Sent in the full $1000 seat deposit, and am officially TLS Class of 2009!
I can't help but roll my eyes at some of the negative comments from people who clearly do not know anything about New Orleans. "Upperclass university suburbs"
I'm sorry, where are these? Because I've lived here for years and the closest suburbs are a good 20 minute drive from the university. And the area around the university campus isn't upperclass and bland. Like the rest of the city, it is completely checkerboard--upper and lower class neighborhoods side by side, and New Orleans couldn't be bland if it tried. Let's not forget that the French Quarter is unscathed.
Bonkers--one of my close friends who is also going to attend TLS this fall is going to live with her boyfriend on the West Bank. The two of you are much braver than I when it comes to that commute but your rent is a steal!