Austin Swann, Winchester native, worked at Pizza Hut for five years before coming to Sewanee to work at the Globe, and has now worked there for two years. Although his story doe not seem to be different from anyone else’s, after speaking to Austin in the quaint atmosphere of the Globe, it is evident that Austin has a fun personality and interesting hobbies.
Q. Do you know how to cook?
A. I know how to make all the recipes at the Globe but I am still learning how to cook. I love to experiment with cooking at my house because it is fun.
Q. What is your favorite thing about living in Sewanee/Monteagle?
A. I like that my job is close to my home.
Q. What is your favorite dish at the Globe?
A. I like to eat a simple cheeseburger or a taco. I also like the Tomatillo sauce.
Q. What is your favorite book?
A. These days, I’ve been reading the Star Wars books. I really enjoyed the movies and have been trying to read all the books. The books have more details that the movies did not have so it is very interesting to read.
Q. What else do you like that relates to Star Wars?
A. I also like watching the Clone War episodes because it connects to the movies. My favorite Star Wars movie has to be Episode III because of the action and the character growth that occurs. I really like watching character growth. If I could ever have a super power, I would probably choose to have telekinesis, like the force powers in Star Wars.
Q. What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?
A. I have listened to different music over the years but I enjoy country music the best. I like songs that have meaning to them. I have two favorite bands. The first is The Band Perry and the second is Thompson Square.
Q. What do you do on weekends?
A. I work on Friday and Saturday, but on Sunday, I hang out with friends.
Q. What is your favorite movie?
A. I have this hobby of looking at the weather, especially watching the radar. I really like watching previous radars of when tornados came through Winchester. Because of this, my favorite movie is Twister. It is a movie about storm chasers. I recently learned that the movie is not accurate, but I still like it because it was one of my first movies that I watched. I also enjoy watching documentaries.
Q. What aspect do you like about working at the Globe?
A. I really like the personal close relationship I get to form with the people I work with and the students I interact with. I also like how the Globe is small and the quaint atmosphere that is different from the dining hall. The students are also very easy talk to and very respectful.