Kiara Lewis

                Here’s a girl who wears the heck out of scrubs and is one of the cutest things walking on the Tiger Concourse. This week’s Campus Cutie is Kiara Lewis!

Age: 20 years old

Major: Nursing

How important are college friendships to you?

Honestly, coming into college I did not expect to connect with and grow to adore the people that I have met and now consider extended family. My friendships have become vital to my college experience, my sanity, and every other aspect of my life. Having a circle of people around you, who genuinely care about your well being, is one on the greatest feelings in the world, especially when your family is all miles away.

If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be and why?

If I could actually, sing and I was able to sing one song on American Idol, then it would definitely be Beyoncé’s "Halo." It is one of the most beautifully written songs that I've ever heard. Its still my favorite song to date.

How long do you wait after finishing your first plate of food before getting a second plate of food?

This depends on how good the food is and how hungry I am. If I've been living off of pizza rolls and chicken nuggets for 2 weeks, and I come home to a home cooked meal, then you'd better believe that I'd have another plate fixed within a few minutes of finishing the first one. Now, being the picky eater that I am, if the food isn't great, then I'm not getting a second plate, and I probably won't finish the first one either.

What is your least favorite thing about humanity? What are your solutions to fix it?

My least favorite thing about humanity, specifically our generation, is the abandonment of traditional, old fashioned things. For example, when you walk into a restaurant, it is almost guaranteed that everyone will have their cell phones out instead of devoting time and attention to the people that are sitting with them―and that is just the tip of the iceberg. We don't write letters anymore! The only pictures we have are on our phones. Our kids won’t have scrapbooks to spend hours looking/laughing at like we had. "Dating" nowadays mainly consists of texts, Instagram posts and Netflix. I honestly think that fixing the problem is as simple as putting down our phones and actually communicating with each other without the help of technology.

When you tell your grandkids about your Auburn days, what is the first story you will tell them?

I will definitely tell them about the first time that I rolled Toomer's Corner. With my closest friends and twin sister miles away, I was pretty much a loner throughout my first few months at Auburn. I even considered transferring to another school, because I didn't feel that Auburn was the place for me, and I definitely did not feel like a member of "The Auburn family." But that all changed November 162013, the night we defeated Georgia 59-42. I had never “rolled” before, but I had this overwhelming urge to go downtown to Toomer's Corner. After throwing my single roll of tissue, I sang the fight song with other members of my Auburn family and, in that moment, I knew Auburn was the place for me. Hopefully, this story will teach my grandkids the lesson that sometimes it takes getting out of your comfort zone to end up exactly where you are meant to be.