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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Samara » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:24 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just fyi, NU 1L's have three or four mornings a week at 8:45. :-)

Eh, considering I've had to go to work at 8/8:30 for the past four years, I don't think this will be a problem. I'm sure I'll still bitch about it though.

ETA: Heh, this is a good pagetopper for me. If I've been outed to you Johann, please disregard this post. I would be more than pleased to get up for class at 8:45a.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby emkay625 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:31 am

8:45 would be like paradise.....

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby cactuarX3 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:02 am

fingerscrossedxx wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
fingerscrossedxx wrote:So I definitely get that there's an advantage, but I was just wondering how big this advantage was especially for getting jobs in the summer of 1L or 2L and if my one year office experience will do anything to help me :p


probably helps a little just due to learning how to work and act professionally in an office setting, but i imagine real professional experience (i.e. banking/consulting/research/etc.) probably helps more, especially if you worked on something that is related to the kind of law you want to do

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby elibrarian » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:15 am

I may be the only morning person ever? I was done with nearly all my UG classes, aside from senior year, at 12:45....

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Samara » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:36 am

elibrarian wrote:I may be the only morning person ever? I was done with nearly all my UG classes, aside from senior year, at 12:45....

There's a reason the rest of us are splitters...

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby elibrarian » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:02 am

Samara wrote:
elibrarian wrote:I may be the only morning person ever? I was done with nearly all my UG classes, aside from senior year, at 12:45....

There's a reason the rest of us are splitters...


Right, right. Keep forgetting.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby JustE » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:38 am

Johann decided to tweet just now... On a Friday in December...


Soiled my pants a bit... Not too noticeable...


A bit uncomfy... But I think I can manage...

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:55 am

His tweet sounds like it's describing this thread :)

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Samara » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:42 am

franklyscarlet wrote:His tweet sounds like it's describing this thread :)

:lol: "Vortex of nutiness" is both an awesome phrase and an apt description for this site.

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Postby emkay625 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:48 am

What'd his tweet say? (Can't access Twitter....)

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby JDizzle2015 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:26 pm

emkay625 wrote:What'd his tweet say? (Can't access Twitter....)


tweetsbyjohann wrote:best line today (so far)- "vortex of nuttiness"

:]

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:29 pm

elibrarian wrote:I may be the only morning person ever? I was done with nearly all my UG classes, aside from senior year, at 12:45....
I had the early classes and am basically never late to work, but I am the least morning person EVER.

There's something very suspect about morning people... :wink:

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby elibrarian » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:38 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
elibrarian wrote:I may be the only morning person ever? I was done with nearly all my UG classes, aside from senior year, at 12:45....
I had the early classes and am basically never late to work, but I am the least morning person EVER.

There's something very suspect about morning people... :wink:


If by something very suspect you mean something very awesome, then yes, yes indeed.

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Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:56 pm

elibrarian wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
elibrarian wrote:I may be the only morning person ever? I was done with nearly all my UG classes, aside from senior year, at 12:45....
I had the early classes and am basically never late to work, but I am the least morning person EVER.

There's something very suspect about morning people... :wink:


If by something very suspect you mean something very awesome, then yes, yes indeed.


^This.

I love these convos:
Other person: "Gosh, thanks for meeting me so early."
Me: "...it's 9:30."

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:04 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:I love these convos:
Other person: "Gosh, thanks for meeting me so early."
Me: "...it's 9:30."


What comes before the three dots in that convo?

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:11 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:I love these convos:
Other person: "Gosh, thanks for meeting me so early."
Me: "...it's 9:30."


What comes before the three dots in that convo?


They represent a pause that signifies my incredulity that 9:30 is sufficiently early to warrant an apologetic statement.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:22 pm

I still have trouble getting to my 9 AM work in the mornings, Genie, so don't make fun of us :lol:

But since 9 AM work for me = 7:40 wakeup time (just to shower, dress, and commute...not even enough time for breakfast unless i eat while driving :cry: ), I think I'll be okay as long as I live relatively close to the school :D

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Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:30 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:I still have trouble getting to my 9 AM work in the mornings, Genie, so don't make fun of us :lol:

But since 9 AM work for me = 7:40 wakeup time (just to shower, dress, and commute...not even enough time for breakfast unless i eat while driving :cry: ), I think I'll be okay as long as I live relatively close to the school :D
I'm dreaming blissfully of a 5-10 minute walk to campus, instead of my current 35-minute drive to work at 8am. (Which isn't bad, but it does take a chunk out of my morning.)

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:35 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:I still have trouble getting to my 9 AM work in the mornings, Genie, so don't make fun of us :lol:

But since 9 AM work for me = 7:40 wakeup time (just to shower, dress, and commute...not even enough time for breakfast unless i eat while driving :cry: ), I think I'll be okay as long as I live relatively close to the school :D
I'm dreaming blissfully of a 5-10 minute walk to campus, instead of my current 35-minute drive to work at 8am. (Which isn't bad, but it does take a chunk out of my morning.)


