CU - Boulder class of 2014

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:20 am

the farmer's market is AMAZING! we went in november when we visited for fun and we bought our entire week's worth of food there. man, we ate like royalty. i can't wait to go back!!!

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby rekopter » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:45 pm

oldhippie wrote:the farmer's market is AMAZING! we went in november when we visited for fun and we bought our entire week's worth of food there. man, we ate like royalty. i can't wait to go back!!!


The farmers market has great food and is a fun place to spend a lazy weekend morning. However, the prices are outrageous. Brings lots of money.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:56 pm

i plan to join a CSA once i get there, which also tends to be pretty pricey but i'm all about paying more for local, organic stuff. and i'm a veg, so i can still feed myself fairly cheaply since i don't have to pay for meat...

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby boilerup89 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:49 pm

On a totally unrelated note, I got an email from DU giving me a fee waiver. I find pretty funny considering this comes the week after I commit to CU and like forever ago since I was actually doing the application process. end of thread derailment/

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby LeDique » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:01 pm

oldhippie wrote:i plan to join a CSA once i get there, which also tends to be pretty pricey but i'm all about paying more for local, organic stuff. and i'm a veg, so i can still feed myself fairly cheaply since i don't have to pay for meat...


What's a CSA? The best acronym I'm coming up with right now is Community-Shared Agriculture....

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby ptblazer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:32 pm

LeDique wrote:
oldhippie wrote:i plan to join a CSA once i get there, which also tends to be pretty pricey but i'm all about paying more for local, organic stuff. and i'm a veg, so i can still feed myself fairly cheaply since i don't have to pay for meat...


What's a CSA? The best acronym I'm coming up with right now is Community-Shared Agriculture....


Haha, I was wondering the same thing. I came up with Co-op Supported Agriculture. Hopefully between the two of us we got at least 2 of the acronym letters nailed.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby krad » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:37 pm

Hey yall I thought id stop by: I got my finaid statement in the mail today so be on the lookout you out of staters :) it's based on 2010-2011 fees and says that tuition/fees/room/board will not be set until early summer. It also did not include any distinction for in-state/OOS figures nor did it include my scholarship on it...

Good luck everyone!

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:39 pm

CSA = Confederate States of America

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby catinthewall » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:43 pm

--LinkRemoved--

CU Boulder, best party school in the nation, as per Playboy.

No. Big. Deal. ;)

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby ptblazer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:33 pm

catinthewall wrote:http://boulder.kdvr.com/news/schools/playboy-ranks-cu-top-party-school-nation/58713

CU Boulder, best party school in the nation, as per Playboy.

No. Big. Deal. ;)


+1, haha

Now i know why CU-Boulder dipped in the US news ranking.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:21 pm

Or maybe now you know why only 80% were employed 9 months out---apparently the other 20% didn't know that they had graduated.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby ptblazer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:47 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Or maybe now you know why only 80% were employed 9 months out---apparently the other 20% didn't know that they had graduated.


Why not ride out the recession at the top part school? haha

P.S. its 88%, at least that is what CU-Boulder reports. Although to get a school to give an honest/non-fudged figure on employment numbers might be near impossible.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby franklin14 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:20 am

queenlizzie13 wrote:
ptblazer wrote:In case you're wondering where my post went, I deleted it. I found my sheet I got at ASD and the $750/month only includes rent and utilities for the 9 month school year and $505/month for food, for a total of $11,294.


Hmm...I wonder how that compares to other schools? $505 is $16/day. I bet I can make it more like $10-$12/day and save the rest of it for running expenses.


I guess no more paleo... hopefully that farmers market can supplement with some cheap veggies and eggs. College diet of pasta and eggs might have to go back in effect for a nice $5/day budget.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby franklin14 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:28 am

oldhippie wrote:i plan to join a CSA once i get there, which also tends to be pretty pricey but i'm all about paying more for local, organic stuff. and i'm a veg, so i can still feed myself fairly cheaply since i don't have to pay for meat...


oh, also, CSA's are the best ever. Have you done any research yet? This might sound a bit strange, but if I could get a CSA and a quarter buffalo, that would be a perfect situation. Can you Join a CSA in mid summer/fall though? Or are you moving out early?

