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  • January 22, 2019

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    10 Ways to NOT Look Like a Tourist

    When it comes to traveling, the last thing you want to do is stick out like a sore thumb. While traveling, especially internationally, tourists are often targets for pickpocketing, overcharging, and much more. Don’t allow yourself to fall into these tourist traps! Here are some tips on how to avoid looking like a tourist: 1. Learn some basics [...]
  • October 26, 2018

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    Happy National Pumpkin Day!

    Sick of pumpkin spiced lattes yet? Just kidding, those never get old. However, if you’re looking to switch up your fall themed treats, try these pumpkin recipes in honor of National Pumpkin Day. Pumpkin Seeds Carving pumpkins anytime soon? If so, roasted pumpkin seeds are the best fall snack to munch on while studying. Check out the simple [...]
  • October 18, 2018

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    5 Cozy Places Around Campus

    Are you on campus all day long and sometimes need a quick nap? Instead of laying down on a bench on the Quarter Mile to catch some zzz’s, check out our list of five cozy places around campus. 1. Saunders College of Business Known to have the “comfiest couches on campus,” Saunders College of Business is located right next to Gleason Circle [...]
  • October 16, 2018

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    The 7 Questions I'm Asked Most About Traveling

    Within this past year, I’ve traveled to fourteen countries in four months and lived in my car in the Western United States for about ten weeks. I picked up a few useful traveling tricks along the way and am constantly receiving texts, snapchats, and DMs from friends asking me questions about my travels, as well as looking for advice regarding [...]
  • October 15, 2018

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    What's Up with Parking Services?

    Parking and Transportation Services have been a major topic of conversation around the Rochester Institute of Technology campus this academic year. With students confused as to why they’ve received parking tickets, and others unsure of the rules and regulations of Parking and Transportation Services, our team at Behind the Bricks is here to [...]
  • October 9, 2018

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    How to Stay Fresh on the Road

    After completing a cross-country road trip this past summer, I can tell you first hand the one thing that I underestimated was the lack of showering. Not going to lie, my hair was probably the best it’s ever been because all the natural oils and “science”. However, it got to a point where I couldn’t stand it and I just needed to feel clean [...]
  • October 2, 2018

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    11 Ways to Travel with the Budget of a College Student

    You're young and broke. Don't worry, we get it. College is filled with ramen noodle dinners, student loans, and chasing down any free food there is on campus. What people tend to forget is that it is also filled with the beauty of time (not during the actual semester, of course). From breaks, to summers, to long weekends, don't waste this [...]
  • October 2, 2018

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    Career Fair Don'ts

    Wear your backpack While we may be on a college campus where everyone wears a backpack to and from class, leave it at home the day of the career fair. Nothing screams, “unprofessional,” like your Jansport backpack covered in pins and patches, wrinkling the suit you ironed. All you need the day of the career fair is a folder to hold your [...]
  • March 9, 2017

    What to do around Rochester for spring break

    So you are staying in Rochester for spring break. Maybe you need to do homework and stay at school. Maybe you blew all your money on Chipotle instead of saving for that trip to Mexico like you wanted. Whatever the reason, staying in Rochester does not have to be dull. There’s tons to do around town all week, it’s just a matter of knowing what [...]