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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby vexion » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:01 pm

clone22 wrote:

these will be the best 3 years of my life

That sort of crap happens about once a month. It was relatively light fare to have made Above The Law.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:10 pm

vexion wrote:
clone22 wrote:

these will be the best 3 years of my life

That sort of crap happens about once a month. It was relatively light fare to have made Above The Law.

Listserv is Dramatown, USA.


Get out of my Carrel!!!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Juff » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:07 pm

CyLaw wrote:
vexion wrote:
clone22 wrote:

these will be the best 3 years of my life

That sort of crap happens about once a month. It was relatively light fare to have made Above The Law.

Listserv is Dramatown, USA.


Get out of my Carrel!!!


And watch out for conspiracy lady.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby clone22 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:12 pm

Fun stuff, looking forward to august. Do any of the student gyms have dumbbells bigger than 100?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:29 pm

clone22 wrote:Fun stuff, looking forward to august. Do any of the student gyms have dumbbells bigger than 100?


I honestly don't recall. But be aware that there is almost always a long line of people using the free weights.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby PinkCow » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:10 pm

clone22 wrote:Fun stuff, looking forward to august. Do any of the student gyms have dumbbells bigger than 100?



Bro...

More importantly, how many squat racks are there. I need a place for my bicep curls.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby vexion » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:45 am

PinkCow wrote:
clone22 wrote:Fun stuff, looking forward to august. Do any of the student gyms have dumbbells bigger than 100?



Bro...

More importantly, how many squat racks are there. I need a place for my bicep curls.

Does Hughes Dining serve creatine shakes broski? I can't afford to lose my killer definition. /s

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby PinkCow » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:03 am

vexion wrote:
PinkCow wrote:
clone22 wrote:Fun stuff, looking forward to august. Do any of the student gyms have dumbbells bigger than 100?



Bro...

More importantly, how many squat racks are there. I need a place for my bicep curls.

Does Hughes Dining serve creatine shakes broski? I can't afford to lose my killer definition. /s



Haha yes. I gotta get SWOLE.

Ok, serious question, I've got family coming up in a few weeks - any good recommendations for the Ithaca experience? Already hitting:

-5 Guys (don't have anything remotely close back home)
-State parks
-Madeline's
-Maybe that Thai place that does dim sum down by the super 8.

Suggestions?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Devila_C » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:15 am

PinkCow wrote:
vexion wrote:
PinkCow wrote:
clone22 wrote:Fun stuff, looking forward to august. Do any of the student gyms have dumbbells bigger than 100?



Bro...

More importantly, how many squat racks are there. I need a place for my bicep curls.

Does Hughes Dining serve creatine shakes broski? I can't afford to lose my killer definition. /s



Haha yes. I gotta get SWOLE.

Ok, serious question, I've got family coming up in a few weeks - any good recommendations for the Ithaca experience? Already hitting:

-5 Guys (don't have anything remotely close back home)
-State parks
-Madeline's
-Maybe that Thai place that does dim sum down by the super 8.

Suggestions?


Gimme coffee - grab it to go or sit there and chat. Either the State Street or Cayuga Street shops.
Maxie's supper club - good food, a good time for Ithaca standards
Corning Museum of glass - if you have time, it's an hr away from Ithaca but worth visiting.

And enjoy the outdoors..the GORGES on campus..that's Ithaca for ya

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby vexion » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:18 am

Devila_C wrote:
PinkCow wrote:Haha yes. I gotta get SWOLE.

Ok, serious question, I've got family coming up in a few weeks - any good recommendations for the Ithaca experience? Already hitting:

-5 Guys (don't have anything remotely close back home)
-State parks
-Madeline's
-Maybe that Thai place that does dim sum down by the super 8.

Suggestions?


Gimme coffee - grab it to go or sit there and chat. Either the State Street or Cayuga Street shops.
Maxie's supper club - good food, a good time for Ithaca standards
Corning Museum of glass - if you have time, it's an hr away from Ithaca but worth visiting.

And enjoy the outdoors..the GORGES on campus..that's Ithaca for ya


+1 for the gorges. When you say a few weeks, do you mean the first week of August? If I'm up there and moved-in by then, maybe I'll get people to go gorge-jumping. :D It's not as suicide-y as it sounds.

As far as food goes, if you're trying to impress the family, go to the BoatYard Grill or Moosewood. Caveat, I've never been to either of them myself. But BoatYard is supposed to be a good steakhouse sort of place, and Moosewood is supposed to be one of the top vegetarian-only restaurants in the world (home of the Moosewood Cookbook).

