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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!  >:(

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Berkeley (Boalt) Visit
« on: April 03, 2005, 04:07:34 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

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Personal Statement / Re: Are these good soft attributes?
« on: April 03, 2005, 01:38:14 AM »
-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.

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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 http://www.aclu.org/FreeSpeech/FreeSpeechlist.cfm?c=87

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basically, whatever affects you, eh?

??  ???  Go re-read my previous statement.  I'm well over the age where such laws affect me.  Even when I was a minor and in highschool, however, I never lived in an area with such laws nor did I ever experience age discrimination (except, of course, drinking laws and R-rated movies)

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"kiddos" -?? puh-lease!

I've never been a fan of age-discrimination.

... it's not discrimination if it's reflective of reality. People under 25 (especially men) are far more likely to get into car crashes or otherwise damage the car. Again, to compensate for this, the rental companies can either charge those under 25 more, distribute the cost to everybody, or not rent cars to 25 year olds. What other options are there?


Well, statistically speaking the elderly are more likely to be in an accident than middle aged folks. So why no surcharge for them? Also, minorities are more likely to commit crimes than non-minorities. Curfews, anyone?

been crusading against discrimination for long?

Yes, age discrimination really gets under my skin (and yes, I still feel this way even though such laws no longer affect me).  Especially curfews, policies that prevent groups of young people from entering a store together (i.e. 7-11), drug testing and lack of free speech at schools, etc.  Frickin' ridiculous.

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Wait List / Re: Duke Cornell Boalt
« on: April 02, 2005, 10:11:44 PM »
I hope one of them comes through.  Congrats, even a waitlist is a big accomplishment!!

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Wait List / Re: Hold at Maryland
« on: April 02, 2005, 10:11:05 PM »
I am def. considering maryland.  I currently am finishing up my undergrad at The University of Maryland and I was hoping to stay in the area and practice law in Maryland.  To be safe though, I will put down a deposit at either Chicago Kent or Temple, haven't decided which one yet, because while hold sounds better than waitlist I still have no idea whether or not I will get in.  I am taking a course with a professor here (Graber) who is a dual professor for the The University of Maryland and the College of Law and hes really good, so that makes me like the school even more.  Would you guys consider it if you get off hold? 

Hey, what are your stats? 

GRABER ROCKS!!

Edit: I see your stats.  Plenty of my friends w/lower stats got accepted already simply because they applied early.

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"kiddos" -?? puh-lease!

I've never been a fan of age-discrimination.

... it's not discrimination if it's reflective of reality. People under 25 (especially men) are far more likely to get into car crashes or otherwise damage the car. Again, to compensate for this, the rental companies can either charge those under 25 more, distribute the cost to everybody, or not rent cars to 25 year olds. What other options are there?


Well, statistically speaking the elderly are more likely to be in an accident than middle aged folks.  So why no surcharge for them?  Also, minorities are more likely to commit crimes than non-minorities.  Curfews, anyone?

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"kiddos" -?? puh-lease!

I've never been a fan of age-discrimination.

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