bad is Chicago weather, really?


I willl be bringing my bike and will definitely ride with whoever is going out! I have a few moderately cold weather bike clothes too, so i will try to stretch the season out as much as possible

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Tue May 10, 2011 5:19 pm

Any 1Ls live where they use the 146/145 buses that go down Lake Shore? I'm finding a lot of apartments up in East Lake View where it'd be easier to take a bus rather than walk to the El station. Anybody doing this and if so, any problems?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby FredFlinstone » Tue May 10, 2011 8:01 pm

Upton Sinclair wrote:
FredFlinstone wrote:Hey Upton, welcome to the thread!

Mind if I ask how you decided to withdraw from Penn and attend Northwestern?


Thanks. I chose NU because I want to avoid NYC post-graduation if at all possible, and I love Chicago. Plus, NU was my top choice at the beginning of the cycle, so I'm more than happy to accept a late offer.

As for basketball, I'll play the 2. Our 3 will have to be able to stretch the floor though because I can't shoot from deep unless I'm wide open. 8) On the plus side, I can slash and get to the basket and distribute a bit, plus I can run for days. So maybe I'm more of the 6th man type?


Ahh okay, cool! I really hope we can get some people together during orientation week and play a few games!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby casterfield » Tue May 10, 2011 8:19 pm

Flustercluck wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Today's discussion adds to my long list of things people should tell you when you choose wrestling over basketball in Jr. High: Nobody every "pickup" wrestles. But if we form an IM team, I'm down for being the spunky 6th man who comes off the bench to play pesky D with fouls to give :) But my old man body will likely only hold up for about half a season!


I actually feel ya on the lack of pickup games, I was water polo all through high school...


Do you still play polo? We should start a team.




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