Some people travel from all around to get to Tufts, from across the country to across the globe. I luckily (or unluckily) live twenty minutes away, so I’m not far from my family and get to see them often, but in just one month I’ve found my family away from home. I’m an only child, so my Tufts family gives me something new. Pickup football on the res quad, poker nights in the common room, hitting the gym with the hall mates, and watching Sunday Night football are just a few of the little things that have fostered brotherhood and sisterhood that I’ve never quite felt before. For you high school seniors out there browsing colleges and comparing rankings, academics, and social scenes, don’t forget about the things that make you think of family and of home. You’ll be spending the next four years of your life with your future classmates, so make sure you find a place where you can truly bond with the people you’re with. Find a place where you can do the big things like study and and pursue academic and social venues, but remember that those late night conversations with your hallmates, food runs to CVS, pickup frisbee games, and common room tv watching are just as important to try and find.