As you contemplate living in Cambridge next year, you would be wise to consider your commute. During the Winter, roads are largely impassable by bicycle, and during the worst snow, driving isn’t fun either. Keep in mind proximity to public transportation as you make your decision. I was lucky to live at Cronkhite, just one block away from snowy Gutman Library. It’s definitely possible to live further away, and many of my classmates have been satisfied with their far-flung accommodations, but as you make your decision, weigh proximity and commuting options in addition to cost; you’ll be glad you did!
Sterling Higa is a Master’s of Education candidate in the Arts in Education program. As a poet, hip-hop artist and educator, Sterling seeks to integrate cultural production with education.