A Little Push

In the week before final semester exams, UConn student Alyssa Czerwinski takes a break between classes to look out over Mirror Lake to swing from the campus' so-called 'swing-tree.' (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant Photo)
The hidden force behind Mirror Lake's swings. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant Photo)

A few steps from the rushes along Mirror Lake’s shore, a simple square mailbox atop a black post holds the collective emotions of strangers linked by their ties to UConn and their innate desire to connect with others.

Like a reverse Pandora’s box, opening the mailbox to discover the contents – a well-worn writing journal – releases into the world the stories of triumph, trepidation, joy, and anticipation from those who’ve anonymously shared their secrets in its pages.

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