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October 21, 2020

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She learned about ONU because her uncle attended here

Xinyue Zhang comes to Ada after growing up in a city of 8.2 million people

Xinyue Zhang
Meaning of her name: Moon
English pronunciation: Ariel
Your nationality:  Chinese
Year at ONU: Sophomore
Major at ONU: Pharmacy

Interviewed by Elizaveta Dyachuk

A chat with Nicolas Kamatali

Talking about videos and travel

Interview by Bel Mancuso

Nicolas Kamatali
Ada High School senior

What classes are you taking this semester?
Nicolas: Sociology, communications/economics, physics, film and lit, digital graphics, calculus, and Spanish 4. 

What do you want to do after high school?
Nicolas: I hope to become a therapist, earning my degree at ONU. I would like to travel to Austria and  be a therapist at an international hotel since my German is not great. If I’m passionate enough about psychology I might become a professor, but I’m not sure yet though.

Russian student interested in working for international organization

"One that is involved in civic activities to do good for the world"

Anna Lebedeva
Your nationality: Russian
Year at ONU: Senior
Major at ONU: Political Science

Interviewed by Elizaveta Dyachuk

Icon: How did you hear about ONU?
I’d had no idea that I would study at ONU before the YEAR Program (Year of Exchange in America for Russians), I am a participant of, announced the university I would go to. ONU is a small local university, that’s why even when I got the results, I still had no clue where I would go to. So, I googled it and came across ONU social media that surprised me in a good way with the activity there.  

Ethan Hull anticipating a career in nursing

And, he has passion for golf

Ethan Hull, senior at Ada High School, is the March Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative student of the month. The Icon had an opportunity to talk with him recently. Here is a portion of that interview.

Icon: What’s your class schedule this semester?
I’m taking anatomy, economics, sociology, introduction to film and literature, I have a study hall, graphic design and Photoshop, statistics and I’m a ‘Dogs volunteer.

A chat with Aleece Al-Olimat

The Icon has invited Bel Mancuso to provide viewers with snapshot chats with Ada High School students. Here's here first submission:

Aleece Al-Olimat, Ada HS junior

What classes are you taking this semester?
I am currently taking advanced chemistry, government, anatomy, calculus II at ONU, composition II, and band. 

What are your plans after high school?
My goals after high school may change over the course of time; however, at the moment I am planning on pursuing engineering or neuroscience. 

She sees her education more as a stepping stone than as a final destination

ONU student Elizaveta Dyachuk from Russia says: "Americans are very much like Russians, but smile more frequently"

Elizaveta Dyachuk
English pronunciation:  Liza (pronounce like Lisa but with Z)
Nationality: Russian
Year at ONU: Junior
Major at ONU: Business Management  

Icon: How did you hear about ONU?
It’s the most popular question that I get here! People are always wondering: How did you end up choosing ONU in the corn fields?! I got lucky that my program, I am a part of (The YEAR Program), has chosen it for me because otherwise, I’d do a bad job, just selecting the well-known one. Ohio Northern is a great place to study.