Tell the story of a scar.
A group of children discover a dead body.
A young prodigy becomes orphaned.
A middle-aged woman discovers a ghost.
A woman who is deeply in love is crushed when her fiance breaks up with her.
A talented young man's deepest fear is holding his life back.
1In a powerfully raw first-person essay for The Harvard Crimson, an anonymous Harvard University student writes about Ivy League life, love, a break-up and an unexpected pregnancy.
In the student's words: "This isn't Mean Girls -- I'm not going to tell you, 'Don't have sex. You will get pregnant, and you will die.
' But what I will say is that, yes, there are nights when I wish I could die, when I look in the mirror and hate myself with every fiber of my being.
There are nights where I stay up holding the locket, the one piece I have of both my ex-boyfriend and my child, and just cry hysterically.
There are nights where I try so hard to convince myself that life is worthwhile by talking myself to sleep with thoughts of stargazing and dancing and laughter,
but no matter what I think about I can't get rid of an all-encompassing sense of pain.
" What are the plights, pains, joys and general experiences of pregnant students (and faculty and staff) at your school? How are they treated by their classmates and profs?
And what are the official school policies or unofficial arrangements enabling them to continue with their education? (The Harvard Crimson, Harvard University)