There was a huge line of traffic and no particular reason why.

The town of Charleston, SC

We were on the outskirts of Charleston, South Carolina, stranded in the crumbling lot of a local gas station after filling the tank of our beady Nissan sedan. Perhaps the stoplight was poorly-timed or Charlestonians liked driving at…


Originally posted on August 15th, 2017 at https://masonhackclub.com/blog/.

My beginning in coding was strange, to say the least.

I dove into my first programming project with absolutely no knowledge or understanding of anything programming-related, although I knew that it was seemingly “more for boys”, “only for geniuses”, and “all math-based”


Originally posted on September 27th, 2017 at https://masonhackclub.com/blog/.

TLDR; I have been to and hosted quite a few technology-related events and I keep seeing recurring myths that people seem to believe about code.

I’m tired of it.

Let’s talk about it.

Myth #1: Coding takes forever to learn.

Yes, mastering anything will take a lifetime. That doesn’t…


I fell in love with stories when I was just 8 years old. I used to fill 7-hour road trips with all kinds of stories. …


Here are some of my thoughts on athletics and college.

I was browsing Reddit, as we all do on our Saturday nights, and came across this now-deleted post on r/ApplyingToCollege, which is dedicated to college admissions for undergraduate studies (and not normally like this post at all):

title: open letter…


There has been international outcry over America’s liberal gun situation for decades now, but it has uniquely intensified after the most recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. …


The age-old question you’ll hear from your first memories to annual family reunions is:

What do you want to be when you grow up?

The answers start out innocent, playful.

Astronaut, you’d say as your six year old eyes stared up into the twinkling indigo sky, brimming with curiosity and…


I did not personally know her, but I followed her on social media and remember seeing her gorgeous, square-clipped homecoming photos and fall adventures. …


I’ve noticed this a lot recently. A friend sent me a video of one of Savannah Brown’s poems (gorgeous piece, by the way), and it kicked off the stream of thoughts for me.

When did it become cool to not care? When did it become okay to mock others for…

Megan Cui

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