Major Minor of The Month
- Alexis Hayes
- Majors & Minors
- Theology; Communication Studies, Catholic Studies
- Tampa, Florida
Why did you choose to become a CS Minor: I chose to become a Catholic Studies Minor to explore all that Catholicism is on an academic level, and to be a part of a community of like-minded individuals.
What is a fond memory you’ve had as a CS minor: My retreat experience with my All Things Ignatian class was incredible, as was the course itself.
Favorite Saint: Saint Bernadine of Siena and Saint Bellarmine. Saint Bernadine is my confirmation saint and my appreciation for Saint Bellarmine has grown over the past few years.
Favorite Catholic Author: Flannery O'Connor
Best Catholic Studies class taken at Loyola: Theology of Secularization with Colby Dickinson
Most important idea of all time: Relativity
Most important invention: The Printing Press
Inspiration to do Good: Knowing that no one can exist on their own, and that we are inherently communal beings, and in need of one another.
Central idea of Catholic thought that intrigues you: The Dignity of Work
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind
Pet Peeve: People that look down at their phones when they're walking. That text can wait.
Favorite Food: Lobster
Favorite type of Music/ Favorite Song: Hard to Concentrate by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. (Anything, really, by the Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Any Body Piercings or Tattoos: Ears - I don't leave the house without my diamond studs.
Crazy fad went through in the past: I dabbled in Nihilism for about three days.
Qualities valued in a person: Drive, intelligence, authenticity
If named the president of Loyola, what would you do as your first presidential act: I would rework the Core Curriculum to require students to take more varied courses in their first two years.
Nicknames: Lex, Lexie (But please, call me Alexis)
Most Delicious Item at Portillos: Chopped Salad
Pizza Topping: Olives
Favorite Season: Autumn
Dream Travel Destination: Greece
Guilty Pleasure: I tend to get completely sucked into Wikipedia pages that have absolutely nothing to do with what I was originally searching for. And I love it.
Favorite Green Vegetable: Brussel Sprouts
Meet anyone past or present, who would it be? Maya Angelou, or my grandmother, whom I never had the chance to meet.
If you could be omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, or omnibenevolent, which would it be? I think the inability to be omnipotent, omniscient, or omnipresent is what makes us so beautifully human, so I guess omnibenvolence is something that would benefit the human race as a whole.
Favorite Olympic Sport (Summer or Winter): Rowing
Movie Quote: "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."