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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: July 05, 2007, 01:25:36 PM »
My school system was really weird:  K-5 (elementary), 6-8 (middle), 9-10 (high), 11-12 (senior high).  Theoretically to allow for more AP classes, but I think it was all about getting as many juniors and seniors together for the Varsity Football Team.

What did I take...

7th:  Texas History
8th:  American History through the Civil War
9th:  Humanities plus accelerated post-Civil War American History
10th: Humanities plus accelerated world history
11th: Government (1/2) and Economics (1/2)
12th: European History

Humanities was the ish.  We built Greek polises and warred with the rival factions, wore togas during the unit on Rome, dressed in Medieval garb and paraded across town for a Crusade, carved the David out of soap...

I was supposed to take geography for a year, but never felt like it, so I ended up taking it by correspondence but not finishing on time so I didn't get to graduate.   ::)

I went to a toga party last year.  I bet my toga experience was very different from yours.  At least I would hope so.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: July 05, 2007, 01:05:17 PM »
6th - no idea - some mix of Hawaiian culture and history, I'm sure
7th - Hawaiian History
8th - US History
9th - Global Issues (I really don't know), but now it's MT history here
10th - World History
11th - US History
12th - 1 semester of US Govt, except for AP - for us, the full year but on alternating days of the week

Which reminds me, I took Indep. Study Spanish those other 2 days of the week, and I just got a card in the mail from my Spanish teacher (I think I had her 3 yrs in hs) congratulating me on graduation. It was really sweet :)

Anyone else watch "La Catrina" in Spanish class?  Greatest video series ever.

Nope, but we watched Toy Story in Spanish :P

Nice, we watched Shrek in Spanish  :P

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: July 05, 2007, 12:48:52 PM »
6th - no idea - some mix of Hawaiian culture and history, I'm sure
7th - Hawaiian History
8th - US History
9th - Global Issues (I really don't know), but now it's MT history here
10th - World History
11th - US History
12th - 1 semester of US Govt, except for AP - for us, the full year but on alternating days of the week

Which reminds me, I took Indep. Study Spanish those other 2 days of the week, and I just got a card in the mail from my Spanish teacher (I think I had her 3 yrs in hs) congratulating me on graduation. It was really sweet :)

Anyone else watch "La Catrina" in Spanish class?  Greatest video series ever.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: July 05, 2007, 12:30:29 PM »
My district was elementary school K-6, and then 7-12 was all in the high school - no middle school

For social studies, we did US history 7 and 8, World history 9 and 10, US History again in 11, then senior year was economics first half, U.S. government 2nd half.

We never did state history, which still seems kinda weird to me.  But the way they did it in my district seems pretty strange too.  Basically 3.5 years of U.S. history vs. 2 years of all other human history. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fourth of July Stinks!
« on: July 05, 2007, 11:53:34 AM »
Last night I was watching the last three in season 4 leading up to Zoe's graduation.  I have the complete series and am going in order to show them all to one of my friends... It's my crack, really.

My friend used to be really into West Wing, and a few years ago he made me watch like the first 5 episodes with him.  My life hasn't been the same since.  (Although I haven't seen most of seasons 5, 6, and 7.  But I've seen 1-4 about 10-15 times I'd say.)


Initially, I was torn between the fact it was a decently executed show and the incredibly biased and inspid political commentary it contained.  Once Rob Lowe left, the latter won out, and I had to quit watching entirely.

Granted it wasn't especially sophisticated, but I do think it showed liberals at their best--a bunch of people who really think government can and should do something. 

TOBY
The era of big government is over.

BARTLET
You want to cut the line?

TOBY

I want to change the sentiment. We’re running away from ourselves, and I know we can score points that way. I was the principle architect in that campaign strategy, right along with you, Josh. But we’re here now. Tomorrow night, we do an immense thing. We have to say what we feel. That government, no matter what its failures are in the past, and in times to come, for that matter, the government can be a place where people come together and where no one gets left behind. No one... gets left behind, an instrument of... good.  I have no trouble understanding why the line tested well, Josh, but I don’t think that means we should say it. I think that means we should... change it.



And another one...


BARTLET
Why shouldn't I do it?

SAM
I think you should. I think ambition is good. I think overreaching is good. I think giving people a vision of government that's more than Social Security checks and debt reduction is good. I think government should be optimistic.



Edit:  How about one from Josh, talking about the Lend-Least Act, in regards to loaning Mexico money...

Yeah. Simply put, a loan of arms to Russia and Britain, with the understanding that they'd pay us back when the war was over. And [Roosevelt] said this, he said, "If your neighbor's house is on fire, you don't haggle over the price of your garden hose." There are too many things in the world we can't do. Mexico's on fire. Why help them? Because we can.


Ok I'll stop now

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: July 05, 2007, 11:32:27 AM »
My BBQ, where I was promised barbecue, instead had grilled meat.


That's an outrage.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fourth of July Stinks!
« on: July 05, 2007, 11:22:22 AM »
Last night I was watching the last three in season 4 leading up to Zoe's graduation.  I have the complete series and am going in order to show them all to one of my friends... It's my crack, really.

My friend used to be really into West Wing, and a few years ago he made me watch like the first 5 episodes with him.  My life hasn't been the same since.  (Although I haven't seen most of seasons 5, 6, and 7.  But I've seen 1-4 about 10-15 times I'd say.)


Initially, I was torn between the fact it was a decently executed show and the incredibly biased and inspid political commentary it contained.  Once Rob Lowe left, the latter won out, and I had to quit watching entirely.

How can you say it was biased?  What about Ainsley Hayes?  ;)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fourth of July Stinks!
« on: July 05, 2007, 10:49:07 AM »
Last night I was watching the last three in season 4 leading up to Zoe's graduation.  I have the complete series and am going in order to show them all to one of my friends... It's my crack, really.

My friend used to be really into West Wing, and a few years ago he made me watch like the first 5 episodes with him.  My life hasn't been the same since.  (Although I haven't seen most of seasons 5, 6, and 7.  But I've seen 1-4 about 10-15 times I'd say.)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fourth of July Stinks!
« on: July 05, 2007, 10:38:04 AM »
I love the holiday; I watch 1776 and West Wing and feel a lot of pride.   HOWEVER, I'm concerned that this year my waitlisted schools' admissions committees may have taken the week off and I'm nervous!


West Wing sucks.

I always enjoy your posts, but this is just wrong.  ;)


No really... I made a big dinner last night for my best friend and watched 1776 and west wing... it was a perfect day.  Oh, and I took a nap... can't forget how awesome naps are.

To be clear, I was saying Lindbergh was wrong.  Which episodes?  I always enjoy talking about West Wing.  ;)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fourth of July Stinks!
« on: July 05, 2007, 09:18:25 AM »
I love the holiday; I watch 1776 and West Wing and feel a lot of pride.   HOWEVER, I'm concerned that this year my waitlisted schools' admissions committees may have taken the week off and I'm nervous!


West Wing sucks.

I always enjoy your posts, but this is just wrong.  ;)

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