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Corrupting the Moral Fiber

“Valpo likes to hide things that are going wrong.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our […]

Almost Like a War Cry

“On one level, it was intimidating; on another, it was curious.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker talk so concretely about his hometown when telling this story? How challenging is it for the speaker to tell this story? […]

Are You Serious?

“If I didn’t say anything…” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions The speaker references two facts at the beginning of the clip: 1) The KKK tried to purchase the university in 1923 from the bankrupt Valparaiso College (they were outbid in 1925 by […]

You Haven’t Been through the Struggle

“I don’t care much for ignorance.” CONTENT WARNING: Contains strong language Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions The speaker uses the term “ignorance” early in the clip, but it seems to be a theme for his experience generally. What sorts of attitudes […]

Part of the Change

“It made me glad that the world was broader than my experience growing up.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in […]

Basketball Has Been a Necessity

“This is where I belong; I should be out there now, helping my teammates.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in […]

I’m Not an Exchange Student

“Does Valpo even know who I am?” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If […]

Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

“I just walked into a school filled with rich kids that don’t have to work for anything.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What are some of the things the speaker was expecting when she first arrived at Valparaiso University? What […]

How Her Statement Made Me Feel

“Maybe it was cowardice to not confront her.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What causes the conflict between the speaker and her roommate? Describe the way the speaker reacts to that conflict. Why does the speaker say she reacts this […]