|By Oonutmeg102 (Oonutmeg102) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 02:09 pm: Edit|
wow, what a lonely message board.
|By Whzup44412 (Whzup44412) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 03:50 pm: Edit|
Well, if you think about....there are 300 students in each class at Haverford. Probably 10% of them even know about this site. But, spread the word, spread the word. Also, check out the livejournal....
|By Oonutmeg102 (Oonutmeg102) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 04:38 pm: Edit|
yeah i just found the LJ community thanks to someone on this site.
|By Mazzo (Mazzo) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 03:39 pm: Edit|
hopefully the lonely message board isn't a foreshadowing?
|By Whzup44412 (Whzup44412) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:42 pm: Edit|
Hopefully....it won't be. There are like 6 people posting here right now. My suggestion: let's get on the internet and find some Haverford 08'ers....
|By Backhandgrip (Backhandgrip) on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 08:52 pm: Edit|
I know. I'm a parent that lives in the general area. They go to the Main Line.- Villanova, Rosemont, St. Joes,Swarthmore etc. Haverford is not a party/frat school. It's positively beautiful, old oaks, ivy halls and Sunday cricket games on misty green lawns. The main Line is very nice and busy, old theatres, trendy clubs with beautiful WASPY and Catholic girls.Plenty of clubs there!(The Main Line is the main road which connects all the towns.)Plenty is happening with so many Main Line colleges.And, I'm SURE, someone has a brother or sister at Penn and you can go into the city too. Old money, that's what I think of about Haverford. The kind of guys who jump into a vintage sports car and zip over to Daddy's Club to play squash.But now it's Avalon New Jersey.
|By Backhandgrip (Backhandgrip) on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit|
And if any of you get in and can afford to go..GO !! Because it's a diamond, a real diamond- the kind of place the author of the GREAT GATSBY knew, and Jay Gatz dreamed about!
|By Oonutmeg102 (Oonutmeg102) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 12:18 am: Edit|
lol sounds good? i think most of the people posting here are going...i never really heard the old money thing about haverford, but i guess i'll take your word for it, or wait to see for myself next year.
|By Whzup44412 (Whzup44412) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 10:10 am: Edit|
Anyone else see the Haverford student on the HBO special "Rich Kids" (or something in that manner)? Anyway, I've never thought of Haverford as an "old money" school, mainly because when I think of very wealthy people- I think arrogant, rude, stuck-up, etc. (e.i. qualities I haven't run into at Haverford)
|By Oonutmeg102 (Oonutmeg102) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 01:06 pm: Edit|
I saw it, and one of the kids had just graduated from haverford...lol. didn't think about that.
|By Mazzo (Mazzo) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 01:52 pm: Edit|
i've heard of haverford's rep as a rich kid school. for example...i was at my frined's house and his parents asked me where i was going to school. and i said haverford. they replied "oh nice, that's a rich kid's school." his parents were from philly. i think the rich kid trend is going down though. more and more kids are going from public school. i think now its like 61% from public school, where as a few years ago it may have been below 50%.
|By Melan297 (Melan297) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 03:16 pm: Edit|
I'm a public school kid and comfortable but far from rich... I hope I don't feel out of place.
|By Mazzo (Mazzo) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 07:19 pm: Edit|
im just flat-out poor yo.
|By Whzup44412 (Whzup44412) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 08:15 pm: Edit|
I'm a public schooler. Haverford must get a rap as a "rich" school because it's tuition is high and it's located on the Mainline- a VERY rich area. There aren't Porsche dealers down the street from Haverford for no reason...
|By Interesteddad (Interesteddad) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 09:38 pm: Edit|
ALL elite private colleges in the Northeast are known as "rich kid" schools. Some began to outreach to lower socio-economic students earlier than others, but let's face it: the majority of kids who can afford these schools, get A's in high school, and test well on standardized tests are from pretty comfortable families. That's no secret.
|By Candij (Candij) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 10:57 pm: Edit|
I've been a private school kid all my life. Some people stereotype private school kids as being rich, but I'm certainly not rich and definitely not poor. I would assume that most kids at Haverford aren't rich, but you never know until you get there, I guess...
|By Whzup44412 (Whzup44412) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 11:46 am: Edit|
I guess most small LACs in the NE get the rap as being white, upper middle class students (Middlebury is notoriously known for that stereotype). I guess, taking into consideration that universities offer better financial aid and lower tuitions, liberal arts colleges have gotten this label as "rich kids schools". Why there certainly are very wealthy people at all of these schools, I've never felt it was a stereotype, specifically at Haverford.
|By Achat (Achat) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 12:12 pm: Edit|
I think it is a really REALLY bum rap, though. Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore have diversity and people from all over who can and cannot afford the tuition.
|By Reeses (Reeses) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 07:12 pm: Edit|
I didn't get the sense of a rich kid school during the times I visited Haverford. Although, some of the other prospective kids who stayed over night were definitely very wealthy, and I did feel a little out of place. The students who already went there made me feel really comfortable though. (I'm white and middle class, but, trust me, I'm having an insanely difficult time affording this school)
|By Backhandgrip (Backhandgrip) on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 12:50 am: Edit|
Of course all these Main Line Colleges have diversity. I think what they look for are young people who are willing to accept Haverford's respect for tradition.It's a beautiful campus.
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