Student of the Week

Liza Ponomarenko, U3 Arts: International Development

by Jacqui Galbraith

Sep 11, 2012

(Simon Poitrimolt / McGill Tribune)
(Simon Poitrimolt / McGill Tribune)

The McGill Tribune is proud to introduce a new section of Student Living: Student of the Week. Each week we’re shining the spotlight on one of our classmates, and asking all the important questions about what makes a McGill student tick.

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Q: Describe McGill in three words.

A: Work, play, freezing.

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Q: Mac or PC?

A: Mac.

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Q: Jersey Shore or the Real World?

A: Jersey Shore, just because I’m from Jersey.

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Q: What is your secret talent?

A: I have a black belt in Taekwondo.

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Q: If you could high five anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

A: President Obama.

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Q: If you were a McGill campus building, which building would you be?

A: Birks, because it’s a rustic Hogwarts-like study place.

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Q:  What’s your go-to hangover cure?

A: Fro-yo.

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Q: Name a song that defined your summer.

A: Lights by Ellie Goulding.

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Q: How many times have you been to Korova?

A: I don’t even know what Korova is.

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Q: Pineapple or watermelon?

A: Watermelon.

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Q: Name one LA Laker.

A: No. No no. I don’t know.

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Q: Russell Peters or Dane Cook?

A: Russell Peters. I love Russell Peters.

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Q: What’s your favorite Adam Sandler movie?

A: I was gunna say Zoolander, but that’s Ben Stiller. Can I just say I don’t like Adam Sandler?

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Q: Name one fashion trend you’ll never try again.

A: Maybe Fanny packs. But they’re kind of popular now, and I see people with them and I’m like ‘nooooo’.

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Q: What reality TV show are you perfect for?

A: Project Runway. Not that I can sew but…

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Q: What’s your signature drink?

A: Long Island iced tea.

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Q: If you could be one flavour of ice cream, what flavour would you be?

A: Mint chocolate chip.

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Q: Which section of the McGill Tribune is your favorite?

A: The Opinion section.

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Q: Who would star in the story of your life?

A: Hmmm… Carey Mulligan.

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Q: If you could go back in time to any historical event, which one would you go to?

A: President Obama’s inauguration. I lived through it but I’d do it again.

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Q: Why are you an asset to McGill?

A: I work at the front desk at SSMU. (that’s where we found her!)

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