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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Baylor? SMU? Houston?
« on: May 19, 2005, 11:45:19 AM »
I don't think Houston is that much bigger than the whole DFW area.

Well that's true, but that's 2 cities.

Is the OP still out there?  We're all talking away (well I am at least) w/ no word from classykaka.  Any of this advice helping?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Baylor? SMU? Houston?
« on: May 19, 2005, 09:07:20 AM »
htrus is pretty right (even though I still vote for Baylor).  This more about the environment that would make you happy.  Would you rather be in Dallas close to/living with family at a small school or would you rather be on your own in big, giant sprawling Houston at a big school or would you rather be in a mid-sized town (I happen to love Waco by the way for those naysayers who aren't fans and I'm from Houston so I've done the big city thing) at a very small school where even the Dean will know your name.

Think about what you liked or didn't like about your undergrad and work from there.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Baylor? SMU? Houston?
« on: May 18, 2005, 02:18:26 PM »
I don't think anyone can say which school generally has an advantage in the state.  It all depends on where you want to go.

UofH is best if you're interested in Houston.  The amount of SMU connections in Dallas is ridiculous.  Baylor's better in Dallas than Houston.  If you want to go small town or valley or panhandle, they're all pretty equal I think.  I've talked to a lot of lawyers about this and some are partial to their alma maters, some just follow traditional rankings, a lot though have really told me they love Baylor grads.  There is not a better prepared graduate in Texas to step right in a courtroom than a Baylor grad and a lot of lawyers you ask will tell you that.  It doesn't mean they will always get the job, but it's a start.  Baylor does have a smaller alum network because it's a smaller school, but Baylor alums really stick together and they are in some pretty high places.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Baylor? SMU? Houston?
« on: May 17, 2005, 05:47:18 PM »
Baylor!  But I'm biased. 

I think Baylor has a really unique program and I like the small atmosphere a lot.  If you're seriously considering Baylor I'll talk about it all day.  So will UMHBMom.  She's there right now.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Austin LSD HH Thread
« on: May 11, 2005, 05:44:13 PM »
Madame Alexander dolls.
Example:
http://www.madamealexander.com/products/product_detail.php/pid=7~subid=7/index.html

No, we are def NOT filling Marin's room with dolls. She's getting microscopes and cool stuff like that. I figure I will be able to part with most of the CPK's, however, mom would have a coronary if I ditched the Madame Alexander ones and I'm mildly partial to them as well. They're only 8 inches tall, so we can probably fit them into two doll cabinets that we can just throw into Marin's room.

My Granny desperately wanted me to want Madame Alexander dolls, but it was a no go.  I was more into acting as hairdresser for what few dolls they did trust me with after which I would try to convince my Mom the hair was gonna grow back.  "See Mom, it's longer than it was yesterday!!"

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Going without health insurance
« on: May 11, 2005, 04:33:28 PM »
^

Interesting article. Even mentions my university by name!

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The vast University of Texas system provides a student plan, at an annual cost of $535, with a lifetime cap of just $250,000. It covers only $300 worth of prescriptions a year and includes a clause limiting coverage of catastrophic injury or illness suffered by a student prior to enrolling in the plan.

... that's a *bad* plan? I think I'll risk my medical bills being less than $80,000 a year. And I haven't had $300 of prescriptions in my life. And I have no preexisting conditions. Unfortunately, the article isn't dated, so it's hard to know if that great deal is still available. That's $44 a month, which is much better than what I found via their webpage. I'll have to investigtae this more once I'm there.

That is a bad plan.  A single surgery can cost over $80,000 and require more than $300 in meds.  My best friend (healthy her whole life) started having stomach problems her sophomore year of college and ended up having an intense intestinal disorder much like Crohn's where they ended up having to remover her small intestine.  She's had 4 surgeries since and her medical bills are nearing a million and a half total.  This all just popped up practically overnight and is a recurring problem.

I'm not trying to freak you out... Well I guess I am trying to freak you out, but anything can happen!!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Going without health insurance
« on: May 11, 2005, 04:05:35 PM »
http://education.yahoo.com/college/essentials/articles/grad/grad_fineprint.html

My mom showed me this a while back (a couple years I think), but I think every grad student should read it!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Baylor Housing
« on: May 02, 2005, 11:54:25 AM »


Sounds like a great place. Anything near Bagby is gonna be innundated with undergrads, but it will be better than any of those so called "luxury student aparments." Now if I can just get my butt over to Dallas and start looking for a place...

Yeah, K&S showed us this duplex at 12th and Bagby.  We just laughed and were like, ummmm... thanks but no thanks.  I think it was right across from an old SAE house.  That would have been really cool for studying. 

This place is cool because it doesn't have much around it except for some sort of auto body shop across the street and some new construction of little houses/duplexes behind it.  I think it'll actually be pretty quiet, at least I hope so!!  We definitely steered clear of the "luxury" complexes such as Sterling.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Baylor Housing
« on: May 02, 2005, 10:34:15 AM »
Well I'm signing a lease for a duplex at 14th and Daughtrey.  Looked at it Sat. and loved it!!  2/2 $900 a month, close to campus, maybe a little more in the undergrad area than I had planned, but not in the heart of it so not too bad.  What I love is that it's brand new so all the appliances are clean and new plus it's all Spanish tile floors (I hate carpet).  I'll also have a little yard so party at my house! There are 2 sets so 4 total and I think there are 2 left so if anyone's interested let me know and I can pass along the number. 

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I think the experience we'll get at Baylor is going to be unlike the experience you could get anywhere else -- both in good and bad ways.  We'll be challenged beyond belief, but while the other clerks at our summer jobs are in over their heads, we'll totally know what we're doing (kind of... well more than them at least).  Dean Toben will know our names.  Our profs will kick us out of class, but they'll be available afterwards to help us. 


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