Journalists ‘fall in love’ with new class: Photo of the Day 1/24/17


Natalie Rebetsky

Mallory Maher, Hannah Haught, Devin Barge, and Valerie Coblentz answer questions that make them fall in love.

by Grace Weaver, Editor-in-Chief

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January 24, 2017 marked the beginning of the new semester and to break the ice, the Journalism class spent the second half of the class ‘falling in love‘ with each other.  Before the activity started, Adviser Natalie Rebetsky said, “We want you to fall in love with Journalism, so lets give this a try.”

Students asked a variety of questions that fosters a feeling of closeness. Since some of the questions are personal, students were allowed to choose their own, so the conversation was less intrusive.

Some of the questions included:

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest?

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

The experiment was conducted by Arthur Aron who tried to see if two people would fall in love by asking all of the questions.

Students were asked to work in their leadership teams, groups that they will be in for the rest of the year. This way they could get to know each other better for the real work started.

After the whole activity, the group leaders shared something about each person in their group.

Student editor senior, Brandon Cooper said, “I think that it was a great way to get to know everyone before we got to the actual work.”