Pittsburgh 2011

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warmweatherseeker
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby warmweatherseeker » Wed May 25, 2011 4:46 pm

reverendt wrote:
warmweatherseeker wrote:I just decided at the last minute to attend Pitt for law school! I'm so excited but am so behind on apartment hunting. I'm probably not going to have a car... any suggestions?

With no car you want to be:
1) Near a busline
2) Near a grocery store
3) In a generally walkable neighborhood

Squirrel Hill would probably be a good place to start. Parts of Oakland are ok (generally the parts farthest from the school!)
Shadyside is nice but overpriced.


Thanks so much for the advice. Any idea where we could get a map of the bus lines?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gin » Wed May 25, 2011 4:47 pm

warmweatherseeker wrote:I just decided at the last minute to attend Pitt for law school! I'm so excited but am so behind on apartment hunting. I'm probably not going to have a car... any suggestions?

You still have time. I know that King Edward apts won't start leasing for Augustuntil the end of June and I called Kennilworth today and they told me they won't start leasing for August until next week

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby reverendt » Wed May 25, 2011 4:50 pm

warmweatherseeker wrote:
reverendt wrote:
warmweatherseeker wrote:I just decided at the last minute to attend Pitt for law school! I'm so excited but am so behind on apartment hunting. I'm probably not going to have a car... any suggestions?

With no car you want to be:
1) Near a busline
2) Near a grocery store
3) In a generally walkable neighborhood

Squirrel Hill would probably be a good place to start. Parts of Oakland are ok (generally the parts farthest from the school!)
Shadyside is nice but overpriced.


Thanks so much for the advice. Any idea where we could get a map of the bus lines?

http://www.portauthority.org/paac/default.aspx

warmweatherseeker
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby warmweatherseeker » Wed May 25, 2011 11:13 pm

reverendt wrote:
warmweatherseeker wrote:
reverendt wrote:
warmweatherseeker wrote:I just decided at the last minute to attend Pitt for law school! I'm so excited but am so behind on apartment hunting. I'm probably not going to have a car... any suggestions?

With no car you want to be:
1) Near a busline
2) Near a grocery store
3) In a generally walkable neighborhood

Squirrel Hill would probably be a good place to start. Parts of Oakland are ok (generally the parts farthest from the school!)
Shadyside is nice but overpriced.


Thanks so much for the advice. Any idea where we could get a map of the bus lines?

http://www.portauthority.org/paac/default.aspx


You guys have been so helpful! I'm really excited to meet all of you in the fall!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Wed May 25, 2011 11:20 pm

warmweatherseeker-
theres a list of local rental agencies on the pitt website. A lot of them dont know their august availability until June1st or so at the earliest, so you arent late by any means!

Congrats and looking forward to seeing you all in August at orientation!!!!!!!1

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bport hopeful
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri May 27, 2011 2:54 pm

Has anyone sent in their second deposit and received their new email and whatnot?

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northwood
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Fri May 27, 2011 4:02 pm

yea. you get it via the postal service a week or 2 after they acknowledge reciept ( which is done via email)

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri May 27, 2011 4:04 pm

northwood wrote:yea. you get it via the postal service a week or 2 after they acknowledge reciept ( which is done via email)

haha nice. Thanks for guessing what my follow up questions would be.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Fri May 27, 2011 4:06 pm

btw the pirates are hosting the mets next weekend......

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri May 27, 2011 4:08 pm

haha yeah I know. I was going to go but i have some family stuff to do on the 11th. But I may try to get away since its a four game series I may be able to swing it.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Fri May 27, 2011 4:12 pm

they are hosting the cardinals august 15-17, while its not the mets, im going to get tickets to see em. anyone down?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Fri May 27, 2011 4:13 pm

thats a good possibility since thats prolly around when ill be making the perma move to the burgh.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Peekay80 » Fri May 27, 2011 9:49 pm

I'm down for most any series in August.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Fri May 27, 2011 9:54 pm

northwood wrote:they are hosting the cardinals august 15-17, while its not the mets, im going to get tickets to see em. anyone down?


Check out their promo days and pick the best one. They have some crazy free stuff going on some days. I got a free jersey last year.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Dr. Review » Fri May 27, 2011 10:24 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
northwood wrote:they are hosting the cardinals august 15-17, while its not the mets, im going to get tickets to see em. anyone down?


Check out their promo days and pick the best one. They have some crazy free stuff going on some days. I got a free jersey last year.


You can always get a free jersey and $21 tickets with a group rate. We had a 1L group thing last year that OGR3 set up, that's where I got my Clemente jersey. So far this season, I've gotten a free bobblehead and a free t-shirt... not counting the free tickets, water bottle, and hats on the prize wheel.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Fri May 27, 2011 11:51 pm

Yeah, they have a free Jose Tabata jersey day coming up and the bobbleheads I guess are kinda cool. Pirates really do give away free stuff all the time and Stubhub tickets are $5 for first row in the outfield.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby joeshmo39 » Mon May 30, 2011 1:11 pm

The best way to attend a Pirates game is to drink in the parking lot with friends then swarm the box office as a mass. I have never paid more than 10 dollars for a ticket via this method. When you get in there, find yourself a Primanti Brothers sammich for 6 bucks and just live the life. The food is pretty reasonable but drinks are expensive (alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike). Of course, if you are a big baseball fan, you can get seats behind home plate for around 30 bucks. My friend from NYC was in awe of this.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby jigalion » Tue May 31, 2011 10:53 am

northwood wrote:they are hosting the cardinals august 15-17, while its not the mets, im going to get tickets to see em. anyone down?


I can't make the 15-17th, but if you end up going to any of the games from the 20-24th I'm in.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby balzern » Tue May 31, 2011 2:54 pm

I <3 the "New Pirate Generation" theme song lol.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Tue May 31, 2011 6:55 pm

Is there a deadline tomorrow for Staffard Loans, I thought I remember someone mentioning that.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby warmweatherseeker » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:00 am

bport hopeful wrote:Is there a deadline tomorrow for Staffard Loans, I thought I remember someone mentioning that.


When I was trying to figure out that stuff, they told me that we'd start getting information in June about all the forms you have to fill out for Stafford Loans. I think I spoke with Linda, and she said something about having a deadline of 90 days to accept once the forms are processed, so it sounded like there wasn't a set June 1st deadline.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:05 am

warmweatherseeker wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:Is there a deadline tomorrow for Staffard Loans, I thought I remember someone mentioning that.


When I was trying to figure out that stuff, they told me that we'd start getting information in June about all the forms you have to fill out for Stafford Loans. I think I spoke with Linda, and she said something about having a deadline of 90 days to accept once the forms are processed, so it sounded like there wasn't a set June 1st deadline.

Solid. Thanks a lot. I looked around and couldnt find anything that said June 1st either, but I thought someone had brought it up.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:47 pm

Case Western just offered me an increased scholly of 30,000 a year. Why are they trying to make my choice so difficult? I thought I was done with this shit. so confused...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby balzern » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:57 am

bport hopeful wrote:Case Western just offered me an increased scholly of 30,000 a year. Why are they trying to make my choice so difficult? I thought I was done with this shit. so confused...



Its Ohio though - specifically CLEVELAND haha that should be a good enough reason to decline :P

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby swan87 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:26 am

bport hopeful wrote:Case Western just offered me an increased scholly of 30,000 a year. Why are they trying to make my choice so difficult? I thought I was done with this shit. so confused...


Case Western also increased my initial scholarship offer as well..

I love Pittsburgh though!




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