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  • October 23, 2020

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    Getting Involved and Volunteering

    Though not a lot of students may have the money to help organizations that they believe in, they may have a little spare time to help out! Here are a few volunteer opportunities that RIT suggests. Foodlink Foodlink is dedicated to leverage the power of food to end hunger and support communities in need of help. They have been helping for 40 [...]
  • October 8, 2020

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    6 Myths and Facts on Mental Illness

    Millions of individuals face suffering with the struggles of one or many mental illnesses each year. Though not everyone may experience a mental illness, everyone can be affected by one through family of friends. For Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 4 – 10), or MIAW, I've provided a list of myths commonly believed about mental health and [...]
  • May 15, 2020

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    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 [...]