Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby untar614 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:22 pm

Kikero wrote:
untar614 wrote:Weren't we supposed to hear back about student hosts for ASW by today? Has anyone else applied for that but not heard anything?


The emails asking for additional students to host said that the deadline to sign up was at 12:00pm today. I'm hosting, and it only took about 15 minutes after I signed up to get paired up, so if you haven't heard by now I wouldn't hold out too much hope. :(


Damn, this is gonna be a pricey trip then. And here I was finally starting to be able to save up some money.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby DukeofCambridge » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:29 am

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby curepure » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:18 am

Just settled down, Cityfront in Streeterville. Tylor from studentspace was very helpful, we took a tour to quite a few apts in the morning. Before I moved I already secured a convertible(600sqft/$1500) at McClurg for free, there was a promotion or the leasing agent was just being friendly, tho I didn't choose there. Rent is a lil bit expensive here. The overall cost in Streeterville is $1300~$1700(500sqft~600sqft) + $100ish utilities. Parking is insanely expensive, $20 for 1~2hrs, $30 or higher for 24hrs, and the tax! I bought a box of water from walgreen on sale, they charged tax per bottle! Anyone know if tapped water is drinkable here?

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby nsideirish » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:51 am

curepure wrote:Just settled down, Cityfront in Streeterville. Tylor from studentspace was very helpful, we took a tour to quite a few apts in the morning. Before I moved I already secured a convertible(600sqft/$1500) at McClurg for free, there was a promotion or the leasing agent was just being friendly, tho I didn't choose there. Rent is a lil bit expensive here. The overall cost in Streeterville is $1300~$1700(500sqft~600sqft) + $100ish utilities. Parking is insanely expensive, $20 for 1~2hrs, $30 or higher for 24hrs, and the tax! I bought a box of water from walgreen on sale, they charged tax per bottle! Anyone know if tapped water is drinkable here?



Chicago has some of the cleanest tap water in the U.S.

I've been drinking it my whole life.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Scarlett66 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:02 am

nsideirish wrote:
curepure wrote:Just settled down, Cityfront in Streeterville. Tylor from studentspace was very helpful, we took a tour to quite a few apts in the morning. Before I moved I already secured a convertible(600sqft/$1500) at McClurg for free, there was a promotion or the leasing agent was just being friendly, tho I didn't choose there. Rent is a lil bit expensive here. The overall cost in Streeterville is $1300~$1700(500sqft~600sqft) + $100ish utilities. Parking is insanely expensive, $20 for 1~2hrs, $30 or higher for 24hrs, and the tax! I bought a box of water from walgreen on sale, they charged tax per bottle! Anyone know if tapped water is drinkable here?



Chicago has some of the cleanest tap water in the U.S.

I've been drinking it my whole life.


Yeah, the tap water is great. Get yourself a Brita filter and a reusable bottle. You'll be set.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:05 pm

The water is fine. In my building it's lukewarm, so I still use a Brita pitcher in the fridge just to keep COLD drinking water on hand, but it tastes fine. No need to go all tinfoil hat and buy a bunch of bottled water. (Did you know bottled water has lower--"lower" meaning less stringent--purity standards to meet than tap water anyway?)

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Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:16 pm

nsideirish wrote:
curepure wrote:Just settled down, Cityfront in Streeterville. Tylor from studentspace was very helpful, we took a tour to quite a few apts in the morning. Before I moved I already secured a convertible(600sqft/$1500) at McClurg for free, there was a promotion or the leasing agent was just being friendly, tho I didn't choose there. Rent is a lil bit expensive here. The overall cost in Streeterville is $1300~$1700(500sqft~600sqft) + $100ish utilities. Parking is insanely expensive, $20 for 1~2hrs, $30 or higher for 24hrs, and the tax! I bought a box of water from walgreen on sale, they charged tax per bottle! Anyone know if tapped water is drinkable here?



Chicago has some of the cleanest tap water in the U.S.

I've been drinking it my whole life.


For results, see avatar above ^

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Postby snapdragon25 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:07 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:The water is fine. In my building it's lukewarm, so I still use a Brita pitcher in the fridge just to keep COLD drinking water on hand, but it tastes fine. No need to go all tinfoil hat and buy a bunch of bottled water. (Did you know bottled water has lower--"lower" meaning less stringent--purity standards to meet than tap water anyway?)


I think the person who asked the original question is international, so that makes more sense. But yeah, growing up drinking Chicago's awesome tap water has made me really picky about water.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Solistus » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:09 pm

Holy crap, a city where residents agree that the tap water is fine! George Carlin was wrong. What's next, are you gonna tell me Chicago drivers aren't so bad?

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Postby teiswei » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:13 pm

Solistus wrote:Holy crap, a city where residents agree that the tap water is fine! George Carlin was wrong. What's next, are you gonna tell me Chicago drivers aren't so bad?

