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  • January 21, 2020

    "8 Essential Study Tips for a Successful Semester" & accompanying photo of notepad, pen, and plant

    8 Essential Study Tips for a Successful Semester

    New semester, new you! Time management is critical when it comes to your success in school. When classes and exams pick up, extracurricular's typically do to. Don't let the semester slow you down. Plan your time efficiently, and you will excel. Check out some of Behind the Brick's study tips to have a successful semester! 1. Space out your [...]
  • January 16, 2020

    "Top 10 Weekend Getaways Around Rochester" & photo of Niagara Falls waterfall

    Top 10 Weekend Getaways Around Rochester

    Although there are plenty of things to do in Rochester on the weekends, sometimes it is nice to plan a weekend getaway. Whether you want to take a break from school, work, get off campus, or bond with a group of friends, here are some perfect weekend getaways for you to try out! Letchworth State Park Drive Time: 45 minutes Letchworth State [...]
  • 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.
  • 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 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 [...]
  • 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 25, 2018

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    Campus Bites & ER Frights: Managing Food Allergies

    If you’ve grown up with allergies or food sensitivities, you know just how careful you need to be in a new environment, but do the thousands of others around you also know? Starting a new journey at RIT can be exhilarating, freeing, and perhaps overwhelming and with an increase in food allergies nationally, there’s another consideration to add [...]
  • 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 [...]