Harvard Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

State your section!

Section 1
6
8%
Section 2
12
16%
Section 3
8
11%
Section 4
7
10%
Section 5
19
26%
Section 6
8
11%
Section 7
13
18%
 
Total votes: 73

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Pneumonia
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:40 pm

wealtheow wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:Here is question: how do Harvard students pronounce "COOP," i.e. the place that you can purchase textbooks at? I have now heard two different people pronounce it like the "coop" in "chicken coop." I've always said "co-op." Am I just hanging around dummies or am I missing something?


It's definitely coop like chicken coop.


Weird everyone at my UG always said co-op, which to me makes more sense because it is short for "Harvard Cooperative Society." Thanks for the info!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby politics89 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:49 pm

So on the orientation website checklist it says we need to go on to HELIOS and state our intent to enroll but I don't see anywhere to do that. Anyone know?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:50 pm

So

um

Does binge watching "Suits" qualify as appropriate summer law school prep?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:24 pm

Pneumonia wrote:
wealtheow wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:Here is question: how do Harvard students pronounce "COOP," i.e. the place that you can purchase textbooks at? I have now heard two different people pronounce it like the "coop" in "chicken coop." I've always said "co-op." Am I just hanging around dummies or am I missing something?


It's definitely coop like chicken coop.


Weird everyone at my UG always said co-op, which to me makes more sense because it is short for "Harvard Cooperative Society." Thanks for the info!


I didn't know that; have really only ever heard it said and never gave it much thought. The sharing with MIT thing makes much more sense now. XD

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:58 pm

wtrc wrote:So

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Does binge watching "Suits" qualify as appropriate summer law school prep?


Stop gunning.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:28 pm

jingosaur wrote: Stop gunning.


Quality 2k if I ever saw one

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:40 pm

TripTrip wrote:You can also buy used books from current students.

I'll link how by next week. (It's not up yet.)


I'm waiting for this before I get my books.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:11 am

HorseThief wrote:
TripTrip wrote:You can also buy used books from current students.

I'll link how by next week. (It's not up yet.)


I'm waiting for this before I get my books.

I'm shooting for this weekend. The 2Ls are in the middle of EIP and the 3Ls are all on vacation in Europe, so a lot of them aren't available to list their books yet. Thankfully with Amazon's free 2-day delivery, you've all still got three weeks before you really need to order any books you can't get used.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby hop » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:21 am

TripTrip wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
TripTrip wrote:You can also buy used books from current students.

I'll link how by next week. (It's not up yet.)


I'm waiting for this before I get my books.

I'm shooting for this weekend. The 2Ls are in the middle of EIP and the 3Ls are all on vacation in Europe, so a lot of them aren't available to list their books yet. Thankfully with Amazon's free 2-day delivery, you've all still got three weeks before you really need to order any books you can't get used.

Also, this weekend is tax free in MA, so you can save 6.25% if you order books then....

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:54 pm

hop wrote:Also, this weekend is tax free in MA, so you can save 6.25% if you order books then....

Every day is state sales-tax-free day if you order online. :)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:56 pm

wtrc wrote:So

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Does binge watching "Suits" qualify as appropriate summer law school prep?


doing the same thing. hell yeah.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby PotenC » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:07 pm

TripTrip wrote:
hop wrote:Also, this weekend is tax free in MA, so you can save 6.25% if you order books then....

Every day is state sales-tax-free day if you order online. :)


Not if you live in a certain COMMUNIST STATE.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:50 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Here is question: how do Harvard students pronounce "COOP," i.e. the place that you can purchase textbooks at? I have now heard two different people pronounce it like the "coop" in "chicken coop." I've always said "co-op." Am I just hanging around dummies or am I missing something?


I talked to them over the phone and they pronounced it like chicken coop. Back in UG (Texas), however, they pronounced it co-op, like Spec Ops. I don't think there's a right way.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby anubis1911 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:18 am

Does anyone know how cable works in the dorms? I want more than basic channels. Do I have to go pick up a box from Comcast or anything to that effect?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:08 pm

TripTrip wrote:
hop wrote:Also, this weekend is tax free in MA, so you can save 6.25% if you order books then....

Every day is state sales-tax-free day if you order online. :)


Hmm, Amazon is charging me the sales tax if I ship it to MA (but not if I ship it to my family's house outside of MA). It's added up to be a pretty hefty amount already with books/bed/other stuff.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:09 pm

Are you guys bringing/buying a printer, or just using the HLS library?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby codyoneill » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:19 pm

wtrc wrote:Are you guys bringing/buying a printer, or just using the HLS library?


I bought a cheap reliable laser printer so I could print anything I needed to quickly.
But I'm also not living in the dorms, so it would be a walk for me to go to the library, and I print personal things at home all the time. I just find a printer to be very convenient.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby politics89 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:26 pm

wtrc wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
hop wrote:Also, this weekend is tax free in MA, so you can save 6.25% if you order books then....

Every day is state sales-tax-free day if you order online. :)


Hmm, Amazon is charging me the sales tax if I ship it to MA (but not if I ship it to my family's house outside of MA). It's added up to be a pretty hefty amount already with books/bed/other stuff.


MA had a big thing about it and passed a law, I think last year, requiring sales tax to be charged on internet purchases.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:28 pm

wtrc wrote:Are you guys bringing/buying a printer, or just using the HLS library?


I'm not bringing a printer, but I figure I can pick one up for $10-$20 on the grad market if I need one.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:05 pm

codyoneill wrote:
wtrc wrote:Are you guys bringing/buying a printer, or just using the HLS library?


I bought a cheap reliable laser printer so I could print anything I needed to quickly.
But I'm also not living in the dorms, so it would be a walk for me to go to the library, and I print personal things at home all the time. I just find a printer to be very convenient.


Ditto, except not laser.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:50 pm

Has anyone who previously couldn't get into Helios found a way to fix the problem? I e-mailed the registrar but no one ever got back to me.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:27 pm

codyoneill wrote:
wtrc wrote:Are you guys bringing/buying a printer, or just using the HLS library?


I bought a cheap reliable laser printer so I could print anything I needed to quickly.
But I'm also not living in the dorms, so it would be a walk for me to go to the library, and I print personal things at home all the time. I just find a printer to be very convenient.


Yeah same

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:50 pm

wtrc wrote:Are you guys bringing/buying a printer, or just using the HLS library?


I was thinking I'd spend 50 - 100 on a new printer along with a lot of other things I plan on buying for the new place. I won't be bringing a lot of my old electronics so this weekend I plan on buying and shipping a lot of stuff, including a printer.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:10 am

Heads up that we get Microsoft Office for free, so don't buy it like I almost did.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby lawbeahs » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:44 am

What do you guys think about renting used books? Any significant drawbacks you could see? Buying or renting new is way too expensive.




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