Small Business Saturday

We’ve all heard of Black Friday, but maybe you’re not as familiar with Small Business Saturday. The initiative began in 2010 as a way to encourage shopper to support small brick and mortar local stores in the frenzy of big box retail and ecommerce shopping that occurs with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here in … Continue reading Small Business Saturday

Tips for Hosting a Successful Friendsgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us will be embarking back to our hometowns to celebrate the holiday with our family. For some of us, we may be staying in Rochester, or even on campus during the holiday. Either way, there is no reason why you shouldn’t get in the holiday spirit! Find a … Continue reading Tips for Hosting a Successful Friendsgiving

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 … Continue reading Happy National Pumpkin Day!

World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2018 marks World Mental Health Day. Tomorrow is a day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against the social stigma surrounding mental health. Our team at Behind the Bricks wanted to ensure that all members of the Rochester Institute of Technology community are aware of the resources here on campus. Counseling … Continue reading World Mental Health Day

International Day of Sign Languages

This Sunday, September 23, marks International Day of Sign Languages. Being home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of nine colleges here at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), we have quite the reason to celebrate! With more than 1,100 deaf or hard of hearing students that come to campus every year, … Continue reading International Day of Sign Languages

What to do this 4th of July in Rochester

Who doesn’t love the Fourth of July? Hot dogs, parades, corn hole, and fireworks - what more could you want? Luckily, here in the Rochester area, we’ve got plenty of fun things to do on the Fourth that will have you feeling festive all day. Here is a list of 10 great events you could … Continue reading What to do this 4th of July in Rochester