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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:23 pm

chill wrote:
Samara wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Samara wrote:This guy disagrees:

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Well hell, if they gave me a Segway...

I hope that whenever you have to wear it, you walk around campus complaining that people are getting stuff on your increasingly expensive suit and yell "come on!"


"Are you really going to get the guy in the 1/16-of-COA suit dirty? COME ON."
I've actually only ever watched one episode of that show. :oops:

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:45 pm

Rinkrats a lady? I'm a little surprised.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:47 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Rinkrats a lady? I'm a little surprised.
Yep. Sorry to...disappoint? :wink:

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby franklyscarlet » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:17 pm

Would flying into ohare or midway be better?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:22 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:Would flying into ohare or midway be better?


Ohare is nicer than midway and there is a train that runs into downtown.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:30 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:Would flying into ohare or midway be better?


Midway is closer to the school by a decent amount. Midway to the law school is about an hour by public transit and about $30ish by taxi. O'Hare to the law school is 1.5+ hours and $40ish by taxi. Both of them are easy by public transit since they each have an L line running to them. I prefer Midway since it takes less time and I usually use Southwest which only flies to Midway. O'Hare is also a larger and busier airport in general.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby franklyscarlet » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:31 pm

bk1 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Would flying into ohare or midway be better?


Midway is closer to the school by a decent amount. Midway to the law school is about an hour by public transit and about $30ish by taxi. O'Hare to the law school is 1.5+ hours and $40ish by taxi. Both of them are easy by public transit since they each have an L line running to them. I prefer Midway since it takes less time and I usually use Southwest which only flies to Midway. O'Hare is also a larger and busier airport in general.



Thanks!!

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:11 pm

Whichever one is cheapest :-)

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:14 am

I have a friend at USC taking Federal Income Tax with Nancy Staudt, who left Northwestern a couple years ago for USC. I checked both SFPIF and the library exam bank and there's nothing. Any body have anything by chance?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ncct07 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:01 am

franklyscarlet wrote:Would flying into ohare or midway be better?


Midway is ALWAYS better than ORD unless you need to be in the north/northwest suburbs. Smaller, fewer lines for security, 25-minute L ride downtown versus 50 minutes from ORD....much less expensive cab ride in, and better choices for cabbie if the expressway is clogged. Avoid ORD whenever possible.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:06 pm

ncct07 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Would flying into ohare or midway be better?


Midway is ALWAYS better than ORD unless you need to be in the north/northwest suburbs. Smaller, fewer lines for security, 25-minute L ride downtown versus 50 minutes from ORD....much less expensive cab ride in, and better choices for cabbie if the expressway is clogged. Avoid ORD whenever possible.


Midway is 50 minutes away from Streeterville by CTA, O'hare is more like 1:10 hours away by CTA. It's 25 minutes from the last orange line loop stop, but that is kinda far from Streeterville. It is closer by cab though. Also Midway is mostly Southwest flights,so you have to go on southwest.com not just look at priceline. Most airlines fly from O'hare.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:28 pm

ncct07 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Would flying into ohare or midway be better?


Midway is ALWAYS better than ORD unless you need to be in the north/northwest suburbs. Smaller, fewer lines for security, 25-minute L ride downtown versus 50 minutes from ORD....much less expensive cab ride in, and better choices for cabbie if the expressway is clogged. Avoid ORD whenever possible.


Or unless you live on the blue line. I've flown in and out of ORD several times, and it's always been quick and easy at security, etc.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby cactuarX3 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:36 pm

ugh, i've always hated O'Hare mostly because I've only had bad memories of that place. everytime i've flown there it was for a connecting flight after having just gotten off a 12 hour international flight from somewhere else and I'm totally in a bad mood from being jet-lagged and feeling half-dead

that being said, seems like O'Hare's the best choice here and that's where i'll be flying into

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:00 pm

I've only ever flown on O'Hare, mainly because their tickets seem to be the cheapest. CA --> CHI for $210? Yes please! :mrgreen: I've always had great experiences with the airport: never delayed or had an issue getting in and out.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Samara » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:04 pm

O'Hare also has Frontera. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:05 pm

Samara wrote:O'Hare also has Frontera. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

^ Very important point. Inc actually tipped me off to the existence of this place the last time I flew out of O'Hare. Sooooo good.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:32 pm

They're building one of those downtown, apparently.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Samara » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:36 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:They're building one of those downtown, apparently.

Frontera? There's already one downtown. Rick Bayless has several restaurants downtown, I believe.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:40 pm

Samara wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:They're building one of those downtown, apparently.

Frontera? There's already one downtown. Rick Bayless has several restaurants downtown, I believe.


Mmmm XOCO.

/salivating

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:50 pm

Samara wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:They're building one of those downtown, apparently.

Frontera? There's already one downtown. Rick Bayless has several restaurants downtown, I believe.

He was on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me last week. He is starting some dinner theater production in Chicago that he will act in.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Samara » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:51 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Samara wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:They're building one of those downtown, apparently.

Frontera? There's already one downtown. Rick Bayless has several restaurants downtown, I believe.

He was on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me last week. He is starting some dinner theater production in Chicago that he will act in.

haha, really? That seems kind of random, but I'm intrigued.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:55 pm

Samara wrote:
Flips88 wrote:He was on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me last week. He is starting some dinner theater production in Chicago that he will act in.

haha, really? That seems kind of random, but I'm intrigued.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012 ... ant-achatz

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby kennethellenparcell » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:41 am

First, I want to thank all the upperclassmen in this thread for sharing such useful information about the law school. Seriously, you guys are seriously awesome.

Second, it's been a while since anyone posted a challenge. Here is mine.

Step 1: Go to the Doughnut Vault on Saturday morning. Buy 12 doughnuts.
http://thedoughnutvault.tumblr.com/
Step 2: Eat 6 on Saturday morning.

Step 3: Eat 6 on Sunday morning.

Step 4: Then, run the Shamrock Shuffle with me Sunday morning. Green alcoholic beverages may or may not be showered upon you like affection after this challenge is completed.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:57 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:First, I want to thank all the upperclassmen in this thread for sharing such useful information about the law school. Seriously, you guys are seriously awesome.

Second, it's been a while since anyone posted a challenge. Here is mine.

Step 1: Go to the Doughnut Vault on Saturday morning. Buy 12 doughnuts.
http://thedoughnutvault.tumblr.com/
Step 2: Eat 6 on Saturday morning.

Step 3: Eat 6 on Sunday morning.

Step 4: Then, run the Shamrock Shuffle with me Sunday morning. Green alcoholic beverages may or may not be showered upon you like affection after this challenge is completed.


Doughnut Vault is awesome. Damn that long line and the fact that they close only after a few hours (because they're sold out).

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby roranoa » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:16 am

Would you guys recommend law school or becoming a lawyer to your children? cousins? nephews?

I've seen a few people recommend law school and some people who were against it.
(all of whom are lawyers)

What about you guys here? You guys go to one of the best schools in the nation and I'm assuming you're all smart people knowing what you're doing with your life. Would you guys recommend someone very close to you to become a lawyer? I think this questions is like asking "Do you like being a lawyer (or the prospect of it)?"




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