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Law School Applications / Re: Importance of Undergrad School
« on: March 12, 2007, 10:23:23 PM »
I think "too poor" is a bit narrow.  If you're middle class, need blind means you end up with loans as a significant part of your financial aid package, or at least it did for me.  I could have gone to a higer caliber undergrad (rather than my good, but not Ivy public school), but I would have come out in much more debt. 


This was what I was trying to say but was drugged up on some cold medicine. LOL. My mother made less than 35K when I started UG and I didn't qualify for a single need based scholarship from my CC or UG.

Really?  I think that many ppl shy away from the more expensive schools for this very reason.  At the time of my matriculation at Brown, the school was not fully need blind.  My mom made less than 45k in NYC...and like I said, they hooked me up.  The same can be said for Vassar and Amherst.  Private schools with big endowments tend to give better aid from what I've seen, if they want you.

Maybe I should start being bitter about my HS counselor then, like whoever said that earlier.  She pretty much told me not to apply anywhere else since my Mom couldn't afford it and I couldn't afford that many loans. I had a 3.94 GPA in HS and ended up only taking the SAT for the heck of it because of the school I go to, UNR didnt even REQUIRE it at the time so I didn't study or try.

Guess I applied to the wrong Ivy as my reach school.  My packages from an ivy and two top twenty-fives had me graduating between 50k and 80k in debt.  I don't regret it at all  having had a fantastic four years and loving my gigantic school.  Just wanted to give another persective on the financial aid question.

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: March 11, 2007, 07:49:44 PM »
just dropping in to represent the L's (for Watifah) and to say congrats to Bouz on the fantastic score and Michigan... way to go! 



Also, any thoughts from any of you on queer life at GW or UCLA?  I'm visiting GW next week, so I might knwo more then.  But if any of you have visited and know of things I should check out, let me know.

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Law School Applications / Re: Importance of Undergrad School
« on: March 11, 2007, 07:21:49 PM »
I think "too poor" is a bit narrow.  If you're middle class, need blind means you end up with loans as a significant part of your financial aid package, or at least it did for me.  I could have gone to a higer caliber undergrad (rather than my good, but not Ivy public school), but I would have come out in much more debt. 

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: February 08, 2007, 05:38:40 PM »
Lets talk about hot guys.

I figured out today that I have a type!


do describe, please.

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: February 08, 2007, 05:20:33 PM »
Whatever! L word girls are HOT!!

I will give you Carmen (barely) and Helena.  and maybe Alice, because she finally called Jenny out for being obnoxious and I'm happy to see anyone do that, especially since jenny was insulting her hat and I have one like that.  but come on... all that make up?  gross.  and Shane?  allow me to introduce you to food.  it's delicious. and life-sustaining

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: February 08, 2007, 04:36:04 PM »
sorry Bouzie.  there are some battles I have to choose.

but, um, hot girls.  I think I'll concur with the NYC suggestions someone else made.  If L Word is any indication, the west coasters are way too plastic.

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: February 08, 2007, 04:17:54 PM »
As I see it the problem here is a difference in definition, Ersatz.  For me, marriage should be a right of all citizens and should be protected as such.  To call it a "new right" (or special right, as it is frequently called), elides the fact that it is a right currently being denied that should be protected.  As an example of this, had the issue of separate but equal been completely decided by the ballot, you can bet educational inequity would be an even larger problem today than it already is.  Edcuational opportunity is something that clearly was denied in the past unjustly, but was legally granted protection in the interests of equality.

Also, I apparently wasn't precise enough for you, though I did say the masses who see themselves, not "the masses who are."  I will be the first to admit (well, second to you) that gay marriage would have a profound impact on society.  What I am referencing here is that most people don't see it that way.  I think if we could show people how their lives are affected by homophobia, limitations placed on others, and systems of power and oppression, this wouldn't be an issue right now because people would have been personally motivated to action long ago.  Wedding planners alone could make millions.

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: February 08, 2007, 12:22:04 PM »
Even accepting "these losers" to mean the Michigan voters, the post is still kind of objectionable. It's unfortunate that the majority of Michigan voters decided that a blanket prohibition against gay marriage, unions, etc. is a good idea. However, it is certainly not up to the judiciary (and particularly not up to the three-member panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals) to contravene the dictates of the voting public. This is a political issue that must be resolved through the political process and not in court.


Not to backtrack or "go down that road" as Bouzie would say, but I really, Really, REALLY take issue with this kind of statement.  And by "take issue with" I mean it annoys the crap out of me, infuriates me, feels like nails on a chalkboard to me.  This is NOT something the public should be voting on, any more than interracial or inter-religion marriage should be something the public (meaning the masses who see themselves as either largely unaffected or religiously  threatened by it) votes on.  Since when is the majority trusted with the responsibility of protecting the rights of the minority?  [/rant]

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Law School Applications / Re: What is going on at Berkeley?
« on: January 30, 2007, 11:35:10 AM »
Not that I know of.  I got two e-mails telling me I was complete.

I also have the highest index number of anyone on LSN who was rejected and it's giving me a complex.....

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Law School Applications / Re: What is going on at Berkeley?
« on: January 29, 2007, 09:49:09 PM »
got the ding today.  best wishes for the rest of you who were waiting...

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