Campus Cutie: Ashu Agarwal

Name? Ashu Agarwal

Hometown? Overland Park, Kansas

Major? Microbiology BS with Psychology minor

Relationship status? In a relationship

Favorite Food? Ahhh, I would say my mom’s Indian cooking. She's a great cook!

(Images submitted by Ashu)

Favorite pastime? Browsing Reddit (Favorite subreddit is /coffee)

Biggest Fear? Getting food on my skin

Then how do you do dishes? I don’t.

Biggest Pet Peeve? When my upstairs neighbors wrestle and scream at 2 a.m. when I’m trying to study. Sometimes, it's not even about the disturbance. Sometimes, I just want to know what the heck they're doing. 

If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be? Dr. Oz so I can kill myself.

Wait, what?? He’s literally one of the worst humans beings because he sells people stuff that has no medical benefits. So I would become him and shoot myself in the face.

You seem very passionate about this. I am. 

It should be noted that by this time, Ashu's roommate Peter has joined us and proclaimed his hatred for Dr. Oz as well. 

(Images submitted by Ashu)

Favorite celebrity? Zach Braff.

What would you do if you were him for a day? I would reunite the Scrubs cast and get in costume and redo all my favorite scenes because I know all the lines by heart already.

Describe yourself in three words: Recursive, redundant, repetitive.

What’s one of your favorite memories? This one time, in my apartment last year, my roommates got a piece of mail that gave us $2 if we did this survey and mailed it back. We mailed it back AND GOT $30 DOLLARS! We went to CiCi’s and had a pizza party!

Weirdest thing about you? I mix honey into peanut butter while it’s still in the jar (ewww)

Favorite song to jam to right now: "Cheerleader" by Omi

(Images submitted by Ashu)

Some dreams/goals for the future? I want to pursue medicine. I’m looking into ER and Oncology. Then after I retire, I want to open an independent coffee shop (and not call it Leonardo Dicappucino like I suggested).

Favorite type of coffee: There’s this Ethiopian coffee called Wote Konga. I’m such a coffee snob.

What else can I ask you? Favorite President? Michael Schugart.

Who? What country does he run? He’s the president of ATO (Alpha Tau Omega).


Any advice to people new to KU? Join lots to clubs and meet a lot of people. Work hard, play hard. Don’t just sit in your dorm. You’re going to remember either sitting in the library studying for 12 hours straight or skip studying to go to that basketball game. Those are the moments you're going to remember. 

(Images submitted by Ashu)