Ten Seconds

A couple of months ago, I deleted my Snapchat account. In the following weeks, I was barraged with questions about why I did it. It seems that, in today’s social media dominated environment, deleting Snapchat was the equivalent to social suicide. Since 2011, when the app was first released, Snapchat has quickly risen through the …

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We're the best liars to ourselves: we can convince ourselves that everything will be okay and, maybe at the same time, that we're stuck on a one-way road to a dead-end. Earlier this year, on August 19th, I sat on a barstool in my apartment with a towel wrapped around my waist and another draped …

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I am the son of Shunfu Hu and Ning Yong, two Chinese immigrants that escaped the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution to the United States in the late 90's. Before my brain became capable of making memories, my family relocated south from my birthplace in Oshkosh to Edwardsville, Illinois, where my father had landed a new …