Texas Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)
futuregrad2014
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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby futuregrad2014 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:30 am

I applied and received a Law Preview scholarship. I'll attend the one in Houston which means that I'll have to quit my job a week sooner than planned. Who knows, it could be beneficial *Kanye shrug*.


To return to the now dead housing topic; I'm in Austin for this weekend (and will probably return in a few weeks) and I am having a really hard time trying to find anything reasonably priced (and not shitty) near campus. Apartment prices have skyrocketed since I graduated undergrad a few years ago. I last lived on Parmer and I once lived on Wm. Cannon, but I am trying to get closer this time. Even Riverside has gotten pricey. Any suggestions?

FYI, the apartment locators I've found all suck.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TexasNexis » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:03 pm

Welcome incoming victims, er, I mean, 1Ls :D In all seriousness, Texas is the best school to attend in the country as far as I'm concerned...good choice.

I am a 3L at UT looking for a roommate for at least the upcoming school year. It's a little less than 20 minutes to walk to the law school and two minutes from a bus stop that goes through West Campus and then does a look starting with the south of campus. The walking route is very safe and well-lit along Dean Keeton, and I have walked it many times at 2 in the morning after working late at the law school. The location is in northwest West Campus, with very easy access (sometimes good short cuts) to Lamar, Mo-Pac, I-35, the Triangle, and downtown (great for getting to downtown fast for law firm receptions or bar reviews, even during rush hour). Generally very quiet area despite frats/sororities in the area (they don't make much noise, and are located at least a block away each).

The apartment comes fully furnished and includes a parking spot, washer/drier, washing machine, and a separate bathroom. The room itself comes with some minimal furniture. Whole apartment has wooden shutters on the windows, great at keeping out sun and heat if desired. Rent is $750/month and includes Internet and all utilities and water and etc. (excepting an excessive electricity use beyond $90/mo for the apartment, which is rare). Apartment was repainted and improved just a few years ago. My parents are the landlords and are very easy to deal with. Security deposit is $500. Pictures available upon request.

Of course, the best part is getting a 3L roommate who can give you good advice about law school and who has an outline library right in the living room for you to use at your leisure 8) If interested, please PM me for pictures. No pets, no smoking, no people that want to throw a wild party in the apartment every week, no people that are unable to clean up after themselves. Can be male or female (I am male).
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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:34 pm

So a few minutes ago I was looking at my CASH page and it was only showing my grant information. Is anyone else having this issue, not showing the scholarship?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Kool-Aid » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:47 pm

TheWalrus wrote:So a few minutes ago I was looking at my CASH page and it was only showing my grant information. Is anyone else having this issue, not showing the scholarship?


Last time I checked, mine was the same way. I looked at my shopping sheet though and it was on there.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:50 pm

Mine seems unchanged, but all I have in the first place is the in-state ED housing stipend under "other resources".

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:50 pm

Kool-Aid wrote:
TheWalrus wrote:So a few minutes ago I was looking at my CASH page and it was only showing my grant information. Is anyone else having this issue, not showing the scholarship?


Last time I checked, mine was the same way. I looked at my shopping sheet though and it was on there.


Cool and where is this?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Kool-Aid » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:14 pm

On the "CASH:Check Aid Status" page. Maybe halfway down, it says Financial Aid Shopping Sheet.

It has my grant amount and lists my scholarship under "other scholarships you may use".

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:18 pm

Kool-Aid wrote:On the "CASH:Check Aid Status" page. Maybe halfway down, it says Financial Aid Shopping Sheet.

It has my grant amount and lists my scholarship under "other scholarships you may use".


Thanks, mine was a little different but I found it. I was about to shit a brick if I somehow lost that extra 20k a year.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:35 pm

Just an FYI, admissions sent out another update email yesterday, but it went to my spam folder on Gmail. If you didn't get it, that's probably why.

Looks like there is an "Annual Fajita Fest" during orientation. I can deal.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:Just an FYI, admissions sent out another update email yesterday, but it went to my spam folder on Gmail. If you didn't get it, that's probably why.

Looks like there is an "Annual Fajita Fest" during orientation. I can deal.

Enjoy fajita fest because it's the best free party they're ever going to throw for you.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:49 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:Just an FYI, admissions sent out another update email yesterday, but it went to my spam folder on Gmail. If you didn't get it, that's probably why.

Looks like there is an "Annual Fajita Fest" during orientation. I can deal.

Enjoy fajita fest because it's the best free party they're ever going to throw for you.