The "authentic Ithaca experience" is really defined by the state parks and the gorges. You can take them for a stroll around campus... check out a walking map (I'm sure the Cornell website has a good one). Sage Chapel is supposedly beautiful, and there are a couple places on campus you just walk over pretty gorges on the way to class... although they've ruined the vistas with chainlink fences.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby chatterbox43 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:14 pm

PinkCow wrote:
Ok, serious question, I've got family coming up in a few weeks - any good recommendations for the Ithaca experience? Already hitting:

-5 Guys (don't have anything remotely close back home)
-State parks
-Madeline's
-Maybe that Thai place that does dim sum down by the super 8.

Suggestions?


Five Guys is awesome, but it's not really an upstate NY thing. If they're open, go to Louie's Lunch or Hot Truck instead. If they're not, go to Shortstop Deli.

The state parks are pretty impressive. Taughannock Falls (higher than Niagara, though less impressive), Buttermilk Falls, and Watkins Glen are all nice places to hike/walk/swim, and they're all pretty close by. The Cornell Plantations are also supposed to be really nice. If you're into outdoorsy stuff, you can rent kayaks downtown.

Carriage House has an amazing brunch. If you want to eat on campus, Taverna Banfi (in the Statler) is pretty good. +1 on the Maxie's recommendation.

If everyone's of age, check out some of the local wineries. They're not California, but if you like whites (rieslings, gewurtztraminers) they can be pretty good. I recommend Cayuga Ridge Winery -- their riesling won Best in the New World a few years back.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mbw » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:36 pm

PinkCow wrote:
vexion wrote:
PinkCow wrote:
Ok, serious question, I've got family coming up in a few weeks - any good recommendations for the Ithaca experience? Already hitting:

-5 Guys (don't have anything remotely close back home)
-State parks
-Madeline's
-Maybe that Thai place that does dim sum down by the super 8.

Suggestions?


Ithaca Farmer's Market: Saturday, 9am-3pm, Sunday, 10am - 2pm. Food, entertainment, free wine tastings, grab lunch and sit out on the docks. If you like sailing/kayaking, there are a number of places to rent (I've even got double loons (kayaks) I'm willing to lend out for free, if you've got a way to transport them (or you can help lift them on and off my truck.))

Northstar House in Fall Creek has been getting rave reviews lately. Redfeet Wine shop has free tastings on Thursday, 5-7pm.

If it's really hot, a great, generally safe place to cool down on Fall Creek is up at Flat Rock (north side off campus, at http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=na ... c+ny+14850.)

Best place to check out specific local happenings is in the print copy of the Ithaca Times - if you're not in town, let me know the dates, and I check for you.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby clone22 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:34 pm

PinkCow wrote:
clone22 wrote:Fun stuff, looking forward to august. Do any of the student gyms have dumbbells bigger than 100?



Bro...

More importantly, how many squat racks are there. I need a place for my bicep curls.


of course, can't forget them squat racks. can't forget shredding them quads

but really? lines to use almost every weight of dumbbells?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:40 pm

clone22 wrote:
PinkCow wrote:
clone22 wrote:Fun stuff, looking forward to august. Do any of the student gyms have dumbbells bigger than 100?



Bro...

More importantly, how many squat racks are there. I need a place for my bicep curls.


of course, can't forget them squat racks. can't forget shredding them quads

but really? lines to use almost every weight of dumbbells?


More of lack of room that is a problem. Not the weights themselves

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby theturkeyisfat » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:43 pm

I know it's too early to concern myself with this but.. What types of firms go to the Ithaca OCI?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:17 pm

theturkeyisfat wrote:I know it's too early to concern myself with this but.. What types of firms go to the Ithaca OCI?

The Ithaca OCI is mostly Upstate New York firms and a smattering of random firms from Delaware, DC, NY, and other major markets. Most of the action is at the August Job Fair in New York City (which Cornell basically treats like it's OCI). Lots of students don't even participate in the Ithaca OCI because all the firms they want are at AJF.

I, however, recommend participating in the AJF, if only because I think living in Upstate New York is way awesomer than living in New York City.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:20 pm

Other25BeforeYou wrote:
theturkeyisfat wrote:I know it's too early to concern myself with this but.. What types of firms go to the Ithaca OCI?

The Ithaca OCI is mostly Upstate New York firms and a smattering of random firms from Delaware, DC, NY, and other major markets. Most of the action is at the August Job Fair in New York City (which Cornell basically treats like it's OCI). Lots of students don't even participate in the Ithaca OCI because all the firms they want are at AJF.

I, however, recommend participating in the AJF OCI, if only because I think living in Upstate New York is way awesomer than living in New York City.


Fixed.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:46 pm

CyLaw wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
theturkeyisfat wrote:I know it's too early to concern myself with this but.. What types of firms go to the Ithaca OCI?

The Ithaca OCI is mostly Upstate New York firms and a smattering of random firms from Delaware, DC, NY, and other major markets. Most of the action is at the August Job Fair in New York City (which Cornell basically treats like it's OCI). Lots of students don't even participate in the Ithaca OCI because all the firms they want are at AJF.

