Sophomores Visit Roosevelt University

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Sophomores Visit Roosevelt University


Written by: Antoine Harris, sophomore

On January 14, 2015, select sophomores went on a college trip to Roosevelt University, organized by GEAR UP.  Roosevelt University is located in downtown Chicago, Illinois.  Once there, we received a tour around the campus, and we even got to see their actual dorm rooms located on the 31st floor!  They have perfect views of the city, especially Lake Michigan!

The Vice President of Cool Speak, Ernesto Mejia, also gave a speech while we were there.  Ernesto shared his life achievements and obstacles with us, and his story really hit home with a lot of the sophomore students.  A message I walked away with, was that you never know what you have until it is gone.  You need to appreciate life the way it is, and overcome all obstacles that you face.  Always try to use your failures to achieve your goals, and never give up.  They say there is a cause and effect to everything; you just have to stick with it and believe.