That makes me both excited and pretty not excited.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:59 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:Just an FYI, admissions sent out another update email yesterday, but it went to my spam folder on Gmail. If you didn't get it, that's probably why.

Looks like there is an "Annual Fajita Fest" during orientation. I can deal.

Enjoy fajita fest because it's the best free party they're ever going to throw for you.


What about Party on the Patio? I got that one today. Anyone else going to be there?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:05 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:
WokeUpInACar wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:Just an FYI, admissions sent out another update email yesterday, but it went to my spam folder on Gmail. If you didn't get it, that's probably why.

Looks like there is an "Annual Fajita Fest" during orientation. I can deal.

Enjoy fajita fest because it's the best free party they're ever going to throw for you.

That makes me both excited and pretty not excited.


I hope Pizza Hut Pizza gets you excited, because that's what the majority of your free meals will be.

Also, lol@paying 10s of thousands of dollars in tuition and being given anything "for free." Then again I don't really want to have to pay more to the law school just to subsidize my Torchy's addiction. I do that just fine on my own, thank you.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:09 pm

I don't understand how Pizza Hut is still a thing. They have both the worst and most expensive pizza of all the national chains.

I mean, I'll still eat it, but come on. At least get Dominos.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:13 pm

LOL at Dominos being better than Pizza Hut. Austin's Pizza is my favorite in the area that will actually deliver.

10s of thosuands of dollars will be paid back later. Right now it feels free :P

EDIT: Also when is the Fajita thing? I didn't get that email, but would still like to attend :P

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:15 pm

Dude. Dominos KILLS PH.

There is a new pizza place coming to Austin that I can't talk about here without outing myself, but it will change your life. I'll post on FB.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:17 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:I mean, I'll still eat it


I thought the same thing, but then discovered its humanly impossible to do so more than once a week (and that's probably being generous).

Breaks my heart every time I go to a lunch time event and I see those stupid boxes full of that stupid pizza.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:18 pm

Attax wrote:LOL at Dominos being better than Pizza Hut. Austin's Pizza is my favorite in the area that will actually deliver.

10s of thosuands of dollars will be paid back later. Right now it feels free :P

EDIT: Also when is the Fajita thing? I didn't get that email, but would still like to attend :P


This is some pretty rancid anti-Conan's trolling bro

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:21 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:Dude. Dominos KILLS PH.

There is a new pizza place coming to Austin that I can't talk about here without outing myself, but it will change your life. I'll post on FB.


LOLOL no it doesn't.

Then do so already! :P Austin's has a mufaletta pizza though, that's all I need in life.

BigZuck wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:I mean, I'll still eat it


I thought the same thing, but then discovered its humanly impossible to do so more than once a week (and that's probably being generous).

Breaks my heart every time I go to a lunch time event and I see those stupid boxes full of that stupid pizza.


I know. Even at UG its bad. I stopped going when they advertised "free pizza"

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:22 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Attax wrote:LOL at Dominos being better than Pizza Hut. Austin's Pizza is my favorite in the area that will actually deliver.

10s of thosuands of dollars will be paid back later. Right now it feels free :P

EDIT: Also when is the Fajita thing? I didn't get that email, but would still like to attend :P


This is some pretty rancid anti-Conan's trolling bro


TBF I found a pizza I liked and stopped venturing out :( Maybe I'll have to try Conan's. But it is hard to beat the "get your ass to class" special they have.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:28 pm

Oh I thought you were making some kind of Conan O'Brien reference that went over my head.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:36 pm


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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby shifty_eyed » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:55 pm

A lot of events get Austin's pizza, which I think is also shitty. But I've never gotten it warm, even when I was early.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:21 pm

I can't wait for us to get a month into school and all you FAT CATS getting sick of Pizza Hut. Meanwhile, I'm shoving slices in my backpack for dinner for the week and literally saving myself TENS of dollars on student loans. Hah HAH!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:33 am

cannibal ox wrote:I can't wait for us to get a month into school and all you FAT CATS getting sick of Pizza Hut. Meanwhile, I'm shoving slices in my backpack for dinner for the week and literally saving myself TENS of dollars on student loans. Hah HAH!


Considering my job gives me free food 3 days out of the week right now, and they always send me home with about 3 boxes of donuts, 2 boxes of pizza, and 2 boxes of cinnapies every week, I must disagree. Free food can be so bad it isn't worth it. Usually I just take it and give it to someone in need.




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