« on: March 08, 2006, 09:32:42 PM »
Cleveland rocks! The cost of living is so cheap.
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« on: March 06, 2006, 10:11:19 AM »
Crash was good. But there are a lot of good movies that come out each year. Brokeback was really good, maybe even great, and should have won, given its competition. And The Squid and The Whale should have been nominated.
« on: March 02, 2006, 11:55:22 PM »
I also have not yet heard anything, though I received a Case t-shirt the other day. FYI, the daily news in Cleveland recently has been reporting on Case's severe finanical troubles; today, the faculty passed a vote of no-confidence for the president. I am thinking this may not be a good sign in terms of financial aid. But what a nice t-shirt!
« on: March 01, 2006, 08:08:34 PM »
A car in AA is not necessary. I went to grad school there and while i did have a car, many of my friends did not. I was the nice friend who always let them know when i was going to the grovery store!! And really, the main reason I had a car was so I could drive back to my home state of Ohio. Also, I did get a job in my second year that had me driving all over the Detroit area...so the car helped there.
If you go carless, I suggest looking into car share systems, in addition to the public transportation, of course. I am not 100 percent sure that AA has one, but knowing how liberal the city is, I'd place my money on it.
I did live very close to campus (10 minute walk) and never drove to classes. Parking is really hard. But I always heard that if you got a parking ticket, you could pay it that day and it was only $10 or something cheap like that.
Go carless! At least for the first year. You'll be fine.
I got into Case a few weeks ago and have yet to hear about $$.
Weighing in on the transportation debate in Cleveland...I just flew back to the city today and took the rapid from the airport downtown for $1.50. Then I took the eight minute walk from Public Square to my vry big and I must say cool downtown apartment that's quite affordable. Then I walked five minutes to work.
Oh, and you can typically get good beers downtown for a couple dollars. One time before a Cavs game, we were hanging out at Alesci's by the "Q" and got three alcoholic bevvies and two slices of pizza for under $10.
Of course, there are thighs about Cleveland that aren't so cool. One thing I hate is the cab system. Sure, they are pretty cheap (compared to Miami, where I just was) but they often won't take you if you are not going very far. That's really annoying.
I really dislike Kozol. So uninteresting. i know that's not a popular thing to say, but really. Still Separate, Still Unequal? Duh. I couldn't even finish that article. Maybe my problem is by the time are started reading Savage Inequalities, I was well aware of the inequalities. Maybe I just find him...what's the word...I will think of it on my walk home.
American figure skater Matt Savoie is going to Cornell Law this fall. That's cool. I cannot imagine taking the LSAT, writing a presonal statement, and preparing for the Olympics. You think his essay was all about skating?