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  • May 15, 2020

    "Try to Make Someone Smile Today: 10 Ways How" and a photo of a girl smiling outside

    Try to Make Someone Smile Today: 10 Ways How

    More than ever, a smile can do a lot of good. Now that the semester is over, we have more time to focus on other things and set new goals. One of my goals is to try to make someone smile each day. It doesn't matter if it's a stranger you pass in the grocery store, a friend, or a family member. Try it out yourself to brighten someone's day; you [...]
  • January 23, 2020

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    The Ultimate Guide to Switching Up Your Workouts at RIT

    With New Year's resolutions underway, you might be getting sick of the same old treadmill routine. Don't lose motivation! There are plenty of ways to switch up your workout and have fun while exercising. The best part? You don't even have to leave campus. Luckily for you, Behind the Bricks has created The Ultimate Guide to Switching Up Your [...]
  • October 31, 2019

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    Ridesharing Safety Tips

    As a college student, you’ve probably used Uber, Lyft, or some other ridesharing service. And even if you haven’t, you know someone who has. Ridesharing is a convenient, and typically inexpensive, way to get around. Whether you need a safe way to get home after a night out, or you just need a ride to the airport, this service is helpful to [...]
  • October 7, 2019

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    What is the TigerSafe App?

    Through the hustle and bustle of the year, it is important to remember to stay safe. If you haven’t heard of the TigerSafe app yet, you should know about it. TigerSafe is Public Safety’s official campus safety app. It has a variety of actually useful features you can use in times of uncertainty or emergencies on campus. Download now and make [...]
  • June 17, 2019

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    The World Needs You – 10 Ways to Live Sustainably at RIT

    Life is busy during college; it can be easy to prioritize convenience over sustainability. However, there are plenty of small things that can easily be done while living on a college campus and add up to help reduce your carbon footprint and help save our planet. Here's a guide of ten ways to be more sustainable right here at RIT.
  • March 29, 2019

    National Alcohol Screening Day

    National Alcohol Screening Day was created by the National Institutes of Health to increase alcohol abuse awareness and alcoholism awareness. On the first screening day in 1999, 50,000 people visited the designated screening centers for guidance, including college students. It’s no secret that college is a time for many students to experiment [...]
  • March 1, 2019

    National Day of Unplugging

    Did you know that today, Friday, March 8th, is National Day of Unplugging? From sundown-to-sundown a national initiative will be taking place for everyone to keep their phones turned off, computers shut down, and keep all other forms of technology use to a minimum. The goal of this day is to be present, and take note of all of the things that [...]
  • February 21, 2019

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    What to Do at the SLC if You Don't Want to Go to the Gym

    There are plenty of us out there. The ones who want to be healthy, fit, and active, but are afraid to go into the weight room at RIT’s Student Life Center (SLC). Well, breaking your fear of the gym is easy. The Gordon Field House/Student Life Center is packed with equipment and activity rooms for you to use, and you don’t have to pick up a [...]
  • October 30, 2018

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    10 Ways to Boost Your Mood

    As the weather grows colder, and the days turn shorter, it is extremely important to take care of yourself. During the stress of the semester, it is sometimes hard to put ourselves first. Mental health is extremely important for your overall success, so we’re here to provide a list of simple ways to boost your mood. Have a warm and comforting [...]