SMU 2014

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby TannerRobinson » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:47 am

I went to the admit student day today and wow! Beautiful campus, met some awesome people. I've already decided on SMU so it was great to see future fellow 'stangs! Look me up on fbook http://www.facebook.com/robinsontanner

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:18 am

Okay, since I'm officially decided that means organizing the big move to Texas starts soon. I'll probably be looking for a roommate to share a 2/2 in the village with. I don't care if I live with a guy or another girl, as long as their considerate and not slobbish. I'll probably be moving the last week of July. Anyone on this thread interested? Send me a PM. :)

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ClutchCity24 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:28 am

Ill be there in the fall as well. Enjoyed ASD and made my 90% mind up on SMU. I heard alot of current students recommend the village which I looked at and liked quite a few of the complexes within the village. Uptown was nice as well but a bit more expensive. Also they could not have gotten a nicer day to host admitted students. Love some Texas weather and another 3 years will be great.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby bartleby » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:25 pm

Clutch City, are you from Houston? today was 70 degrees. wayyyyy too cold for me.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby bass08 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:40 am

swilson215 wrote:I'm visiting Dallas right now for the ASD tomorrow, and I took some time today to look at a few apartments around the SMU area. Is the general consensus that The Village apartments are fair-to-good choices for students? I was pretty pleased with the floor plans and models I saw today! Anyone else looking at any complexes in the village?


I'd say the village is a good choice. I know of several people in my section that live in the village and am aware of several/many other law students that live somewhere in the village. It's not too expensive, close to school, and close to a lot of shopping. I live in one of the newer complexes, and I have no complaints. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ClutchCity24 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:43 pm

Born and raised in Houston. The name references the good old days of the Rockets championship runs. I went to undergrad in the northeast so 70 is good with me now. The heat is always good with me. I will say that its gonna be nice to be in Dallas away from the humidity here in Houston. Bartleby are you from Houston?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby bartleby » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:42 pm

ClutchCity24 wrote:Born and raised in Houston. The name references the good old days of the Rockets championship runs. I went to undergrad in the northeast so 70 is good with me now. The heat is always good with me. I will say that its gonna be nice to be in Dallas away from the humidity here in Houston. Bartleby are you from Houston?


I figured.

Yep, I'm from Houston, too. Anyone want to tell me the differences between Dallas and Houston besides some snow and cooler weather? I'm jumping off the Texans and Rockets bandwagon and onto the Cowboys and Mavs ASAP (even though I think the Rockets are built to be real contenders in 3-4 years). I'm a flake.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby fathergoose » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:55 pm

bartleby wrote:Anyone want to tell me the differences between Dallas and Houston besides some snow and cooler weather? I'm jumping off the Texans and Rockets bandwagon and onto the Cowboys and Mavs ASAP (even though I think the Rockets are built to be real contenders in 3-4 years). I'm a flake.

Lifetime Houstonian here, and the biggest difference was the humidity. It sounds ridiculous but coming from Houston you notice a huge drop in humidity. And the winter was much much harsher than any I've experienced in Houston.

Also Houston is much friendly, laid back, and welcoming than Dallas.

Also zoning laws are weird, ridiculous and unnecessary.

Also the Tex-Mex sucks up here. Thank god they at least have an Arandas

but other than that Dallas is fine.

Edit: I can't spell or use grammar correctly apparently

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:07 pm

fathergoose wrote:Also Houston is much friendly, laid back, and welcoming than Dallas.



Hahahaha, coming from California, I was literally shocked when people offered to grab a bag for me when I was struggling to get my luggage at the airport -- I thought they were trying to steal it! And when people just smiled at you for no reason. Are you saying it's even friendlier in Houston? Is Houston Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, or something?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ebo » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:18 pm

fathergoose wrote:Also the Tex-Mex sucks up here.

Blasphemy

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby timmah427 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:43 pm

fathergoose wrote:
bartleby wrote:Anyone want to tell me the differences between Dallas and Houston besides some snow and cooler weather? I'm jumping off the Texans and Rockets bandwagon and onto the Cowboys and Mavs ASAP (even though I think the Rockets are built to be real contenders in 3-4 years). I'm a flake.

Lifetime Houstonian here, and the biggest difference was the humidity. It sounds ridiculous but coming from Houston you notice a huge drop in humidity. And the winter was much much harsher than any I've experienced in Houston.

Also Houston is much friendly, laid back, and welcoming than Dallas.

Also zoning laws are weird, ridiculous and unnecessary.

