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lolita05

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Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« on: March 08, 2005, 03:49:01 PM »
Hey peeps,

I've gathered from the "student clubs" at Chapman that it's quite a conservative school... Anyone know how conservative?  I.e., is it socially conservative AND economically conservative?  I went to a pretty Right school for my previous degree and as someone who staunchly believes that Liberal is NOT a "dirty word," I can't say I'm thrilled with the prospect of doing it again... 

And if it is so conservative, are there any fellow admits looking to help start the first Democratic Caucus?  ;)

Also, what's this I hear about previous Chapman students suing the school?  Is this true?  What were the reasons, how was it resolved, etc?

Any info would be appreciated!  Thx.

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Re: Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2005, 04:20:02 PM »
I thought Democrats were miserable everywhere...?

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Re: Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2005, 04:23:07 PM »
I rest my case.

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Re: Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2005, 05:20:17 PM »
Democrats will rise again.
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Re: Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2005, 06:34:00 PM »
I rest my case.

I think I made mine.

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Re: Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2005, 08:19:05 PM »
I considered Chapman (it's still in the running if they up the scholarship). When I visited I asked specifically about how conservative it is and the student panel said that it was really as conservative as the rumors would lead you to believe. Orange County is a pretty conservative place, so it's not really surprising.

Though the school definitely  has a Christian Right slant, they do offer classes on current issues like gay marriage and reproductive rights. I'm not sure how the classes are taught, but they are available.

And the campus is beautiful!

Hey peeps,

I've gathered from the "student clubs" at Chapman that it's quite a conservative school... Anyone know how conservative?  I.e., is it socially conservative AND economically conservative?  I went to a pretty Right school for my previous degree and as someone who staunchly believes that Liberal is NOT a "dirty word," I can't say I'm thrilled with the prospect of doing it again... 

And if it is so conservative, are there any fellow admits looking to help start the first Democratic Caucus?  ;)

Also, what's this I hear about previous Chapman students suing the school?  Is this true?  What were the reasons, how was it resolved, etc?

Any info would be appreciated!  Thx.


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Re: Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2005, 08:50:33 PM »
I think everyone has a weird interpretation of what a California Republican is...

I am born and bred in So Cal, being raised in LA, OC, and SD. I am also a Republican, and so are many of my friends in high school and college.

We like to consider ourselves separate from other conservative Republicans in like...the south and the midwest. Sentors McCain, Hagel, Snow, and Mayors Riordan and Giuliani, and my governor. This is what a CA Republican looks like. We are usually convervative when it comes to economic issues and honestly don't give a sh*t about most controversial social issues; if gays want to have sex 'whatever' if a woman wants an abortion 'whatever'. CA Republicans may not agree with it, but we are not going to picket the local planned parenthood office cause we have better things to do.

OC gets a rep as a conservative area, not because it has gun wielding antiMexican Nazis and hicks....but because it has $$$ and lots of it in the western and southern areas. MTV's Laguna Beach isn't that far off from the stereotype. The area around Chapman isnt exactly richie rich central.

In fact...there really arent that many super conservatives nor are there many super liberals in the area that make up a HUGE clump of the population. To be honest, we (20 somethings in So Cal) are too busy, reps and dems alike, trying to be popular, make money, and look good, to care much about issues and be passionate about them. And if we are, its probably a fad.

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Re: Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2005, 08:54:59 PM »
I think everyone has a weird interpretation of what a California Republican is...

I am born and bred in So Cal, being raised in LA, OC, and SD. I am also a Republican, and so are many of my friends in high school and college.

We like to consider ourselves separate from other conservative Republicans in like...the south and the midwest. Sentors McCain, Hagel, Snow, and Mayors Riordan and Giuliani, and my governor. This is what a CA Republican looks like. We are usually convervative when it comes to economic issues and honestly don't give a sh*t about most controversial social issues; if gays want to have sex 'whatever' if a woman wants an abortion 'whatever'. CA Republicans may not agree with it, but we are not going to picket the local planned parenthood office cause we have better things to do.

OC gets a rep as a conservative area, not because it has gun wielding antiMexican Nazis and hicks....but because it has $$$ and lots of it in the western and southern areas. MTV's Laguna Beach isn't that far off from the stereotype. The area around Chapman isnt exactly richie rich central.

In fact...there really arent that many super conservatives nor are there many super liberals in the area that make up a HUGE clump of the population. To be honest, we (20 somethings in So Cal) are too busy, reps and dems alike, trying to be popular, make money, and look good, to care much about issues and be passionate about them. And if we are, its probably a fad.

The honest truth.

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Re: Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2005, 08:56:22 PM »
I wouldn't factor in where I would attend school based on political ideology. I am one of those "california republicans" and pretty much agree with the last post.

For the record, I go to the university of washington which is probably one of the most liberal/borderline socialist (for reals, they represent on campus) schools in the country and I have had a blast in my four years here despite having disagreements with professors and students alike.

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Re: Will a Democrat be miserable at Chapman?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2005, 09:28:17 PM »
"We like to consider ourselves separate from other conservative Republicans in like...the south and the midwest. Sentors McCain, Hagel, Snow, and Mayors Riordan and Giuliani, and my governor. This is what a CA Republican looks like. We are usually convervative when it comes to economic issues and honestly don't give a sh*t about most controversial social issues"

You make me sick. You CA Republicraphole. Your favorite senators--McCain, Hagel, Snowe--all voted today to reject a minimum wage increase. It is "moderate" Republicans like you who say they love lesbos, but then go elect leaders like Tom Delay and George W. Bush who actually DO give a sh*t about those pesky social issues. I'll let my mom and her partner know that you don't agree with these policies, you only vote for people who do. CA Republicans are so principled!

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