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I don't. And who can give a definition of an intellectual?

I think of an intellectual as someone who engages in (and enjoys) thinking, reading, and learning about things that are somewhat academic or abstract in nature.  But come to think of it, I've never seen a definition. 

Ok, just checked and my definition is somewhat in accord.

in·tel·lec·tu·al adj.
   3.   a. Having or showing intellect, especially to a high degree. See Synonyms at intelligent.
        b. Given to activities or pursuits that require exercise of the intellect.

in·tel·lect n.
   1.   a. The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding.
        b. The ability to think abstractly or profoundly. See Synonyms at mind.

If you're going to still be in school in the fall, you're probably going to be just as busy with classes/work/friends etc. then.   

General Off-Topic Board / Re: LOL is the new 'awesome'.
« on: April 04, 2005, 01:01:31 AM »
j00 n3\|/613r5 h@\/3 n07h1ng 0n m3.  3@7 61n@ry @nd d13!!11!!ONE!!!111!ELEVEN!!!11!1!!!


\yes, I spend too much time on the intarweb.

 :P  :-\  ;)

omg, we've just been punk'd!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: LOL is the new 'awesome'.
« on: April 03, 2005, 08:05:20 PM »
especially if you're a 1337 h4x0r!!

I 0wn j00, n00b!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: LOL is the new 'awesome'.
« on: April 03, 2005, 08:02:09 PM »
LOL is so l337.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Hold at Maryland
« on: April 03, 2005, 06:06:13 PM »
Thisis1984 I think we are in the same class this semester with Graber.  I am in the 11 o'clock discussion.  If you got into Berkely, then you are def. making the right decision to turn down umd.  I will probably go to umd if I get in off hold cause I do want to practice in state.  If I don't get into Maryland, I am on like 5 more waitlists at schools like gmu, w&m and w&l so maybe one of those call up.  More likely though I will end up going to Temple or Chicago Kent.  See you in class Monday.

I graduated in December, so I doubt we're in the same class.  I bet you'll get off hold (you have great numbers for UMD!) and good luck with it.  But also, in the future, pls respond to PMs with another PM, not in the general thread.  Thanks  :)

Black Law Students / BLSD censors threads/ quells free speech?
« on: April 03, 2005, 07:13:56 AM »
I was looking for the thread I started in here asking about hair (which somehow got perversely twisted, mainly by the moderator of BLSD into some sort of viscious, insult-ridden assault) to find a user that I wanted to PM who I knew had posted on that thread.  Where has it gone? 

Now, if there's a thread that you don't like, ignore it, troll it, flame it, or even move it.  I'll even accept if someone deletes a thread that's horridly racist or offensive (although even that I'd rather see moved than deleted).  But preventing LSDers from freely expressing themselves and engaging in discourse on a particular matter (even if it IS just silly banter)? 

tsk!  >:(

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Berkeley (Boalt) Visit
« on: April 03, 2005, 01:07:34 AM »

It also kind of annoys me that the various deans seem to have this delusion that Boalt is a top 5 school. And they kept making thinly veiled suggestions that Boalt is a peer school to Stanford and Harvard and Yale. I mean Boalt is a fine institution, firmly entrenched in the top 14, but they seriously need to get over themselves.

Thanks for the feedback (I couldn't make it to Admit Day), but as to your point quoted above -- really, what school DOESN'T do that?  Schools are trying to sell themselves.

And also, what's wrong with weather being a prime factor?   :D

-Business Club
-VP of Campus Dems
-Phi Alpha Delta
-(lets round up) 30 hours of work during school
-Started college early and relatively weakly but matured
-200+ Community service hours in 2 states and 1 reservation
-Finished College Early
-Been responsible for family from an early age

IMO, these are pretty vanilla.  However, it's not what you can list on your resume, but what you've done in these positions.  So, if -- for example -- as the head of the Campus Dems you set up a lecture series and got [enter name of prominent official in Dem party] to come speak to an audience of 200, started an annual blood-drive, and organized trips to Ohio to help campaign for John Kerry -- then you'd have something a bit more substantial.

As I've said, it was never an issue at my high school.  But in many (public) schools, students are prevented from distributing political literature (or anything that school officials claims is "inappropriate"), wearing clothing with certain messages or even bearing certain colors (seen as a potential indicator of "gang activity"), keeping their hair a certain style or color, piercings (all symbolic speech/expression).  If you're really interested, check out the ACLU's website section on student speech at

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