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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby duckmoney » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:13 pm

cranberry wrote:The airport shuttle is called Go Airport Express. It costs around $30-35. I like them, the vans are clean and they pick you up on time. When you take the shuttle to the airport, sometimes you have to switch shuttles downtown, but I've never had to do that on the way back from O'hare to Hyde Park.

Also, riding the blue line train into the city from O'hare takes freaking forever.


Yes, if you want to take CTA, plan on about a 2 hour commute. Although it will only cost you like $2.50.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby soupisgood » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:57 pm

Thanks guys!

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:01 pm

Hey all, thanks for taking questions.

What time is finaid generally disbursed? Is it by October 1st? I want to make sure I'll have the $ to pay October rent.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby TaipeiMort » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:11 pm

Last year it was September 20-somethingish, I think the first day of classes.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby JFo » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:40 pm

TaipeiMort wrote:Last year it was September 20-somethingish, I think the first day of classes.


I got this confirmed by KV the other day. Sometime randomly on the 20th or 21st, depending on your paperwork.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Ghost » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:08 am

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby TaipeiMort » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:15 am

I posted this in another thread, but it looks like Richard Epstein will be teaching at UChicago in Spring. So, you 1Ls have something to look forward to next year hopefully.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:30 pm

Is Washington Park the kind of place where you'll get mugged at night walking through?

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby cranberry » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:48 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Is Washington Park the kind of place where you'll get mugged at night walking through?


Just mugged if you're lucky.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby duckmoney » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:58 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Is Washington Park the kind of place where you'll get mugged at night walking through?


If by mugged at night you mean shot for no reason in broad daylight, then yes.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:06 pm

duckmoney wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Is Washington Park the kind of place where you'll get mugged at night walking through?


If by mugged at night you mean shot for no reason in broad daylight, then yes.

Well just as long as it's not dark out.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby TaipeiMort » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:11 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
duckmoney wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Is Washington Park the kind of place where you'll get mugged at night walking through?


If by mugged at night you mean shot for no reason in broad daylight, then yes.

Well just as long as it's not dark out.


If you mean Harold Washington Park (by regents), then it is where you engage friendly soccer games with Latinos and Europeans, and play chess against local rabbis.

If you are talking Washington Park, then yes the shooting in broad daylight is a pretty accurate assessment. Better chance at being killed or robbed there than Baghdad.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:12 pm

So Harold Washington is okay? Not that I'd ever be walking around in it at night, just in general.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby duckmoney » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:12 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
duckmoney wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Is Washington Park the kind of place where you'll get mugged at night walking through?


If by mugged at night you mean shot for no reason in broad daylight, then yes.

Well just as long as it's not dark out.


Yeah you're fine once the sun goes down. No one would be expecting you to be out.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:14 pm

I clearly have been spoiled by my time in peaceful college towns :(


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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby TaipeiMort » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:33 pm

Dany wrote:So Harold Washington is okay? Not that I'd ever be walking around in it at night, just in general.


You should be fine until 8 or 9pmish.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby alphamoose » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:30 am

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:41 am

alphamoose wrote:Can anyone give some advice on winter boots? My attempt to find the answer on google gave me "only children under 10 wear snow boots", "wear uggs", and "hunter boots with heavy socks".


I asked my dad about it and he recommend the Baffin brand, but I think Sorel is good too (if a bit more manlier).

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Ghost » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:01 pm

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby alphamoose » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:08 pm

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:10 pm

Ghost wrote:
Xifeng wrote:
alphamoose wrote:Can anyone give some advice on winter boots? My attempt to find the answer on google gave me "only children under 10 wear snow boots", "wear uggs", and "hunter boots with heavy socks".


I asked my dad about it and he recommend the Baffin brand, but I think Sorel is good too (if a bit more manlier).


Do you know if there sizing runs big or small?


What I did was looked for the shoes I wanted on zappos because they have a ton of reviews and then bought it somewhere much cheaper :x And alphamoose, I will definitely be wearing winter boots at least XD

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby cranberry » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:36 pm

alphamoose wrote:So it's confirmed that people do wear winter boots? I found a pair of Sorel that I like, just wanted to make sure I needed them.


Unless you want your feet to get completely wet and disgusting and/or to freeze and break off on the way to and from class... you need them. A lot of people take them off when they get inside and switch into flip flops or flats. There are plastic trays along the lockers for slushy boots; it is pretty warm in the building in the winter, especially in the classrooms.

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby alphamoose » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:48 pm

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Re: UChi Rising 2Ls (!!) Taking Questions

Postby Sentry » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:45 pm

Good luck with OCI this week guys and gals.




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