Roosevelt is a unique campus because we don't have the "college town" environment; instead fellow students and I are fortunate enough to have the third largest city right at our fingertips. Students like myself who live on campus in the heart of Chicago have an endless amount of things to do and not enough time. Everyone likes food, and Roosevelt students are no exception; the cultural diversity of the city creates endless options to explore restaurants of every kind. It is always an adventure to find a new coffee shop, the best hole in the wall (yet delicious, restaurant), and the next date night destination. The shopping in Chicago is also unbeatable, my peers and I are always sharing news about sales and newly discovered stores from thrift shops to the high-end retail of The Magnificent Mile. Perhaps the best thing to do in the city is to walk, bike, run, or rollerblade along the lake or to a new spot and seeing what can be found. There seems to always be something going on that can be turned into a fun day, so being spontaneous and taking advantage of the random and exciting opportunities keeps college life in the city anything but monotonous.