You'll pay a lot for a small space if you go this route, just fyi.

I have an easy 20 min bus ride to school, and I get 2x the space for two-thirds or even half what people pay in streeterville.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:45 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:I still have trouble getting to my 9 AM work in the mornings, Genie, so don't make fun of us :lol:

But since 9 AM work for me = 7:40 wakeup time (just to shower, dress, and commute...not even enough time for breakfast unless i eat while driving :cry: ), I think I'll be okay as long as I live relatively close to the school :D
I'm dreaming blissfully of a 5-10 minute walk to campus, instead of my current 35-minute drive to work at 8am. (Which isn't bad, but it does take a chunk out of my morning.)


You'll pay a lot for a small space if you go this route, just fyi.

I have an easy 20 min bus ride to school, and I get 2x the space for two-thirds or even half what people pay in streeterville.
Oh, I know. But I really, really don't want to have to ride the bus (I get carsick really easily, especially when the motion of the vehicle is accompanied by the smell of cigarette smoke and/or vomit). I could do a train/subway, but definitely not a bus every day.
When I go out to apartment shop, I'll likely be looking right around campus and around the first couple of stops to the north on the red line. Possibly the brown line too, although it's a longer walk to campus from the nearest stop.

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Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:50 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:I still have trouble getting to my 9 AM work in the mornings, Genie, so don't make fun of us :lol:

But since 9 AM work for me = 7:40 wakeup time (just to shower, dress, and commute...not even enough time for breakfast unless i eat while driving :cry: ), I think I'll be okay as long as I live relatively close to the school :D
I'm dreaming blissfully of a 5-10 minute walk to campus, instead of my current 35-minute drive to work at 8am. (Which isn't bad, but it does take a chunk out of my morning.)


You'll pay a lot for a small space if you go this route, just fyi.

I have an easy 20 min bus ride to school, and I get 2x the space for two-thirds or even half what people pay in streeterville.
Oh, I know. But I really, really don't want to have to ride the bus (I get carsick really easily, especially when the motion of the vehicle is accompanied by the smell of cigarette smoke and/or vomit). I could do a train/subway, but definitely not a bus every day.
When I go out to apartment shop, I'll likely be looking right around campus and around the first couple of stops to the north on the red line. Possibly the brown line too, although it's a longer walk to campus from the nearest stop.


You've visited, I think, but for others ITT, the brown line is a tidy walk to the campus- about 20 minutes, and it's a windy cold 20 minutes. 10 minutes from the red line has been icky this week.

Also, in Chicago, trains are more smelly and weird than buses, generally.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby JustE » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:39 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:What'd his tweet say? (Can't access Twitter....)


tweetsbyjohann wrote:best line today (so far)- "vortex of nuttiness"

:]


Wait.. I just realized what this was... :shock: He's reading personal statements...

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby foxylaxy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:45 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Oh, I know. But I really, really don't want to have to ride the bus (I get carsick really easily, especially when the motion of the vehicle is accompanied by the smell of cigarette smoke and/or vomit). I could do a train/subway, but definitely not a bus every day.
When I go out to apartment shop, I'll likely be looking right around campus and around the first couple of stops to the north on the red line. Possibly the brown line too, although it's a longer walk to campus from the nearest stop.

It's actually quite a long walk from the brown line. Over 10 blocks if you get off at the Chicago stop. Maybe I have short strides but it takes me more than 20 minutes. Alternatively, you could live off the brown line and head toward Belmont/Fullerton to transfer to the red line and get off at Chicago (which would cut your walk in half). Actually, if you don't mind a train commute, the red line is the only line that reaches all other lines all times of the day (well, unless the other line is closed), so you could live off any line. Just an idea. Those law books are no joke and I don't know how far you actually want to walk carrying them (especially in snow/wind).

Also, NU does have a private shuttle going to and from its Evanston campus. I know it has some stops between, like Loyola's Lake Shore campus (some NU students live there because it's cheaper than Evanston). Can't speak for the quality of the bus, but since it's private you'll be freer from strange smells. Unfortunately, they aren't smoother coach buses-they look like the CTA buses, but shorter and different colored, so you may still get carsick.

Other than that, I guess your best bet is to make friends at ASW. You can definitely get an apt at Streeterville and pay under $1000/month if you get a 3 or more bedroom apt and split the rent.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:54 pm

I love that Johann tweets about the PS' he reads. I wonder if the person who used that line follows his twitter.

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Postby splbagel » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:57 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:I love that Johann tweets about the PS' he reads. I wonder if the person who used that line follows his twitter.


On the other hand, what a slap in the face if s/he is later rejected.




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