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« on: April 11, 2006, 09:10:43 AM »
I'm curious, what do you plan to do with your place over the summer? Sublease?
I will be working in Boston this summer, so no need to sublet! But I do know lots of people that are trying to sublet. I don't know how successful they will be, but it is done.
« on: April 10, 2006, 10:38:58 PM »
I'm a 1L at Harvard now, and it's really nice to live closer to the law school. I know several people that live in Porter, and it's about a 15-minute walk. Or you could take the Mass Ave bus as well. If you live just over the Cambridge/Somerville line (approximately Beacon street) in Somerville, rent becomes cheaper. A lot of us live over there - still a 10-minute walk to the law school. I wouldn't bother living in Harvard Square. Way too expensive. Most people live north of the law school or just east (around Kirkland Street). I think Davis Square is not too far away and it's nice up there. Yeah, take home exams could be annoying, but there are rooms on campus for the commuters those days. I wouldn't plan your whole life around a couple days of exams.
Check craigslist, but for me the best thing to do was go to an agent. I HIGHLY recommend Apartment Rental Experts in Central Square. Beware, you will almost always have to pay at least a 1/2 fee. But they drive you around to every place and they really have it in with all the landlords around Harvard. It's way easier than navigating craigslist, in my opinion.
Congrats! I love HLS and hope you will too.
« on: February 02, 2006, 07:57:00 AM »
I was on this board like crazy a year ago, and I just happened to come online today and wanted to looked for future Harvard people. I absolutely LOVE it at HLS. It is the best place. It was a difficult decision for me last year because I didn't think I wanted to go to a school so big, but it was completely the best decision. Everyone I know is so happy to be there. If you have any questions about life there, feel free to ask me.
« on: July 16, 2005, 02:17:29 AM »
I got the email tonight. I don't know what to do either. I have everything so set in San Diego (USD). I really wasn't expecting this at all, but I'm most likely going to go to USC.
Where should I live?
Congratulations! I went to USC for grad school and now work there. It's a great place to be.
As for the housing question, there's another thread somewhere on this board that goes into great detail about places to live in LA that are commute-able to USC. Just try searching.
« on: June 07, 2005, 10:32:07 PM »
I live in an apartment complex called Skyline Terrace. It's just north of downtown, on the Dodger Stadium hill, just up the hill from Chinatown. The apt complex itself is great. We have w/d in apt and it's pretty cheap, but that's because the area leaves a lot to be desired. There's just nothing to do here, it has nothing to do with being unsafe. But, however, we are right by all the freeways and it takes me 10 minutes door-to-door to get to USC.
Is that 10 minutes during rush hour or off-peak? You live with an S.O. at skyline right? It is not too crowded for 2 people right?
You guys have helped me out a lot. I'll be in LA from saturday to tuesday and will finally get to check out all these places.
It's about 10 min off peak, or if you take the surface streets to school during almost any time of day. There's no reason to take the freeway to SC if you live in downtown.....all the streets in downtown will get you down to where Figueroa becomes a two-way street, or you can take Beaudry down and then pick which side of Figueroa you want tot take to get to campus. I guess if traffic is light, then the freeway is a straight shoot down to campus, but the streets are good alternatives if things get bottlenecked (and most of the time, it's jammed at the 110/101 interchange).
Good luck on your visit down here. The 'June Gloom' hasn't been too bad this year, so you'll get to enjoy some good weather once the clouds burn off. Have fun!
Yeah, the 101/110 juncture can get HORRIBLE, especially during rush hour, but I get on the 110 S at 3rd street, and it is 98% a straight shot with no traffic. It really does take me 10 minutes on the 110 to get to SC even during rush hour. It would take a few minutes longer taking surface streets. Freeway's the easiest on the way there. Getting home during rush hour is a completely different story. But still, with my shortcuts, it takes me 20, 25 minutes tops on the way home (I definitely don't take the freeway home during rush hour).
Yes, I do live with my husband at Skyline Terrace. Our apt is one of the biggest (about 950 sq. ft.), so there's definitely enough room for two in ours.
« on: June 05, 2005, 04:25:44 PM »
I live in an apartment complex called Skyline Terrace. It's just north of downtown, on the Dodger Stadium hill, just up the hill from Chinatown. The apt complex itself is great. We have w/d in apt and it's pretty cheap, but that's because the area leaves a lot to be desired. There's just nothing to do here, it has nothing to do with being unsafe. But, however, we are right by all the freeways and it takes me 10 minutes door-to-door to get to USC. As far as Pasadena, Glendale, South Pas go, I really love Pasadena and South Pas, but I think the commute is too long for me during rush hour. The 110 S can get pretty nasty during rush hour. Still, I think those are the best places in the LA metro. I'd definitely check it out and see if you can deal with the rush hour commute.
Anyway, the web site for Skyline Terrace is www.skylineterraceapts.com
. If you want a nice apartment, really close to USC, but are willing to drive to go to restaurants, shopping, etc, it might be a good place to look.
« on: May 16, 2005, 04:09:05 PM »
As opposed to, two come out poor and disadvantaged? Oh wait, but you can use them as maids, perfect.Ha!!
don't worry fingers, you'll learn all about Maids when you get to Harvard (if you don't know all about it already). But I bet your parents were extra nice to their servants. That's why you relate so well to the "cause". Go ahead, tell me how you're the exception to the Ivy rule.
Hey, why'd you get so personal? I didn't say anything to you. Just thought it was funny. Don't be jealous that I'm going to Harvard. I don't owe you any explanation about my financial situation (or of my parents), but let's just say that servants were definitely the last thing on our list of things to get.
You're an a**hole.
« on: May 16, 2005, 03:57:58 PM »
As opposed to, two come out poor and disadvantaged? Oh wait, but you can use them as maids, perfect.
« on: May 15, 2005, 03:39:45 PM »
Woman who engage in risky behaviors that endanger an unborn child should be treated in a similar matter by law as women who engage in risky behaviors that endanger a born child.
So women whose birth control fails should not only be forced to subject their body to a potentially life-threatening pregnancy, but they should also be forced to live their lives in a manner that the state should regulate. What about women who are alcoholics or drug addicts at the time of their unfortunate pregnancies? Will they all be thrown in jail? Will the state fund rehab programs?
How about we actually read the Roe opinion. I know some people will object to it, but if you actually read it, I think it makes a lot of sense (and apparently some Supreme Court Justices do as well). People will always disagree about whether abortion is right or wrong. But the point is that the state's interest in protecting life can only trump a woman's right to bodily integrity at the point of fetal viability. No one said this is a perfect solution. But it may be the best we can get. Any other arbitrary number (2nd trimester, 4th month, etc.) is exactly that ... arbitrary. Since no one will agree on when life starts, the only time that the Supreme Court thought that the state can inflict it's interests on the woman is at the point of viability.
« on: April 29, 2005, 01:19:57 AM »
Columbia for sure.
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