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby LeDique » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:58 am

I know the Kensington Apts got recommended earlier. Is that area of Boulder generally quieter and less under-grady in general? I saw a couple other places over there too..

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:12 am

franklin14 wrote:
oldhippie wrote:i plan to join a CSA once i get there, which also tends to be pretty pricey but i'm all about paying more for local, organic stuff. and i'm a veg, so i can still feed myself fairly cheaply since i don't have to pay for meat...


oh, also, CSA's are the best ever. Have you done any research yet? This might sound a bit strange, but if I could get a CSA and a quarter buffalo, that would be a perfect situation. Can you Join a CSA in mid summer/fall though? Or are you moving out early?

for those who asked...CSA = community supported agriculture....you basically buy a share of a crop from a local farmer and get lots of super fresh veggies or, if it's a terrible crop year, you don't get much but you still support the local farmers. i've yet to have a bad crop year here in SC and get absurd amounts of beautiful, organic, local veg every week!
as for what's in boulder, i've only looked very briefly but there are an obscene number of farms doing them, so i don't think it'll be a problem to find a good one, but i don't know yet about start dates. i'd guess one will start in fall for greens and root veggies....
and my SO would LOVE to find a quarter buffalo! if we find anything and need someone to share it with, i'll PM ya, franklin!

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby LeDique » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:28 am

ptblazer wrote:
LeDique wrote:
oldhippie wrote:i plan to join a CSA once i get there, which also tends to be pretty pricey but i'm all about paying more for local, organic stuff. and i'm a veg, so i can still feed myself fairly cheaply since i don't have to pay for meat...


What's a CSA? The best acronym I'm coming up with right now is Community-Shared Agriculture....


Haha, I was wondering the same thing. I came up with Co-op Supported Agriculture. Hopefully between the two of us we got at least 2 of the acronym letters nailed.


Boom! I got it right!

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:29 am

Guess that means that I wasn't.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:30 am

LeDique wrote:
ptblazer wrote:
LeDique wrote:
oldhippie wrote:i plan to join a CSA once i get there, which also tends to be pretty pricey but i'm all about paying more for local, organic stuff. and i'm a veg, so i can still feed myself fairly cheaply since i don't have to pay for meat...


What's a CSA? The best acronym I'm coming up with right now is Community-Shared Agriculture....


Haha, I was wondering the same thing. I came up with Co-op Supported Agriculture. Hopefully between the two of us we got at least 2 of the acronym letters nailed.


Boom! I got it right!

y'all are pretty good :D

although to be fair, around here it more often refers to the confederate states of america (yee haw!)

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby ptblazer » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:05 pm

LeDique wrote:
ptblazer wrote:
LeDique wrote:
oldhippie wrote:i plan to join a CSA once i get there, which also tends to be pretty pricey but i'm all about paying more for local, organic stuff. and i'm a veg, so i can still feed myself fairly cheaply since i don't have to pay for meat...


What's a CSA? The best acronym I'm coming up with right now is Community-Shared Agriculture....


Haha, I was wondering the same thing. I came up with Co-op Supported Agriculture. Hopefully between the two of us we got at least 2 of the acronym letters nailed.


Boom! I got it right!


Ahh... combined WE got it right, you missed the second letter. haha. :)

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby eminem » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:50 pm

I would be interested in riding the CSA/quarter of a buffalo train.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:02 pm

eminem wrote:I would be interested in riding the CSA/quarter of a buffalo train.

this could absolutely happen. i'll keep ya'll posted once it's july, we can definitely find something....
i'm such a bad vegetarian....helping others procure animals to eat :)

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby Maury Levy » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:47 pm

I really like how the conversation has shifted to farmer's markets! That's actually one of my "concerns" for where I end up landing.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby ptblazer » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:22 pm

Anyone, besides Krad, get their financial statement yet?

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby Pronkbaggins » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:50 am

ptblazer wrote:Anyone, besides Krad, get their financial statement yet?


I just received my financial aid statement today (finally!).

Also, as a question, I am looking at a place in Mapleton Hill. Does anyone know anything about the neighborhood and whether or not it's good? Also, it seems to be an okay distance to take by bus.




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