Name: Avery Faires
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Major: Psychology and Spanish
Campus Activities: Delilahs Acapella, Honors College, Sigma Delta Pi, Psi Chi
Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
Favorite Song: Dancing in the moonlight by King Harvest
Favorite Singer/Group: Taylor Swift
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Sports Team: UNC Basketball
Favorite Class taken at Holy Cross: Biology of Addiction
Favorite Professor: Kendy Hess
Item on HC Bucket List: Seeing the exorcist room
Biggest HC Regret: Not studying abroad
Embarrassing HC Moment: I slipped on ice by Stein in front of so many people my freshman year and two guys had to help me up because I kept slipping.
Bragging Rights: I met my best friends in my orientation group freshman year and we’re all still friends senior year
Words to live by: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” –Ferris Bueller
One thing you would change at HC: I wish we had snow days!
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Book: Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Favorite Kimball Meal: Kimball breakfast
Favorite Cool Beans Drink: Iced caramel latte with oat milk
Favorite Spot on Campus: Dinand Main Reading Room
Favorite Off-Campus Restaurant: Hot Table
Guilty Pleasure: Taking naps during any moment of free time I have
Some small things that make your day better: When strangers hold the door for me even if I’m far away, when the sky is really blue and doesn’t have any clouds, when you see a friend on campus and have an unexpected conversation
First thing you do when you wake up: so terrible but I check social media…I always do the TikTok10 quiz before starting my day
Last thing to do before going to bed: say good night to my roommate
Favorite place you have traveled to: I went on an immersion program in Colombia, South America and it was amazing!
Role-Model: My mom — she is the most kind, patient, and reliable person I know
Something you look forward to when you go home: Getting coffee at my favorite coffee shop and seeing my dog
Post-Graduation Plans: Spend a year doing an English teaching assistantship in Spain
Favorite Memory at HC: It’s really sad but the last few days everyone was on campus before COVID sent us home were so full of emotion and I really felt the community grow together in love those few days. The memories I have from those days of people hugging, crying, and making the most of that time are ones that speak volumes about this community.
Interviewed by Rea Nassif ‘24, Features Editor