Crusader of the Week: Avery Faires ‘22

Name: Avery Faires 

Year: 2022 

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 

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