I, however, recommend participating in the AJF OCI, if only because I think living in Upstate New York is way awesomer than living in New York City.


Fixed.

Thank you. I swear I proofread, but post-happy hour it's pretty useless.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby theturkeyisfat » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:55 pm

would it be a bad idea to live on south aurora and hillview without a car? it's a mile from the law school, but it seems like it's half a mile from the closest bus that goes to cornell

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mths » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:01 pm

theturkeyisfat wrote:would it be a bad idea to live on south aurora and hillview without a car? it's a mile from the law school, but it seems like it's half a mile from the closest bus that goes to cornell

To answer this question for what seems like the billionth time. In the middle of winter (about 3 months) it will be excruciating to walk more than a block. Some people, like myself, cannot stomach it and overpay for collegetown. Others are perfectly happy with it and find the difference in cost to be important enough to brave the snow and the hills. Still others prefer to live far from the law school.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby chatterbox43 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:04 pm

FWIW, I walked about .8 of a mile to class, pretty much every day, rain, shine, or -17 degrees (ok, that day sucked a lot. as did the day that it snowed and everyone cancelled class except my prof. anyway). Yes, it was uphill, no, it (mostly) wasn't that bad.

That said, if you don't like walking, if you can't handle the hills, the cold, or being gross and sweaty when you get to school, either live close or be prepared to take the bus. You know yourself, we can't really tell you where you should live.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby theturkeyisfat » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:07 pm

chatterbox43 wrote:FWIW, I walked about .8 of a mile to class, pretty much every day, rain, shine, or -17 degrees (ok, that day sucked a lot. as did the day that it snowed and everyone cancelled class except my prof. anyway). Yes, it was uphill, no, it (mostly) wasn't that bad.

That said, if you don't like walking, if you can't handle the hills, the cold, or being gross and sweaty when you get to school, either live close or be prepared to take the bus. You know yourself, we can't really tell you where you should live.


i'm used to walking a lot and living without a car, but i'm not used to doing so in the cold/snow. i think i'll go with another place that's also a mile away, but near a bus stop

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby ktg808 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:54 pm

chatterbox43 wrote:FWIW, I walked about .8 of a mile to class, pretty much every day, rain, shine, or -17 degrees (ok, that day sucked a lot. as did the day that it snowed and everyone cancelled class except my prof. anyway). Yes, it was uphill, no, it (mostly) wasn't that bad.

That said, if you don't like walking, if you can't handle the hills, the cold, or being gross and sweaty when you get to school, either live close or be prepared to take the bus. You know yourself, we can't really tell you where you should live.


Some apartment complexes offer free shuttles to and from campus. I lived at the Gun Hill apartment complex for two years, and while it wasn't luxury apartment living, the shuttle to and from class was convenient.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Big Tuna » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:16 pm

ktg808 wrote:
chatterbox43 wrote:FWIW, I walked about .8 of a mile to class, pretty much every day, rain, shine, or -17 degrees (ok, that day sucked a lot. as did the day that it snowed and everyone cancelled class except my prof. anyway). Yes, it was uphill, no, it (mostly) wasn't that bad.

That said, if you don't like walking, if you can't handle the hills, the cold, or being gross and sweaty when you get to school, either live close or be prepared to take the bus. You know yourself, we can't really tell you where you should live.


Some apartment complexes offer free shuttles to and from campus. I lived at the Gun Hill apartment complex for two years, and while it wasn't luxury apartment living, the shuttle to and from class was convenient.

Casa Roma also offers this service.
Honestly, it isn't that bad in the winter, MTHS is exaggerating the situation quite a bit.
Yeah that's right called OUT!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby ktg808 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:22 pm

Big Tuna wrote:
ktg808 wrote:
chatterbox43 wrote:FWIW, I walked about .8 of a mile to class, pretty much every day, rain, shine, or -17 degrees (ok, that day sucked a lot. as did the day that it snowed and everyone cancelled class except my prof. anyway). Yes, it was uphill, no, it (mostly) wasn't that bad.

That said, if you don't like walking, if you can't handle the hills, the cold, or being gross and sweaty when you get to school, either live close or be prepared to take the bus. You know yourself, we can't really tell you where you should live.


Some apartment complexes offer free shuttles to and from campus. I lived at the Gun Hill apartment complex for two years, and while it wasn't luxury apartment living, the shuttle to and from class was convenient.

Casa Roma also offers this service.
Honestly, it isn't that bad in the winter, MTHS is exaggerating the situation quite a bit.
Yeah that's right called OUT!



I think it's personal preferences. I would agree with MTHS, but I personally don't like walking on packed down snow and ice on slopes. And Cornell is pretty bad when it comes to clearing the sidewalks in time for the morning classes.




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