Power of Questions: Tina Wilkens


This is Melissa Nie, and you’re listening to “The Power of Questions.” Today I’ll be asking one student to answer the questionnaire from James Lipton, inspired by Marcel Pivot’s 10 questions. I’m talking to Tina Wilkens, a junior who has a certain fondness for skeletons.

What is your favorite word?


What is your least favorite word?


What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?


What turns you off?

“Loud noises.”

What is your favorite curse word?

“What does that mean?”

“What is your favorite curse word?”

“Curse word meaning…”

“Swear word.”

“Oh. Just go with bitch.”

What sound or noise do you love?

“Do I love? Um… breathing.”

What sound or noise do you hate?


What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

“Being a spy.”


What profession would you not like to do?

“Being a banker.”

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

“Do you do cocaine.”

“And that concludes our interview. Thank you, Tina.”

You’ve been listening to “The Power of Questions.” Tune in next week to hear from another student.