The Oak Leaf

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“I would go to my friend’s house to play video games, and it would make me forget about all of the negative things going on at home,” Hernandez said.

The virtual world as an escape from the real world

September 27, 2018

A childhood marked by abuse and poverty. A lonely teenage passage from Puerto Rico to Northern California. An early adulthood devoid of relationships with blood relatives, marked by the struggle of a stressful academic career. How does 20-year-old Jo...

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