It Is Where Life Happens

Hey, how are ya?!

This year’s Student Body President speech to the class of 2023 was given by Ryan Hicks. Ryan is currently a senior but was the Sophomore Class President when I served as Student Body President during my senior year. His speech was about looking forward because It Is Where Life Happens. In, one word, amazing. He was confident in what he was saying, he spoke extremely well and ultimately gave great advice.

This past week marked the start of classes at my alma mater, Quinnipiac University.  Prior to the first day of classes is welcome-weekend for the thousands of incoming freshmen of the class of 2022. During the welcome weekend, the new students do various activities to learn more about Quinnipiac University, while settling into campus. One part of the weekend entails the current student body president giving a speech to the 3,000 new freshmen, giving them advice on how to make the most, as well as enjoy, their time at Quinnipiac.

Ryan’s key message:  lookup, It Is Where Life Happens.

Ryan’s speech was direct, and I believe that’s the way it should be. I thought he did an amazing job. I interpreted the speech as:

Life can seem either crazy or calm at times so always look up and reflect. Reflect on the friends and family that are in your life and how they got there, reflect on where your career or schoolwork is heading and reflect on anything in your life that is helping you achieve your goals. Always realize how fortunate you truly are – and if you’re not fortunate, do what you can to switch it up.

Great job Ry, I will keep looking up, It Is Where Life Happens.

One Love, Joey


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