Northwestern Class of 2016

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2016)
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:43 pm

Cobretti wrote:
simplycatalina wrote:
bananasplit19 wrote:
jn7 wrote:I'm looking for anything that's a reasonable walking distance to the school--maybe ~ a couple miles. I'll probably go soon and secure a place.

If you're like me and not used to Chicago weather, your definition of "reasonable walking distance" may change based on 90-degree heat and whiteout blizzard conditions. :lol:

On a related note, whenever I tell people I'm going to Chicago for school, they always start off their reaction with some variant of "lolcold."


Same here. My best friend keeps sending me links to a million jacket sales. I know it's really cold but I think everyone I know used to 50 being the coldest it gets imagines I'm moving to like Alaska.

Well once you're down in negatives it all feels the same, so its not too different from Alaska. Sorry :lol:


Don't tell me that. I'm trying to reassure myself here!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby bananasplit19 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:46 pm

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:56 pm

bananasplit19 wrote:Soon...
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Even better when it says "Feels like -13" right below that.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Big Dog » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:01 pm

I know it's really cold but I think everyone I know used to 50 being the coldest it gets imagines I'm moving to like Alaska.


Bad example. There are many winter days when its warmer in Anchorage than it is in ChiTown. :mrgreen:

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:30 pm

On another note, is there any time of the year where it's possible to run outside besides a few summer months? I love running and detest the
treadmill but figure I better learn to love it.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Kikero » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:38 pm

simplycatalina wrote:On another note, is there any time of the year where it's possible to run outside besides a few summer months? I love running and detest the
treadmill but figure I better learn to love it.


You see people running from March through December. I personally think the weather is fine from April - October.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Magnalum » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:45 pm

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:57 pm

Thanks guys! :) That's longer than I would have expected. I'm from San Francisco so I don't understand this whole concept of seasons.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby bananasplit19 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:58 pm

simplycatalina wrote:Thanks guys! :) That's longer than I would have expected. I'm from San Francisco so I don't understand this whole concept of seasons.

+1. We get the concept of season, not seasons.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:31 pm

simplycatalina wrote:
bananasplit19 wrote:Soon...
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Even better when it says "Feels like -13" right below that.


Haha. I'm Canadian so I have some experience with the cold. When it gets down past a certain point, it honestly all just feels the same.. COLD! Minus 1 and minus 10 honestly all feels the same. At least Chi-town isn't like some parts of Canada or America where you literally do have to go out your 2nd floor window to get to school. 8)

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby CalAlumni » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:42 pm

bananasplit19 wrote:Soon...
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I'm scared lived in Cali all my life. My angus is peppered.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby KremeCheez » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:21 pm

bananasplit19 wrote:
simplycatalina wrote:Thanks guys! :) That's longer than I would have expected. I'm from San Francisco so I don't understand this whole concept of seasons.

+1. We get the concept of season, not seasons.


...as I stare out the window on June 25th to the second full day of steady (albeit light) rain...
California-Shmalifornia. At least in Chicago there's no "earthquake weather".

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:00 pm

female future warmweather --> Chicago transplants, I bring you the truth. Passed from Dany to me, I now bring it to you:

http://www.moosejaw.com/outlet/shop/pro ... 000004_-1_

(except lol white coat, I have it in purple because I'm not classy enough to keep a white coat clean).
the key is, don't put this coat on until you ABSOLUTELY have to. you'll know when. Keep your warmest stuff for the coldest days otherwise it loses efficacy.





And also, calm down my little pumpkins. I promise you'll be fine. I survived, you will too.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby KremeCheez » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:35 am

Everyone buying new MacBook Airs or what?
Gotta love when Macs are the cheapest of the recommended 'puters...makes that decision easy for me... I'm rocking my MacBook from '06 at this point...

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby bananasplit19 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:39 am

KremeCheez wrote:Everyone buying new MacBook Airs or what?
Gotta love when Macs are the cheapest of the recommended 'puters...makes that decision easy for me... I'm rocking my MacBook from '06 at this point...

I'm looking for a new laptop. Might spring for the new Air because of dat Haswell. I just know for sure I want something ultralight with good battery life, with no touchscreen because 1) Windows 8 frightens me; and 2) I just know I'm going to break the screen right before finals.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:02 am

bananasplit19 wrote:
KremeCheez wrote:Everyone buying new MacBook Airs or what?
Gotta love when Macs are the cheapest of the recommended 'puters...makes that decision easy for me... I'm rocking my MacBook from '06 at this point...

I'm looking for a new laptop. Might spring for the new Air because of dat Haswell. I just know for sure I want something ultralight with good battery life, with no touchscreen because 1) Windows 8 frightens me; and 2) I just know I'm going to break the screen right before finals.

I have a 2 yr old air and I think I'm gonna try just sticking with it. Definitely worried its gonna crap out on me though

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Solistus » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:12 am

Yeah, as soon as Apple announced the new Airs, any doubt was gone about my choice of laptop. Haswell, insane battery life, PCI-E SSDs... Hells to the yeah? The only questions left for me are whether to go 11" or 13" (leaning toward 13), and whether to custom order one with upgraded RAM and/or CPU - you can get it with an i7 and 8GB... The i7 is definitely overkill for a school laptop, but the RAM can't be upgraded later on and I could see 4GB starting to feel inadequate over the next 3 years.

I already have a desktop PC and an iPad that I'll be bringing with me, but I don't think I want to deal with the hassle of using an iOS device in place of a full computer for taking to class. I figure I'll use the iPad for ebooks and to entertain myself on my daily commute, and the Air will be my primary writing/researching/note-taking device. Plus, the $2k loan budget for buying a computer gives me an easy excuse to spend $1200-1500 on a new Air and pretend I'm being frugal about it ;)
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:13 am

franklyscarlet wrote:female future warmweather --> Chicago transplants, I bring you the truth. Passed from Dany to me, I now bring it to you:

http://www.moosejaw.com/outlet/shop/pro ... 000004_-1_

(except lol white coat, I have it in purple because I'm not classy enough to keep a white coat clean).
the key is, don't put this coat on until you ABSOLUTELY have to. you'll know when. Keep your warmest stuff for the coldest days otherwise it loses efficacy.





And also, calm down my little pumpkins. I promise you'll be fine. I survived, you will too.


thanks so much :) i'll definitely invest in that coat or a similar one, and it's reassuring to know that you were able to adjust ok.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:37 am

I have a 1 year old 13 inch Macbook Air and I think I'm going to stick with this until the end of law school. I got it because my previous laptop crapped out on me right before I started working on my personal statements and all. It'll be nice to finish my legal studies with the laptop that I started with. 8)

Haswell and that incredible battery life does look very appealing though.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby jn7 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:52 am

I think I'm getting the air even though I've been a PC person my whole life. Battery life is a big selling point and I really don't like Dells from my own experience. I'll have to put a gigantic Northwestern sticker on the front so none of my friends know I've switched to a Mac after everything I've said over the years. :D

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Magnalum » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:01 am

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby dstars823 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:13 am

ive got like a brand new PC... am i the only one?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:18 am

dstars823 wrote:ive got like a brand new PC... am i the only one?

Nope. But there are a lot of applewhores. Remember that law students, by and large, are not what you'd call computer people.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:05 pm

dstars823 wrote:ive got like a brand new PC... am i the only one?

For the record, I run Windows 7 on my Air.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby KremeCheez » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:38 pm

Cobretti wrote:
dstars823 wrote:ive got like a brand new PC... am i the only one?

For the record, I run Windows 7 on my Air.


Never quite understood that...




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