Inner city drivers, for the most part, are ok. It's when the suburbanites or out-of-towners come to the city it's a problem. There should be a separate license or a toll to enter into the downtown area.

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Postby BigZuck » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:17 pm

Is Chicago really and truly a wonderland of wonders or is there something in the water that makes people think it is the greatest city in the world?

I like what I hear but sometimes the love is borderline over the top and the cynical side of me questions its greatness. Sometimes it's worse than listening to Texans talk about Texas.

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Postby luxurylawyer » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:19 pm

BigZuck wrote:Is Chicago really and truly a wonderland of wonders or is there something in the water that makes people think it is the greatest city in the world?

I like what I hear but sometimes the love is borderline over the top and the cynical side of me questions its greatness. Sometimes it's worse than listening to Texans talk about Texas.


It really and truly is. I've never lived there, but it's the truth.

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Postby Micdiddy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:20 pm

BigZuck wrote:Is Chicago really and truly a wonderland of wonders or is there something in the water that makes people think it is the greatest city in the world?

I like what I hear but sometimes the love is borderline over the top and the cynical side of me questions its greatness. Sometimes it's worse than listening to Texans talk about Texas.


It's actually pretty awesome. And I'm from SoCal, so you can trust me :)

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Postby Big Dog » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:22 pm

I like what I hear but sometimes the love is borderline over the top and the cynical


You sure you ain't thinking of the Big Apple?

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Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:23 pm

BigZuck wrote:Is Chicago really and truly a wonderland of wonders or is there something in the water that makes people think it is the greatest city in the world?

I like what I hear but sometimes the love is borderline over the top and the cynical side of me questions its greatness. Sometimes it's worse than listening to Texans talk about Texas.


Texan here turned over the top chicago fan. If it's something in the water, it's working. If loving Chicago is wrong I don't wannna be right.

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Postby Cobretti » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:26 pm

helix23 wrote:
nsideirish wrote:Chicago has some of the cleanest tap water in the U.S.

I've been drinking it my whole life.


For results, see avatar above ^

Looks like Timothy Leary may have chosen Chicago over LA

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Postby Big Dog » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:27 pm

Weather report on the news yesterday: # of days above 60 degrees downtown so far this year = 0.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:31 pm

BigZuck wrote:Is Chicago really and truly a wonderland of wonders or is there something in the water that makes people think it is the greatest city in the world?

I like what I hear but sometimes the love is borderline over the top and the cynical side of me questions its greatness. Sometimes it's worse than listening to Texans talk about Texas.

I'm probably one of the least happy/most homesick here and I think it's a really great city. There's tons of stuff to do no matter what you like (the exception being skiing/snowboarding, and don't get me started); public transit is extensive, easy to use and about as clean/comfortable as you can expect from a city this size; the north side (where you will be 99% of the time) feels quite safe; prices (9.75% or whatever it is sales tax aside) are really reasonable for such a huge city; and it looks cool in photos.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby BigZuck » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:32 pm

If everything is true, then I want to go to there.

The weather does sound depressing though. Scarlet, how did you ever survive the winter?

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Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:33 pm

BigZuck wrote:If everything is true, then I want to go to there.

The weather does sound depressing though. Scarlet, how did you ever survive the winter?

The weather goes to extremes. Everyone will be happy part of the year and pretty much everyone will hate part of the year. (Most people don't like the cold extreme; I hate hot humidity so the summer weather here is suicide-inducing.)

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Postby Cobretti » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:36 pm

BigZuck wrote:If everything is true, then I want to go to there.

The weather does sound depressing though. Scarlet, how did you ever survive the winter?

As a socal native that lived in Omaha for 5 years, and experienced -30 with windchill, you get used to it. Just be sure to buy proper cold weather gear and its not a big deal.

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Postby Big Dog » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:39 pm

I hate hot humidity so the summer weather here is suicide-inducing.)


It's all relative. Chicago is much less humid than say, DC. And the Lakefront's (Streeterville) cooling effect make it cooler than the 'burbs.

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Postby bananasplit19 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:40 pm

I was in Chicago this past week to visit the campus and meet with the admissions office. Weather was perfect: mid 50's and sunny. Pretty much NorCal weather.

I shall assume that Chicago is like that year-round.

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Postby teiswei » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:42 pm

mrizza wrote:
BigZuck wrote:If everything is true, then I want to go to there.

The weather does sound depressing though. Scarlet, how did you ever survive the winter?

As a socal native that lived in Omaha for 5 years, and experienced -30 with windchill, you get used to it. Just be sure to buy proper cold weather gear and its not a big deal.

You get used to it but it still gets old. It's in the 30s today and in my hometown, Phoenix, it's like 85 and it pisses me off. It doesn't get consistently warm here until late may and it gets uncomfortably hot by late June. Other than the weather, the city is amazing.

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Postby teiswei » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:45 pm

Also, for this of you that are dreading the hight COL, I caught this on my way to lunch:

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