Also the Tex-Mex sucks up here. Thank god they at least have an Arandas

but other than that Dallas is fine.

Edit: I can't spell or use grammar correctly apparently

These are my thoughts exactly (especially on the Mexican food).

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby sbelt83 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:49 pm

The impression I got from Dallas was that it was where suburbia goes to thrive. "Little Boxes on the Hillside."

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Gecko of Doom » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:19 pm

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby mbusch22 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:27 pm

Gecko of Doom wrote:
fathergoose wrote:
bartleby wrote:Anyone want to tell me the differences between Dallas and Houston besides some snow and cooler weather? I'm jumping off the Texans and Rockets bandwagon and onto the Cowboys and Mavs ASAP (even though I think the Rockets are built to be real contenders in 3-4 years). I'm a flake.

Lifetime Houstonian here, and the biggest difference was the humidity. It sounds ridiculous but coming from Houston you notice a huge drop in humidity. And the winter was much much harsher than any I've experienced in Houston.

Also Houston is much friendly, laid back, and welcoming than Dallas.

Also zoning laws are weird, ridiculous and unnecessary.

Also the Tex-Mex sucks up here. Thank god they at least have an Arandas

but other than that Dallas is fine.

Edit: I can't spell or use grammar correctly apparently

Midwesterner here. The concept of Dallas winter being harsh made me chuckle a little inside. I'm more worried about dying of heatstroke during the summer.

Anyway, I just got done with the ASD at my other top choice school and was unimpressed. It's looking like SMU this fall!


I'm from the Midwest too. We had an unusual cold spell (week and a half) here in January (or February?) where an inch of ice pretty much shut down the city. (no salt trucks/plows, and no one knows how to drive). Nothing "harsh" about it. I guess maybe for a Houstonian like goose. Winter N00b.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby sbelt83 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:57 am

Has anyone gotten scholarship information back yet? It said we are all eligible for scholarships if we got our application in by 15 February, and that we'd know a couple of weeks after being admitted. Am I wrong in thinking this?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:22 pm

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sbelt83
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Re: SMU 2014

Postby sbelt83 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:25 pm

By scholarship information I meant scholarship award. Your award came in your admissions packet?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ArchRoark » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:11 pm

sbelt83 wrote:By scholarship information I meant scholarship award. Your award came in your admissions packet?

Mine did, but I was part of the first round of admits.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby fathergoose » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:23 pm

mbusch22 wrote:I'm from the Midwest too. We had an unusual cold spell (week and a half) here in January (or February?) where an inch of ice pretty much shut down the city. (no salt trucks/plows, and no one knows how to drive). Nothing "harsh" about it. I guess maybe for a Houstonian like goose. Winter N00b.

It was harsh for a Houstonian.

This is actually a pretty accurate interpretation with of the way Houstonians handle cold weather: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhHr7LCVQRw&feature=player_embedded

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mbusch22
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Re: SMU 2014

Postby mbusch22 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:17 pm

fathergoose wrote:
mbusch22 wrote:I'm from the Midwest too. We had an unusual cold spell (week and a half) here in January (or February?) where an inch of ice pretty much shut down the city. (no salt trucks/plows, and no one knows how to drive). Nothing "harsh" about it. I guess maybe for a Houstonian like goose. Winter N00b.

It was harsh for a Houstonian.

This is actually a pretty accurate interpretation with of the way Houstonians handle cold weather: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhHr7LCVQRw&feature=player_embedded


i repeat: wrap your pipes! From the frozen tundra of Houston. :lol:

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby smithc2011 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:25 pm

ArchRoark wrote:
sbelt83 wrote:By scholarship information I meant scholarship award. Your award came in your admissions packet?

Mine did, but I was part of the first round of admits.

+1

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:21 pm

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby deliriousxix » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:33 pm

sbelt83 wrote:Has anyone gotten scholarship information back yet? It said we are all eligible for scholarships if we got our application in by 15 February, and that we'd know a couple of weeks after being admitted. Am I wrong in thinking this?


my scholarship came with my acceptance packet and I was in the second round of admits.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:28 pm

For the future 1Ls who are wondering how to tell me from the crowd once we get on campus -- I'll be toting this sweet cupcake carrier. Baking is my "de-stressing" method.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby timmah427 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:10 pm

swilson215 wrote:For the future 1Ls who are wondering how to tell me from the crowd once we get on campus -- I'll be toting this sweet cupcake carrier. Baking is my "de-stressing" method.

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You better be willing to share, or we are going to have a problem.




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