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Suzy Young

When Suzy Young was recruited her sophomore year to be Klondike, she never knew how much it would become such a huge part of her Ohio Northern experience.

She has had some of the strangest and most fun experiences posing as ONU’s favorite Polar Bear. One of her favorite things about it? You can act as crazy or goofy as you want, and nobody questions it.

But there was also one really hard part about being Klondike too: keeping the secret. Per tradition, Klondikes are not allowed to “reveal” themselves until just before they graduate. As expected, keeping a secret that big was quite a tall order.

“You want to tell people all the time,” she says. “It’s kind of fun to be able to keep that secret because it’s such an exciting thing, and at the end everybody is like, ‘Oh my gosh, it was you!’”