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SleepyGuyYawn

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Re: Tulane Vs. Pittsburgh
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2005, 11:58:55 PM »
I really have to agree.  Pitt's a great place.

Actually I applied to Tulane and withdrew my application before I got an answer -- when I got into Pitt.  I'm being totally serious.  I love the city of Pittsburgh and I think the school will get me a job that's just as good.

Plus I don't want to take the chance of having to work in Houston or New Orleans if I don't end up in the top 30% of Tulane's class.

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2005, 12:40:21 AM »
I've heard New Orleans smells.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2005, 12:13:01 PM »
Pioneer,
If you can filter out the Pittsburgh vs New Orleans city argument from this thread, you might not find much yet. I'd take a look at the student body at each. Is it important that you surround yourself with the highest scoriing students, or is that less important. Certainly, Tulane has a student body scoring strong on their LSATs. I'm not sure how Pitt is, but i'd suspect it has strong stats too. I'm considering Tulane, and I'm a mid-westerner. It is highly-regarded no matter where you decide to live. Have you been on the Tulane Accepted Student's Forum on their web site? I'd suggest checking that out for a better feel of student life.

I'd second the suggestion to check out martindale.com. It's a good way to see how Tulane and Pitt grads do geographically. If you want to be in NYC, martindale can show you the presence of tulane people in nyc. tulane's marketing materials certainly hype their ability to place graduates beyond Louisiana.

You could also request a scholarship from the dean of admissions, susan krinsky, at Tulane. Althoiugh i ws turned down for a scholarship increase, it has been mentioned that they started with a sizable budget for scholarships this year, so you may get lucky if you send an email directly to Susan. That could sweeten the deal for Tulane.

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Re: Tulane Vs. Pittsburgh
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2005, 12:17:30 PM »
I've heard New Orleans smells.

This is very true.  Moreso than other cities its size or larger, actually.


Are you huffing paint or something?

Not anymore.  I have lived in both cities, though.  New Orleans is a fascinating place to visit.  There are lots of interesting things here.  As far as things concerned with lifestyle, though, there is very little to offer here beyond what I mentioned (drinking, partying).  The culture is for tourists.  Unless you mean the culture of "I ain't doin' shitt."  


3. If you want European culture, Pittsburgh has it a lot more than New Orleans.  NOLA has southern culture mixed with party culture.  The history here consists in a city being built on one of the most historically appalling periods.


Please, for the love of god dont let this person have offspring...

I probably won't.  Have you ever consider backing up comments like this with something substantive, though?  Or do you just like making entirely unfunny jokes. (I would claim that this attempted joke [assuming it wasn't an actual plea, in which case it was just stupid] wasn't funny even were it not directed at me.)


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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2005, 12:56:52 PM »
"5. Actually, maintain your preference for NOLA and Tulane and NYC.  It will help those who share the saner view in the end"

  I suppose those with saner viewpoints have photos of homosexual men on their profiles coupled with the words "@#!* wendy" ?  Also, what does it mean for a city to have been built "on one of the most histroically appalling time periods"?  Umm...so early colonial america was an appalling time period? 

  But, once again, to each his own.  You Pitt people stay up there, watch Flashdance ("Just a steel-town girl on a Saturday night"), and watch the Penguins lose next season (if there is a season)  and enjoy that charming  European culture of Pittsburgh unbeknownst to the rest of the world...
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2005, 01:16:18 PM »
"5. Actually, maintain your preference for NOLA and Tulane and NYC.  It will help those who share the saner view in the end"

  I suppose those with saner viewpoints have photos of homosexual men on their profiles coupled with the words "#@!* wendy" ? 

 :) I don't dispute it, but I have no reason to believe or care whether the adorable Austin Scarlett is gay.


"5. Actually, maintain your preference for NOLA and Tulane and NYC. It will help those who share the saner view in the end"

 Also, what does it mean for a city to have been built "on one of the most histroically appalling time periods"? Umm...so early colonial america was an appalling time period?


Hmm, how should I put this?  Well, let's just say the white people weren't very nice to the native americans in clearing their path to be not very nice to the african americans.  Does that story ring any bells?

But, once again, to each his own. You Pitt people stay up there, watch Flashdance ("Just a steel-town girl on a Saturday night"), and watch the Penguins lose next season (if there is a season) and enjoy that charming European culture of Pittsburgh unbeknownst to the rest of the world...

Once I return, I will likely stay.  In case you weren't aware, the diverse European culture is one of Pittsburgh's most notable traits.  So, your use of "unbeknownst" is false, unless by "rest of the world" you meant "me, and other dudes like me."

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Re: Tulane Vs. Pittsburgh
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2005, 01:18:33 PM »
Since I've been so pissy, harsh and argumentative here, I should offer a concession: Many people love New Orleans and would live nowhere else.  It is, undoubtedly, a fairly interesting place to visit.  Some people don't want to leave.  I very strongly disagree with those people, but I don't claim some authority on city-appreciation.  I just like to defend a great city that so few people seem to know about, especially in contrast to a city that I really can't stand.

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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2005, 01:50:30 PM »
Oh, another nice thing to say about Tulane: I have never been anywhere in my life where I saw more beautiful females.  If you spit, there is a 76% chance you will hit a beautiful female.  But why would you ever do that?

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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2005, 02:11:00 PM »
cool apartments.  new orleans has cool apartments.  despite the roach problem, there is little denying this.

i actually didn't start to really appreciate the city until after i graduated.  there are aspects i do not like about the city, but i do enjoy living here for a number of reasons.  uptown new orleans is beautiful, and i enjoy just driving around in my car, up and down st. charles, going to work and out to study in a coffee shop at night.  personally, although it certainly can be a fun place to visit, it is also a nice place to live.  everything is close to everything, it has a laid back atmosphere, and, if you do a bit of research, you can find a very nice apartment with high ceilings and wood floors in a nice, tree-filled section of town.  i rarely go out at night to party, but because of the reasons i outlined above, i think it is a nice place to study and do work. 

i have experienced the city both as a student at tulane and as a teacher in the public schools.  the truth is that a large percentage of the population here is living in a tough enviornment, one that is not necessarily recognizable as a student at tulane.  that being said, new orleans is a great city of the african diaspora, and second lines, mardi gras (zulu), and funerals are only some of the aspects of the rich culture that the majority of our population, comprised of african americans, offers.  the french quarter, although i rarely venture there, is cool to check out every once in a while. 

i would come and check it out for yourself.  i would do the same with pittsburg, which i am sure is a nice city as well.

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Re: Tulane Vs. Pittsburgh
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2005, 03:03:12 PM »
New Orleans is a rich, vibrant, unwieldy  place where there isn't much room for those who want to sip herbal teas and listen to Michael Bolton in a quiet room...
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